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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.

    Chief Executive Officer

    Qualifications: MBA in Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur (India), B.Com (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi (India)

    Appointed: 19 November 2015 

    Sanjiv Bhasin is the CEO of AfrAsia Bank Ltd. He worked for HSBC between 1979 and 2004, holding various positions in their Corporate Banking, Investment Banking and Credit & Risk Management divisions in India, Mauritius and the UK. His last role at HSBC was Chief Operating Officer for HSBC India. From 2004 to 2008 he was the Managing Director & CEO of RaboBank in India, and thereafter joined DBS India, turning it into the fourth largest foreign bank in India.

    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.

    Senior Executive – Treasury & Markets

    ACI Dealing Certificate

    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.

    Senior Executive – Head Corporate 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

    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.

    Senior Executive – Head Global Business

    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.

    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.

    Chief Marketing Officer

    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.


    Head of Human Resources and Change Management

    Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD)

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

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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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