About Us

ABOUT OUR BUSINESS AND OUR LEADERS

Who We Are

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.

Brinda Murugan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.

Ronel Kruger

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.

Reza Sookharee

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 Wong

COMPANY SECRETARY

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.

Johan Van Wyk

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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).

Nicholas Henry

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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 Efficace Secretarial 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.

We focus on the values of independence, efficiency and diligence to build long-term relationships with our clients and business partners alike.

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