I am global consultant and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in senior managerial positions and operated at the highest level of large organizations as CEO and as Chairperson. My experience spans across both the financial and non-financial services sector, in particular in the African region. I am an independent Chairperson of board, a director, a chief executive officer, advisor and an entrepreneur and interacts in a very diversified environment, interacting with people of different nationalities, background and cultures. I also acts as business facilitator for many HNWIs and has an intuitive ability to gauge clients’ needs and believes in the value of true independent advice, away from institutional commercial pressures
I am currently the Chairperson of Rio Zim Limited a listed mining company operating in Zimbabwe ( www.riozim.co.zw) and is Chairman of Ashton Financial Partners (www.ashton-corporate.com) a management company licensed by the Financial Services Commission in Mauritius
In the immediate past and first chairperson of Warwyck Private Bank established in Mauritius and licensed by the Bank of Mauritius and is an adviser to Warwyck Investment Holdings the holding company of the bank.( www.warwyckprivatebank.com)
After completing my Licence – Lès Sciences Economiques from the University of Montpellier, France, Saleem Beebeejaun started my professional career as a supervisor working in the agricultural sector, mainly managing cane fields, with his grandfather. I subsequently undertook further studies in insurance and graduated as a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. I was awarded the H G Greening prize rewarding him as the first in Life subjects worldwide.
I have also followed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School and is a Harvard alumnus.
Saleem has served as the Honorary Consul of Malaysia to Mauritius since 2008. He has been very active and has helped organize many missions and visits of Malaysian dignitaries to Mauritius.
I belong to family which very well respected in all spheres of civil and business societies and cuts across the different communities to emerge as an experienced and balanced business leader.
My great grand father G M D Atchia was the Lord Mayor of Port Louis and was a member of the Mauritius delegation that took part in the negotiations for the independence of Mauritius with the then colonial power, Great Britain. These culminated in the independence of Mauritius in 1968.
My father Dr A R Beebeejaun qualified as a medical practitioner in the U K and was the only pediatrician serving the Mauritius population in the early 70’s. Child mortality drastically dropped following his return to Mauritius He officially joined politics in 1995 was an elected member of parliament from 1995 to 2014. He occupied several ministries and was the deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius from 2005 to 2014.
I am married and has two sons and a daughter.
I am perfectly bilingual, French and English.