Our purpose and values

At Barclays Bank Mauritius we believe that only a business driven by values can deliver strong, sustainable returns. We are committed to community investment and corporate social investment. Our common purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. These values sit at the core of our business and underpin everything that we do.

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Respect

We respect and value those we work with and the contribution that they make.

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Integrity

We act fairly, ethically and openly in everything that we do.

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Service

We put our customers and clients at the centre of what we do.

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Excellence

We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best sustainable results.

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Stewardship

We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

  • Our Board

    Phillip DAWE
    Phillip DAWE

    Chairman of the Board since 1 June 2013.

    Phillip spent a 30 year career as an international banking executive at HSBC, predominantly in Asia and in the Middle East, and was the former CEO of HSBC in Mauritius. He is also a former Chairman of the Mauritius Bankers Association.

    Ravin DAJEE

    Managing Director and Executive Director of the Board

    As Country Managing Director of Barclays Mauritius since July 2007, Ravin has positioned the bank as one of the major players in the Mauritian banking sector. Prior to joining Barclays Mauritius, Ravin held several leadership positions, including the role of General Manager of the State Trading Corporation from 2002 to 2004 and General Manager of the Central Electricity Board from 2004 to 2006. He is currently Chairman of the Mauritius Bankers Association. Ravin graduated from the University of Oxford with a post graduate diploma in Strategy and Innovation. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Leicester.

    Ravin DAJEE
    Ravin DAJEE
    Franco DAVIS

    Finance Director and Executive Director of the Board

    Franco joined the bank in 1990. After working in several departments, namely retail, administration and finance, he was appointed as Finance Director in October 2009, overseeing the finance departments of both Mauritius and Seychelles. Since November 2015, Franco has also been overseeing the finances of Barclays Bank Mozambique. Franco graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Financial Services from the University of Manchester in October 2003 and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers since January 2004.

    Feriel AUMEERALLY

    Non-executive director of the Board and member of the Audit Committee from 1 September 2016.

    Feriel was the former Group Head of Strategy at Harel Mallac & Co Ltd and has prior banking experience both locally and overseas. Feriel is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW, UK) and holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Political Science from the London School of Economics, a Masters in International Business from the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Sydney.

    Feriel AUMEERALLY
    Feriel AUMEERALLY
    Patrice D'HOTMAN DE VILLIERS

    Non-executive director of the Board since 1 June 2013.

    Patrice is the former Chief Executive (from 1996 to 2010) of IBL group, one of the largest and oldest conglomerates in Mauritius operating in the Financial Services, Seafood and Marine, Aviation, Logistics, Engineering, Commerce and Retail Distribution sectors. Patrice was also a Director for more than 90 companies within the IBL group. IBL is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.

    Kiran JUWAHEER

    Non-executive director of the Board since 1 June 2013

    Kiran is the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). For the past 29 years Kiran has held various key positions at Shell in Mauritius, Tunisia and Kenya. Kiran was appointed Managing Director for Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited in 2011 and is also a director on various Vivo Energy Boards in and outside of Mauritius. He is also the Chairman of Mauritius Cargo Community Systems, a member of the National Corporate Governance Committee, and a former president of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    Kiran JUWAHEER
    Wilfrid KOON KAM KING
    Wilfrid KOON KAM KING

    Non-executive director of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee since 16 and 21 October 2014

    Wilfrid is a Chartered Accountant. He is the former Chairman of KPMG Mauritius from 2008 to 2010 and prior to that a Managing Partner of KPMG Mauritius. Wilfrid has over 35 years of experience in the Accountancy field and his key responsibilities included the coordination of the overall activities of KPMG Mauritius encompassing providing financial and corporate advice to local, multinational, private and public companies. Wilfrid is also the Chairman of Société d’Investissement de Mare Gravier and Udis Limitée.

    KeaObaka MAHUMA

    Non-executive director of the Board since 1 July 2015.

    KeaObaka is a member of the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Africa Executive Committee at Absa Bank and is responsible for driving the strategic delivery of Enterprise and Supply Chain Development across Barclays Africa countries. Prior to joining CIB Africa in March 2011, he held a number of positions including being the founder of the Grandstone Group, Chief Financial Officer at Cornastone Technology Holdings, and a Corporate Finance Associate at both JP Morgan and Brait Merchant Bank. He also holds a Masters’ Degree in Tax, a BCom (Hons) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town.

    Wilfrid KOON KAM KING
    Cyril WONG SUN THIONG
    Cyril WONG SUN THIONG

    Non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee since 1 August 2014.

    Cyril graduated with first class honours in Physics from the University of Manchester and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London. Cyril was an Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the board of the bank until 31 July 2014. Prior to that, he held a number of senior management positions in Barclays Mauritius including, Finance Director and Chief Compliance and Risk Officer. Before joining Barclays, Cyril held senior positions as Head of Finance in multinational companies such as ExxonMobil and British American Tobacco.

  • Our Executive Committee

    Ravin DAJEE
    Ravin DAJEE

    Managing Director and Executive Director of the Board

    As Country Managing Director of Barclays Mauritius since July 2007, Ravin has positioned the bank as one of the major players in the Mauritian banking sector. Prior to joining Barclays Mauritius, Ravin held several leadership positions, including the role of General Manager of the State Trading Corporation from 2002 to 2004 and General Manager of the Central Electricity Board from 2004 to 2006. He is currently Chairman of the Mauritius Bankers Association. Ravin graduated from the University of Oxford with a post graduate diploma in Strategy and Innovation. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Leicester.

    Franco DAVIS

    Finance Director and Executive Director of the Board

    Franco joined the bank in 1990. After working in several departments, namely retail, administration and finance, he was appointed as Finance Director in October 2009, overseeing the finance departments of both Mauritius and Seychelles. Since November 2015, Franco has also been overseeing the finances of Barclays Bank Mozambique. Franco graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Financial Services from the University of Manchester in October 2003 and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers since January 2004.

    Franco DAVIS
    Ajay BEEGUN
    Ajay BEEGUN

    Chief Operating Officer

    Ajay began his time at Barclays Bank Mauritius in November 2008 as Head of Information Technology and was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Indian Ocean in January 2015. He heads the operations in both Mauritius and Seychelles. Ajay has been in the banking sector since 1987 and held different key roles leading technology transformational projects. Prior to joining Barclays Mauritius, Ajay was a Banking Technology Consultant at DCDM. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology from South Bank University, United Kingdom and holds a Masters in Business Administration with specialisation in Information Management from Brunel University, United Kingdom.

    Sajid BODHY

    Head of Business Banking

    Sajid joined the bank in June 2016, as Head of Business Banking. He has been working in the banking industry, locally and internationally, for the last 25 years. Prior to joining the bank, Sajid held the position of Country Manager at Habib Bank Ltd, Mauritius. Sajid was also Chairman of the National Resilience Fund - Equity Investment Limited, a private equity fund and joint Government - Private sector initiative, from March 2015 to May 2016. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Association of Business Executives and a BSc in Business Studies from the University of Mauritius.

    Sajid BODHY
    Sukor DA SILVA
    Sukor DA SILVA

    Chief Risk Officer

    Sukor is an experienced credit professional with more than 30 years’ experience. He has been holding different senior positions in Barclays PLC. He has a proven Corporate track record in the United Kingdom and also dealing with international Wholesale Credit portfolios. He has successfully grown through the ranks at Barclays to become a Director. Sukor is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers since 1994.

    Pamela DUSORUTH

    Head of Compliance

    Pamela joined the bank in January 2008 as Money Laundering Reporting Officer and was appointed Head of Compliance in July 2013. Pamela has been in the banking industry for the past 10 years, where she held various key positions within the compliance area and had extensive exposure to control and risk management. In addition to her ACCA qualifications, Pamela also holds a BA Honours in Accounting and Finance, an MSc in Financial Management from the UK Middlesex Business School and an MSc in Internal Auditing and Management.

    Pamela DUSORUTH
    Jennifer JOHNSON
    Jennifer JOHNSON

    Head of Strategy, Marketing and Corporate Relations

    Jennifer joined Barclays Mauritius as Head of Change in 2007. After holding the role of Head of Customer Service and 3 years of secondment to the Barclays Africa Regional Management, Chief Executive Office, she was appointed Head of Strategy, Marketing and Corporate Relations. Before joining Barclays, she held several senior roles in a large conglomerate, specifically in managing group change projects and developing and implementing the strategic IT plans of companies in different industries. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Science, an MSc in Engineering from the University of Technology, Compiègne, France and an MBA from Massey University in New Zealand.

    Vishal JOYRAM

    Head of Global Markets

    Vishal was appointed as Head of Global Markets in January 2015. He holds a Maîtrise d’Economie Appliquée from the University of Paris-IX Dauphine in France and has also successfully completed the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Certification, the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the UK Society of Investment Professionals and the ACI Dealing Certificate. Prior to joining the bank in November 2013, Vishal worked in France, the UK and Mauritius in Corporate Finance, Investment Management and Advisory, Stockbroking and Wealth Management with firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and the State Bank of Mauritius.

    Vishal JOYRAM
    Marie-Christine LIU
    Marie-Christine LIU

    Consumer Banking Director

    Marie-Christine has held various key positions in the banking sector for the past 26 years. Marie-Christine joined Barclays Mauritius in November 2014 as Head of Customer Network, and was appointed as Retail Banking Director on 26 December 2016. Marie-Christine holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.

    Oumesh MUNGROO

    Treasurer

    Oumesh currently holds the role of Treasurer for Barclays Mauritius since 2007 and since 2015, has been given additional Treasury responsibilities to include Barclays Mozambique and Seychelles. Oumesh held various leadership positions in Markets and Treasury in Barclays Mauritius since 2002 and prior to joining, he has also worked at the central Bank of Mauritius for nearly 10 years. Oumesh graduated from the University of Oxford with an Executive MBA in 2014, holds an MSc in Applied Economics with specialisation in Banking and Finance from the University of Mauritius. He is a fellow member of The Chartered Association of Certified Accountant UK and also holds an ACI Diploma.

    Oumesh MUNGROO
    Phillip NORAH
    Phillip NORAH

    Head of Legal and Company Secretariat, Indian Ocean

    Phillip is the Head of Legal and Company Secretariat for the Indian Ocean operations of the Barclays Africa Group, covering both Mauritius and Seychelles. He is a solicitor of the senior courts of England & Wales. Phillip has significant experience in banking and finance legal matters having previously worked for major international law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Appleby. He studied law at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom and “Université de Lille II” in France.

    Sunil RAMGOBIN

    Corporate Domestic and International Banking Director

    Sunil is a seasoned banking professional with more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions at various local, regional and international banking organisations. Before joining Barclays Mauritius, he held the role of Assistant General Manager for a large banking group in Saudi Arabia, Corporate, International and Investment Banking Director in a domestic bank and Directeur Général Adjoint for a French banking group. Sunil holds a Masters in Business Law from Ecole Supérieure des Affaires of Lille II University in France.

    Sunil RAMGOBIN
    Dev SEWGOBIND
    Dev SEWGOBIND

    Head of Human Resources

    Dev is a highly experienced Human Resource specialist. He joined Barclays Mauritius as Head of Human Resources in January 2012. Before joining the bank he occupied several positions in Human Resources across different countries within the British American Tobacco Group, including Mozambique, Indian Ocean Islands and the East Africa Zone, based out of Kenya. In that capacity, he has been instrumental in finding the right talent and implementing the relevant Human Resource structure for the group and has been equally instrumental and of high value in supporting the global key projects and strategic operations plan. He is the holder of a First Class Honours BSc in Management Studies from the University of Mauritius and a Masters in Human Resources Management from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

  • Our Accolades

    Best Bank in Mauritius by Global Finance in 2015
    Bank of the Year awarded by The Banker in 2011
    Best Foreign Bank in Mauritius from 2008-2014 by EMEA Finance
     
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