STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF ANWER J. SUNDERJI
It is with profound sadness that the Fidelity Group, in conjunction with his wife and family, announce the passing of Anwer J. Sunderji, its former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director, and significant shareholder.
Anwer was a pioneer in the banking sector of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (The Bahamas), commencing with him leading a group of investors, including management, prominent hotel pension plans and other individuals, in the management-led buyout of the predecessor to Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited and its subsequent initial public offering. As the CEO of a domestically owned commercial bank, his contributions towards the promotion of sound savings practices and responsible borrowing, the expansion of domestic capital markets and the general development of the banking industry, are well recognised by leaders and the average citizens of The Bahamas alike.
Anwer was courageous in adding to the debates involving national issues, and was unapologetic in defending what he felt was the right and appropriate course of action for our leaders to take. And for his beloved Fidelity Group, of which he remained ever passionate, he was the author of many chapters in its life and history.
The Board of Directors, Executive Management and team members of the Fidelity Group express their deepest condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings and the wider Sunderji family, and assure them of our thoughts and prayers. Anwer may no longer be with us physically, but he will forever remain a giant in the hearts and minds of his colleagues in, and out of, the Fidelity Group, and he will continue to serve as an inspiration to the Fidelity Group family to live up to its mantra for its stakeholders and the wider Bahamas, We’re Good For You.