A UK Security & Futures (SFA) accredited corporate finance specialist with a particular focus on structured products in trade, project and shipping finance.
Richard is resident in Mauritius but grew up in Malaysia on Palm oil & rubber plantations and was educated in the UK.
He started his career as a commodity trader with C. Czarnikow in 1980 subsequently bought out by the Kuok Organisation of Malaysia and went on to specialise in trade finance with Credit-Anstalt. In 1992 he joined Ceres Capital International specialising in South African debt/equity conversion and corporate restructuring & concluding some US$1.5billion in debt conversion. In 2000 Richard took over The Ceres Group, with offices in London, Namibia and Mauritius and developed the business into a bespoke corporate finance house with focus on financial engineering, project finance, asset trading and debt brokerage with particular attention to Africa. To date, the Group has closed over 20 Billion Rands worth of business in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Reenu graduated in Accounting, Maths and Economics and is bilingual.
Previously with CIM Global Business (Fiduciary Services) as a Team Leader managing over 75 companies in Corporate Services.
Her specialist skills include; NAV calculations for funds, reviewing financial statements in both IFRS and US GAAP, preparation of management accounts, Incorporation of GBL1 and 2 companies and subsequent liaison with MRA, ROC & FSC. Preparation of all board papers and associated documentation.
Anoop is bilingual and was previously Senior Auditor at accounting firm Milton Parker for a broad sector of clientele in the Hotel, Manufacturing and Betting Industries, where amongst other roles he was also on secondment to Rwanda. Subsequently Manager at Serec Investments Ltd. specialising in tax computation, financial statement preparation and company secretarial work.