Board of Directors
Deva is the founder of the SAFYR Group and he specializes in Capital Markets with a strong
focus on Private Equity, serving as an advisor to several large institutions and family offices.
Deva founded Safyr Capital in 2017. He is also the Chairman of Safyr Utilis which is a licensed
fiduciary platform in Mauritius and sits on the board of several listed companies with portfolio
of investments across Africa.
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 holds a degree in
Economics and is qualified Chartered Secretary.
Anthea is a qualified lawyer, having successfully passed the vocational bar exams and
completing pupillages in both Mauritius and Seychelles. She specializes in constitutional,
criminal and civil law. She has been the anchor heading compliance governance and risks for
the Safyr Group across all its activities.
She has assisted in several international transactions within the Indian Ocean territory
especially between Mauritius and Seychelles. Anthea’s core competence revolves around her
cross-border compliance skills.
Shawn is a holder of 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.
With his strong background in banking, Shawn has led key initiatives in areas of risk and
governance. He also advises key investment funds globally.
Ben is a passionate entrepreneur, and his main satisfaction resides in seeing his clients achieve
their objectives and grow their respective businesses. Ben is also an independent director on the
board of a number of companies and other bodies incorporated in Mauritius and his contribution
is extensively valued, on the back of the experience he has gathered over more than 25 years of
professional activity at senior level in the corporate world.
He has actively participated in the set up of AfrAsia Bank in 2007, in his capacity as Deputy CEO,
from a start-up bank to one of the key players on the market. Ben also occupied successively
various positions including Head of Marketing, Branch Manager and Head of Corporate
Muhammad has extensive experience in finance, including investment management,
corporate finance, insurance, pensions, and actuarial sciences. He takes a holistic approach to
his work, considering even the smallest details.
He has helped clients with investing assets, developing strategies, reviewing business plans,
improving operational efficiency, and raising finance. Throughout his career, he has managed
over USD 1 billion in assets and completed deals worth around USD 500 million.
Nitish is a highly experienced financial services professional with over 15 years of industry
experience in financial advisory, audit, and banking. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant
and Fellow Chartered Accountant of ICAEW with a BSC (Hons) in Actuarial Science from Cass
Business School, London.
Nitish has held various positions in reputable organizations, including leading bond capital
raising, valuation of companies, managing international financial due diligence assignments,
and carrying out independent business reviews for distressed companies. He also
spearheaded the set-up of a real estate private equity fund in Mauritius. Nitish has worked
closely with offshore management companies and real estate agents while serving as a
Private Banker at Mauritius Commercial Bank.
Vidula is a seasoned investment and banking professional, having held several senior
positions in renowned Banking, Wealth management and Investment banking institutions
such as HSBC (Mauritius), Investec Bank (Mauritius), Swan Wealth Managers, PLEION, Arie
Finance and Muhabura Capital Ltd, where she led the Investment Advisory department.
Her qualifications range from law and management to financial modelling, asset and liability
management, stress testing, wealth management, anti-money laundering, risk management
and Corporate Governance.
Amit holds an LLB Honours from the University of London and is completing his postgraduate
LLM at the University of Salford.
He has worked as investigator at the ICAC – Law Enforcement Authority in Mauritius, as
Compliance Officer & MLRO at the SBM Group and has over 8 years’ experience at SBM Bank
(Mauritius) Ltd and SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd, focussed on compliance risk management and
advisory in legal matters with proficiency in money laundering, anti-bribery, corruption
legislation and sanctions laws.
Anouska has been in the financial services sector for over 15 years, and also has extensive
experience in hospitality and distribution with a focus business management, customer service,
front office, and collections.
Specialising in treasury management, she leads one of Safyr Capital’s sister companies where
she is responsible for servicing principally institutional clients. Her duties comprise overseeing
group accounts and Safyr Capital’s proprietary investment positions.
Rosie is a seasoned HR professional with 25+ years of experience and a proven track record
of delivering various HR functions to support organizational goals. Having undergone several
leadership courses to strengthen her skills, Rosie is proficient in HR management
competencies such as payroll, recruitment, talent management, record-keeping, employee
relations, and performance.
Nitish has nearly a decade of experience in the financial services sector in Mauritius, having
been lead compliance across companies involved mainly within fiduciary services servicing
clients across the African continent.
Nitish has extensive training in anti-money laundering and risk framework and currently
oversees the compliance and risk framework of Safyr Capital.
Cedric has spent more than two decades excelling in the competitive landscape of the Mauritian real estate, establishing a reputation as a well-respected and innovative agent.His expertise of the market and dedicated personal services to our exclusive clientele makes the difference.
With the heart to guide and serve, he will make you discover our island in its depth and guide you all the way through with his local expertise and experience.