The MITCO Group has an outstanding team of professionals with wide experience in providing value added business advisory services to match the expectations of our international clients to help them capitalise on opportunities arising anywhere in the world.
Our team consists of international multilingual qualified professionals and members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners [STEP] and lawyers with numerous years of experience.
Chief Executive Officer
Robert holds a Master of Law in company law, financing and international tax from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Prior to joining MITCO, Mr. Hovenier has had a successful career as Senior Executive in several trust and corporate services companies such as Intertrust, Credit Suisse, Rothschild Trust, among others.
Robert counts over 20 years’ experience in different facets of the Trust and Corporate Services and Estate Advisory Services industries. He is a member of the Board of Directors of MITCO and also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Amal Autar is an associate member of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. A graduate from the University of Witwatersrand South Africa, he has been with MITCO since 1995.
He is an associate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and acted as Chairman of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Mauritius) Limited, the Mauritius branch of STEP Worldwide from 2015 to 2017. He remains a Director of the Board of STEP Mauritius.
With a career in corporate, tax, trust and estate planning spanning over more than 20 years in the global business sector, he has built an extensive experience in the structuring and administration of global business companies, trusts and funds. He also acts as Director on the board of Mauritius subsidiaries of several international funds and companies including SBM Securities Limited.
Bob is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK. He has 31years of experience in banking, auditing and management of companies including administration and set up of Funds. He was previously the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Halifax Management Limited, a 100% subsidiary of CIEL Group which has merged with MITCO in 2011.
Prior to that he was Manager at International Financial Services Limited, a major Management Company in Mauritius for Global Business and later joined Deutsche Bank in Mauritius as Head of Department for Fund administration for several Funds registered worldwide. He is at present an Executive Director of the Company.
Head of Business Development
Wendy has joined the MITCO Group in 2012 as the Head of Business Development and as the Head of Mitco Corporate Services Ltd, the company dedicated to servicing domestic companies of clients. She has fourteen years of experience in the financial services sector of Mauritius. She has also fulfilled for six years senior marketing and sales roles in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and veterinary equipment industries in Australia.
She holds a BSc in Management Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Hull, UK.
Head of Sales
Ally is the Head of Sales at MITCO.
Previously, Ally was an Executive within HSBC Mauritius with exposure to the non-bank financial institutions and international subsidiary banking segments. He had also acted as director on the Mauritius subsidiaries of the HSBC Global Investment Funds. He had previously worked for IFS Group (a Sanne company) and SGG Mauritius (formerly Cim Global) where he gained wide experience in structuring and administration of investment funds, corporates and trusts.
Ally is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Accounting with Information Systems from the University of Mauritius.
Head of Operations
Poonam started her career as a Junior Legal Executive for International Financial Services Limited, one of the leading management companies in Mauritius. She subsequently joined Rogers and Company Limited, one of the largest conglomerate in Mauritius as Assistant Company Secretary and was later appointed as Company Secretary of the companies of the Rogers Group.
In 2008, she joined Halifax Management Limited as Manager and integrated the team of MITCO in 2011 following its merger with Halifax Management Limited. She is currently the Head of Operations in MITCO. She also holds directorships in companies including funds incorporated in Mauritius. Poonam has over 16 years of extensive experience in the legal, corporate services and fund businesses.
Head of Client and Fund Accounting
Nitesh is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK. He has over 14 years of experience in financial services including real estate and infrastructure funds and private equity funds. He has also acted as director on various funds.
Prior to joining MITCO, Nitesh was executive director at a management company and has worked for Deutsche Bank and IFS Group (a Sanne company) where he gained wide experience in structuring of investment funds, corporates and trusts.
Manager Corporate & Trust Services
Kamini holds a BSc in Finance awarded by the University of Mauritius. She is an associate member of the Associated Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) since 2013. Kamini currently works at MITCO as Manager Corporate & Trust Services. She has around 12 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, more precisely, in Global Business Category 1 and Category 2 companies, discretionary Trusts, Funds and other foreign vehicles.
Manager Corporate & Trust Services
Reena is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK since 30 June 2015. She worked for five years in the public sector in several departments including the Accountant General, Central Statistics Office and the Internal Auditor. She joined International Financial Services Limited, one of the leading offshore management companies in Mauritius in 2007 as a Junior Executive and was thereafter promoted to Senior Associate Executive.
She joined MITCO in 2012 as Senior Company and Trust Administrator and promoted to Manager - Corporate & Trust Services in 2017 and is involved in the day-to-day administration and set up of investment holding companies and Funds.
Manager Trust Services
Manjoola has joined MITCO as Corporate and Trust Manager in November 2015. She has more than 15 years’ working experience. She holds a BSc in Business Management emphasis in Finance awarded by Brigham Young University, Utah, United States of America.
She is also an Associate member of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
Manjoola has over 15 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. Besides her knowledge of global business companies, she acquired trust expertise over the past 8 years.
Manager Corporate Services
Ah Man Wong has joined MITCO as Manager of MITCO Corporate Services Ltd (‘MCS’) on 1 July 2016, administering Domestic companies and she is also the Company Secretary of MCS.
Prior to joining MITCO, Ah Man was Assistant Manager/Chartered Secretary at Executive Services Ltd for more than 11 years. This private company is one of the leading corporate secretarial services provider of Domestic companies in various sectors of the local industry, such as financial institutions, fuel & lubes distribution, security consultancy, manufacturing, actuary, reinsurance, real estate development, investment holdings and logistics, among others.
She was an Associate member of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) since 2003 until she was elected Fellow of that same Institute on 17 November 2017.
She graduated while working at Harel Frères Ltd (now Terra Mauricia –listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius as Company Secretarial Assistant from 1999 to 2005).
Manager Client Accounting
Peter has joined MITCO as Accountant in 2001 and has over 25 years of work experience in the Finance and Accounting fields. He holds an MBA from the University of Hull, England and is a Fellow member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Peter has spent a significant part of his career as an auditor in professional firms in England and Mauritius, mostly with Coopers and Lybrand, now PwC.
He brings to the team a thorough knowledge of the accounting needs of global business companies, and specially hedge funds, private equity & real estate funds.
Manager Client Accounting
Jihane has joined MITCO as Manager – Client Accounting in October 2016 and also oversees the fund department. She holds a BSc in Finance from the University of Mauritius and is a member of the ACCA since 2013.
Prior to joining MITCO, Jihane spent 11 years at International Financial Services Limited (a member of Sanne group), one of the leading offshore management companies. She joined International Financial Services Limited as a junior executive and was promoted to Manager. She has a wide experience of the global business sector (investment holdings, open ended and closed ended funds, CIS manager and investment advisors) and also sat on a number of boards.