THE TEAM

Aleem RAMANKHAN, MSc, FCCA

Managing Partner

Aleem is the co-founding partner of Barnes Associates. Prior to this, he was the audit partner at Baker Tilly (Mauritius) for 11 years. Aleem has studied and worked in London where he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and also obtained a masters degree in Financial Management from the
Middlesex University.

Aleem has worked for international accounting firms, specializing in auditing, accounting and consultancy services for a well diversified client portfolio in sectors such as garments and textiles, wholesale and retail, manufacturing, property development, trade finance, banks and financial institutions, telecommunications and hotels.

On his return to Mauritius, Aleem worked as a manager for six years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specialized in the audit of large global business companies, most of which are blue chip companies quoted on stock exchanges around the world.

Aleem was a former member of the Financial Reporting Council of Mauritius Audit Review Panel and lectures regularly on Corporate Governance and International Standards on Auditing.

Sector Experience

  • Garment and textile companies

  • Wholesale and Retail consumer goods

  • Manufacturing Companies

  • Global Business

  • Real Estate and Construction

  • Transport

  • Financial services (incl. Trust, Funds& Insurance)

  • Trade Finance

  • Banks and other financial institutions

  • Hospitality

  • Sharia-compliant structures

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K

  • Holds a Masters of Science in Financial Management – Middlesex University, London

  • Licence Insolvency Practitioner

Languages spoken
English
French

O: (230) 460-7501
T: (230) 5723 7095
E: a.ramankhan@barnes.associates

Vinesh Mungra ACA, FCCA

Audit Partner

Vinesh is the co-founding partner of Barnes Associates. He is an Associate of the ICAEW and a Fellow of the ACCA. He holds a practising certificate from FRC and is also a registered insolvency practitioner.

He has a career of 27 years in audit, accounting, tax and advisory. He has worked for over 12 years, at top management with Baker Tilly (Mauritius) and over seven years, at senior position, with Ernst & Young, where he specialised in the audit of large conglomerates, most of which are blue chip companies quoted on stock exchange.

He has also worked in the banking sector. Vinesh has a wide exposure to audits of major clients in
Investment Funds, wholesale and retail manufacturing, hotels, sugar, telecommunication, construction, property development, banks and financial institutions, garments and textiles, secondary and tertiary
well as pension funds . Vinesh has extensive experience in the preparation of group financial statements of Public-Interest entities and listed companies.

Sector Experience

  • Investment Fund
  • Pension Fund
  • Financial Institution
  • Private Equity Investment Funds
  • Trust
  • Global Business
  • Insurance Broker
  • Food Distribution
  • Textile
  • Education
  • Aviation
  • Bank
  • NGO
  • Hospitality

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, UK

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K.

  • Associate of Mauritius Institute of Directors

  • Licence Insolvency Practitioner

Languages spoken

English
French

O: (230) 460-7503
T: (230) 5 939 7870
E: v.mungra@barnes.associates

Muhammad Rushdee TOORBUTH, FCCA,FCIPA

Advisory Partner

Profile and Experience

Rushdee is the co-founding partner of Barnes Associates. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is also an Certified Islamic Professional Accountant from the globally recognised institution AAIOFI.

Rushdee has 11 years of work experience in the Accounting, Auditing & Advisory field with over 100
assignments in financial, internal and system audit in general, but also evaluation of development projects financed by international institutions/donors in particular (World Bank) and the European Union after working at KPMG & Grant Thornton.

He started his career at Baker Tilly (Mauritius) in 2008 where he qualified as ACCA after 4 years of experience. He became a Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) graduate in March 2015 from the globally recognised institution AAIOFI. While he was at Grant Thornton (Advisory Services) Ltd, he lead the Internal Audit department for a year. Then, he re-joined Baker Tilly (Mauritius) in September 2016 as Manager in charge of the Advisory department.

Sector Experience

  • Investment and Private Equity Funds

  • Global Funds

  • Real Estate and Construction

  • Insurance & Trust

  • Global Business

  • Insurance Broker

  • Food Distribution

  • Textile

Sector Experience

  • Healthcare

  • Manufacturing

  • Education

  • Automobile

  • Stock Broking

  • Farming

  • Hospitality

  • Freight Forwarding

  • Business Process Outsourcing

  • IT Communication based services

  • Satellite-based communication services

  • Sharia-compliant structures

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K.

  • Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA)

Languages spoken

English
French

O: (230) 460-7504
T: (230) 5 788 3209
E: r.toorbuth@barnes.associates