Chief Executive Officer and shareholder (34%) of Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited. Played an instrumental role in initially setting up Beresford Trust & Corporate Services Limited (“BTCS”) in 2006, establishing the operations in Mauritius and later merging BTCS and Imara. Successfully grew and managed the business since inception.
Previously joined the Global Business Sector in 1994 as Manager of Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority (MOBAA), the regulatory and supervisory Authority of the global business sector. Gained valuable experience in the licensing and supervision unit before being given the responsibility for marketing the Global Business Sector.
In 2001 joined the Financial Services Promotion Agency set up under the Financial Services Act 2001. Successfully introduced numerous new Management Companies in Mauritius and contributed to the growth of the financial services sector.
Has extensive knowledge and experience of company and Trust administration gained from 22 years experience in the industry. Has solid relationships with officers of the FSC, the Registrar of Companies, the Mauritius Revenue Authority and with the leading banks in Mauritius which puts Imara in a strong position in Mauritius.
Holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Buckingham (U.K) and an MBA from the University of Leicester (U.K). Also a member of STEP.
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
9 years Imara, 10 years independent experience
Chief Financial Officer and MLRO of Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited. Joined Imara in 2008. Area of specialisation taxation. Previously spent three years as the Fund Accountant in a Management Company and also four years with the Mauritius Revenue Authority with whom he maintains close ties. Represents our clients with relevant Authorities in terms of VAT and other tax related issues and assist clients on tax assessment both in the local and global business sectors.
A member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, U.K) and the Mauritius Institute of
Professional Accountants (MIPA). Also holds an MSc. Financial Management & Taxation from the Open University of Mauritius; a diploma in International Financial Reporting from ACCA and is a STEP Member.
2 years Imara, 20 years independent experience
Executive Director of Imara Holdings Limited and a founder of Fleming Wulfsohn Africa whose main investment is Imara Holdings Limited. Has over 20 years’ financial services experience in Africa and the UK and has been involved with the Wulfsohn family interests in various sectors across Central and Southern Africa over many years.
A former Director of The Stenham Group, for 15 years, he led the transformation of Stenham from a multi-family office with US$ 1 billion AUM into an institutional fund manager with US$ 6.5 billion AUM. Held roles in London as Head of Business Development and COO of Asset Management and in Johannesburg being responsible for trade finance.
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked at Arthur Andersen, London, in the Corporate Financial Services and Turnaround division and holds the Investment Management Certificate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research, London and a BSc (Hons) from Manchester University.
9 years Imara, 11 years independent experience
Brighton has experience in the financial services sector covering audit, corporate finance, financial management, financial reporting, investment management and taxation.
He completed his articles of clerkship with Ernst & Young and subsequently joined Imara Corporate Finance Zimbabwe, where he was an Executive Director by the time he left to join Syfrets Corporate and Merchant Bank.
At Syfrets, he initially headed the venture capital subsidiary and was later Managing Director of Syfrets Asset Management, a position which he held until 2006 when he returned to Imara Corporate Finance in South Africa. Brighton has been Financial Director for the South African group of companies since 2008.
Chief Operating Officer
9 years Imara, 14 years independent experience
Chief Operations Officer of Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited. Joined the Imara in 2008, and previously was a senior administrator with another respected Management Company where he led a team administering Collective Investment Scheme, private equity companies and other global business companies having aggregate assets under management of over US$ 2.5 billion.
Extensive technical experience in structuring, company and funds administration, secretarial, accounting, tax planning and trust administration.
A member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD), the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA), The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), The Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI), The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and holds a BSc (Hons) in Management with specialisation in Accounting and Finance from the University of Mauritius and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).