Vuvale Restaurants Fiji, parent company of McDonalds Fiji has entered a Memorandum of
Understanding with Leadership Fiji for the next three years and part of their partnership for this year is
sponsorship of their one day Leading with Purpose event.

McDonald’s is the world’s biggest fast-food chain that originated in the United States and serving over
69 million customers daily in over 100 countries. McDonald’s first opened in Fiji on the 1st of May 1996
in Nadi. The second restaurant opened in Suva in May 1997, the third opened in Laucala Bay in July 2002
and the fourth restaurant opened in Lautoka in December 2015. These 4 restaurants are serviced by a
Distribution Centre that imports food and paper products into Fiji mainly from its global McDonald’s
supplier in New Zealand. McDonald’s Fiji is owned and operated by Marc McElrath and currently employs
more than 300 staff.

McDonald’s Fiji Managing Director, Mr. Marc McElrath said, “It is indeed an honor and a privilege to
partner with Leadership Fiji for such an important event for our leaders, our country is going through
some interesting changes with people and events such as “leading with purpose” assist in training and
bringing our new and younger generation of leaders to the forefront.”

Leadership Fiji an independent, non-partisan, non-aligned entity that has been in existence since 2001,
allows its participants to explore their own values, philosophies, prejudices, and beliefs through a variety
of issues offered by the program. Leadership Fiji intends to develop the organization further, by taking
stock of the past 22 years’ achievements, successes, and lessons, and using these as a launching pad into
a new era for Leadership Fiji. Our strategic vision and ambition are to establish a Leadership Academy
and Centre offering values-based leadership courses and programs for Fiji, and the Pacific.

Leadership Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Sharyne Fong said, “We are delighted and grateful for
McDonald Fiji’s support and we welcome them to our family of partners. Part of the funds from
McDonalds partnership for this year will be allocated towards our Leadership Fiji 1 day event held in


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