Chairman of the Board since 1 July 2018
Iqbal Rajahbalee is the Managing Partner of BLC Robert, a leading law firm in Mauritius. He has over 30 years of practice as barrister before the Mauritius courts, and has appeared as counsel in a number of high profile commercial litigation cases.
He also advised on diverse cross-border finance transactions, including asset financing and investment funds both for the public and private sector. He served for more than ten years at the Attorney General‘s Office, Ministry of Justice rising to the position of Assistant Solicitor General. He is regarded as the founder of the Mauritius offshore industry, and was made the first Executive Director of its regulatory body.
He assisted in the setting up of the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius, the regulatory authority of the non-bank financial services industry, and subsequently was made to lead the institution as Chief Executive. Iqbal was also director on the governing board of the central bank. He was chairman of the Mauritius Telecom just after its privatisation. He has been a director on both local and international private and public companies. In addition, Iqbal holds a Masters Law degree from the London School of Economics, and is a member of the Middle Temple Inns of Court.