Executive Team

Patrick LEE Chief Executive Officer
Poonam KEENOO-SEEGOOLAM Chief Operating Officer
Nathalie DAYNES Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer
Nutan BISSONAUTH Head of Compliance & MLRO
Nitesh BAUSSOO Head of Accounting
Manesha TEELUCK-CHADEE Head of Human Resources
Azad JOOMYE Head of Finance
Jaweed LALLMAHOMED Head IT, Business Process & Project Management
Peter SIAW Accounting Manager
Ariel VOLCY Accounting Manager
Reena DOOLUB Relationship Manager
Manjoola CHADEE Relationship Manager - Trust
Veena GUKHOOL Relationship Manager
Shikha DOOMAN-SO WAN YUEN Relationship Manager
Roufaida JHUNGEER Relationship Manager
Smita SHERSING General Counsel
Patrick LEE
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick joined MITCO Group as Chief Executive Officer in November 2020. He brings to the Group more than 20 years’ of expertise in the Global Business sector and a solid track record as a leader, given his previous position as Managing Director of a prominent management company in the financial services sector.

 

Patrick will now take the lead of MITCO with an engagement to meeting your needs in a macro-economic and regulatory framework context, which constantly requires a continuous attention.  His key focus will be on the quality of services and innovation to assist you in navigating through the challenges of the changing business environment.

 

Poonam KEENOO-SEEGOOLAM
Chief Operating Officer

Poonam is the Chief Operating Officer of MITCO Group. She was previously a Manager at Halifax Management Limited, which has merged with MITCO in 2011. She brings to the Group more than 16 years of extensive experience in the legal, corporate services and fund businesses and holds directorships in companies including funds incorporated in Mauritius.

 

She started her career as a Junior Legal Executive for International Financial Services Limited. She subsequently joined Rogers and Company Limited, one of the largest conglomerates in Mauritius as Assistant Company Secretary and was later appointed as Company Secretary of the companies of the Rogers Group.

 

Poonam holds a BA Honours in Law and Management from the University of Mauritius and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration (ICSA) since 2005.

Nathalie DAYNES
Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer

Nathalie Daynes is the Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer of MITCO Group, overseeing both the Business Development (“Sales”) and Marketing department of the Group.

 

She started her career in the banking sector before joining the financial services sector. Nathalie brings to the Group more than 10 years of recognised expertise in the financial services sector.

 

Her understanding of the macro-economic stakes in both local and international markets such as Africa, Asia and Europe and her expertise in customer segmentation analysis will be an asset to accompany MITCO's change.

 

Nathalie holds a Master of business administration from PARIS Dauphine – Sorbonne.

Nutan BISSONAUTH
Head of Compliance & MLRO

Nutan is the Head of Compliance & MLRO of MITCO Group and she has joined MITCO since 2010

 

Nutan has a strong background of 20 years of work experience in the Financial Services Sector, including international experience. She possesses extensive understanding and knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework governing the financial services sector. Her areas of expertise are Regulatory Compliance, AML/CFT and related financial crimes, AEOI reporting (FATCA/CRS), Internal Controls and Risk Management, Accounting & Finance and Corporate Administration.

 

Nutan holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of London and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Nitesh BAUSSOO
Head of Accounting

Nitesh is the Head of Accounting of MITCO Group since August 2017. He has over 14 years of experience in financial services including real estate and infrastructure funds and private equity funds. He has also acted as director on various funds.

 

Prior to joining MITCO, Nitesh was executive director in another management company and has worked for Deutsche Bank and International Financial Services Limited where he gained wide experience in structuring of investment funds, corporates and trusts.

 

Nitesh is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) in United Kingdom.

Manesha TEELUCK-CHADEE
Head of Human Resources

Manesha joined MITCO Group on 7th January 2020 as Head of Human Resources with 14 years of progressive experience in the field of human resources.

 

She started her career at DCDM Recruitment Services (now Alentaris) and is an alumna of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rogers Group and Cim Group; companies where she has acquired wealth of experience and has grown her palette of skills as consultant and in-house HR.

 

Manesha holds a BCom in Management majoring in Human Resources and MBA specialised in Strategic Planning.

Azad JOOMYE
Head of Finance

Azad joined MITCO Group as Head of Finance in January 2018

 

After having worked overseas for the past 11 years, Azad came back to Mauritius in 2009 and worked for EY as senior manager. During his carrier, Azad has developed, a rich professional experience and assisted his clients in various industries ranging from oil& gas, hotels, insurance, engineering and finance. Among his main achievements were assisting clients in their due diligence assignment in Bond offering prior to listing in the London Stock Exchange market, setting up internal controls procedures for many clients in big overseas conglomerates and assisting one insurance company in the adoption of IFRS

 

Azad is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), UK, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of management Accountants (ACMA), UK and an Associate member of the Global Institute of Management Accountants (CGMA), USA.

Jaweed LALLMAHOMED
Head IT, Business Process & Project Management

Jaweed is the Head of IT, Business Process & Project Management of MITCO Group and joined MITCO in January 2017.

 

He has over 30 years’ experience in IT and Project Management. Before joining MITCO, he held Senior Managerial positions in 2 major Groups of companies, acquiring solid experience in different verticals.

 

Jaweed holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Central Oklahoma, USA.

Peter SIAW
Accounting Manager

Peter is an Accounting Manager of MITCO Group. He has joined MITCO as Accountant in 2001 and has over 25 years of work experience in the Finance and Accounting fields.

 

Peter has spent a significant part of his career as an auditor in professional firms in England and Mauritius, mostly with Coopers and Lybrand, now PwC. He brings to the team a thorough knowledge of the accounting needs of global business companies, and specially hedge funds, private equity & real estate funds.

 

Peter holds an MBA from the University of Hull, England and is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) in United Kingdom.

Ariel VOLCY
Accounting Manager

Ariel is an Accounting Manager of MITCO Group. He has over 15 years of work experience in the financial services sector dealing with the accounting matters of Global Business companies including corporate institutions, private equity funds and entrepreneurs, as well as domestic companies.

 

Prior joining MITCO in July 2021, Ariel worked as an Accounting Manager at DTOS Group for a short while and has previously been working at ABAX Corporate Services Limited (now part of Ocorian Corporate Services (Mauritius) Limited) for almost 14 years where he built his competencies in the accounting field and gain a strong knowledge of the global business sector.

 

Ariel is a Fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom.

Reena DOOLUB
Relationship Manager

Reena joined MITCO Group in 2012 as Senior Company and Trust Administrator and is currently a Relationship Manager of the Group since 2017. She is responsible for the day-to-day administration and set up of investment holding companies and Funds.

 

Reena started her career in the public sector where she spent five years in several departments including the Accountant General, Central Statistics Office and the Internal Auditor. Prior to joining the Group, she was at International Financial Services Limited as Junior Executive and Senior Associate Executive.

 

Reena is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) in United Kingdom.

Manjoola CHADEE
Relationship Manager - Trust

Manjoola has joined MITCO Group as Relationship Manager in November 2015 and she is responsible of the Trust department of the Group.

 

Manjoola has over 15 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. Besides her knowledge of global business companies, she acquired trust expertise over the past 8 years.

 

Manjoola academic credentials include a BSc in Business Management emphasis in Finance from the Brigham Young University, United States of America and she is also an Associate member of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

Veena GUKHOOL
Relationship Manager

Veena joined MITCO Corporate Services Ltd in November 2019 as Relationship Manager.

 

She has started her career in one of the largest publicly listed conglomerates in Mauritius where she has spent thirteen years in the freight sector. She has worked at Galana Management Ltd, an offshore company where she was involved in the trading of petroleum products in the Indian Ocean Region. She also worked at Gamma Corporate Services in 2013 as Corporate Executive. Before joining MITCO, Veena was working in law firm.

 

Veena Gukhool is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and she is also a member of the MIOD.  She is currently completing her studies in LLM.

Shikha DOOMAN-SO WAN YUEN
Relationship Manager

Shikha joined MITCO Group in April 2021 as Relationship Manager, and currently oversees the special licenses team. She has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate administration and company secretarial services, pertaining to different types of domestic and global business structures set in in Mauritius and Seychelles, including trusts, foundations, funds, investment managers and other types of special licenses. She has been in a managerial role for the past 5 years.

 

Shikha started her career as an Assistant Corporate Administrator at Abacus Management Solutions (renamed as Abax Corporate Services Ltd) in July 2006. She subsequently joined Estera Management (Mauritius) Limited as Client Relationship Manager in the Corporate Administration department in November 2016, which merged with Ocorian Corporate Services (Mauritius) Limited in 2020.  

 

Shikha holds an undergraduate degree in Financial Services from the University of Mauritius and is presently pursuing higher studies relevant to the financial services sector.

Roufaida JHUNGEER
Relationship Manager

Roufaida is the Relationship Manager of MITCO Group and she has joined MITCO since June 2017. She brings to the Group more than 10 years of extensive experience in the Financial Services sector.

 

Roufaida started her career at the Deutsche Bank (Mauritius) Limited whereby she has developed her knowledge and skills on the global business sector mainly on the banking segments for six years. She subsequently joined Citco (Mauritius) Limited to acquire a wide exposure in the trust administration of private clients.

 

Roufaida holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Business Economics with Information Systems from the University of Mauritius.

Smita SHERSING
General Counsel

Smita jointed MITCO Group in May 2019 as the General Counsel. She is a Barrister-at-Law whose practice areas cover various aspects of corporate and commercial law with focus on taxation laws.

 

Prior joining MITCO she was a Senior Manager in the Tax and Legal Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”). She advised multinationals and domestic companies on regulatory and contentious issues and assisted them in connection with investigations and assessments raised by the Mauritius Revenue Authority (“MRA”).  Smita has also worked at the MRA as the in-house legal counsel. She advised extensively on domestic and international taxation and acquired considerable litigation experience from representing the MRA before the Courts and Tribunals.

 

Smita was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2010 and to the Mauritius Bar in 2012. She holds an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution and a Postgraduate Certificate in Equity and Trusts.