The Regional Centre of Excellence ("RCE") was inaugurated  on 15 March 2019 by the Honourable Dharmendar Sesungkur, the former Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance at the FSC in the presence of Lord Meghnad Desai, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum; Mr Greg Medcraft, the former Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD"); Dr Renganaden Padayachy, the previous Chairperson of the FSC; and Mr Harvesh Seegolam, the former Chief Executive of the FSC.


The launching of the RCE in collaboration with the OECD is a première in the region and will enhance the reputation of Mauritius at international level. This initiative is a result of the Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") that was signed by the Government of Mauritius ("the GoM") and the OECD in September 2018. This MOU laid down the foundations for collaboration between the OECD and the GoM to strengthen and support effective regulation, sound corporate governance and good conduct in the Southern and Eastern African regions.


Our Objectives for the region:

  • Delivering capacity building programmes aimed at primarily financial services regulators and law enforcement agencies from the Southern and Eastern African region;
  • Conducting research on topical areas relevant to financial services and financial malpractices for the regional market; and 
  • Advising on minimum standards that need to be introduced at regional level.

Areas of Co-operation

The primarily focus of the RCE are in the following fields:

  • Financial services, including capital markets, investment, insurance and pensions, and combatting financial misconduct and malpractices;
  • Financial literacy and financial inclusion;
  • Corporate governance and competition;
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption; and
  • Blockchain policy issues.