MIPA is self-monitored by the profession in a transparent manner through its Board which consists of 7 members of the professional accountancy bodies specified in the Act and elected by general assembly. In accordance with section 47 of the Act, the current Board for 2017/18 was constituted on 25 September 2018 and the current office bearers are:
Nooredin is the Chairman of MIPA and former Secretary of the MIPA Board. He is a Fellow of ACCA and licensed auditor by the Financial Reporting Council in Mauritius. He counts more than 14 years experience in the accountancy profession, serving major corporations in Mauritius, Africa and Middle East. He is currently the CEO of Sahara Consulting specializing in accountancy and business advisory services.
Panna Jhugroo is the immediate past chairman of MIPA and is a Fellow of the ICAEW. His career expands in audit, accounting, tax and advisory in the UK and in Mauritius. In 2007 he founded Lancasters Chartered Accountants which is a member of the Geneva Group International. He is the firm’s Senior Partner and specialises in auditing, business valuation and internal audit. He has also worked in industry. Panna shares his knowledge and experience on various companies’ and institutions’ Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards as independent director. Panna has been a prominent member for the development of the profession in Mauritius. He was President of the Mauritius Society of Chartered Accountants. He is the ICAEW contact member for Mauritius. He was a member of the Financial Reporting Council.
Dwarka Harrish Soochit is a licensed Insolvency practitioner and holds the following professional qualifications: Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), Member of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) He also has Master degree in Strategy and Organisation consulting from ESCP Europe
Dwarka is Managing Partner of Bit Associates an accounting practice and member of Leading Edge Alliance since 1998. He has also worked as Finance Manager in the Manufacturing Industry for eleven years. During his career, he has widely contributed in the setting up of manufacturing companies, namely in Kenya, Mayotte and Reunion Island.
He has served the Chartered Institute of Mauritius Branch as Secretary and President. He was a former Board Member of the CIMA South African Regional Board and Financial Reporting Council. He has also been the Secretary and is currently the Vice President of Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants.
Sin has over 29 years of audit, tax, and project finance experience. After spending 26 years in the USA, he moved back to Mauritius in 2011 and now focuses on public accounting and management consulting. Previously, he has worked at various international firms, including the Big 4 and World Bank dealing with multinational corporations, venture capital funds, and private equity firms. Sin is a U.S. CPA, CGMA, and member of the AICPA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and MBA from George Washington University. He also sits on the board of various NGOs.
Bheem is a Fellow of the ACCA and holds a Master in Finance from The University of Strathclyde. He started his career in practice and later moved to investment management. He was a Past President and Executive Committee Member of the ACCA Mauritius branch. Bheem was the Chief Executive Officer of MIPA for nearly six years before establishing MultiEdge Consultancy Services Ltd in October 2015 with other Partners.
Donald Li Fook is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is an Associate Director in the Transaction Advisory Services of Ernst & Young. Donald joined Ernst & Young in London in 2002, where he completed his traineeship, leading audit assignments on listed FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies. He has worked in the UK, Australia and in the US, before returning to Mauritius in 2013, and transferring to the Transaction Advisory Services team at Ernst & Young. Today, he provides corporate finance services to clients in Mauritius, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Madagascar among others. He is passionate about better corporate reporting, and also advises companies on Integrated Reporting.He contributed to the Communication, Reporting and Disclosure Sub-Committee of the latest of Corporate Governance in Mauritius, and is the Secretary of the Society of Chartered Accountants of Mauritius. He was on the organising committee of the latest Forum of Accountants organised by MIPA in August 2016. Donald is keen to contribute to the body of accountants in Mauritius in these challenging times.
Deochand is a Fellow Member of Association of International Accountant (AIA) since 2005. He is a Member of MIPA since 2008. He have nearly 32 years’ experience in Accounting, Auditing, Consultancy, Advisory and as in Functional Management in various enterprise such as Accounting firm , Manufacturing , Hospitality and Business Process Outsourcing locally and internationally. He is currently Director of SERV PRO CONSULTANTS LTD providing Consultancy and Advisory services.