ABOUT OUR BUSINESS AND OUR LEADERS
Convina Fiduciary Services Ltd is licensed as a Management Company by the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius. It is an independent fiduciary services provider of specialist trust and corporate solutions to individuals, families and corporates, as well as trust and estate planning, and legal structuring. The team comprises of high calibre professionals with experience in the global trust, legal, tax and multi-family office environments.
GROUP CEO & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Amal is a well-known, seasoned professional and leader in the Global Business and Trust industry in Mauritius. With 25 years’ expertise gained across the Global Business and Trust industry, including over 10 years at a senior leadership level, Amal has vast experience in advising corporates and high net worth clients in their international structuring as well as trust and estate planning.
Amal is a graduate from the University of Witwatersrand South Africa. He is also an associate member of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Amal has been instrumental in the setting up of Cantilever Family International in Mauritius (part of the Cantilever Group) and continues to serve as Director focusing on Cantilever Group’s expansion in Mauritius.
Prior to joining the Cantilever Group in 2020, Amal has held the position of Executive Director of Mauritius International Trust Co. Ltd (part of Ciel Group) from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2019. He is currently a Board member of STEP (Mauritius) Limited (the Mauritius branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Worldwide) of which he was the Chairman from 2015 to 2017.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Convina FIDUCIARY SERVICES LTD
A BCom graduate from the University of Natal, South Africa, Brinda started her career at Standard Bank Trust where she worked for 3 years before joining GMG Trust Group Ltd in 2003. Throughout her 17 years spent at GMG Trust Group Ltd, she held various positions ranging from Trust Manager, Head of Compliance and Executive Director.
Brinda is an associate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She also holds a Certificate from ICSA (UK) and followed a Leadership course at the University of Stellenbosch.
With a career in corporate, tax, trust and estate planning of approximately 20 years in the global business sector, she has built an extensive experience in the structuring and administration of global business companies, trusts and funds.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Convina Fiduciary Services Ltd
Ronel holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of Johannesburg and was admitted as a South African Attorney and Notary in 2012. She also holds a BCom Financial Management (cum laude) degree from the University of South Africa.
While Ronel was in practice, she focused on contractual law, litigation, trusts and deceased estates. During 2015, she joined the financial services industry at a wealth management firm. In this role, she gained valuable experience in South African and international financial services and investment administration, operations management and compliance.
In 2019, Ronel joined Cantilever Family, a multi-family office in South Africa. As a senior associate, she was involved in all aspects of client relationship management, especially trust and estate planning and drafting of wills, trust deeds, fiduciary and company secretarial services and review and drafting of contracts.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Convina CORPORATE SERVICES LTD
Jenny has 30 years’ experience in the Banking and the Financial Services industry of Mauritius.
She started her career at HSBC Mauritius, one of the leading international banks in Mauritius where she spent almost 10 years culminating various client relationship management positions.
Jenny joined the Global Business sector in 1999 as Manager of a Management Company and was then appointed as the Executive Director of that Management Company and its sister Companies which is part of a diversified financial group, overseeing operations and client relationship. During her career, she served as Director of several prominent companies in the Global Business Sector and local sector.
Jenny has been appointed as Executive Director of Convina Corporate Services Ltd to implement the invaluable good practice of 30 years of professional career in both the Banking and Financial Services sector of Mauritius.
HEAD OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
Reza holds a BSc Hons in Accounting and Finance from the University of Mauritius. He graduated as Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2003 and was accepted as Fellow of the said Association (FCCA) in 2013.
Reza has more than 12 years of professional experience in client accounting, tax and finance. He has held senior positions at one of the leading Management Companies in Mauritius which forms part of a listed Group.
Prior to joining the Management Company in 2007, Reza was the Audit Supervisor at Baker Tilly where he was involved in the audit of local and international companies.
Ah Man started her career as assistant company secretary in a conglomerate listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. She then moved on to work as chartered secretary at one of the leading corporate secretarial service providers for 11 years.
Prior to joining Convina, Ah Man was the corporate manager of a domestic secretarial firm which forms part of a listed group in Mauritius.
Ah Man qualified as an Associate member of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in 2003 and was elected as a Fellow of ICSA on 17 November 2017.
Manager – Accounting Services
Neeraj is a qualified accountant with more than 25 years’ professional experience in Mauritius and UK. He started his career in 1993 in the audit and accounting field in Mauritius.
He then moved on to work as an accountant in diverse sectors such as manufacturing, construction, retail and logistics. He also gained international exposure working for a real estate agent in the UK.
Since 2017 he has been working in the financial services sector in Mauritius and in particular, for leading management companies in Mauritius as accountant and financial controller servicing foreign and domestic clients, entrepreneurs and High Net Worth families. Neeraj is a Member of the Association of the Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) of the UK.
MANAGER – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Jaysen counts more than 8 years’ experience in the financial services sector and global business industry in Mauritius. He started his career in 2013 in a leading management company forming part of a listed group.
His professional exposure has been in both the global business and the domestic segments whereby he was actively involved in the onboarding of new clients, setting up of new structures including special licences and assisting with the relocation and expatriation of clients to Mauritius which included foreign and domestic clients, entrepreneurs and High Net Worth families.
Jaysen holds a BA Law and Management from the University of Mauritius and a Msc Financial Management and Taxation.
Assistant Manager – Corporate and Trust Services
Nasseeruddeen (Nas) counts 10 years’ professional experience within the global business and trust industry in Mauritius. During his career, he has worked for both local and international fiduciary firms such as Maitland (Mauritius) Ltd (now Stonehage Fleming) and Sanne Mauritius where he has had extensive exposure to a vast array of Africa and India-centric structures comprising global business entities, funds, trusts, foundations, domestic etc.
He has been involved in diligently leading teams of administrators and accountants in delivering professional and excellent services to clients whilst maintaining and building robust relationships with them.
Nas holds a BSc (Hons) Finance from the University of Mauritius and is currently studying the final qualifying stage of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).
MANAGER – CLIENT ACCOUNTING (FCCA, MIPA, MIoD)
Avikanand (Avi ) started his career in the public sector back in 1992 and moved in the Financial Services sector in 2000 by joining Standard Bank Trust (Mauritius) Limited as Assistant Manager – Accounting. He has since acquired an in-depth experience in the Financial Services Sector and has worked for numerous Offshore Management Companies at very Senior levels. He has also worked on special assignments in the UK, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
Avi has also worked in various key sectors of the Mauritian economy, namely construction, medical insurance, business process outsourcing, private equity investment, project management and hospitality sectors. He currently holds the position of Manager – Client Accounting at Convina Fiduciary Services Limited. He is a fellow Member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants –FCCA, an active Member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants – MIPA and the Mauritius Institute of Directors – MIoD.
Johan van Wyk is the co-founder of Convina and Executive Director of Cantilever Family (Pty) Ltd in South Africa.
Johan studied at the University of Johannesburg and qualified with a BCom LLB degree and went on to complete his law articles in 1999. Johan was appointed as Partner at Werksmans Attorneys in 2002 and joined Webber Wentzel Bowens as a Director in 2006.
In 2007 he joined the Stonehage Group as Chief Operating Officer (South Africa) and Executive Director and he founded Cantilever Family in 2014. Johan also holds Diplomas in Advanced Company Law (UJ, 1999) and Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law (Unisa, 2005).
Nicolas Henry was admitted to the Mauritian Bar in January 2009, specializing in Corporate and Employment Law. As a holder of the French Bar Vocational qualification (Centre Regional de Formation Professionelle des Avocats du Ressort de la Cour d’Appel de Versailles), his exposure to the French legal system has been invaluable for his practice in Mauritius where the civil and commercial laws are mostly French based.
Nicolas is a Director of Convina Corporate Services Ltd, specialized in the provision of Corporate and Secretarial services to domestic entities. He has also served as a Member of the Gambling Regulatory Board, established under the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act, to regulate and control gaming activities in Mauritius
He routinely advises a wide range of corporate clients in the various sector of the economy and routinely appears at all court levels with a particular emphasis on commercial and employment litigation.