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    We provide bespoke services with an attention to detail…

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    Built on a solid foundation . . .

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    Building lasting relationships based on trust and a commitment
    to deliver the highest quality of services at competitive prices

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    Driven by a spirit of innovation and perfection…

WHO WE ARE

IFS is one of the pioneers of the global business industry in Mauritius. With over 20 years of experience in the sector, we have built expertise and excellence in structuring, set-up and administration of Investment Funds, Trusts, Partnerships, Foundations and Special Purpose Vehicles. We provide tax-compliant and cost-efficient solutions that deliver investor protection, capital efficiency as well as administrative and compliance ease to our clients. We also provide third-party administration services for funds registered in other jurisdictions.

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WHAT WE OFFER

We offer a comprehensive suite of services to our clients wishing to use Mauritius as a platform for investment or to do business internationally. We have a true understanding of each individual client’s needs and we tailor each solution accordingly. We take pride in the mutual trust and successful long-term relationship that we build with our clients.

Whether you are promoting a mutual fund, private equity fund, hedge fund or venture capital fund or looking to set-up an investment holding, investment management, trading or service entity, we will assist you from the initial stages of structuring and set-up, through to the administration during the life of the entity and to eventual disposal of assets and termination.

Our Client Base

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IFS’ day to day running is finely orchestrated by the Board of Directors who are closely supported by a Leadership team. Together, this tandem is dedicated to bring you the best professional services you require.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Board is supported by a team of experienced and seasoned professionals.

Team Member

Rubina Toorawa

Chief Operating Officer

Rubina Toorawa

Chief Operating Officer

Email:rubina@ifsmauritius.com

Telephone:+230 4671300

Rubina heads the operations of IFS. Prior to joining IFS in March 1999, she was a Senior Manager with PwC (Mauritius), with particular exposure in the financial, textile and tourism sectors, including management of overseas projects financed by international financial institutions such as the World Bank. She had previously worked for KPMG (Manchester) for 6 years, where she specialised in the Banking and Finance sector and Value for Money audits.  She has over 25 years’ experience in accountancy, auditing, tax and consultancy. Her area of specialisation is on fund structuring and administration. She also serves as a director of global business companies and investment funds.

Rubina is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Manchester.

 

Team Member

Fareed Soreefan

Director - Compliance and Control

Fareed Soreefan

Director - Compliance and Control

Email:fareed@ifsmauritius.com

Telephone:+230 4671700

Fareed joined IFS in August 1995. He has overall responsibility for compliance and corporate secretarial matters at IFS. He is also involved in fund set up/administration. Prior to joining IFS, Fareed worked for 11 years as Court Officer with the Mauritius Judicial Department and for about a year with the secretarial arm of KPMG as Deputy Manager being in charge of its secretarial and insolvency departments. He serves as a director of global business companies and investment funds.

Fareed is a Chartered Secretary from the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance), UK.

 

Team Member

Akshar Maherally

Director - Taxation

Akshar Maherally

Director - Taxation

Email:akshar@ifsmauritius.com

Telephone:+230 4648225

Akshar has been with IFS since 2001. He heads IFS' tax practice. He advises on tax planning and corporate structuring matters as well as handles client tax affairs, including advisory, compliance and litigation. He oversees a sizeable portfolio of investment funds, as well as multinational and private clients.  He sits on the Board of a number of global business license companies, including investment funds, investment managers/advisors and special purpose entities.  Prior to joining IFS, Akshar worked as Economic Analyst in the Economic Affairs and Fiscal Policies Departments of the Mauritian Ministry of Finance.

Akshar is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in United Kingdom and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Economics from the University of Mauritius and also holds a Master in Business Administration with specialisation in Finance from the same University. Akshar is also a member of the Mauritius Branch of the International Fiscal Association as well as a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.

 

Team Member

Sudesh Basanta Lala

Director - Human Resources

Sudesh Basanta Lala

Director - Human Resources

Email:sudesh@ifsmauritius.com

Telephone:+230 4648224

Sudesh Basanta is responsible for Human Resources and Training at IFS. Prior to joining IFS he worked at the South East Asian Bank in Research and Planning for four years and for Deloitte Haskins + Sells in the Consultancy department for two years. He joined IFS in January 1994 and until recently headed a team responsible for the administration of Venture Capital and Mutual Funds and Global Business Companies. He is also a director on a number of global business companies.

Sudesh holds a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial & Management Science from the University of Manitoba.

Team Member

Zakir Niamut

Associate Director - General Operations

Zakir Niamut

Associate Director - General Operations

Email:zakir@ifsmauritius.com

Telephone:+230 4648252

Zakir currently leads a team of 16 people having the responsibility for a portfolio of more than 150 entities, including collective investment schemes, close-end funds, investment holding companies, trusts and foundations.  He is also the head of the trust services unit. He has been exposed to the main areas of the industry including legal, tax, administration and corporate secretarial fields.  He sits on the Board of a number of global business companies.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of accounting and finance.  Prior to joining IFS in August 2000, he was the Financial Accountant of a textile manufacturing company where he worked for more than 6 years.  He has also worked for a medium sized firm of chartered accountants. Zakir is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He is also a Chartered Secretary from the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Team Member

Peggy Soobiah

Associate Director - Corporate Risk & Advisory

Peggy Soobiah

Associate Director - Corporate Risk & Advisory

Email:psoobiah@ifsmauritius.com

Telephone:+230 4675042

Peggy joined IFS in June 2011 and heads the Corporate Risks and Advisory function. Peggy started her career at De Chazal Du Mée, a representative of Andersen Worldwide, in Mauritius where her focus evolved from Financial, Business to Strategy Consulting. She also worked at EY (Mauritius), in the IT Consultancy arm. After 10 years in consulting, Peggy moved to the Business Process Outsourcing industry at Rogers Outsourcing Solutions as Business Development Manager and subsequently at Accenture Mauritius Ltd, as Senior Manager leading a team of more than 200 people in delivering Finance and Accounting outsourcing services to a portfolio of international clients across different Industries.

Peggy is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with 21 years of post-qualification experience. She is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors and sits on the Board of a number of global business license companies.

 

Team Member

Yash Beeharee

Associate Director - Regulatory and Process Controls

Yash Beeharee

Associate Director - Regulatory and Process Controls

Email:yash@ifsmauritius.com

Telephone:+230 4648239

Yash joined IFS in 1998 and, throughout his career, has been working with and then leading different teams having responsibility for portfolios of around 150 client entities, including Collective Investment Schemes and Closed-End Funds. He has also worked on the implementation of a specialised integrated accounting package at IFS, coordinated a team for the ISAE3402 Type I and II audits at IFS in 2012 and forms part of the FATCA team at IFS. He is currently heading two units at IFS: (i) the Compliance and Controls Unit and (ii) the Liquidation and Winding up Unit.  He holds directorships on several companies administered by IFS.

Yash is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Mauritius and also holds an MBA (Finance) with Distinction from the same university.

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Mauritius is a high performer in Africa,having achieved the status of an upper middle income country with a GDP per capita of US$ 10000 at market prices in 2014.

Over the years, Mauritius has built its reputation as a reliable and trusted International Financial Centre (IFC) of substance and is recognised as such by international institutions.

Financial Services remains one of the most important drivers of the Mauritian economy, representing 10% of GDP and directly employing over 15,000 highly skilled professionals.

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