About Us

Leadership Team

In carrying out the FSC's mission, all staff are guided by the FSC Code of Conduct and the Core Values of the organisation, which are:

  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Team Work
  • Professionalism
  • Compliance with Rules

The Leadership Team, comprising the Chief Executive, the Deputy Chief Executive and the Directors enables the FSC to meet its statutory objectives, coordinates the activities of the various directorates and provides direction and guidance to the clusters.

 

The Leadership Team is assisted by the Head of Clusters and Team Leaders who work together to deliver the operational objectives of the FSC. They are responsible for the implementation of goals as set out in the strategic and business plans and ensure that the decisions and directions by the Leadership Team are understood by each and every member of the staff.

  • Dhanesswurnath Thakoor
    Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission
    Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission
    Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission
    Dhanesswurnath Thakoor
    Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission

    Mr. Dhanesswurnath Thakoor is the Chief Executive of the FSC Mauritius since 18 May 2020.

     

    He holds a Masters’ Degree in Information Technology, Electronics and Systems Automation from Polytech Lille - France (Ex Ecole Universitaire d’Ingénieurs de Lille) and an MBA with Specialisation in Finance. He has over 25 years of Central Banking experience.

     

    Mr Thakoor has been at the forefront in the establishment of a modern regulatory framework of a spectrum of innovative financial products and services such as peer-to-peer lending, special purpose funds and robotic and artificial intelligence-enabled advisory services, amongst others.  He also spearheaded, in his capacity as Chief Executive, a number of digitalisation-driven projects amongst which the FSC One platform and now driving the National Insurance Claims Database project.

     

    Prior to joining the FSC Mauritius, he held the post of Assistant Director - Payments Systems and the Mauritius Credit Information Bureau (‘MCIB’) at the Bank of Mauritius (“BoM”). He was also a member of the internal Fintech Committee and a member of the National Regulatory Sandbox License technical committee at the BoM.

     

    In his capacity as Chief Executive, Mr Thakoor represents the FSC Mauritius in a number of international regulatory bodies and committees including the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the International Association of Insurers Supervisors (IAIS), the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Committee on Insurance, Securities and Non-Banking Financial Authorities (CISNA).

     

    Mr Thakoor is a member of the Core Group for AML/CFT, the National AML/CFT Committee, the Interagency Coordination Committee, the National Regulatory Sandbox Licence Committee, the National Sanctions Committee, the National Committee on Corporate Governance, the FSC Regional Centre of Excellence Governing Board and the Financial Reporting Council.

     

  • Mr Prakash Seewoosunkur
    Chief Operating Officer
    Chief Operating Officer
    Chief Operating Officer
    Mr Prakash Seewoosunkur
    Chief Operating Officer

    Prakash Seewoosunkur is the Chief Operating Officer.

    He joined the Commission in 2001 and held Executive position.  In 2011, he was called to assume the role of Officer -in-charge of the Commission from January to July.  He was a former employee of the Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority (MOBAA).

    Previously, Prakash had worked for an Atlanta based US Company. From 2014-2015, he held  a senior management position in  a leading group of companies in Mauritius. 

    Prakash holds a bachelors and a masters degree in the field of software engineering as well as an MBA (Financial Management).  He has also specialised in the field of project management from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.

    Direct Line:  404 5680

  • Mrs Francesca O Harte
    Director of Enforcement
    Director of Enforcement
    Director of Enforcement
    Mrs Francesca O Harte
    Director of Enforcement

    Francesca is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the field of regulatory enforcement. Prior to joining the FSC, she held the post of Manager, Unauthorised Business Department of the Enforcement and Market Oversight Division of the Financial Conduct Authority, UK. She has experience of Authorisations, Conduct Risk as well as Wholesale and Retail Enforcement.

     

    A former Crown Prosecutor in the UK, she holds an LLB from the University of Ife and a Certificate of Call to the Bar of Nigeria. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1999.

     

    Direct Line:  404 5662

  • Mrs Renu Audit
    Director of Authorisation and Supervision
    Director of Authorisation and Supervision
    Director of Authorisation and Supervision
    Mrs Renu Audit
    Director of Authorisation and Supervision

    Mrs Audit is legally trained across jurisdictions like India, UK and Mauritius, with more than 25 years of experience in commercial, corporate and financial services regulatory environment. Over last two decades, she has gained extensive know-how of financial regulations and of business conduct in Mauritius for having worked both with regulatory agencies and private sector in Mauritius.

     

    In her career, Mrs Audit has actively been involved in leadership roles and participated in various senior level delegations, national committees and international forums. She has actively contributed in industry initiatives, governmental taskforce, regularly spoken at conferences, and lately been actively involved in issues relating to Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Gender Diversity, and RegTech.

     

    Direct Line: 404-5678

  • Jayshree Guness, Assistant Director – Enforcement
  • Gamal A. H. Ballam, Assistant Director - Global Business

  • Deerajen Ramasawmy, Assistant Director - Financial Stability & Statistics

  • Nirupa Narayen, Assistant Director - Legal

  • Aakash Mishra, Assistant Director - Insurance & Pensions

  • Kamalsing Burun, Assistant Director – Capital Markets

  • Luxsmi Vijayata Dusoruth (Vijee), Assistant Director