Handling Complexity, Confidently
Team Members at Ashton
Rajeev Sookur, LLB (Hons), LLM, FCCA, CFE, TEP, MCSI, ACIArb
Founder / Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer
Rajeev is the promoter of Ashton Financial Partners Ltd and the CEO and Executive director of the Company.
With over 25 years of combined exposure in the field of finance, auditing, fund accounting, anti-money laundering, capital markets, forensic investigation, financial regulations, law, tax, trust and global business, Rajeev has worked for various investigatory and regulatory bodies in Mauritius namely the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Financial Services Commission and the Judicial Department. He also worked as Risk and Compliance Manager for a corporate service provider in Mauritius prior to joining Imara Group- a leading financial conglomerate/investment banking group in Africa.
For a decade, he had been the Chief Operating Officer of the Asset Management arm of Imara Group- the Company Secretary for the Imara Mutual Funds which are listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and foreign securities exchanges. He also served as Director on the board of Transparency International (Mauritius) Branch and that of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP Mauritius).
He holds a Diploma in Management and Marketing from the Institute of Commercial Management, a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, a LLB (Hons) from the Northumbria University UK and a LLM from the Sorbonne Assas International Law School. Rajeev is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, is a member of the following bodies, namely; the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Rajeev is a FinTech, RegTech and Blockchain enthusiast.
Dharmendra Persad, FCCA | Executive Director
Dharmendra, is a non-executive director at Ashton Financial Partners Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) with over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector.
He has professional expertise and proven track record in auditing, accounting, finance, leadership and management, governance, risk management, tax, financial services, coaching and mentoring.
Dharmendra started his career as a finance executive in the hospitality industry. He is also a partner in charge of auditing and assurance at Parker Russell Mauritius. Dharmendra oversees a varied portfolio of clients ranging from local companies to global business companies.
Guided by vast expertise in developing smart, incisive and strategic management initiatives, he excels in analysing business financial needs and assists in designing high-impact strategies to improve market presence and drive business growth.
Dharmendra is also a licensed auditor duly authorised by the Financial Reporting Council.
Neil Hunt | Non-Executive Director
During his career, Neil has accumulated more than 33 years’ experience in the insurance industry having worked for various firms including Minet/Bowring, Lion Insurance Company, Eagle Insurance Company, Alliance Insurance Company and Hunt Adams & Associates.
He has extensive experience in operations and management and emphasises on the development of insurance strategy and business planning.
He holds executive and non-executive directorship in various companies namely, Alliance Insurance Company Private Limited, Alliance Health (Pvt) Ltd, Africa Pride Insurance Company, Hunt Adams & Associates, Tropical Reinsurance and Africa Continental Brokers Ltd. He also holds a MSc in Strategic Management from the University of Derby, UK.
Rajiv Nagaisar, ACCA, AMABE, MCSI, ACIArb | Chief Operating Officer
Rajiv is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Ashton Financial Partners Ltd. He has 12 years of experience in global business sector and has spent the last 10 years at IQ-EQ Ltd (previously Cim Global Business Ltd/ SGG Global Business (Mauritius).
He has exposure in various functions for example Fund administration, NAV computation, Transfer Agency, Compliance, Accounting, Company Secretarial and has also been involved in company structuring and FATCA/CRS reporting initiatives.
He has acquired experience in managing portfolio of Companies and Funds - Close & Open End domiciled in Mauritius, Cayman, BVI, Singapore and Bermuda, having investments in African and Indian markets (listed and private equity), including Funds listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and Irish Stock Exchange.
Rajiv is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, the Mauritius Institute of Directors and the Mauritius Institutes of Professional Accountants.
Rajiv is also an Associate member of the Association of Business Executive and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Rajiv has completed the Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration from University of Central Lancashire.
Noushreen Muhobuth-Allawoodeen | Manager - Finance & Administration
Noushreen has worked with a few well-known corporate service providers in Mauritius and has over thirteen years of combined exposure in global business, corporate services, compliance, anti-money laundering, fund administration and fund accounting.
Prior to joining Ashton, she worked for nearly seven years at Imara Asset Management Limited, which is part of the Imara Group – a leading investment banking group in Africa.
Noushreen has dealt with mutual and expert funds (listed and non-listed on domestic and European securities exchanges) and segregated mandates based in US, the British Virgin Islands, Ireland, Denmark and Mauritius.
She is well acquainted with financial laws and regulations such as the AIFM Directives, FATCA, Dodd-Frank Act etc.
Noushreen is a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and she is a partly qualified accountant who is currently studying the Strategic Professional level of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
She also holds various competence certificates from Thomson Reuters such as AML/CFT, Bribery and Corruption, Market Abuse, Financial Crime and Conflict of Interests.
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Bee Gajudhur | Manager - Business Operations
Bee is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has been in the financial services industry for more than 20 years having occupied senior roles in both accounting and fund administration, managing portfolio of companies and funds domiciled in Mauritius and other jurisdictions as well. Bee was also a fund accountant for a Private Equity company head quartered in Cape Town, South Africa and helped setting up its office in Mauritius.
He gained exposure in various aspects ranging from Compliance, Accounting, Company Secretarial while at the same time ensuring FATCA/CRS /BEPS compliance.
The international exposure gained working alongside European DFI’s and family offices has given him valuable insights and knowledge of the industry. Bee also holds a degree in business French and is an active member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants.
Naushad Ally Sohoboo
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Naushad Ally Sohoboo | Manager - Corporate Services
Naushad is currently the Manager for Corporate Services at Ashton Financial Partners. Prior to joining the Company, he has been working for Sanne Mauritius, IQ-EQ Mauritius & Luxembourg for more than 18 years, occupying various positions in the Corporate Services and Fund Department.
Naushad is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) – UK and is registered as a Professional Accountant with the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants. He has a wide experience in the Corporate Secretarial and Accounting field and has also been extensively involved in the structuring, setting-up, taxation and administration of Global Business entities promoted by a wide portfolio of clients, including large multi-national Companies and high net-worth individuals. He is also a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.
Amy Lailai Yang
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Amy Lailai Yang | Business Development Consultant
Amy is a passionate, dynamic, customer focused and experienced business development executive with extensive experience in real estate, hospitality and financial services in Mauritius and the Republic of China.
She has proven track record in dealing with HNWI and corporates looking for trusts, tax efficient corporate structures and special licences in Mauritius.