Richardboastsadistinguishedfinancialcareerspanningnearlythreedecades,commencingin1994with Appleton Ltd, a prominent South African private Wealth Investment firm. His journey led to the directorship of Appleton Investment Services in 1998, where he took charge of third-party sales and skillfully managed High Net Worth private clients.
In2003,Richardembarkedonapivotalventure,co-foundingAssetHouseLtd,anesteemedInvestment Management Company based in Mauritius, where he assumed the role of Managing Director. His entrepreneurial spirit flourished further in 2015 with the co-founding of International Assurance Limited, a Long-term Insurer regulated in Mauritius, where he was entrusted with the position of Joint CEO. Concurrently, his financial expertise earned him a place on the Investment Committee of the State Bank of Mauritius’ suite of Unit Trust Funds, solidifying his reputation as a key player in the industry. In 2017, Richard’s influence expanded to the Listings Committee for the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, reflecting his commitment to the financial sector’s growth and regulation.
Additionally, Richard’s leadership extends to his founding membership and past presidency of the SA Chamber of Commerce in Mauritius. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a focus on Economics, Commercial Law, and Business from Rhodes University, complemented by a Postgraduate financial qualificationfromFreeStateUniversity.Moreover,hehassuccessfullycompletedtheRegisteredPersons examinationswithSAFEXinSouthAfrica,underscoringhiscommitmenttoprofessionaldevelopmentand regulatory compliance.