Our Management Team comprises of lawyers, professional accountants, economists, company secretaries, and international tax advisors and combines fund administration expertise, wealth structuring and administration and significant capital markets reach.
Deva is an economist, a chartered secretary and an administrator and is the founder of the SAFYR Group. In addition to being a passionate entrepreneur, Deva specialises in capital markets with a strong focus on private equity and has consequently acted as advisor to several large institutions and family offices. Throughout his career, Deva has led various mergers and acquisitions and built strong networks globally. He held key positions in regional financial services groups and has proven successful track record for bringing such institutions to new heights. He has also served on boards of investment funds, major corporates and family offices. Over the past 10 years, Deva has assisted large multinationals and ultra-high net worth individuals to consolidate their international businesses in a tax and exchange control efficient manner to cater for their strategic objectives. Deva was also the leading person behind several listings in Mauritius and Europe, both IPO and technical listings via structured products. Deva also serves as a member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange in Mauritius. He has built expertise in the understanding of business environment of several countries within the African continent, especially within the Southern and Eastern African countries.
Reshan has significant industry expertise by virtue of his directorships on a number of boards, of listed and unlisted companies, and membership of various investment committees. Reshan is a former partner with Ernst & Young Mauritius. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer for HSBC Mauritius. Reshan returned to Mauritius in 1996 after spending a number of years with KPMG Tax Advisers in London. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK).
Davina is a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) with over 9 years experience of working in tax. She joined BDO LLP as a graduate trainee in London as after completing her degrees at Warwick University and Queen Mary, University of London respectively. She remained in BDO's Tax Dispute Resolutions team after completing her CTA up to manager level. Davina then joined Moore Stephens LLP in November 2015 where she was a Senior Manager in their Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolutions team. She worked with clients across various jurisdictions on a range of tax issues. Her areas of expertise include complex civil fraud investigations, offshore tax matters (for example, CRS), expert witness reports and tax compliance.
Davina was recognised in the industry by being awarded the prestigious ‘Top 35 under 35’ award for private clients.
Shaheen has more than 13 years of experience in the Global Business sector. After having spent 2 years at KPMG PEAT MARWICK INTERNATIONAL LTD, she joined KROSS BORDER TRUST SERVICES LIMITED where she worked until 2008, when she joined TURNSTONE CORPORATE (MAURITIUS) LIMITED as Client Executive. In 2013 Shaheen was promoted as Head of Corporate Services at NINETYEAST FINANCIALS LTD. Shaheen is a holder of a B.A. (Hons) Law and Management Degree, is partly qualified ICSA and is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors. She has over 13 years’ experience in the Global Business Sector in Mauritius where she has gained extensive experience in Company formation, Corporate secretarial, Corporate Structuring, Fund and Trust administration and Client Servicing. She has been director on the Board of several GBC1, GBC2 and domestic companies.
Prior to joining SAFYR UTILIS LTD, Mr. Moheetah worked as Corporate Services Manager for the AAMIL Group of Companies, a global financial services provider. Mr. Moheetah was responsible for leading the operations of AAMIL (Mauritius) Ltd and AAMIL (Seychelles) Ltd and the branch office of AAMIL in Mumbai India. Mr. Moheetah has 10 years’ experience in the administration of offshore companies in Mauritius and Seychelles. Mr. Moheetah holds a Bsc (Hons) in Management and a Diploma in Business Administration, graduated from the University of Mauritius. Mr. Moheetah is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).
Chetanand joined the Company in July 2017 as Senior Manager - Fund and Corporate Accounting. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants. He also holds a Diploma in Business Administration majoring in Banking and Financial Services. Prior to joining the Company, he has been involved in accounting and auditing of domestic and global business companies for ten years. Chetanand has then been with the Cim Global Business Ltd for the last 9 years and has acquired extensive experience in the provision of administration and accounting services to a wide range of GBC1, GBC2, fund structures and domestic companies. He has served as director and authorized signatory for a large number of entities administered by Cim Global Business Ltd. He is also a Member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.
After completion of her studies at the University of Mauritius, she joined the accounting team of Cim Leasing Ltd (a member of the Rogers Group) in 2003. In 2005, she was promoted to the supervisory level and after having completed her ACCA Studies and admitted as a Member, she joined IMS in 2008 as an Accountant and as from 2011 as a Team Leader. Naina Golam has over 7 years’ experience as an Accountant/Team Leader. She is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK) and a holder of a BSc (Hons) Management with specialization on Accounting and Finance from the University of Mauritius.
Neetu has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 2011. Prior to relocating to Mauritius she was with Ernst and Young LLP and Nangia & Co LLP. She instructed some of the most prominent lawyers in India in respect of tax matters. She is a regular contributor to leading newspapers like Financial Express and Financial Chronicle. She has a rich experience in providing corporate tax advisory and litigation services to large domestic companies and multinationals, focusing on cross border tax issues. She therefore also specializes in the interpretation and analysis of double taxation avoidance agreements.
Pechal is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ACA). He has over 10 years experience in corporate tax and financial reporting. Prior to joining Safyr Utilis Tax Services, Pechal has worked as a tax accountant for a large UK head-quartered multinational group and as a Tax Advisor for a Big 4 tax practice in London. During his time there, he had extensive experience in direct tax compliance and tax audits in various sectors such as transport, leisure, energy, medical and Financial Services. Pechal has also significant exposure to international tax matters such as transfer pricing, withholding tax and double tax relief.