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Senior Management Team

Meet the people who set AfrAsia’s strategy and run your bank day-to-day

Our senior management team consists of an Executive Committee and a Management Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for setting AfrAsia Bank’s strategy, while the Management Committee is responsible for implementing it. Sanjiv Bhasin, our CEO, has overall responsibility for the Bank’s operational activities and functions.

  • SANJIV BHASIN
    SANJIV BHASIN
    Chief Executive Officer

    Master of Business Administration in Finance - XLRI Jamshedpur
    B.Com (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance - Delhi University, India

    Date first appointment as director: 19-Nov-15
    Date of last re-appointment: 19-Dec-16
    Length of service as director: 1 year 7 months

    Sanjiv has over 38 years of banking experience having held senior positions in Asia, Africa and UK markets and has headed international banks over the past 18 years as CEO. He 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 growing the franchise to become the largest one in all foreign Asia. He thereafter joined DBS India, leading them to be the fourth largest foreign bank in India during his tenure while conceiving their digital banking array.

    He is a successful leader of change and a major driver of growth at both corporate and operational levels, with a track record of delivering results in competitive markets. Sanjiv continues to build beneficial customer and staff relationships while driving banks to embrace the digital change.

  • VIJIT YADAV
    VIJIT YADAV
    Chief Operating Officer

    Master of Business Administration
    International Management Institute, India

    Diploma in Business Management and Administration
    London School of Foreign Trade, UK

    Masters and Bachelor’s degree - History
    St. Stephens College, Delhi University, India

    Date joined AfrAsia: 08-Aug-16

    Prior to joining AfrAsia, Vijit was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at DBS Bank, India where he oversaw the technological and digital transformation of the Bank in India. He was also a Member of the DBS Group Technology & Operations Executive Committee. Earlier, he spent 17 years at the HSBC Group, both in India and USA, running Business lines as well as Support functions. With a track record of over 27 years in the banking sector, he has extensive and valuable expertise in driving change in the Consumer and Corporate banking areas, digitizing Operations and digital implementations, amongst others.

     

  • THIERRY VALLET
    THIERRY VALLET
    General Manager

    Master of Business Administration - International Finance
    HEC School of Management, Paris

    Date joined AfrAsia: 20-Aug-07

    Thierry started his career as an Engineer and worked for large companies such as LONRHO, ILLOVO and IBL. In 2000, he went back to school to do a MBA at HEC Paris where he specialised in International Finance. He then started his financial career working for Groupe Generali as an Insurance Inspector. In 2005, he returned to Mauritius and joined the Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited as Corporate Banker and moved to AfrAsia Bank in 2007 as Head of Strategic Development.

  • PARIKSHAT TULSIDAS
    PARIKSHAT TULSIDAS
    Senior Executive – Head Treasury & Markets

    ACI Dealing Certificate
    ACI

    Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and HR
    Middlesex University London

    Date joined AfrAsia: 21-Jan-13

    Parik, a Mauritian national, has over 15 years’ experience in Financial Markets. He worked at the Standard Bank where he held the post of Head of Sales - Global Markets (Mauritius) for approximately 5 years. He then moved to Beijing as the General Manager, Global Markets Advisory (China) for the same company.

  • ROBIN BRYAN SMITHER
    ROBIN BRYAN SMITHER
    Senior Executive – Head Corporate & Personal Banking

    Master of Business Administration
    University of Witwatersrand (WITS) South Africa

    Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
    University of Witwatersrand (WITS) South Africa

    Degree in Social Science (PPE)
    University of Cape Town

    Date joined AfrAsia: 07-Jan-13 (contractual)

    Robin has over 16 years' experience in Corporate and Investment banking with an extensive knowledge in global markets, investment banking and lending products. 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 global multinational clients where he developed an extensive knowledge of Africa related banking and business. Robin currently heads up the domestic and international corporate banking activities for the Bank. Robin also acts as a non-executive director on some of the AfrAsia Capital Management investment funds.

  • YOGESH GOKOOL
    YOGESH GOKOOL
    Senior Executive – Head Global Business

    Member
    Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
    Association of International Wealth Management (AIWM)
    Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD)

    Date joined AfrAsia: 03-Jul-08

    Yogesh has over 20 years of experience in financial management gained whilst working for International Financial Services Limited (now part of Sanne Group Plc), a leading International Management Company in Mauritius. He also worked for Deutsche Bank (Mauritius) where he headed the fiduciary services division.

    Yogesh sits on the board of STEP Mauritius, which promotes Private Clients work and liaises with the Mauritius Government on current issues and the implementation of fiduciary legislation.

  • JOELLE NG FOONG LEE
    JOELLE NG FOONG LEE
    Chief Risk Officer

    Associate
    Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRM)

    General Management Program for Mauritius and South East Africa for Executives
    Essec Business School

    Banking Studies
    University of Mauritius

    Date joined AfrAsia: 17-Sep-07

    Joelle is responsible for the overall Risk Management of the bank. She has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector in Personal Banking, Recovery and in Credit and Risk Management having worked for HSBC and MCB prior to joining AfrAsia.

  • LYNN DALLAIRE
    LYNN DALLAIRE
    Chief Credit Officer

    Fellow Member
    Canadian Chartered Institute of Bankers

    Master of Business Administration
    University of Quebec, Montreal

    Date joined AfrAsia: 24-Oct-16

    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, risk management, Business/corporate relationship management, workouts (debt restructuring), and at the corporate recovery center.

     

  • JENNIFER JEAN-LOUIS
    JENNIFER JEAN-LOUIS
    Chief Financial Officer

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

    Date joined AfrAsia: 30-Jul-07

    Jennifer has been with the Bank since its inception and has contributed in the setting up of its financial management frameworks incorporating finance, taxation and treasury back office. She is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience gained locally and internationally in both public practice and the industry.

  • MAUREEN TREANOR
    MAUREEN TREANOR
    Head of Human Resources and Change Management

    Member
    Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD)

    Qualifications in Human Resources (ABE UK) and Project Management
    University of Mauritius

    Current - Master of Business Administration
    Edinburgh Business School

    Date joined AfrAsia: 01-Jun-2010

    Maureen started her career with Barclays Bank (UK) approximately 25 years ago. She joined AfrAsia as Head of Human Resources and Change Management in 2010 and has experience in the UK and African markets.

  • SUNEETA MOTALA
    SUNEETA MOTALA
    Head of Marketing and Public Relations

    Pre Associateship
    Chartered Institute of Bankers

    MSc in Marketing
    Salford University

    International Certificate for Financial Advisor
    Chartered Insurance Institute

    General Management Certificate
    ESSEC Business School, France

    Date joined AfrAsia: 01-Jul-07

    With more than 20 years of experience, including 12 years in a managerial position, Suneeta is an experienced marketer in the banking sector. She started her career at HSBC in 1994 spearheading responsibilities in Sales & Marketing, Credit & Risk, CRM and branch operations. In July 2007, she joined AfrAsia, a bank she contributed to building since inception with a unified branding, marketing and communications strategy, reckoned today as a key financial services player.

     

  • KRISTY BALLAH
    KRISTY BALLAH
    Head of Internal Audit

    Prior to joining AfrAsia Bank, Kristy Ballah was Group Audit Manager at the Mauritius Commercial Bank. He has a 12 year track record in audit, having started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2005, where he became an Audit Manager for a number of local and international clients.

    Kristy brings with him valuable knowledge and experience in the banking, offshore, insurance, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors. He is a specialist in strategy for risk functions in banks.

  • LOTESWAR FANGOO
    LOTESWAR FANGOO
    Head of Compliance and Legal

    Loteswar Fangoo (Anil) has over 25 years of experience in the banking and legal field.

    Prior to joining AfrAsia Bank Ltd in 2009, Anil headed the Legal and Compliance Department at SBI Mauritius. His fortes are legal, compliance and credit recovery.

    He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD) and associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

  • DAVE DUSORUTH
    DAVE DUSORUTH
    Group Head of Operations

    Dave Dusoruth joined AfrAsia Bank Limited as Head of Internal Audit in July 2015 and became Group Head of Operations in May 2017.

    He has extensive experience in auditing having spent four years working as an external auditor at De Chazal Du Mee and 11 years in the Internal Audit Department at the Mauritius Commercial Bank.

    Dave is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA). He 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
    COLIN GRIEVE
    Chief Representative Officer - South Africa Representative Offices

    Colin Grieve has over 25 years' experience in local and international banks and financial markets.

    He has held roles including Head of Treasury, Head of Corporate Banking and General Manager of investments and has acted as a mandated lead arranger in pan-African banking transactions throughout his career.

    Colin is the author of a book on investment strategy and holds a Master’s of Commerce from one of South Africa's leading universities.

  • BHUVANESH HINGORANEY
    BHUVANESH HINGORANEY
    Head of Information Communication Technology (ICT)

    Bhuvanesh Hingoraney joined the AfrAsia team in February 2015. He brings over 17 years of international experience in banking technology-related areas, and of close working with business, operations and risk.

    Prior to joining AfrAsia, he led on complex transformation initiatives for the State Bank of Mauritius. He has also led core-banking transformations and operations on behalf of Oracle Financial Services Software across Middle East, Africa and India. Bhuvanesh 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
    DWEJENDRANATH RAMANAH
    Head of Treasury

    Jen’s banking career began at the Bank of Mauritius in 1980, where he eventually became 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.

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