Reckoning more than 20 years of experience in financial regulation and multi-jurisdictional regulatory compliance, Heeraman Jowaheer joined CIMA on 7 December 2020 as Head of its Securities Supervision Division.
Prior to this, Mr. Jowaheer was employed at a U.S. SEC-registered investment adviser company where he served as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, managing alternative investment and private equity funds. He also held other senior leadership roles such as a Financial Regulatory Consultant and subsequently Senior Executive (Policy and Research) at the Mauritius Financial Services Commission. He also served as the first Head of Listing at the Mauritius Stock Exchange.
Mr. Jowaheer also brings a wealth of experience in licensing, policy development, offshore finance, regulatory compliance monitoring, corporate governance, supervision of non-bank financial institutions, as well as negotiation of double taxation, trade, and investment promotion and protection agreements.
He holds a Master’s of Busines Administration degree, an Associate’ degree in Human Resources and a certificate in Education. He is also a graduate and Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (“ICSA”) and a former long-serving member of its Professional Standards Committee. In earnest to share his regulatory experience and contribute to leadership training, Mr. Jowaheer taught Financial Services Regulation at the University of Mauritius.