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 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He also has a strong commitment to community service and has been a past president of Mauritius Round Table.
Priyaved Jhugroo is a past chairman of MIPA and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 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.
Priyaved shares his knowledge and experience on various companies’ and institutions’ Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards as independent director.
Priyaved 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 more than 34 years of experience. He has been working for all sizes of business industries locally and abroad. He has served in Accounting, Auditing, Consultancy, Advisory and as in Functional Management in Accounting firms, Manufacturing, Hospitality and Business Process Outsourcing locally and internationally.
Mervyn Lam Hung is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a Partner 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 14 years of audit and advisory experience, working in Scotland, UK, Seychelles, and Mauritius. He returned to Mauritius in 2014 as a Senior Manager. 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 a Master’s degree in Strategy and Organisation Consulting from ESCP Europe.
Dwarka is the 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 11 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, Vice President and is currently the Treasurer of Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants.
Den Surfraz is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He has more than 30 years of experience in Financial Crimes Investigations, Risk Management and Compliance.
He is presently the Head of Compliance of Butterfield Mauritius Limited which is a subsidiary of Butterfield Group. His previous position was with CITCO as Global Operation Control and KYC AML Manager. He has also worked as an investigator at the Financial Intelligence Unit and as a Police officer mainly with the Anti-Drugs and Smuggling Unit (ADSU).
Den is the current Chairman of the ACCA Mauritius Network Panel. He is also a Board Member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountant (MIPA) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
Quayyam is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) from Australia and is also legally qualified. He has more than 10 years working experience in the field of finance having worked with clients covering various activities such as the tourism sector, the textile industry and property development.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI). He also holds the title of Certified Professional Forensic Accountant (CPFAcct) from the Institute of Certified Professional Forensic Accountants (ICFA).
He is an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and is looking forward to being call to the bar in due course. Being well versed in finance and law, he is confident that this combination will help him make the most of his knowledge and expertise to contribute to the MIPA for the welfare of the accountancy profession in Mauritius.