Mr. Stelios Kiliaris, a Chartered Accountant by qualification has over 27 years of experience in international taxation, accounting, legal and investment advisory services focusing on emerging markets. From 1986 to 1992, he worked with KPMG focusing on taxation. In 1992, he left KPMG to set up his own business, focusing on international tax planning, accounting, auditing and legal advice. In 1994, his business was merged into a partnership with Antonis Partellas named Partellas and Kiliaris. In 2004, the partnership was registered as a company, Alliott Partellas Kiliaris Ltd., of which he is a director. The company is licensed by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus to act as a licensed auditor.
Mr. Kiliaris has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in UK since July, 1990. He has been licensed by Cyprus Stock Exchange to act as a broker since 1999 and he has been licensed by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission to carry on, amongst other things, portfolio management and investment advisory business since 2005.
Mr. Kiliaris has since May 2008 also been a director of Prochoice Chrimatistiaki Ltd. which is a member of the Cyprus Stock Exchange and the Athens Stock Exchange.
Praveen Challa is a finance professional with over 20 years of post-qualification experience in Financial Services, Asset Management, Capital markets and Corporates. He has functional experience in Investor Relations, M&A, Strategy, Business Planning, Budget, International taxation, Regulations, Treasury, Investment management and MIS reviews.
A Chartered Accountant (from India) by qualification, he has worked in a senior position with Global Group (India’s leading network engineering and infrastructure group), Reliance Capital (One of India’s largest non-banking financial services company), Benchmark Asset Management Company and Niche group of companies.
During his career, he established the office of Investor Relations at Reliance Capital and UK office of Global Holding Corporation. He was a lead member for driving key initiatives like strategic transactions across various lines of businesses at Reliance Capital and Global Group. He has vast experience in due diligences & management negotiations, setting up operations and complying with regulatory requirements.
He also has experience in advisory & consultancy services such as industry research & analysis, preparation of project reports, corporate disclosure practices, introduction & implementation of corporate governance and other areas. He was part of the Founding team of Benchmark Mutual Fund, India’s first fund house to focus on passive and quantitative investments (subsequently acquired by Goldman Sachs). He was the project leader for the initial IPOs of Benchmark Mutual Fund. Also has experience of capital markets – managing broking operations – dealing, client management, risk management, legal compliance and finance.
Roshan Nathoo has been working in the financial services industry in Mauritius for more than 20 years. Roshan is the Managing Director of Globefin Management Services. He was the Managing Director of Standard Bank Trust (Mauritius) for 4 years from 2002 to 2006. During that time, he contributed to making Mauritius a hub for the Standard Bank Group for businesses from South Africa, Sub-Sahara Africa Region as well as from the Middle East. The Standard Bank Trust Mauritius business doubled in size over the last three years of his tenure.
Roshan was Chief Operating Officer of the Standard Bank Group in Mauritius (which comprised both Banking operations as well as Corporate and Fiduciary Services operations) from 2006 to 2008 with specific responsibility for Banking Operations, IT, Treasury Back Office and Trade Services.
Roshan was formerly a Senior Manager at the representative of Arthur Andersen in Mauritius where he worked for 8 years from 1994 to 2002 in the Offshore Business Department. He was responsible for a portfolio of clients with primary interests in the Emerging Markets of India, China, South East Asia and South Africa.
Roshan is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (UK).
Manesha Ragoobeer started her career at the representative of Arthur Andersen in Mauritius. She worked for that organization from 2000 to 2005 and during that period she and the team reporting to her, were responsible for the administration and preparation of accounts for a portfolio of clients involved in the Global Business sector in Mauritius. For 3 years subsequently, Manesha was a team leader at Standard Bank Trust in Mauritius within the outsourced business section. In that capacity she was responsible for all the bookkeeping and accounting of all Jersey (Channel Islands) based clients of the Standard Bank Offshore Trust Group. During that period, Manesha was also seconded to the Funds Department of the Standard Bank Group in Jersey where she was responsible for the bookkeeping and preparation of accounts for several client groups of Standard Bank. She also undertook Funds Administration and Accounting roles in Mauritius.
Manesha is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).