Leadership

Below you will find a list of our Board of Directors and our Executive Committee for Standard Bank Mauritius


 

 Lakshman Bheenick

Chief Executive

 Qualifications:

  • Holder of a BA (Hons) in Economy from University of Manchester (England)

Lakshman Bheenick joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in June 2006 as Head: Global Markets. He was appointed Chief Executive of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in July 2010 and Executive Director on the board of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Ltd in May 2010. Lakshman previously worked for Barclays Bank Plc where he successfully led the Debt Capital Issuance in Mauritius and Botswana.

 

Nathalie Pompon-Nemorin

Chief Financial Officer

Qualifications:

  • Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)

 

Nathalie Pompon-Nemorin joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in 2001 as Financial Manager. She acceded to Head of Finance in 2006. Nathalie previously worked at Kemp Chatteris, Clay Ratnage Chartered Accountants in London and at Investec Bank (Mauritius) Ltd as Accountant.

Adjhmir Bhugaloo

Chief Information Officer

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a Licence Professionnelle Commerce, option Commerce Electronique from Université de La Reunion
  • Holder of a Diplome de Technologie, mention Informatique de Gestion from the Mauritius Chambers of Commerce and Industry

 

Adjhmir Bhugaloo joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in 2007 as Head: Electronic Banking and later as Client Access Manager. He was previously employed at The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

 

Daniel Ng Tseung

Head: Transactional Products and Services

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a BSc. (Hons) Economics from Loughborough University (UK)

 

Daniel Ng Tseung is the Head Transactional Products and Services. He previously worked and held various positions such as Group Treasurer and responsible for the Cards Division at the State Bank of Mauritius and as Treasurer at The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Mauritius (HSBC).

 

Cole Acutt

Head: Client Coverage and Investment Banking

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance Honours) from the University of Cape Town

 

Having been with Standard Bank since 2009, Cole Acutt has held managerial positions in Structured and Leveraged Credit Africa (based in Johannesburg) and Diversified Lending and Leverage (based in Johannesburg and then Nairobi). Prior to joining Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in October 2017, Cole was a Senior Transaction Manager in Diversified Lending & Leverage (Southern & Central Africa).

Meenakshi Sandrasagren

Head: Global Markets

Qualifications:

  • Holder of an MBA from the City University Business School (UK) and a master’s in international economics and Finance from Brandeis University (USA).
  • Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)

 

Meenakshi Sandrasagren joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Ltd in 2011 as Head Global Markets. She previously worked at Air Mauritius as Senior Manager, Treasury and Risks, at MEDIA as financial controller, at De Chazal Du Mée and Philips ELL & Gross (UK).

 

 

Reshmee Kistnamah

Head: Legal and Company Secretary

Qualifications:

  • Admitted as Barrister-at-Law in the Republic of Mauritius
  • Holder of an LLB (Hons) from the University of Mauritius
  • Holder of an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London
  • Holder of a diploma in French Law from the Universite de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences D’Aix en Provence.

 

Reshmee Kistnamah joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in 2010 as Corporate Lawyer. She previously worked at Harel Mallac Group in charge of the Legal and Corporate Secretarial Department.

 

 

Robin Veerapen

Head: Operations

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology from the British Computer Society

 

Robin Veerapen joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in April 2005. He previously worked at the State Bank of Mauritius and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Mauritius (HSBC) for 14 years.

 

Nigel Hou

Head: Credit

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • CFA Charter holder

 

Nigel Hou joined Standard Bank in 2009 as Credit Origination Manager – Wholesale. He was appointed as Accounts Risk Manager in 2013, Manager, Investment Banking in 2015 and appointed Head: Credit in March 2017. He previously worked as Senior Analyst at TD Canada Trust in Quebec.

 

 

Michele Ah See

Head: Risk

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a MA (ord) in Accountancy and Economics from University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

 

Michele Ah See joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in February 2009. She occupies the post of Head: Risk in the Bank and is an Executive Director on the board of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Ltd since February 2014. Michele previously worked 10 years at the State Bank of Mauritius where she headed the Value Management Office, the Credit Underwriting Division and the Corporate Banking Division. She also worked for Somers Baker in UK and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Mauritius in Audit.

 

Rita Balaka

Head: Compliance

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a Master in Economic Policy and Planning
  • Holder of a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Economics & Social Administration from Makerere University, Kampala
  • Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

 

Rita Balaka joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Ltd as Head: Compliance in October 2018. She previously worked at Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited as Head: Compliance and as Vice President – Executive Director of Citybank Uganda.

 

Aelander Mootoosamy

Head: Human Capital

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a master’s in social sciences from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa
  • Holder of a master’s in commerce; Organisational Psychology from the University of Cape Town
  • Registered Psychologist with the Health Professional Council of South Africa

 

Aelander Mootoosamy was appointed Head: Human Capital in November 2015. She previously worked as Country Head HR of Deutsche Bank, Mauritius

 

 

Daniel Lai Choo

Head: Marketing & Communication

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand
  • Holder of a Master of Business Administration from the University of Surrey

 

Daniel Lai Choo joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in 2011. He was appointed Head: Marketing & Communication in 2015. Daniel previously worked and held various positions such as Change Manager and Marketing Manager at Barclays Bank Mauritius.

 

 

Chairman

Duncan James Westcott

 

Independent Director

 

Arvind Hari

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a Bachelor in Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Witwatersrand
  • Holder of a Master of Commerce from the University of Pretoria
  • Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors of South Africa, Information Systems Audit and Control Association of South Africa and Institute of Directors

Arvind Hari is the Chairman of Board Audit Committee of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited. He served as Partner at KPMG for 21 years. He was  a member of KPMG’s Policy Board for 11 years, Partner in Charge of the IT Audit and Advisory Business Unit of KPMG and Executive Partner responsible for KPMG’s Finances, Executive Remuneration, People (Human Resources) and internal IT unit.

Appointed as Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in October 2018.

 

Non-Executive Director

 

Duncan James Westcott

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a BSC Economics from the University of Wales
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Duncan Wescott is the Chairman of Board of Directors of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited since March 2019. He was previously a Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers in South Africa.

Appointed as Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in September 2010.

 

 

 Clive Robert Tasker

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a BA LLB from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
  • Advanced Management Programme from Wharton Business School University of Pennsylvania

Clive Tasker joined The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited in November 2000. He is the Chairman of Board Risk Management/Conduct Review Committee of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited. He occupied various key positions within the Standard Bank Group including serving as Chief Executive of Standard Bank Africa, Head: Corporate Banking International and Head: Corporate and Investment Banking of Standard Bank Group, and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Advisory (China) Limited, a position he occupied until his retirement in 2015. Clive also serves as director on the board of various companies within the Standard Bank Group.

Appointed as Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in February 2016

 

 

 

Roderick Terner Forbes Poole

Qualification:

  • Holder of a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa

Rod Poole is currently Head: Change and Business Transformation of Standard Bank Group. He held various key positions within Standard Bank Group namely in Finance, IT and HR including serving as Head: Human Resources Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank Plc London, Head: Human Resources CIB and Head: Human Capital, Marketing and Communications CIB at The Standard Bank of South Africa, and Chief of Staff, Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank Group.

Appointed as Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in November 2016

 

 

Stephen Vincent Scali

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, USA
  • Holder of a MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Admitted to the New York State Bar in 2002
  • Non Practising Solicitor of England and Wales

Stephen Scali is the Chairman of the Board Credit Committee of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited.  A Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors, he is a lawyer qualified in several jurisdictions (including as a Barrister in Mauritius) and a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  A graduate of Harvard Law School with corporate experience from leading institutions abroad, in Mauritius he has acted as chief executive of an investment management company, legal advisor, and director of leading Mauritius companies.

Appointed as Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in June 2011

 

 Antonio Caroto Coutinho

Qualifications:

  • Holder of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Pretoria
  • Holder of a Diploma in Management from Henley Business School

Antonio Coutinho is currently the Regional Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group. He previously served as Chief Executive of Standard Bank Angola until mid-2018. He was also Chief Executive of Standard Bank Mozambique from 2004 to 2015.

Appointed as Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in December 2018

 

Executive Directors

 

Lakshman Bheenick

Qualification:

  • Holder of a BA (Hons) in Economy from University of Manchester (England)

Lakshman Bheenick joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in June 2006 as Head: Global Markets. He was appointed Chief Executive of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in July 2010. Lakshman previously worked for Barclays Bank Plc where he successfully led the Debt Capital Issuance in Mauritius and Botswana.

Appointed as Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in May 2010

 

Michele Ah See

Qualifications:

  • Holder of a MA (ord) in Accountancy and Economics from University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Michele Ah See joined Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in February 2009. She occupies the post of Head: Risk in the Bank. She previously worked 10 years at the State Bank of Mauritius where she headed the Value Management Office, the Credit Underwriting Division and the Corporate Banking Division. She also worked for Somers Baker in UK and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Mauritius in Audit.

Appointed as Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited in February 2014

 

 

Board Audit Committee

Board Risk Management/Conduct Review Committee

 

  • Arvind Hari (Chairperson)
  • Stephen Scali
  • Clive Tasker
  • Antonio Coutinho
  • Roderick Poole

 

  • Clive Tasker (Chairperson)
  • Lakshman Bheenick
  • Antonio Coutinho
  • Roderick Poole
  • Stephen Scali

Board Credit Committee

Board Technology and Information Committee

 

  • Stephen Scali (Chairperson)
  • Arvind Hari
  • Lakshman Bheenick
  • Antonio Coutinho
  • Roderick Poole

 

  • Clive Tasker (Chairperson)
  • Lakshman Bheenick
  • Arvind Hari
  • Antonio Coutinho
  • Roderick Poole

Sharesocialicons

Online Banking

Select your online banking platform:

  • Notices

  • Callback Form

     
    Saving your details - Please Wait...
    First name * :
    Surname * :
     
    Mobile * :
     
    Country code:
    Area code:
    Local number:
    E-mail * :
    Product of interest:
    Convenient time to call * :