Executive Team

Robert HOVENIER Chief Executive Officer
Amal AUTAR Executive Director
Poonam KEENOO-SEEGOOLAM Head of Operations
Nutan BISSONAUTH Head of Compliance & MLRO
Wendy KONG Head of Business Development
Jaweed LALLMAHOMED Head IT, Business Process & Project Management
Ally JAULIM Head of Sales
Nitesh BAUSSOO Head of Accounting
Azad JOOMYE Head of Finance
Peter SIAW Accounting Manager
Reena DOOLUB Relationship Manager
Manjoola CHADEE Relationship Manager - Trust
Jihane MUHAMODSAROAR Accounting Manager
Yannick LAM Relationship Manager
Smita SHERSING General Counsel
Robert HOVENIER
Chief Executive Officer

Robert joined MITCO Group as Chief Executive Officer in August 2016. He brings to the Group more than 20 years’ experience in different facets of the Trust and Corporate Services and Estate Advisory Services industries.

 

Prior to joining the MITCO Group, Robert has had a successful career as Senior Executive in several trust and corporate services companies such as Intertrust, Credit Suisse Trust, Rothschild Trust, among others.

 

Robert’s academic credentials include a Master of Law in company law, financing and international tax from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (the Netherlands). He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Amal AUTAR
Executive Director

Amal is the Executive Director of MITCO Group and has been with MITCO since 1995.With a career in corporate, tax, trust and estate planning spanning over more than 20 years in the global business sector, he has built an extensive experience in the structuring and administration of global business companies, trusts and funds.

Amal also acts as Director on the board of Mauritius subsidiaries of several international funds and companies including SBM Securities Limited. He acted as Chairman of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Mauritius) Limited, the Mauritius branch of STEP Worldwide from 2015 to 2017. He remains a Director of the Board of STEP Mauritius.

Amal graduated from University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is an associate member of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and also the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Poonam KEENOO-SEEGOOLAM
Head of Operations

Poonam is the Head of Operations 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.

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).

Wendy KONG
Head of Business Development

Wendy is the Head of Business Development of MITCO Group and she has joined MITCO since 2012.

 

She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector of Mauritius. She has also fulfilled for six years senior marketing and sales roles in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and veterinary equipment industries in Australia.

 

Wendy holds a BSc in Management Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Hull, UK.

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.

Ally JAULIM
Head of Sales

Ally joined the MITCO Group as Head of Sales in July 2017.

 

Prior to joining the Group, Ally was an Executive within HSBC Mauritius with exposure to the non-bank financial institutions and international subsidiary banking segments.  He had also acted as director on the Mauritius subsidiaries of the HSBC Global Investment Funds.  He had previously worked for International Financial Services Limited and Cim Global where he gained wide experience in structuring and administration of investment funds, corporates and trusts.

 

Ally graduated from University of Mauritius with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Accounting with Information Systems and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in United Kingdom.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Jihane MUHAMODSAROAR
Accounting Manager

Jihane has joined the MITCO Group as Accounting Manager in October 2016. She has a wide experience of the global business sector (investment holdings, open ended and closed ended funds, CIS manager and investment advisors) and sat on a number of boards.

 

Prior to joining MITCO, Jihane spent 11 years at International Financial Services Limited as a junior executive and where she was promoted to Manager.

 

Jihane holds a BSc in Finance from the University of Mauritius and is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) in United Kingdom.

Yannick LAM
Relationship Manager

Yannick joined the MITCO Group as Relationship Manager in May 2019. Yannick has over 17 years’ experience working in the Global Business sector in Mauritius dealing with set up and day to day administration of companies, trust and funds.

 

Yannick started his career in 2002 at Intercontinental Trust Ltd as junior administrator and climbed the corporate ladder to assistant manager. After a short stay in Sydney, Yannick Lam returned to Mauritius in 2008 and joined Interface International Ltd, an IBL group of Company with majority of French based clients as manager. Before joining MITCO, Yannick held the position of Client Relationship Manager at Globefin Management Services Ltd, a Rogers Group of Company for the past 2 years.

 

Yannick holds a Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration awarded by ICSA and a Diploma in Financial Services Commission 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.