Profile Of Speakers

Amit Achameesing

Co-Founder, NAB Taskforce Mauritius

Amit Achameesing obtained a Bsc Economics from the University of Mauritius. This was followed by a Masters of Applied Economics from that same university, and later he obtained a Masters of Professional Accounting (with Distinction) from Southern Cross University, Australia. In 2012, he moved to Seychelles to take up a lecturing position at the University of Seychelles and in the following year was appointed Head of Department of the London School of Economics (LSE) international programmes. Amit delivered courses in Financial Reporting, Auditing and Assurance Services, Economics, Principles of Banking & Finance, Corporate Finance, among others on the LSE international programmes. 

Amit returned to Mauritius in 2017 and since then has been teaching accounting, economics, and finance related subjects. Amit has a strong interest in using finance to grow Mauritius and Africa. In that respect, he recently completed a PhD in Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. The findings of his thesis recommends that a credit guidance scheme is set up in Mauritius to promote bank credit for impact investment. Amit has also recently co-founded the National Advisory Board on Impact Investing which is part of the Global Steering Group (GSG) to spearhead impact investing in Mauritius and Africa.