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Board of the FSC

The FSC is administered and managed by a Board which consists of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and seven independent non-executive directors. The Board appoints a Chief Executive who shall be responsible for the execution of the policy of the Board and for the control and management of the day-to-day business of the Commission.

Members of the Board hold Office for a period of three years and are eligible for re-appointment.

 

Members of the Board are:

  • Mr Rajesh Sharma Ramloll, SC
    Vice-Chairperson
    Vice-Chairperson
    Vice-Chairperson
    Mr Rajesh Sharma Ramloll, SC
    Vice-Chairperson

    Mr Rajesh Ramloll, SC joined the Board of the FSC in May 2014 and has been appointed as Vice-Chairperson since 26 April 2019. He is currently the Deputy Solicitor-General at the Attorney-General’s Office. Mr Ramloll is a barrister at Law and holds a specialist LLM in taxation from the Centre for Commercial Studies Queen Mary, London.

    He is the current President of the International Fiscal Association, Mauritius Branch.

    Mr. Ramloll is a Fellow of the Hon. Society of Advanced Legal Studies (London) and is a member of the International Fiscal Association. He advises the Government on legal aspects of financial matters. He is a tax assessor of the OECD Global Forum and a reviewer of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), (Netherlands).

  • Mr Mahess Rawoteea
    Mr Mahess Rawoteea

    Mr Mahess Rawoteea has joined the Board as from October 2018. He is Lead Analyst at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Currently, he is a member of the National Regulatory Sandbox Licence Committee and the Work Group on the Blue Print for the Financial Services Sector. He is also a co-opted member of the Mauritius Africa Fund Ltd Board of Directors and the Secretary of the National Pensions Fund and National Savings Fund Investment Committee.

  • Mr Sarwansingh Purmessur
    Mr Sarwansingh Purmessur

    Mr Sarwansingh Purmessur has joined the Board as from May 2018. He currently holds the position of Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance. He has a very long career in the civil service for having served for over thirty-five years in various Ministries. During his tenure of officer, he has also assumed the position of directors in various organisations like the Information and Communication Technology Authority, the National Housing Development Company limited, the Business Parks of Mauritius Ltd, the Town and Country Planning Board, the National Computer Board, amongst many others.

  • Mr Hervé Lassemillante
    Mr Hervé Lassemillante

    Mr. Herve Lassemillante has been appointed to the Board of the Financial Services Commission since July 2017. He was called to the Bar in 1979 and is a member of the Middle Temple Inn of Court. He had been appointed as Special Envoy of the Mauritian Prime Minister to the Congo-Brazzaville and is a member of the Mediation Reference Group of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

    Mr. Lassemillante has been a Director of the Port Louis Fund and was one of the two assessors of the Commission on the Prescription of Land set up in May 2012. He has also occupied the position of Vice President at the National Human Rights Commission.

    At present he is the Chairperson of the Independent Review Panel of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

     

  • Mr Premchand Mungar
    Mr Premchand Mungar

    Mr Premchand Mungar is a seasoned professional with extensive expertise across various sectors of the financial services industry. In December 2017, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Member of the FSC’s Board.

    Before his recent return to Mauritius, he was the general counsel and a senior director at the African Trade and Development Bank Group (TDB Group), a multinational development financial institution. He was a member of TDB’s executive committees and was retained as a senior advisor to TDB Group.

    Mr Mungar is actively involved at the Corporate Governance Development Forum spearheaded by international Development Finance Institutions to develop a framework integrating the principles of governance into investment and business operations. He now acts as a consultant in banking and finance for institutional transformation, corporate strategy and business initiatives.

    Mr Mungar holds a master’s degree in finance and financial law from the University of London and an LLB from the University of Mauritius. He is a qualified attorney and a member of the Mauritius Law Society since 1995.

    He attended various executive education courses, including the 16th Summer School on International Financial Law, organised by EuroMoney in collaboration with the University of Oxford, at St Catherine’s College. He was also sponsored by Japan Bank for International Cooperation to attend to the 10th Autumn Course on International Finance held jointly with Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He holds to his credit several commendations and was awarded the 2016 President’s Excellence Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the affairs of the TDB Group.

  • Mrs Yotsna Lalji-Venketasawmy
    Mrs Yotsna Lalji-Venketasawmy

    Mrs. Yotsna Lalji-Venketasawmy joined to the Board of the FSC in April 2018 and is currently an Adviser on matters relating to Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) at the Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance. She has extensive regional and international experience in the field of AML/CFT, and has served as a United Nations expert between January 2012 and June 2015.

    Prior to 2012, she was the Legal Adviser of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG), and has led and participated in a number of AML/CFT assessments of countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.

    Mrs. Lalji- Venketasawmy has also previously worked for the Financial Services Commission and has over 7 years of experience working in financial services regulations.

  • Ms Gayle Mary Jane Yerriah
    Ms Gayle Mary Jane Yerriah

    Ms Gayle Mary Jane Yerriah has been appointed as member of the FSC since the 26th of April 2019. She is a holder of an LLB (Bachelor in law) from the University of Buckingham in United Kingdom and was called to the Bar in UK in November 2011 and is a member of the Middle Temple Inn UK. She was also called to the Bar in Mauritius in January 2013.  She is an Arbitrator (FCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Information and Communication Technology Authority.

  • Mrs Mariam Rajabally
    Mrs Mariam Rajabally

    Mrs Mariam Rajabally has been appointed as Board Member of the FSC since 26 April 2019. She is a Partner at a leading accounting firm specialising in transaction advisory services and corporate finance. She has been involved in a number of large transactions in different sectors. Mrs Rajabally also advises on local and international tax matters. She regularly conducts workshops on a number of topics. She is also currently a Commissioner at the Competition Commission of Mauritius.

     

    Mrs Rajabally holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Oxford and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with PricewaterhouseCoopers, London.


The Secretary to the Board is Mr. R. Sokappadu

 The Board carries out their functions through the following sub-committees:

  • Audit and Risk Committee;
  • Corporate Governance Committee;
  • Enforcement Committee established under Section 52 of the Financial Services Act 2007;
  • Staff Committee;
  • Legal Affairs Committee;
  • Application and Approval Committee; and
  • Waivers and Exemption Committee.

For more information on the Board Committees, please refer to page 19 of the Annual Report 2017/2018.


The Chief Executive is:

  • Mr Harvesh Seegolam
    Chief Executive (July 2017 - February 2020)
    Chief Executive (July 2017 - February 2020)
    Chief Executive (July 2017 - February 2020)
    Mr Harvesh Seegolam
    Chief Executive (July 2017 - February 2020)

    Harvesh Seegolam is the Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) since July 2017. Prior to joining the FSC, he was Chief Executive of the Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA), institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development mandated for the development and promotion of Mauritius as an International Financial Centre (IFC) of excellence.

    Harvesh was also Director of the Innovation, Technology & Services cluster at the Board of Investment (BOI), the Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritius. He has successfully advised a number of global players on setting up operations in Mauritius in the fields of banking, private equity, investment funds, legal services and wealth management, manufacturing and ICT amongst others.

    Harvesh holds a BSc (Hon) in Economics and an MSc in International Finance, in addition to several other qualifications in accountancy and finance. He is an alumni of the London School of Economics & Political Science, the University College London, Durham University, as well as the SKEMA ‘Grande Ecole de Commerce’ in France.