Management team

Ravneet Chowdhury

Chief Executive Officer

Ravneet joined the Bank as CEO Designate on the 14 October 2013 and took over the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Bank as from the 01 January 2014. His profile is provided under Directors’ Profiles.

Balachandran C.P

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Balachandran assumes the office of Deputy Chief Executive Officer since 11 February 2014.  Balachandran holds a first class degree and professional certifications from IIBF (India), IFS (UK) and ICA (UK). He is also a CDCS Advocate from the London Institute of Banking & Finance. He is a career banker  with in depth exposure & extensive experience at the senior management level covering the entire banking operations – Treasury & International trade operations, Credit, Foreign Exchange, Operational Risk Management, Compliance, Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, ALM, MIS, Regulatory reporting, Vigilance – spanning over three and a half decades in four reputed international banks before joining Bank One.

Ranjeevesingh (Ranjeeve) Gowreesunkur

Chief Financial Officer

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a registered Professional Accountant with the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants, Ranjeeve also holds an MBA with Finance from Herriot Watt University. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the banking sector having worked in different departments at Union Bank, First City Bank, SBI (Mauritius) and Deutsche Bank (Mauritius). He joined Bank One in 2008 as Financial Accountant and after being subsequently appointed as Finance Manager, Ranjeeve was promoted as Chief Financial Officer in August 2014.

Stephen Vlok

Chief Risk Officer

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Commerce degree specializing in Financial Management. Stephen is also a certified member of the Institute of Bankers of South Africa and obtained an Associate Diploma from the Institute. Before joining Bank One, Stephen has had twenty years’ experience in risk management in the South African banking and investment industries, with his previous responsibilities being Deputy Head of Credit at Sanlam Capital Markets Proprietary Limited. Stephen joined the Bank in November 2014 as Chief Risk Officer.

Fareed Soobadar

Head of Corporate Banking

Fareed Soobadar is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Accountants (UK) and an associate-ACIB of the Institute of Financial Services (UK). He has more than 19 years of work experience in the financial services industry, having worked in auditing, accounting, offshore, HP financing, and including 14 years of banking experiences gained at senior management level. He held several key positions in various organisations over these years namely KPMG, Deloitte, HSBC, AAMIL, Barclays and before joining Bank One, as corporate director at Banque des Mascareignes. He also had international exposures with ABSA, Barclays Dubai, and Barclays, where he worked principally in the credit field. Fareed was appointed Head of Corporate Banking in February 2015.

Suresh Nanda

Head of International Banking

Suresh holds a Doctorate in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has over 30 years’ experience in banking, mostly in leadership positions, where he managed large teams in the Corporate & Investment Banking, Retail Banking and Private Banking units of ICICI Bank, ING Bank of India and Middle East. He was part of the startup team of ICICI Bank in 1994. His last assignment was as MD, Corporate Finance in a boutique private equity and advisory company in UAE with focus on Africa. Suresh joined Bank One in April 2015.

Anne Marie Koo Ton Fah

Head of Consumer Banking

Anne Marie has a diploma in Business Management and has been in the banking sector since 1982. She started her career with the State Bank of Mauritius and joined the South East Asian Bank Ltd in 1989. She left in March 2008 as Assistant Vice President – Retail Sales and Services to join the Bank as Head of Retail Banking.

Rishyraj Lutchman

Head of Treasury

Rishy holds an ACI Diploma and a BBA from Management College of Southern Africa. Before Joining Bank One in February 2014, he worked for 26 years in the Treasury division of the State Bank of Mauritius, where he covered different desks such as sales, interbank and fixed income desk and acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the Mauritian and Malagasy market. Rishy held the post of Chief Dealer prior to leaving SBM.

Valerie Duval

Head of Credit Administration

Valerie holds a Bachelor of Law and was called to the Bar in 1995. Before joining Bank One, she held the function of Claims Manager at La Prudence Mauricienne Assurances and Swan Insurance Co Ltd respectively, thereby acquiring a strong experience of 13 years in the insurance sector. She joined the Bank in July 2008 as Head of Credit Administration and also acts as internal legal adviser on legal matters pertaining to the affairs of the Bank.

GUILLAUME PASSEBECQ

Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management

Guillaume is an International School of Management (IDRAC) graduate who has spent his entire career in the banking sector.

He started off as a Portfolio Manager at B*capital Paris, the BNP Paribas brokerage house in 1999. In 2007, he was appointed as Head of Sales at BNP Paribas Personal Investors Luxembourg. He joined AfrAsia Bank in 2014 with a strong focus on the European market and was subsequently appointed as Head of Private Banking. He brings to Bank One a wealth of experience in dealing with High Net Worth individuals.