Roland Fernandes is the treasurer of The Fund, having been elected to that position in 1999. Mr. Fernandes attended St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, India and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant, the equivalent of the CPA under the British system. From January 1997 until his election as General Treasurer of Global Ministries in August 2004, Mr. Fernandes was employed as an associate comptroller, an associate treasurer, and as interim general treasurer of Global Ministries. He has also been the Treasurer of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) since the year 2000.