Leadership team

Paul Leech
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Paul Leech had a 33-year international banking career with HSBC during which he held senior positions in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. He gained wide experience in consumer, mid-market and wholesale banking in both OECD economies and Emerging Markets. He left HSBC in 2010 as Head of International Asia Pacific in which post he was responsible for the regional management of 11 Asian countries. He has also served as a Board member of Global Finance Mauritius since June 2014.
 


Renu Audit
GROUP LEGAL COUNSEL 

Renu Audit joined the Cim Group in September 2008 following her nine years of service in the Mauritius Financial Services Commission where she inter alia headed its Legal and Enforcement Department and represented the regulator in senior level delegations and various national committees. Legally qualified in India, Mauritius and the UK, she has developed not only extensive knowledge of the supervisory and legal framework in the financial services sector but also a lot of practical know-how of doing business in Mauritius and dealing with the Government and its agencies.
 


Mark van Beuningen
MANAGING DIRECTOR, CIM FINANCE

Mark van Beuningen joined Cim Finance in January 2016. Prior to joining the Cim Group, Mark worked for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Sydney for two years and most recently Johannesburg for four years. Before that he worked at Macquarie Funds Group in Sydney and as audit manager for KPMG Financial Services Assurance in Cape Town. Mark holds a BBusSci (Hons) in Finance and Accounts from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Mark qualified as a Chartered Financial Analysts in 2007 and Chartered Accounted (SA) in 2005.
 


Ambrish Maharahaje
HEAD OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Ambrish Maharahaje is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretary and Administrators (UK) and holds a BSc in Management from the University of Mauritius. Prior to joining the Cim Group, Ambrish worked at the Mauritius Institute of Directors as Executive Secretary and at Rogers and Company Limited as Corporate Manager, Legal Compliance. Ambrish heads Cim Group’s Corporate Affairs function which comprises of Communications & Investor Relations and Company Secretarial services.
 


Sheila Ujoodha
CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE

Sheila Ujoodha holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Her memberships extend to the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors in the UK, Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants and Mauritius Institute of Directors. She joined British American Tobacco (Mauritius) as the Internal Audit Manager in 2001. In March 2005, she was employed as General Manager of the Risk & Audit Department of Rogers and was subsequently appointed as Chief Risk & Audit Executive in 2007. Sheila joined the Cim Group in the same capacity in October 2012.

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