board of directors
Deva Marianen
George Georgiou​
Shawn Thompson​
Anthea Antao​
Shameer Mohuddy​

Deva Marianen

Managing Director

Deva founded the SAFYR Group in 2017. He specializes in capital markets with a strong focus on private equity and serves as an advisor to several large institutions and family offices.

Throughout his career, he has led various mergers and acquisitions globally in sectors such as renewable energy, agriculture, financial services, fintech and health care.

He serves as the chairman of Safyr Utilis, a licensed fiduciary platform in Mauritius, and sits on the board of several listed companies with portfolio of investments across Africa.

Anthea Ant

Anthea Anton

Executive Director

Anthea is a qualified barrister and specialises in constitutional, criminal, and civil law. She leads compliance governance and risks for the Safyr Group across all its activities.

Over the course of her career, she has assisted high profile corporates to restructure their capital base in order to reposition their business globally.

Anthea has Mauritian, Seychellois, and British Nationality, and has completed pupillages in both Mauritius and Seychelles.

George Georgiou

George Georgiou

Executive Director

George is a serial entrepreneur with several years of experience in financial services. Having worked for several banking institutions, he has developed key trading experience across several commodities.
He founded the Gahn Group in 2017, which has since acquired and grown a portfolio of asset classes ranging from energy and sports to real estate and financial services.

Over time, George developed expertise in fintech and has put together a series of autonomous solutions, building continuous value across his group of companies.

Shameer Mouhuddy

Shameer Mohuddy

Non-executive Director

Shameer holds an LLB Hons from the University of London, UK, and his main areas of expertise include corporate, employment, banking, and commercial law.

After successfully completing his Bar Vocational Course in the UK, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2000.

Shameer started off his career in the global business sector with E&Y Financial Services Ltd. He then joined Legis & Partners as partner and now runs his own law practice.

Shawn Thomson

Shawn Thompson

Chairman and Independent
Non-Executive director

Shawn has an extensive background in banking and advises key investment funds globally. He has also led key initiatives in the areas of risk and governance.

With a BCOM Economics and Commercial Law degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Shawn has several years of experience in the financial services sector where he occupied several posts within the banking sector including Group Treasurer of SBM Group and COO of Investec Bank of Mauritius.