Helen Brand, the Chief Executive of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants(ACCA) has had fruitful meetings with top Mauritian ministers and accountants during the first day of her official visit to Mauritius, on Thursday 9th August 2012.
She met Rajesh Jeetah, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, Vasant Kumar Bunwaree, Minister of Education and Human Resources, and Charles Gaetan Xavier Luc Duval, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development.
Helen Brand gave the assurance that ACCA Mauritius will continue to play an active role in promoting Mauritius as a leading hub for international financial and business services, by producing academically and professionally well trained individuals.
During a meeting with large employers of ACCA members, Helen Brand expressed ACCA’s willingness to work even more closely with them to help them develop their capability and enhance mutual brand recognition. The Chief Executive showed appreciation for the employers’ support to ACCA and for regularly participating in activities organized by the local ACCA office.
She also had discussions with other key partners from the accountancy profession in Mauritius, as well as with ACCA Mauritius Network Panel members, with the Council Member of ACCA from Mauritius and with representatives of Bramer Bank, sponsor of the 2012 New Member Ceremony of ACCA.
The Chief Executive of ACCA was also the key note speaker at a workshop on Corporate Governance for SMEs organized jointly by the Mauritius Institute of Directors and ACCA Mauritius.
The New Member Ceremony is scheduled for Friday 10 August at Maritim Hotel. Helen Brand will be the main host for the ceremony. Deva Virahsawmy, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, who is also an ACCA member, will deliver the keynote speech. Other prominent officials will be present.
Helen Brand will have a courtesy call on His Excellency Rajkeswur Purryag, GCSK, GOSK, President of the Republic of Mauritius, on Friday 10 August. She will also have discussions that same day with high-level executives from state organisations and from the accountancy profession in Mauritius.
Helen Brand has been the Chief Executive of ACCA since 2008 and has a keen interest in fostering the accountancy profession in developing markets. Helen was involved in the setting up of the ACCA Mauritius Office in the year 2000.