SALEEM RASHID BEEBEEJAUN (CHAIRMAN)
Saleem Rashid Beebeejaun is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Insurance (UK) and was the winner of the H G Greening award, which rewards the first prize in all life subjects worldwide. He is also a holder of a Licence – ès Sciences Economiques from the University of Montpellier, France and is Harvard Business School Alumni having followed the Advanced Management Program. At present, Saleem is primarily engaged in providing business facilitation and consultancy services in Africa.
In addition Saleem serves as an independent, non-executive director in several organizations including Warwyck Private Bank Ltd., the first private bank which he established in Mauritius in 2014. Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund which operates as the Collective Investment Scheme Manager to Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Mauritius Fund I LP and PRIF Feeder Blocker LP.
MAREF a fund which aims to own and develop prime real estate projects in Africa especially in the retail office blocks and industrial buildings. Saleem is also an associate director of Africa Practice and is the Honorary Consul of Malaysia in Mauritius. Previously Saleem spent 23 years in various management and directorship positions in the financial services and trading industries. Saleem has also led several transactions including listings, de-listings, privatization, corporate mergers and acquisitions.
MANIT M. SHAH (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER)
Manit joined RZM Murowa on 1st July 2015. He was appointed the RioZim Group CEO in July 2020.
Prior to joining RZM Murowa , he led successful turnarounds in companies across diverse industries. He has lived and worked in four continents. He started his career in Auditing, Corporate Finance, Operations and then moved to his true love: Turn-around Management.
He earned his Master’s in Finance and attended LMBS and the London School of Economics.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in India (ICAI) and the ISACA in the USA.
Manit is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.
Gopal Krishna Jain
Gopal Krishna Jain holds a B.A. in Economics from Hansraj College, Delhi University, India and a M.A Jurisprudence from Oxford University, UK. He has 25 years of experience in international arbitration and commercial litigation and is designated as a Senior Advocate in India. He has also represented various multinational clients in contentious commercial disputes and has authored several renowned publications, including “The Future of Commercial Disputes Lies with Commercial Courts” and newspaper articles in Economic Times and Financial Express. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and the Supreme Court Bar Association.
Mustafa is currently the CEO of Masawara Insurance which is TA Holdings insurance group operating in Botswana, Uganda and Zimbabwe with investments in general insurance, life assurance, reinsurance, asset management and microfinance. Mustafa started his career at Motorola in the USA where he spent 10 years in the Communication Division before moving to Zimbabwe in October of 1996 to pursue a different career path. Mustafa graduated from University College London with a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1980 and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in 1986 and an MBA from Florida International University whilst working for Motorola. He was appointed to the Board in 2015.
Raj has over 30 years’ experience in the aviation, infrastructure, mining, project management, energy (including renewables), Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) , Private-Public Partnership (PPP) and Engineering Procurement Construction(EPC), manufacturing and financial services industries spread across various large multinational conglomerates as well as start-ups in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
During his career, his focus has been on business development and turnaround, corporate restructuring, strategic finance and planning, governance and risk management, He has an established track record of setting up, scaling up and heading business operations in alignment with organizational goals of stakeholder wealth maximization and market leadership.
Raj obtained his B (Com) Honours degree in 1982 at St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta. He went on to become an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1985, an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in 1992 and a CPA from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2004.