The Tui Macuata, Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere has been sworn in as the new President of Fiji. He becomes the sixth President since Fiji gained independence. Ratu Wiliame, 57 was installed as the Tui Macuata and Taukei Bolatagane in 2013. He has served on the Board of Fiji Pine Group of Companies, Tropik Wood Industries Limited, Copra Millers of Fiji, Fiji Sugar Corporation and Rewa Rice Limited. He is also the former President of FijiFirst and has served two tours to the Middle East under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.