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Standard Chartered in Mauritius

Standard Chartered Mauritius was established  in 2002, providing commercial, corporate and institutional banking products and services to a select number of large multinational corporates and financial institutions. Leveraging Standard Chartered’s vast geographical network, local market knowledge and expertise, our team is able to support our clients with their banking needs across our strategic footprint of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, using Mauritius as an international financial centre.

Board of Directors

Julie Browne

Non-Executive Director
Julie Browne is an accomplished corporate banker with more than 40 years’ experience gathered from working in a range of different roles within corporate and institutional banking for major international banks in London, South East Asia and Africa.  She joined Standard Chartered Group in January 2005 and occupied various roles including Senior Credit Officer and Head, Policy & Process. She is currently appointed as Chief Credit Officer, Africa and her responsibilities include leading a team of credit managers responsible for the evaluation and approval of credit exposures to large and medium sized corporate clients across Africa, periodic portfolio analysis and stress testing, providing input into risk appetite and other risk and portfolio management tools, product governance and engagement with regulators.

Kweku Bedu-Addo

Non-Executive Director
J. Kweku Bedu-Addo has been Standard Chartered Bank’s Regional CEO for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa since 2017. Kweku’s career has spanned Public Policy, International Development, and Banking & Finance. He worked in the Ministry of Finance in the 1990s during Ghana’s Structural Adjustment reforms and joined Standard Chartered in 2000. He held several senior Corporate & Institutional Banking roles in Ghana, West Africa, Zambia and Singapore and was appointed the first Ghanaian Chief Executive in the Bank’s 125-year history in Ghana in 2010. He is a past Chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange and is currently the Chairman of the International Banks Association in South Africa and a Board Member of the Bankers Association, South Africa.

Richard Etemesi

Non-Executive Director
Richard Etemesi is a seasoned banker with over 28 years of banking experience mostly in Africa but has also worked on assignments in the UK and Singapore. He has rich experience across the Standard Chartered Group’s Africa footprint, having served as the Head of Corporate Banking in Zambia, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Uganda and Kenya, Area General Manager for East Africa, Chief Financial Officer & Strategy Director for Standard Chartered Kenya.  Richard retired in April 2021 as the Vice-Chairman, Africa of Standard Chartered, responsible for supporting the execution of the group’s strategic intent across its Africa presence countries with emphasis on subsidiary governance and risk and control. Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chairman, Richard was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered South Africa and Southern Africa for 3 years (covering South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Mauritius). Before joining Standard Chartered, Richard worked as a financial management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand Africa. Richard holds a Bachelor of commerce degree in accounting from University of Nairobi and an Msc in finance from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Yuvraj Thacoor

Independent Non-Executive Director & Chairman of Audit Committee
Yuvraj is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Independent Non-Executive Director & Chairman of Audit Committee, a member of the British Institute of Management and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACiArb). He is licensed as an auditor and an insolvency practitioner and he is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants. Yuvraj is the Managing Director of Quantuma Mauritius and Thacoor Advisory Services Ltd following his retirement from Grant Thornton where he served as Managing Partner from October 1999 to July 2016. Prior to that, he was an audit partner at PwC Mauritius. In his last two years at Grant Thornton, Yuvraj served as Regional Head – Member Firm Development Team for Grant Thornton International in Africa.

Executive Committee


Abrar A. Anwar 

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Abrar was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of Standard Chartered Mauritius in April 2023. Prior to joining the Mauritius franchise, Abrar was CEO of Standard Chartered Malaysia from 2017 to 2022. Abrar has over 30 years of experience in corporate and investment banking that has taken him to countries such as India, the UK and Bangladesh, where he first joined the Bank in 2011 as Head of Corporate and Institutional Clients. He was later appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bangladesh in 2015. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bangladesh, he was the Managing Director and Head of Global Corporate and Commercial Banking at Citibank NA in Bangladesh as well as Head of Specialist Finance and Advisory Services at ANZ Grindlays Bank. He holds an MBA degree from Bangladesh’s premier business school, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA).

Rajnish Aubeeluck

Head Client Coverage, Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Banking (CCIB)
Rajnish Aubeeluck joined Standard Chartered in 2014 as the Head of Financial Institutions, responsible for the geographic diversification of the business within the Standard Chartered network. He was appointed Head Global Banking in 2019. Rajnish is a seasoned senior banker with over fourteen years of experience across different functions in Corporate Commercial Institutional Banking (CCIB). Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Rajnish was Head Corporate Banking at HSBC in Mauritius. Rajnish read Quantity Surveying at the University of Cape Town and Financial Markets and Management at the IFS School of Finance.

Danny Balluck

Chief Financial Officer, Mauritius & Southern Africa and Executive Director
Danny Balluck joined Standard Chartered Bank Mauritius as Chief Financial Officer in February 2014 with a rich experience in various sectors of the Mauritian economy including banking and investment. Danny is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and Member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants. He is also the Chairman of the Mauritius Institute of Directors and Chairman of the Financial Reporting Monitoring Panel of the Financial Reporting Council of Mauritius and alternate Director at the Mauritius Bankers Association.

Nashreen Rojoa

Nashreen Rojoa 

Head of Legal and Company Secretary
Nashreen, a qualified barrister with 13 years of experience in the banking sector, joined Standard Chartered Mauritius in 2024. Her extensive experience has seen her specialise in the areas of banking, international corporate and commercial law in addition to compliance, company secretarial matters and corporate governance issues. Prior to Standard Chartered, Nashreen worked at BCP bank (Mauritius) Ltd and SBI (Mauritius) Ltd. She holds an LLM in International Corporate & Commercial Law from King’s College, London and an LLB from the University of Buckingham. She was called to the UK Bar in 2007 and Mauritius Bar in 2008.  

Keshow Khulputeea

Chief Operating Officer
Keshow Khulputeea joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2003 after spending eleven years at HSBC Mauritius. He has over twenty-five years of experience in operations, technology and projects at senior management level. In his various roles in Operations and Technology, he held key responsibilities in the transformation of the Bank amongst which are the implementation of the core banking platform, the setting up of the financial markets, custody and other products rollout. Keshow holds a Degree and MBA in Financial Services from the University of Mauritius.

Anita Smit

Chief Risk Officer & Head of Operational Risk
Anita joined Standard Chartered Bank Mauritius in May 2021. She is an experienced corporate and financial institution professional and has a wealth of knowledge gained over a career spanning 20+ years in the banking sector. Anita joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2006 as a member of the Risk team in South Africa. She has held several positions within Risk and was appointed as Senior Credit Manager, Corporate and Institutional Banking in 2015 from where she covered a diverse credit portfolio of clients operating in different markets. Anita holds a B.Com. (Law) degree from University of South Africa.

Christopher Nantagya

Christopher Nantagya 

Head, Financial Markets
Christopher (Chris) Segawa Nantagya was appointed Head of Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Mauritius in April 2023, taking this role having served as Head of Financial Markets Corporate Sales with Standard Chartered Uganda. Chris joined Standard Chartered in 2011 as an International Graduate and has held several roles across Financial Market Sales and Treasury Markets in Uganda and Botswana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, an MBA and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder.

Ayaz Panchoo

Head of Audit, Mauritius & Southern Africa
Ayaz Panchoo is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He has extensive experience in providing assurance and business advisory services in consumer retail, financial services, and the manufacturing sectors in the Middle East. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2011, Ayaz was working with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and AXA Insurance in the Gulf where he held senior position in the field of Audit. He has developed key competences in International Financial Reporting Standards, information systems assurance, internal control process improvement, corporate governance, internal audit assessments and business strategy reviews.

Safia Timol

Head, Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance
Safia Timol holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Politics with Economics from the University of Bath and a Masters in Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance from the University of Reading. She has over 10 years of experience in Compliance across various markets namely the UK, UAE, and Mauritius. Safia started her career in 2011 as a Compliance Analyst at Standard Chartered Bank, London in the Group Regulatory Compliance function catering for UK and Europe. In 2014, she joined Standard Chartered Bank, Mauritius as Regulatory Compliance Manager supporting the Head of Compliance. In August 2018, she was appointed as Head of Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance.

Kunda Neill

Head, Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing

Kunda joined Standard Chartered Bank Mauritius in June 2022, he first joined the Bank in August 2016 as Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing Manager, Botswana. Kunda has supported numerous initiatives across both retail and corporate businesses, most notably the launch of the digital bank in Botswana, and the roll-out of green-energy distribution channels. Kunda oversaw the Botswana launch of the Bank’s flagship global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion – ‘Futuremakers’. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Kunda gained extensive experience in the fields of International Relations and Financial Communications in South Africa, Botswana and Italy.

Stephen Gomba

Stephen Gomba

Head, Human Resources
Stephen was appointed Head of Human Resources of Standard Chartered Mauritius in May 2023. Stephen joined Standard Chartered in Zimbabwe in 1997 where he held various roles in Operations and Finance before transitioning to the Human Resources function. In 2021, he was appointed Head of Human Resources in Zimbabwe. He holds a professional qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Zimbabwe (ICSAZ).