WHO WE ARE

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Dr. Eric Warner

CRC Chairman
Dr. Warner is the Founder and Managing Director of Absail Partners Ltd- a specialist consultancy to early stage companies. He was previously Managing Director, EMEA of Sail Capital Partners Ltd - a US based venture capital firm focusing on sustainable technology and cleantech companies. Prior to that, Eric was Co-CEO and Head of Investor Relations for Altius Associates, and a member of the Altius Board. Eric spent ten years with Mercer Ltd, the international consulting practice, as Head of European Private Equity and M&A. He has substantial corporate finance experience from his work in investment banking, previously holding senior positions at Société Générale, NatWest Markets, and Security Pacific Hoare Govett, where he specialized in capital markets and Financials Institutions coverage. Eric graduated from Yale University and holds a DPhil from Oxford.

Yousouf Jhugroo

CRC Founder and CEO
A Fellow of the International Compliance Association, Yousouf has held senior compliance and contracts’ management positions in the railway industry and was Head of Compliance for a national regulatory body in the UK energy efficiency sector. He has also been a senior consultant on consumer protection issues and management of consumer organizations for more than 20 years working for NGOs, UNICEF and Government. He is presently completing an LL.M/MSc in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance with a specialty in International Business Organisations’ Practice and Anti-trust Law Practice.

Prof. Armoogum Parsuramen

Chairman CRC Africa
Prof. Armoogum Parsuramen, G.O.S.K. is Chairman of our fully owned subsidiary company CRC Africa, which is based in Mauritius. Former Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture and Minister of Education and Science of Mauritius for two consecutive terms both between 1983 and 1995, Prof. Parsuramen was also Director and Representative of UNESCO. He is currently the Founder President of the Global Rainbow Foundation (GRF), a Charitable Trust dedicated to the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, assistance to children and adults suffering from physical and mental disabilities. Prof. Parsuramen is also the Founder-President of the University of Third Age (Trust) Mauritius (U3AM) since 2013.

Prof. Parsuramen has been credited with being the architect of the Mauritian 10-Year Education Master Plan, which spearheaded the development of Mauritius Education system. He joined the World Bank in 1997 as Education Policy Adviser and Coordinator of the education component of the United Nations Special Initiative for Africa (UNSIA), administered by the World Bank. In 2004, Prof. Parsuramen returned to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to lead both the Secretariat of UNESCO Executive Board and that of its Governing Bodies serving therefore as Secretary of both the Executive Board and the General Conference. In 2009, Prof. Parsuramen was appointed Director of UNESCO, New Delhi Office and Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka, where he served until June of 2011, when he retired and returned home to Mauritius.

Dr. Milan J. N. Meetarbhan

Vice Chairman CRC Africa
Dr. Milan J. N. Meetarbhan is CRC Africa Vice Chairman. He has a record of distinguished service as an academic, an adviser to Government, a law practitioner, a regulator and a diplomat. He was Mauritius Ambassador to the United Nations in New York from 2011 to 2015 and served as Chief Executive of the Financial Services Commission from December 2005 to December 2010. Dr. Meetarbhan acted as legal adviser to the Ministry of Finance from 1986 to 1990 and was involved in the setting up of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. He was appointed as Chairperson of the Financial Services Consultative Committee, set up by Government of Mauritius in 1997 to review a comprehensive set of legislation relating to the financial services sector.

Dr. Meetarbhan was Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of the Mauritius Government‘s Policy Unit from 1995 to 1998, as well as Chairperson of Mauritius Telecom from 1998 to 2000. He was an Associate Professor of Law and Head of the Law School of the University of Mauritius and has been visiting faculty at a number of foreign universities. He was conferred the title of Honorary Fellow in Law by the University of Mauritius in October 2007. Dr. Meetarbhan studied law in London and Paris. He was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple and then obtained a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies en Droit des Relations Internationales et des Organisations Internationales from the Sorbonne, a Diplôme d’Etudes Superieures Specialisées en Diplomatie et Relations Internationales from Université Paris XI and a Doctorate in International Law from the Sorbonne.

Nawaz Dookhee

IP and Broadcasting Project Director

Nawaz is a Barrister with many years experience as litigation counsel on commercial and civil matters. In addition to his active practice, Nawaz was concurrently the lead legal consultant for IBA (Independent Broadcasting Authority) - the Broadcasting Regulator in Mauritius where he advised on regulatory, commercial and competition matters. He has extensive experience in dealing with all kinds of media related issues.

Nawaz was until recently the Head of Legal at the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in Malaysia where he dealt with acquisition and distribution of major sports and TV rights. He advised on content, sponsorship and advertising agreements. He was also the project manager for the ISAS 9001, the quality management standards developed specifically for the media sector.

Nawaz graduated from LSE for his LLB and LLM as well as Paris II University (Pantheon-Assas). He is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. 

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Steven Noel Rungasamy

HR and Training Consultant

Having formally trained at the bar of England and Wales, by virtue of the Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School (grade of Very Competent), Steven has a background in human resources, recruitment and training at an executive level, having held leadership roles in these areas. He has worked for SMEs as well as larger businesses with chief executive officers as well as other members of the executive team. He has practical experience of delivering training seminars to staff at all levels and of mediating between parties to achieve settlement.

Steven’s qualifications include being a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a BA(Hons) in Management (upper second), a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management and Organisational Analysis from King`s College London and an upper-second Master of Laws (two-year accelerated law degree, senior status) from Birkbeck College, University of London. His specialisations at the bar are in commercial law, fraud and economic crime. 

Joy Savill

Legal Service Director

With a solid law background specialising in Property Law and Private Client (Trusts, Wills amongst others), Joy has been a Partner in a legal firm as well as heading up the property department, serving as Compliance Officer (Legal Practice). Joy’s long working experience also includes dealing with business continuity and development of working systems. After spending many years in private practice, Joy has worked in the law department of a local authority where she availed of the opportunity to explore how the public sector compares with private sector. The experience has broadened her knowledge and understanding, which has provided her an interesting contrast.

Adam Pondor

Management

Finance Director
Adam is a Chemical/Process Engineer with working experience in the nuclear industry. He has worked as part of a UK initial design consultancy team to supporting international clients wanting to invest in the UK to meet regulatory requirements. This was inclusive of working with the client at their home base in order to review their design philosophy against that of the UK. Prior to this, Adam worked with and managed subcontractors as part of a Research & Development team that was tasked with the design and developments of a facility with the aim of processing high risk waste, requiring flexibility and technical proficiency.

Jackie Robinson

Business Development Director
Jackie is an expert in compliance in the renewable energy sector and has international experience across a range of sectors, including environment, public health, older people’s health, disability and charities. She was founder and director of an environmental consultancy firm in Namibia and has managed major international programmes for charities such as Age UK, Leonard Cheshire Disability and academic institutions including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

Jackie worked with Mott MacDonald Environment on the environmental impact assessment for the channel tunnel rail link and managed a major asbestos risk assessment project for the London Borough of Greenwich.

Geeta Tekchandani

Operations Director
Holder of a degree in Business Management from Kingston University London, Geeta has several years' experience in project management in large corporations.

She is also a director of Property Investors Consortium Ltd. As a hands-on person, Geeta has been involved in various stages of business organisations from developing HR policies and processes to contract management and from staff training to putting in place health and safety procedures. Besides studying Company Law, she also has a wide experience in the retail industry, having worked for a large retail outlet. Customer relations and social media management are two other sectors Geeta has been involved in for a number of years.

Paul Reed

Marketing and Brand Director 
Paul - A track record across full marketing spectrum that demonstrates unswerving commitment and passion for uncovering consumer insights and delivering innovative marketing campaigns. His experience covers a multi sector background across travel, leisure, tourism, energy, transport and not-for-profit. 
He is also a brand and marcomms lead marketer both on ROI commercial led launch activity and relaunch change management programmes including ROE (return on engagement) led digital CRM activity. 
Paul has a rich and successful career to date that is based on never settling for the status quo - generating cut through strategies that rapidly increase market share, brand reputation (brand net promoter score), improving customer experience and initiatives that drive growth. 

Service Delivery Directors

Mark Wood

Mark has worked for the Financial Services Authority (FSA), now known as the FCA, where he gained a wealth of experience in dealing with the FCA Regulatory Handbook, and working with regulated firms. With 29 years in the financial services industry, Mark is highly experienced in both banking and mortgages.  

In addition, Mark worked for a financial services network, monitoring their business practice and advising on standards in relation to mortgages and other financial services products.

Dealing with British and European regulations in the wealth management industry, Mark has written and implemented many compliance policies and procedures, particularly in relation to conduct of business, compliance monitoring, training and competence and learning and development. 

Carole Pitkeathley

A customer experience professional and compliance and standards expert with over 20 years’ experience in the utilities sector. As a consultant, she works extensively in the utility and renewable energy sectors auditing, managing and monitoring compliance and risk and improving the customer experience, working with companies such as Northern Gas Networks, National Grid and South East Water and infrastructure companies such as Enterprise, Skanska Utilities, Morrisons and Balfour Beatty Utilities. A former chair of a BSI Standards Committee, Carole has held senior positions in regulatory bodies and consumer advocacy organisations and holds board positions in national and regional charities.
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Anantha Ramaswamy

A highly experienced and a Smithkline Beecham-award winning professional in Pharma, Biotech and Generic sectors, Anantha has extensive knowledge of global and blue-chip pharma companies. Having managed cross-industry regulations and mandates such as industry specific standards including monitoring and checking compliance with product licence and EC Directive and Prescription Medicine Code of Practice Authority, Anantha’s main focus is on international regulatory affairs, pharmaceutical and clinical development, with detailed knowledge of European Regulatory and Health Technology Assessments (NICE), including submissions and appeal negotiations, licensing and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activities.

Kasper Walet

Kasper Walet is a Compliance, Governance and Risk Management skilled and accomplished professional with over 25 years of extensive senior management/board level experience in managing legislation, compliance and risk management in the energy trading markets worldwide. Thus potentially helping companies saving millions of Euros/Dollars on fines or financial losses by designing and implementing a solid Compliance or Risk Management Framework. Strong expertise in all the aspects of commodity markets, marketing of services, derivatives trading, staff training, governance and risk management within dynamic and high-pressure environments. 

Nasseem Pondor

Director
Nasseem is a health services expert, with 34 years of experience. She has extensive management and operational experience in leading the implementation of government policies in relation to secure services, including mitigation of clinical risk, budgetary management and overseeing compliance with requirements of the Data Protection Act 1993. With a background in the NHS, Nasseem has played a key role in the provision of high quality services that meet important statutory, regulatory and NHS requirements.

Paul Voysey

Paul is an IT professional with a history of producing solutions for a variety of markets and organisations from consumer games to financial information and trading platforms for clients such as Reuters and Barclays. He is also an experienced standards auditor and has combined these in a new venture, improviSta - a flexible, powerful cloud audit management system. Paul is currently working closely with CRC- The Compliance Experts to produce turnkey solutions - where the power of the on-line software tool can be combined with the analytical compliance of CRC to implement a complete system for raising standards in any industry.
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