As one of the leading groups in Mauritius, SBM Group comprises a team of high-calibre individuals who are responsible for the strategic direction of the Group and its long-term success in all the markets we serve.
Dr Roshan Boodhoo
08 March 2021
Doctorate in Management (specialisation in Business Administration), Institute of Business Management, India
Master of Arts in Finance and Investment, The University of Nottingham, UK
Executive Master of Business Administration (Finance), Institute of Business Management, India
BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance, University of Technology, Mauritius
Fellow of the International Compliance Association
Fellow of the Institute of Management Specialists
Fellow Chartered Financial Manager
Background and Experience
Dr Boodhoo started his career in the finance and corporate credit department of an international bank in Mauritius. Throughout his career, he has occupied several high-profile positions. Prior to joining the SBM Group, Dr Boodhoo was the Group Chief Executive Officer of a financial services company. Under his leadership since 2009, the company, which operates in Mauritius and Luxembourg, embarked on an expansion plan abroad and established operations in International Financial Centres of repute, namely in London, Dubai, Cape Town and Shanghai.
Dr Boodhoo has previously served as Director for several entities in the financial and non-financial services sectors including investment banks, life insurance companies, and IT & telecommunications firms. From 2016 to 2021, Dr Boodhoo was also a Director representing Africa on the EMEA Board of PrimeGlobal; one of the five largest financial associations in the world with a combined turnover in excess of USD 2.5billion.
Dr Boodhoo has been a regular speaker and panellist in several international conferences. He has also published a number of research papers on finance and investment-related topics. As a business-savvy individual, Dr Boodhoo has earned the reputation of being a fast thinker and a highly-motivated and focused leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
Mr Raoul Gufflet
Advanced Management Programme – INSEAD, France
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) - Institute of Internal Auditors, USA
Post Graduate Diploma International Finance - Université de Paris XIII, France
Masters Degree in Economics (specialisation in Finance) - University of Paris (La Sorbonne), France
BSc Economics - University of Paris (La Sorbonne), France
Appointed on: 3 May 2021
Background and Experience
Mr Gufflet is a seasoned professional, who has spent nearly three decades in the banking and financial sector. Over the years, he has gathered an extensive knowledge of the African banking sector and financial markets. He started his career as a strategic consultant in the field of restructuring and corporate advisory at PwC in France, East Europe and Africa. He has been involved in several studies which were jointly conducted with the World Bank and the European Bank Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) on financial institutions, both in developed and transitional economies. Prior to joining SBM Group, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of a renowned bank in Mauritius, and served as the Director of several of its entities across Africa and the Indian Ocean. He led the transformation of most of its business lines, thus aligning them with the best international standards as well as with new digital, regulatory and compliance international trends. He has also been instrumental in developing a strong knowledge of Corporate and Investment Banking, and thus succeeded in growing this franchise in Africa. As a firm believer in sustainability, he is committed to developing a sustainable banking and capital market philosophy, which is a prerequisite for unlocking value in African countries.
Kabirsingh (Kavi) Baboolall
Kavi is a finance professional with a career spanning almost 17 years. He is a fellow member (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick, UK. He is currently the Head of Project Implementation and Capital Management for SBM Holdings Ltd and has led the overseas expansion of the Group in Kenya and India. He gained extensive exposure in the UK investment banking sector with HSBC and has run his own company advising/managing projects for 2 European investment banks, the Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS, before relocating to Mauritius. Kavi serves as Director in several entities of the SBM Group. He is also a councillor on the SBM Foundation, which is the CSR arm of the SBM Group.
Sivakrisna (Kovi) Goinden
Kovi is finance professional with more than 15 years of experience in the accounting field out of which nearly 11 years have been spent in the banking sector. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Herriot Watt University, UK. He is currently responsible for the finance and procurement function of SBM Holdings Ltd, SBM (Bank) Holdings Ltd and SBM (NFC) Holdings Ltd and as well as seconded to SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd. He is also highly involved in SBM Bank (Kenya) Limited and with his financial/banking background, his involvement in expansion strategy and projects of the Group has been vital.