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Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Setting AfrAsia’s Direction

AfrAsia Bank’s Board is responsible for signing off on the Bank’s strategy, ensuring its governance standards are upheld, while monitoring and assessing the Bank’s operations. The board is composed of:


    Fellow Member
    Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD)
    Bachelor of Commerce
    Economics and Business Administration, University of Natal, South Africa
    Post-Graduate Diploma
    Advance Banking & Corporate Governance, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
    Certificate in “Leading Yourself”
    INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

    Jean-Raymond has successfully led teams over more than 30 years in banking and financial services industry while operating in over 12 countries in Africa, with extensive expertise in Mauritius, South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo where he ran banks. Over the last 20 years, Jean-Raymond has assumed the responsibility and challenges of various Executive as well as Non-Executive Director roles.

    Jean-Raymond has conservative risk management skills with demonstrated ability to adapt to different environments and cultures; he has honed a comfort in operating in both francophone and anglophone environments. Effective communicator and self-motivator, always aiming to deliver results beyond expectations while imbedding good corporate governance and best practice into every deal as well as being able to engage multiple levels of stakeholders.

    Jean-Raymond has successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2016.

    Non-Executive Director

    Ingénieur Statisticien Economiste (ISE)
    Post graduate studies in Economics
    Université Laval, Canada


    Jan has begun his career in 1982 as “Chargé de Compte de Branches”, Comptabilité Nationale at the “Ministère du Plan”, Abidjan, Republic of Ivory Coast, a post he occupied for one year. He has been working for the Constance Group from 1984 to 2016 and occupied various executive positions and directorships. His latest position being Group Head of Projects and Development.

    Jan has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of IBL Ltd on the 1st July 2016 and is also a member of the Board of Directors of several of IBL Group’s major companies.

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours)

    University of Edinburgh, Scotland

    Associate : London Institute of Banking & Finance

    Associate : Hong Kong Institute of Bankers


    Alastair is an international banker with over 35 years’ experience in the financial services sector.


    He has worked in 9 countries in both emerging and developed markets and has successfully undertaken a wide range of roles across the industry. These have included senior positions in global markets, corporate and investment banking and risk management.


    He is a former director of HSBC Bank (Mauritius) Ltd and was Chief Executive Officer of HSBC’s operations in Mauritius from 2013-2016. During that time, he also served as Chairman of the Mauritius Bankers Association.


    Alastair is currently a member of the Board of Advisors at Deheza Ltd, a London-based corporate intelligence provider specialising in Latin America. He is also a Trustee of UK-registered charities involved in child poverty relief and historic building conservation.

    Independent Non-Executive Director


    Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD)


    MBA with Specialisation in Strategy with Distinction

    Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK

    MBA with Distinction

    Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK

    Bachelor of Business Administration with Distinction

    University of South Africa


    Doriane Denise-Rama is the Group Head of Talent of Culture of ENL Group since 2019. Leveraging 20 years of working experience, spanning fields such as banking, strategic planning, business operations, relationship management and human resources, she describes herself as dynamic, self-driven and optimistic. Prior to joining ENL, Doriane worked at the MCB Ltd and during her sixteen years stint therein, held positions in the Strategy, Research and Development, Business Banking and Human Resources Strategic Business Units.


    During her career, she has had the opportunity to work on short term assignments in the Seychelles, Madagascar, Kenya and Rwanda, which have led her to look at the world of work from the prisms of multiple cultures. Her passion is the growth of people and the realisation of their dreams, epitomised by 3 years dedicated to coaching Entrepreneurs and SMEs as a Bank Relationship Manager, 10 years partnering with decision-makers facilitating their strategic thinking and planning and 5 years spent as a part time tutor to MBA students.


    Groomed into an HR professional, her firm belief lies in the simple yet impactful fact that engaged employees contribute to a healthy and prosperous organisation. She now puts her expertise in strategy and hands-on practice to work in the field of human capital, while having culture, talent development and people engagement at the core of her work.


    She is also a member of the MIoD and an active member of its Women Directors Forum, aiming at increasing the representation of women in C-suite and board positions in Mauritius.


    Non-Executive Director

    CFA charterholder

    CFA Institute

    Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance

    HEC, Montreal, Canada


    Boris graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal, Canada and is a CFA charterholder. He is a finance professional with 20 years of experience in corporate finance with a focus in merger and acquisitions and 12 years in the banking industry, in both developed and emerging markets.


    Boris joined National Bank of Canada in 2011 in the Strategy and Corporate Development team where he worked on various bank acquisition projects and strategic planning mandates. Starting in 2015, he participated in the elaboration of the international investment strategy, playing a key role in acquiring and overseeing minority and majority equity investments in various financial institutions in Asia and Africa.

    Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

    Fellow Member
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
    Chartered Tax Advisor

    A Chartered Accountant with 20 years plus of experience, having practised locally and internationally in auditing, taxation and advisory, Jennifer returned to Mauritius in 2007 and joined AfrAsia Bank at its very inception stage to build the foundation of the financial framework and structure of the Bank. Apart from the responsibilities of overseeing the accounting team and in charge of the financial affairs of the Bank, Jennifer has participated in numerous strategic initiatives, including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) transitions.

    Non-Executive Director

    Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
    MBA International Banking and Finance
    Washington International University, USA
    Certified Islamic Finance Expert (CIFE)
    Academy for International Modern Studies, UK


    Aslam is a finance professional, banker and accountant with 32 years in the financial services sector and over 18 years in the domestic and offshore banking industry.

    In addition to banking his leadership role in developing licensed corporate and wealth management companies has given him a strong background in business development, compliance, governance and strategic planning. Over the course of his career he has held key positions in assets management, back office, corporate & fund administration, operations trading and treasury management.

    He started at The Indian Ocean International Bank Ltd and subsequently worked for Bank International Indonesia, Standard Bank and Superfund Assets Management before moving to the Global Business Sector in 2011 and was the CEO of Aurisse International Ltd, COO of Capital Horizons Ltd and is currently the CEO of Intrasia Management (Mauritius) Ltd.

    He has held a portfolio of directorships since 2011 in various entities engaged in advisory, brokerage, consultancy, funds, investment management, mining and trading. He has a track record in teaming up for the start-up of new offices for international and regional companies in Mauritius and a reputation for leading teams towards peak performance.

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    MSc Finance

    Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London, UK

    BSc. (Hons) Statistics & Operations Research

    Queen Mary College, University of London, UK


    Rehana is a seasoned professional with broad financial services industry exposure including 13 years regulatory experience with the Financial Services Commission. She has been involved in the development of the global business sector of Mauritius from the outset in the early 1990s, focusing on policy development, and is fully conversant with the intricacies of the sector both at regulatory and business operations levels. Her competencies in compliance and AML/CFT mechanisms over the past 5 years have propelled her appreciation of the evolving prudential regulatory environment.


    Having spent a decade in Kenya working as a freelance consultant for the UN and international organizations, Rehana has acquired valuable experience in donor funded monitoring and evaluation projects. She is currently working for FAM Ltd, an investment management company with operations in Monaco, Mauritius, Lugano and Dubai offering wealth management and captive advisory services.


    Rehana has contributed to several publications relating to the Mauritius IFC in the local press and has a publication under way with the Oxford University Press (OUP).


    Independent Non-Executive Director

    MBA International Paris
    University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne

    Masters in Finance
    Graduate School of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (ECCIP)

    DEUG A: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
    University of Aix Marseille III


    Baccalauréat C – Mathematics and Physics
    Lycée La Bourdonnais, Mauritius

    Didier is an accomplished banker and a wealth & asset management expert with more than 20 years of progressive experience in the finance sector. He has been successful at managing multiple assignments and people and maximizing customer satisfaction.

    Didier has a rich financial background in the management of multiple portfolios and strategic business units in different banks. He has been a Managing Director at Cim Asset Management Ltd. He has also been the Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management at the Mauritius Commercial Bank for 9 years. He is currently the CEO of Strategia Investment Solutions Ltd.

    Non-Executive Director

    Master in Management HEC Paris

    Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance – MIoD


    Isabelle is a Mauritian, Swiss, national. After graduating from HEC Paris, she started her career as an auditor up until Manager with Arthur Andersen in Paris. She then held CFO positions in a fast-growing high technology multinational Gemplus in France and an aviation Group PrivatAir based in Switzerland where she added Human Resources to her responsibilities. In 2009 she joined a large Geneva based family office as COO. Since 2010 she is an active angel investor in early stage start-ups and has cofounded an initiative to develop angel investing out of Mauritius. A Non- Executive Director for IBL Ltd since 2019 she also holds a few other directorships in connection with her angel investing activities and is a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD) since 2020.

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    D.Phil Engineering Science

    M.A Engineering Science

    University of Oxford/Exeter College, Oxford, England

    MSc Structural Engineering (Coursework)

    Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela

    MEng Civil Engineering

    BSc Civil Engineering

    Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela


    Fiorangelo Salvatorelli is CIO and Portfolio Manager of the ALANTRA Global Technology Fund. He is a Partner at Fusion Global Capital Ltd and Hermes Growth Partners Ltd. Fiorangelo was Partner and Head of Research at Lansdowne Partners.


    Fiorangelo has also held Senior Portfolio Management and Research roles at Newton Investment Management (now part of BNY Mellon), Fidelity International and CCLA Investment Management.


    Fiorangelo serves on the advisory board of FPE Capital (formerly Flemings Family & Partners Private Equity).


    Fiorangelo was a former consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Milan and London and a University Lecturer at the University of Oxford Department of Engineering Science and INSEAD Business School (Fontainebleau).

    Non-Executive Director

    Management Executive Development Program
    C.I.R.E.M., Montreal, Canada
    Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance
    HEC, Montreal, Canada


    Christian graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal, Canada. Between 1983 and 2009, he occupied different positions in international and Canadian financial institutions in Canada, with a focus on credit capital market.

    He joined National Bank of Canada in 2009 as Vice-President – Credit Capital Markets and Real Estate and was appointed Senior Vice-President – Credit in 2012 (2012-2020); overseeing all retail, commercial, and financial market credit activities of the Bank, including adjudication, portfolio management, and credit model development. He was also a member of numerous senior Committees of the Bank, including the Global Risk Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Model Oversight Committee.

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
    B.Sc. (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Jill is a finance professional with over 13 years of local and regional experience in Transaction Advisory and Assurance services provided across a diverse client portfolio spanning Hospitality, Financial Services, Real Estate, Gaming, Building Materials, Construction, or F&B/Leisure.

    She last held the position of Associate Director (Deals) at PwC where she spent 5 years advising both private and public clients on multiple and varied assignments including Valuations, Due Diligence/Feasibility Studies, Financial/Corporate restructuring, IPO and SEM/DEM Transaction Advisory, M&A advisory, Strategy and Business planning, and Deal closing.

    Prior to joining PwC, Jill worked 2 years at International Financial Services Ltd (now Sanne Mauritius), a leading local offshore management company, overseeing a portfolio of over 100 clients including mutual funds and private equity funds, and serving as Director on a number of investment funds/GBC’s. She started her career at Ernst & Young, spending 6 years in the Assurance department being involved on and leading the audits of listed and non-listed financial institutions mainly including banks, NBFI’s and Insurance companies, whilst concurrently being in charge of the IFRS technical desk.

    Company Secretary

    Fellow Member

    Chartered Governance Institute of UK & Ireland


    Mauritius Institute of Directors


    MBA with Specialisation in Financial Services

    Open University of Mauritius

    BA (Hons) Law and Management

    University of Mauritius

    Andy currently holds the post of Company Secretary of AfrAsia Bank Limited. He is a Chartered Governance Professional with more than 12 years of experience in corporate governance matters and company secretarial practice. Prior to joining AfrAsia Bank in 2022, he was responsible of the Corporate Affairs cluster of the main subsidiary of a leading global multinational operating in the pharmaceutical industry. Andy worked for various companies offering outsourced corporate & secretarial services to a diverse range of companies in various sectors. He started his career with a local conglomerate.

    Alongside his role as Secretary to the Board, Andy also acts as Secretary to the Committees of the Board as follows: Audit Committee, Conduct Review Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Credit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Risk Committee, Strategy Committee, Technology, Digitization and Platforms Committee. He is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (“CGI”) and a Member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (“MloD”).

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