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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.

The event is hosted by the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius and will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, as part of Expo 2020 Dubai.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, December 5, ‘Mauritius – The Investment Hub for Africa’:

The event will commence with a keynote address by Mahen Seeruttun, Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, followed by a panel discussion to 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 the MCB.

Tuesday, December 7, ‘Private Banking & Wealth Management’:

Keynote addresses by Bank of Mauritius Governor Harvesh Seegolam and Minister Seeruttun.

The panel discussion 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) and a representative of the MCB.

Wednesday, December 8, ‘Private Equity and Fund Management’:

Keynote address by Minister Seeruttun followed by the panel discussion (to be moderated by Faraz Rojid, the Director of Financial Services, Economic Development Board).

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, ‘Mauritius: Your preferred FinTech partner for Africa’

The day will commence with remarks by Rajah Almazrouei, the Executive VP DIFC Fintech Hive, and a keynote address by Minister Seeruttun. 

The last panel discussion 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.

Source: TradeArabia News Service

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