Gyaneshwarnath Gowrea, also known as Gary, is the Regional Director of the Manipal Group, an established global multinational Company in the field of education and healthcare. Gary has more than twenty years’ experience in international taxation and advises on tax structures set up by multinational corporations, fund managers and high net-worth individuals. He has served as the Managing Director of Taxand Mauritius and Cim Tax Services subsidiary of CIM Financial Services Limited. He is a speaker at several local and international conferences. He completed his secondary education at John Kennedy College in Mauritius and holds various professional qualifications, including being a fellow of the Chartered Association & Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors. He is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (UK) and the International Fiscal Association. He holds a Diploma in International Taxation from Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK). He holds an MSc in Accounting from De Monfort University in Leicester, UK.
Mahomed Baboo is the owner and Director of Mabco Consulting Ltd, a professional firm of business development consultants providing Corporate and Business Consulting Services to companies in various sectors of the economy. He is a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Member of The Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants and a Licensed Auditor with nearly 40 years of experience in Accounting, Finance and Management Consultancy. Adding value and development of human capital are his guiding principles in his professional life. Mamed is a Past District Governor of Rotary International who also served as Regional Coordinator for Africa and is now a Member of Leadership Development and Training Committee of Rotary International.
Kevin Teeroovengadum has a BSc in Economics, MBA and MSc in Finance from Leicester University, UK. He worked for KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young in corporate finance and strategic consultancy before moving to Loita Capital Partners Group based in South Africa. He joined Actis in 2007, the leading Emerging Market Private Equity Firm, as a Director as part of their Africa real estate team where he led a number of transactions and exits. He was the co-founder and CEO of AttAfrica in 2013 which became the premier investor of shopping malls in Africa. He is a frequent writer and speaker at conferences globally and currently serves on numerous boards of companies in Mauritius and also advises a number of companies in Africa leveraging his 20 years of experience in Africa in financial services, real estate/hospitality sector. He is also the co-founder of ProptechAfrica.
Kevin Ramkaloan is the CEO of Business Mauritius, the apex organization of the business community on public-private sector dialogue and industrial relations. He was the former Director of the MTPA, the national tourism promotion agency of Mauritius and Director of New Business Development at the Board of Investment, the national investment promotion agency. Kevin has over 20 years of executive experience in Mauritius and internationally, spanning diverse sectors including public policy, business consulting, hospitality, financial services and the ocean economy among others. Awarded both the State Scholarship of Mauritius and a US Fulbright, he holds post-graduate degrees in economics and policy from Cambridge University, UK and University of Maine, US respectively.
Mark Watkinson is the Chief Executive Officer of Bank One since April 2020. He has been a career banker with the HSBC Group for 33 years, during which time he held senior leadership roles in 10 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In particular, Mark was CEO and Main Board Director for HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited (2015-2018), CEO and Main Board Director for HSBC Bank Malta Ltd (2011-2015), Executive Vice President Commercial Banking Canada and North America (2010-2011), President and CEO for HSBC Bank Philippines (2006-2010), Senior Vice President Commercial Banking HSBC Bank USA (2004-2006) and Senior Manager Commercial Banking HSBC Bank United Arab Emirates (2001-2004).
Mark holds a law degree and is a Barrister at Law in the United Kingdom, he is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, holds a MBA (with Distinctions) from the University of Warwick and is also a qualified Chartered Director from the Institute of Directors, United Kingdom.
Virginie Corneillet is the Group Head of Governance and Legal Affairs at ENL. She oversees the legal, internal audit as well as risk and governance functions within ENL Corporate Services. She provides expert guidance to the group’s leadership team with regards to mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and corporate governance matters. Virginie holds a Maitrise Droit des Affaires and serves as director for companies engaged in various sectors namely: property, global business, agribusiness and fintech. She previously worked at Groupe Mon Loisir (now IBL) where she was mainly responsible for the legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions within the Group. She started her career at Soulier & Associés, a French law firm based in Paris and Lyon, France.