Afsar is the founding partner of KICK Advisory Services. He has over a quarter century of experience in Corporate Restructuring, Litigation Support, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy and Financial Consulting and Fund Raising to clients across a wide spectrum of industries both locally and internationally.
Afsar previously served as Deputy Group Managing Partner of the largest professional services firm in Sub Saharan Africa- BDO in Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Seychelles. Having been part of the network, he completed the BDO Global Partners Leadership Programme in 2016.
Prior to his tenure at BDO, he served as Manager Corporate & Investment Banking at HSBC Mauritius during which period he was trained in Hong Kong and Singapore by HSBC in Corporate Lending Analysis and Applied Credit lending. He also occupied the post of Group Finance Manager at British American Investment Group (BAI).
Afsar is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, prize winner in professional exam (PE 1) and was granted the Corporate Finance qualification from ICAEW in December 2006. Obtained training in Operational & Financial Consulting with Arthur Andersen at St Charles, USA, and in London and has attended the Harvard Business School program on Managing Professional Services Firm in 2012.
In addition to his professional qualifications, he was a Founding Member of Mauritius Africa Business Club.