Young Entrepreneurs Council

Empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators: Unlock your potential as a game-changing entrepreneur!

The Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC) was formed with support from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). This council is for those between 18-40 years and provides a platform that enables members to innovatively influence policies to support potential and existing young entrepreneurs.

What We Do

Innovatively influence policies to support potential and existing young entrepreneurs.
This by allowing access to information, resources and reduce barriers that constrain business development and employment creation process.

The intent behind the formation of YEC was to establish a council that could pave the way for aspiring young entrepreneurs.

Meet Our Council Committee Chair

Watesoni Nata Jnr

As the Chairman for the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC), now transitioning into the “MSME Council,” Mr. Watesoni brings a wealth of skills and experience to his leadership role. His diverse background as an entrepreneur and owner of The Merch, a successful second-hand retail store, showcases his business acumen and understanding of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the market. Furthermore, his expertise as a lawyer and accredited mediator enables him to navigate complex legal and dispute resolution matters that often arise in the MSME space. Mr. Watesoni’s contributions go beyond his own ventures, as he actively serves on various boards in the MSME development sector, including the Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES), Employment Relations Advisory Board (ERAB), and the MSME Finance Working Group with the Reserve Bank of Fiji. His commitment to empowering and supporting young entrepreneurs and small business owners makes him an invaluable asset in leading the Council through this exciting transition.