The investment opportunities in various sectors of activity that Mauritius offers will be explored during business forums and panel discussions at the Mauritius Finance and Investment Week from December 5 to 9.
To be hosted by the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius, under the patronage of the Government of Mauritius at Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre as part of Expo 2020 Dubai, the event will see industry experts explaining why Mauritius is an international financial centre of choice and excellence.
Over the years, Mauritius has crafted a strong growth-oriented development path, making it one of the highest per capita income countries in Africa.
The development strategy, built on a combination of political stability, a strong institutional framework, favourable regulatory environment and open trade policies, has gradually transformed Mauritius from a monocrop economy dependent on sugarcane farming, into a competitive, well-diversified and broad-based economy.
Commenting on the event, Ken Poonoosamy, Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Board of Mauritius, said: “Mauritius is amongst the top 15 countries in the world for doing business; this acknowledgement by international organisations confirm that the country remains a competitive and attractive jurisdiction for the international investors community.”
Poonoosamy will also deliver the introductory remarks on all of the event days.
Sunday, December 5, ‘Mauritius - The Investment Hub for Africa’: The event will commence with a keynote address by the Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, the Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Republic of Mauritius. Followed by a panel discussion titled ‘Mauritius: The Investment Hub for Africa’ that will be moderated by Vinay Guddye, Director of Global Outreach, Economic Development Board, Mauritius.
Panelists include Raoul Gufflet (Chief Executive Officer, SBM Bank (Holdings) Ltd), Sridhar Nagarajan (Regional Managing Director, IQ-EQ), Yogesh Gokool (Senior Executive - Head Global Business, AfrAsia Bank) and a representative of Mauritius Commercial Bank.
Tuesday, December 7, ‘Private Banking & Wealth Management’: The day will commence with a special note by Harvesh Kumar Seegolam, Governor of the Bank of Mauritius. The keynote address for the day will be given by Seeruttun.
The panel discussion will highlight ‘The Private Wealth Landscape in Mauritius’, and will be moderated by Sridhar Nagarajan, the regional Managing Director of IQ-EQ.
Panelists include Raoul Gufflet (Chief Executive Officer, SBM Bank (Holdings) Ltd), Assad Abdullatiff (Managing Director, Axis Fiduciary Ltd.), Marc-Alex Masnin (Head of Wealth Management International, AfrAsia Bank) along with a representative of Mauritius Commercial Bank.
Wednesday, December 8, ‘Private Equity and Fund Management’: The keynote address will be delivered by Seeruttun.
The panel discussion will be focused on ‘Mauritius IFC: Your Ideal Hub for Private Equity and Fund Management’, and will be moderated by Faraz Rojid, the Director of Financial Services, Economic Development Board, Mauritius.
Panelists include Shamima Mallam-Hassam (Managing Director of Trident Trust Company (Mauritius) Ltd.), Rehma Imrith (Commercial Director, IQEQ), Roshan Nathoo (Managing Director, Rogers Capital Corporate Services Ltd.) and Dhanesswurnath Thakoor (Chief Executive, Financial Services Commission).
Thursday, December 9, ‘Fintech’: The day will commence with remarks by Rajah Almazrouei, the Executive VP DIFC Fintech Hive, and a keynote address by Seeruttun.
The last panel discussion for the event is titled ‘Mauritius: Your preferred FinTech partner for Africa’, and will be moderated by Ambareen Musa, the CEO of Souqalmal Dubai. Panelists include Nameer Khan (CEO Mena Fintech Association, Dubai), Dhanesswurnath Thakoor (Chief Executive Financial Services Commission, Mauritius), Ian Dillon (Co-founder of Now Money, UAE) and a VC Fintech Investor in the UAE.-- TradeArabia News Service