Mahendra MayaramMahendra Mayaram was born on 26th April 1961 in Mauritius. His father came from a family of jewellers having their origin from Gujarat. He studied at the Lycee Labourdonnais, a French private school for his secondary studies, where he graduated with a Baccalaureat in commerce and finance in 1981. In 1981, he also obtained a scholarship to study in France. In 1984 and 1985 he obtained the equivalent of a Bachelor and Master in Economics and Finance at the University Paul Cezanne of Aix en Provence. In 1989, he joined BNPI, a subsidiary of the BNP group in Mauritius for his first job. He started as a credit analyst for the local banking department of the bank. In August 1993, he joined the Offshore Banking Unit of BNPI as Credit Manager. In July 2001, he was promoted as Group Risk Manager for the BNPI Group in Mauritius. From January 2006 to August 2007, he joined the International Banking Division of Barclays in Mauritius, as Deputy Director and Head of Sales. During that period he also acted as Director for 6 months. In September 2007 he joined Standard Bank of Mauritius as the Head of International Banking. In April 2009, he left Standard Bank and set up his company Thoth Services Ltd to provide consultancy services in the financial sector. During his career in the banking sector, Mr. Mahendra Mayaram has acquired vast experience in structured finance, syndications and structured trade. Most of his career has been within the international banking where he developed the skills in cross border financing. He has developed a network of clients both local and international as well as a solid reputation with the banks in Mauritius and also within the international banks where he has been working.
Hayden Bamford, founder and Managing Director of Alternative Real Estate Capital Management, is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having completed his articles at Deloitte & Touché. He worked at Standard Bank Real Estate Finance and subsequently at the Royal Bank of Canada (London) as a VP of Structured Finance & Debt Securitisation.