Saleem Beebeejaun | Executive Director / Chairman
Saleem is a business professional and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience operating at the highest level of large organizations as CEO and/or Chairperson. Saleem is also the Chairman of Rio Zim Limited, a listed mining company operating in Zimbabwe and is also the immediate past and first chairman of Warwyck Private Bank, a private bank established in Mauritius and licensed by the Bank of Mauritius.
Since 2008, Saleem is the Honorary Consul of Malaysia to Mauritius. He serves and served the following highlighted positions: Fellow member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Fellow member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors, Member of the South African Chamber of Commerce in Mauritius, President of the Insurers Association of Mauritius, Member of the Joint Economic Council of Mauritius, Member of the Mauritius Employers Federation. Saleem also served as Chairman of the Task Force on Private Wealth Management in Mauritius, set up by the Financial Services Commission.
He also achieved the Global Leadership Excellence Award.
Saleem holds a Licence in "Sciences Economiques" from the University of Montpellier and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, winning the HG Greening prize rewarding the first prize worldwide.
He is an alumni of the Harvard Business School having followed the Advanced Management Program.
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 is the CEO as well as an Executive director of the Company.
With over 22 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 in Africa.
For the last decade, he had been the Chief Operations Officer of the Asset Management arm of Imara Group - a financial conglomerate/investment banking group and the Company Secretary for the Imara Mutual Funds which are listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and foreign stock 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, an LLB (Hons) from the Northumbria University UK and an LLM from the Sorbonne Assas International Law School. Rajeev is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Rajeev is a Fintech, Regtech and Blockchain enthusiast.
Dharmendra Persad | Non - Executive Director
Dharmendra, a non-executive director, is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant with 20 years of experience in the financial services sector.
He started his career as a finance executive in the hospitality industry.
Dharmendra is a licensed auditor duly authorized by the Financial Reporting Council.
Vichal Pattoo, M.MIoD | Chief Business Development Officer
Vichal is an innovative consultant in business establishments whose well-established repertoire of abilities is complemented by excellent interpersonal skills, leadership and strong customer orientation.
Having spent over 15 years in the financial services industry, he occupied various senior positions in the accounting, fund administration and business development fields.
Vichal has served as a director on various Collective Investment Schemes as well as investment advisors and dealers.
Prior to joining Ashton, Vichal was the Chief Executive Officer at JurisTax International Ltd, a company focusing on market penetration, deal and lead sourcing and arranging for incorporation and licensing of companies in Mauritius.
During his career, he has also been involved on an advisory basis to CFD brokers among the UK top 100 companies.
Admitted as a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD) since 2011, he has been complying with the Code of Ethics thereafter and has since then maintained a clean record.
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.
Manager - Accounting & Fund 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 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.