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Leadership Team

AfrAsia Bank believes strongly in innovation, customer-centricity and teamwork. Our dedicated team comprises of experienced and highly qualified professionals.

The Executive Committee is responsible for setting AfrAsia Bank’s business strategy, managing the overall resources while maximising returns to shareholders and ensuring outstanding service to customers. The Management Committee, which includes the Executive Committee is responsible for updating on the implementation of the bank’s objectives and providing support in managing the day-day running of the Bank.

Sanjiv Bhasin Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer Sanjiv Bhasin

Sanjiv, CEO AfrAsia Bank Limited, started his career with HSBC in 1979 and over the years, worked in various capacities mainly in the Corporate Banking, Investment Banking and Credit & Risk Management divisions in India, UK & Mauritius until 2004. His last role at HSBC was Chief Operating Officer HSBC India. From 2004 to 2008 he was the Managing Director & CEO of RaboBank in India and thereafter he joined DBS India, making that the fourth largest foreign bank in India. He has now been appointed CEO of AfrAsia Bank. Sanjiv holds an MBA in Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur, a B.Com (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.

Vijit Yadav Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer Vijit Yadav

Prior to joining AfrAsia, Vijit was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at DBS Bank India and spent 17 years in similar positions in the HSBC Group, both in the USA and India. With a track record of more than 27 years in the banking sector, Vijit has extensive and valuable expertise in consumer banking, corporate banking, operations, change management and digital implementation, amongst others. He has now been appointed COO of AfrAsia Bank. Vijit holds an MBA from International Management Institute, a diploma from London School of Foreign Trade and a Masters and Bachelor’s degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.

Thierry Vallet General Manager - Consumer Banking
General Manager - Consumer Banking Thierry Vallet

Thierry started his career as an engineer and worked for companies such as LONRHO, ILLOVO and IBL. In 2000 he went to Paris for his MBA where he specialised in International Finance. His financial career started in 2002 when he worked for Groupe Generali as an Insurance Inspector; in 2005 he returned to Mauritius to join the Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited as Corporate Banker, before leaving in 2007 to join AfrAsia Bank Limited. As one of the Founding Executives, Thierry is responsible for strategic development and is currently the General Manager of Consumer Banking.

Parikshat Tulsidas Senior Executive – Treasury & Markets
Senior Executive – Treasury & Markets Parikshat Tulsidas

Parik, a Mauritian national, has over 10 years experience in corporate & investment banking and Treasury. He joins AfrAsia from Standard Bank where he held the position General Manager, Global Markets Advisory (China); prior to his move to Beijing, he held the post of Head of Sales - Global Markets (Mauritius) for approx 5 years.

Robin Bryan Smither Senior Executive – Corporate Banking
Senior Executive – Corporate Banking Robin Bryan Smither

Mr Smither (a South African national) has over 14 years' experience in Corporate & Investment banking with an extensive knowledge covering global markets, transactional banking and lending products. He joins us from Standard Bank where he held various positions in South Africa and Mauritius in both the Corporate & Investment Banking areas since 2001. Robin was with Standard Bank for more than 11 years, spent 3 years in Mauritius as Head of Corporate Banking, followed by some time in South Africa as a senior banker to Standard Bank’s large multinational clients wherein he developed an extensive knowledge of Africa related banking and business. He holds an MBA & Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Witwatersrand South Africa & a degree in Social Science (PPE) from the University of Cape Town.

Yogesh Gokool Senior Executive - Global Business
Senior Executive - Global Business Yogesh Gokool

Yogesh has over 20 years of experience in financial management gained whilst working for International Financial Services Limited, a leading International Management Company in Mauritius. He also worked for Deutsche Bank (Mauritius) where he headed the fiduciary services division. In 2008 he joined AfrAsia Bank Limited. Yogesh is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Association of International Wealth Management (AIWM) and the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).

Joelle Ng Foong Lee Chief Risk Officer
Chief Risk Officer Joelle Ng Foong Lee

Joelle joined AfrAsia Bank in September 2007 to head the Credit & Risk Management; she is responsible for the overall Risk Management of the bank.  She has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector;  at HSBC in Personal Banking and in Credit & Risk Management and at the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd as Special Assets Manager in the Credit & Risk Management department. Joelle holds the Associate PRM from the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and the General Management Program for Mauritius and South East Africa for Executives from Essec Business School after her Banking Studies at the University of Mauritius.

Lynn Dallaire Chief Credit Officer
Chief Credit Officer Lynn Dallaire

A native of Quebec and a veteran banker, Lynn has an extensive experience acquired at National Bank of Canada over the past 39 years. She held various senior roles in internal audit, corporate account management, workouts (out of court debt restructuring), and at the corporate recovery center. She holds an MBA from University of Quebec in Montreal and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCBI).

Jennifer Jean-Louis Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Jean-Louis

Jennifer joined AfrAsia Bank Limited in 2007 as Head of Finance and Treasury Back office. She is responsible for the Bank’s financial management frameworks incorporating finance, taxation and treasury back office. Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience gained on the local and international market. She holds a Master degree in Applied Finances, is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Maureen Treanor Head of Human Resources and Change Management
Head of Human Resources and Change Management Maureen Treanor

Maureen started her career with Barclays Bank (UK) approximately 25 years ago. In June 2010 she left Bramer Bank and joined AfrAsia Bank Limited as Head of Human Resources and Change Management. Maureen has experience in the UK and African markets, with qualifications in Human Resources and Project Management. She is currently undertaking an MBA and is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).

Suneeta Motala Head of Marketing and Public Relations
Head of Marketing and Public Relations Suneeta Motala

Suneeta has 20 years of banking experience. She started her career at HSBC in 1994, undertaking several key responsibilities in Sales & Marketing, Credit & Risk, CRM as well as branch operations. Before joining AfrAsia Bank Limited in July 2007, she was Head of Marketing at MPCB Limited. Suneeta holds an MSc in Marketing from Salford University, a Pre Associateship from the Chartered Institute of Bankers and an International Certificate for Financial Advisors from the Chartered Insurance Institute as well as a General Management Certificate from ESSEC Business School (France).

Loteswar Fangoo (Anil) Head of Compliance and Legal
Head of Compliance and Legal Loteswar Fangoo (Anil)

Anil is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and has over 25 years of experience in the banking and legal field. Prior to joining AfrAsia Bank Ltd as Head of Compliance in 2009, Anil headed the Legal and Compliance Department at SBI Mauritius. His fortes are legal, compliance and credit recovery and he is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD) as well as associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Dave Dusoruth Head of Internal Audit
Head of Internal Audit Dave Dusoruth

Dave joined AfrAsia Bank Limited in July 2015 as Head of Internal Audit. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with extensive experience in auditing: 4 years as external auditor at De Chazal Du Mee (DCDM) and 11 years at middle management in the Internal Audit Department of MCB. He was responsible for audit of Business Units, Local and Overseas subsidiaries and was also involved in several key assignments in Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, Botswana, Rwanda, Seychelles and Ethiopia during his tenure at MCB as Audit Manager. Dave is a recognised Professional Accountant of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA), a registered trainer (audit fields) with the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA), a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Mauritius) as well as the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD).

Colin Grieve Chief Representative Officer - South Africa Representative Offices
Chief Representative Officer - South Africa Representative Offices Colin Grieve

Colin has over 25 years' experience with local and international banks and financial markets in various roles including Head of Treasury, Head of Corporate Banking and General Manager of investments. During his career he has acted as mandated lead arranger in pan-African banking transactions, is the author of a book on investment strategy and is a Master of Commerce graduate from one of South Africa's leading universities.

Bhuvanesh Hingoraney Head of Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Head of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Bhuvanesh Hingoraney

Bhuvanesh joined the AfrAsia team in February 2015 to hold remit for technology. He brings over 17 years of rich & global leadership experience in banking technology related areas, complemented by close proximity to business, operations & risk. Prior to joining AfrAsia, he was with the State Bank of Mauritius, leading complex transformation, turnkey initiatives. Previously, he has led core-banking transformations & operations on behalf of Oracle Financial Services Software across Middle East, Africa and India. He started his career at CMC Ltd (now a Tata India company) where he participated in developing a Cooperative Banking Solution from ground-up.

Dwejendranath Ramanah (Jen) Head of Treasury
Head of Treasury Dwejendranath Ramanah (Jen)

Jen’s banking career started in 1980 when he joined the Bank of Mauritius where he gained wide ranging experience culminating as a Senior Dealer in the Financial Markets Department. Prior to joining AfrAsia Bank Limited in September 2007, he worked for the Mauritius Commercial Bank as the Chief Money Market Trader. Jen holds a BSc (Hons) Management and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chief Executive Officer Sanjiv Bhasin

Sanjiv, CEO AfrAsia Bank Limited, started his career with HSBC in 1979 and over the years, worked in various capacities mainly in the Corporate Banking, Investment Banking and Credit & Risk Management divisions in India, UK & Mauritius until 2004. His last role at HSBC was Chief Operating Officer HSBC India. From 2004 to 2008 he was the Managing Director & CEO of RaboBank in India and thereafter he joined DBS India, making that the fourth largest foreign bank in India. He has now been appointed CEO of AfrAsia Bank. Sanjiv holds an MBA in Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur, a B.Com (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.

Chief Operating Officer Vijit Yadav

Prior to joining AfrAsia, Vijit was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at DBS Bank India and spent 17 years in similar positions in the HSBC Group, both in the USA and India. With a track record of more than 27 years in the banking sector, Vijit has extensive and valuable expertise in consumer banking, corporate banking, operations, change management and digital implementation, amongst others. He has now been appointed COO of AfrAsia Bank. Vijit holds an MBA from International Management Institute, a diploma from London School of Foreign Trade and a Masters and Bachelor’s degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.

General Manager - Consumer Banking Thierry Vallet

Thierry started his career as an engineer and worked for companies such as LONRHO, ILLOVO and IBL. In 2000 he went to Paris for his MBA where he specialised in International Finance. His financial career started in 2002 when he worked for Groupe Generali as an Insurance Inspector; in 2005 he returned to Mauritius to join the Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited as Corporate Banker, before leaving in 2007 to join AfrAsia Bank Limited. As one of the Founding Executives, Thierry is responsible for strategic development and is currently the General Manager of Consumer Banking.

Senior Executive – Treasury & Markets Parikshat Tulsidas

Parik, a Mauritian national, has over 10 years experience in corporate & investment banking and Treasury. He joins AfrAsia from Standard Bank where he held the position General Manager, Global Markets Advisory (China); prior to his move to Beijing, he held the post of Head of Sales - Global Markets (Mauritius) for approx 5 years.

Senior Executive – Corporate Banking Robin Bryan Smither

Mr Smither (a South African national) has over 14 years' experience in Corporate & Investment banking with an extensive knowledge covering global markets, transactional banking and lending products. He joins us from Standard Bank where he held various positions in South Africa and Mauritius in both the Corporate & Investment Banking areas since 2001. Robin was with Standard Bank for more than 11 years, spent 3 years in Mauritius as Head of Corporate Banking, followed by some time in South Africa as a senior banker to Standard Bank’s large multinational clients wherein he developed an extensive knowledge of Africa related banking and business. He holds an MBA & Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Witwatersrand South Africa & a degree in Social Science (PPE) from the University of Cape Town.

Senior Executive - Global Business Yogesh Gokool

Yogesh has over 20 years of experience in financial management gained whilst working for International Financial Services Limited, a leading International Management Company in Mauritius. He also worked for Deutsche Bank (Mauritius) where he headed the fiduciary services division. In 2008 he joined AfrAsia Bank Limited. Yogesh is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Association of International Wealth Management (AIWM) and the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).

Chief Risk Officer Joelle Ng Foong Lee

Joelle joined AfrAsia Bank in September 2007 to head the Credit & Risk Management; she is responsible for the overall Risk Management of the bank.  She has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector;  at HSBC in Personal Banking and in Credit & Risk Management and at the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd as Special Assets Manager in the Credit & Risk Management department. Joelle holds the Associate PRM from the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and the General Management Program for Mauritius and South East Africa for Executives from Essec Business School after her Banking Studies at the University of Mauritius.

Chief Credit Officer Lynn Dallaire

A native of Quebec and a veteran banker, Lynn has an extensive experience acquired at National Bank of Canada over the past 39 years. She held various senior roles in internal audit, corporate account management, workouts (out of court debt restructuring), and at the corporate recovery center. She holds an MBA from University of Quebec in Montreal and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCBI).

Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Jean-Louis

Jennifer joined AfrAsia Bank Limited in 2007 as Head of Finance and Treasury Back office. She is responsible for the Bank’s financial management frameworks incorporating finance, taxation and treasury back office. Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience gained on the local and international market. She holds a Master degree in Applied Finances, is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Head of Human Resources and Change Management Maureen Treanor

Maureen started her career with Barclays Bank (UK) approximately 25 years ago. In June 2010 she left Bramer Bank and joined AfrAsia Bank Limited as Head of Human Resources and Change Management. Maureen has experience in the UK and African markets, with qualifications in Human Resources and Project Management. She is currently undertaking an MBA and is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).

Head of Marketing and Public Relations Suneeta Motala

Suneeta has 20 years of banking experience. She started her career at HSBC in 1994, undertaking several key responsibilities in Sales & Marketing, Credit & Risk, CRM as well as branch operations. Before joining AfrAsia Bank Limited in July 2007, she was Head of Marketing at MPCB Limited. Suneeta holds an MSc in Marketing from Salford University, a Pre Associateship from the Chartered Institute of Bankers and an International Certificate for Financial Advisors from the Chartered Insurance Institute as well as a General Management Certificate from ESSEC Business School (France).

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Head of Compliance and Legal Loteswar Fangoo (Anil)

Anil is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and has over 25 years of experience in the banking and legal field. Prior to joining AfrAsia Bank Ltd as Head of Compliance in 2009, Anil headed the Legal and Compliance Department at SBI Mauritius. His fortes are legal, compliance and credit recovery and he is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD) as well as associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Head of Internal Audit Dave Dusoruth

Dave joined AfrAsia Bank Limited in July 2015 as Head of Internal Audit. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with extensive experience in auditing: 4 years as external auditor at De Chazal Du Mee (DCDM) and 11 years at middle management in the Internal Audit Department of MCB. He was responsible for audit of Business Units, Local and Overseas subsidiaries and was also involved in several key assignments in Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, Botswana, Rwanda, Seychelles and Ethiopia during his tenure at MCB as Audit Manager. Dave is a recognised Professional Accountant of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA), a registered trainer (audit fields) with the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA), a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Mauritius) as well as the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD).

Chief Representative Officer - South Africa Representative Offices Colin Grieve

Colin has over 25 years' experience with local and international banks and financial markets in various roles including Head of Treasury, Head of Corporate Banking and General Manager of investments. During his career he has acted as mandated lead arranger in pan-African banking transactions, is the author of a book on investment strategy and is a Master of Commerce graduate from one of South Africa's leading universities.

Head of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Bhuvanesh Hingoraney

Bhuvanesh joined the AfrAsia team in February 2015 to hold remit for technology. He brings over 17 years of rich & global leadership experience in banking technology related areas, complemented by close proximity to business, operations & risk. Prior to joining AfrAsia, he was with the State Bank of Mauritius, leading complex transformation, turnkey initiatives. Previously, he has led core-banking transformations & operations on behalf of Oracle Financial Services Software across Middle East, Africa and India. He started his career at CMC Ltd (now a Tata India company) where he participated in developing a Cooperative Banking Solution from ground-up.

Head of Treasury Dwejendranath Ramanah (Jen)

Jen’s banking career started in 1980 when he joined the Bank of Mauritius where he gained wide ranging experience culminating as a Senior Dealer in the Financial Markets Department. Prior to joining AfrAsia Bank Limited in September 2007, he worked for the Mauritius Commercial Bank as the Chief Money Market Trader. Jen holds a BSc (Hons) Management and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School.