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 2019/20 was constituted on 11 October 2019 and the current office bearers are:
Vivek is currently the Managing Partner at Baker Tilly in Mauritius. He has more than 20 years of international audit and advisory experience, having worked at Moore Stephens UK and KPMG Mauritius. He specialises in the financial service sector, mainly in the audit of banks (including central banks), private equities, listed entities, and donor-funded entities.
Vivek earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Commerce from the University of Delhi and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants. He also has a strong commitment to community service and has been a past president of Mauritius Round Table.
Panna Jhugroo is a 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 the President of the Mauritius Society of Chartered Accountants. He is the ICAEW contact member for Mauritius. He used to sit on the Financial Reporting Council and presently chairs its Audit Practice Review Panel.
Deochand is a Fellow Member of Association of International Accountant (AIA) since 2005. He is a Member of MIPA since 2008. He has 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
Mervyn Lam Hung is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is an Associate Director in the Audit department of KPMG. Mervyn joined KPMG in London in 2006, where he completed his traineeship, working mainly on banking and asset management audits. He has over 12 years of audit and advisory experience, working in Scotland, UK, Seychelles and Mauritius. He returned to Mauritius in 2014, where he took on the role of Senior Manager, overseeing a team of 50 professionals. He was promoted to Associate Director in 2016 and was responsible for leading the banking cluster. Mervyn is keen to bring enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to the MIPA Board.
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 Management Accountants 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.
Den is an FCCA and the Head of Compliance of Butterfield Bank (Mauritius Branch). His previous position was with Citco as Global Operation Control and KYC AML Manager. He has also worked for the Financial Intelligence Unit and as a Police officer.
Den is the current Chairman of the ACCA Mauritius Network Panel. He is also a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Committee of MIPA and has served as MIPA Board Member from 2013 to 2015. He has also greatly contributed in the IFAC Membership Application process.
Having completed my Higher School Certificate with computer science background, I had no idea which careers appealed to me. Having an inclination for numbers I therefore embarked upon the IPA (Institute of Public Accountants) accountancy qualification. During my education pathway, I became deeply interested in law and therefore started a law degree on a part-time basis at the University of Mauritius in parallel with my accountancy qualification. Having done IPA and completed my law degree, I wanted to pursue further studies therefore enrolled for the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment). Having therefore a professional background of accountancy and law knowledge, I wanted to learn a subject encompassing both fields and therefore started the Diploma in Forensic Accounting from the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants following which, I then holds the title of Certified Professional Forensic Accountant.
I started my career as assistant accountant for a group of companies in the tourism sector and then moved as Financial Accountant for a group of companies in the textile industry which then converted from textile industry to management of immoveable properties. After eleven years of working experience, I then moved into independent private practice and now have my own office.