Meet the team

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    Sin C. LI, CPA, CGMA

    Senior Partner

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    Antoinette SCHALEKAMP, CA (SA), RA (SA)

    Audit Partner

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    Akilesh DEERPALSINGH, FCCA

    Associate Director, 
    Audit

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    Mohamed ES FIH, PhD

    Associate Director Data Engineering & AI Integration

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    Didier SAMFAT, PhD

    Associate Director Digitalisation and Risks

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    Kharisma GYA, BSc., FCCA

    Senior Manager
    Audit

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    Roubina RAMJANALLY, BSc., FCCA

    Senior Manager
    Audit

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    Ashwanty ROOPCHUND, BSc., FCCA

    Senior Manager
    Audit

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    Jimmy HOW, PhD

    Senior Manager ESG

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    Patrick LEE, FCCA

    Chief Operating Officer

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Sin C. LI, CPA, CGMA

Senior Partner

Sin focuses on the strategic direction of the practice and is responsible for the business development and digitalization initiatives at our firm. He still manages a handful of clients so that he can stay current with general operational challenges. Sin has over 30 years of experience in audit, tax, project finance, and insolvency.  He has worked in the USA for 23 years at various international firms, including Big 4 and mid-tier accounting firms and IFC (the private arm of The World Bank) dealing with multinational corporations, venture capital funds, and private equity funds on worldwide projects.  Sin is the first U.S. CPA to be licensed in Mauritius.  He is also committed to community service and currently sits on the board of several NGOs helping battered women and children with mental disabilities.

sli@bakertilly.mu
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Antoinette SCHALEKAMP, CA (SA), RA (SA)

Audit Partner

Antoinette has over 16 years of audit, tax, IFRS advisory and accounting experience.  She is a partner at Baker Tilly and has worked as an audit partner both for PKF and Moore previously.  Her primary areas of focus are external audit.  She has extensive experience in providing assurance services to both listed and private businesses.  She has served on the technical and executive committee for mid-tier practices historically.  Her passion is financial reporting and IFRS accounting opinions.

antoinette@bakertilly.mu
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Akilesh DEERPALSINGH, FCCA

Associate Director, 
Audit

Akilesh is an experienced finance and governance professional with over 2 decades of expertise encompassing auditing, advisory, forensics, and real estate planning and management.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, he held a leadership position at The Global Fund in Geneva, overseeing the Financial Performance, Governance & Management Reporting function with responsibility for multi-billion dollar funding across 130+ countries. Akilesh has also worked in audit and advisory for over a decade at a local Big 4 firm offering strategic guidance to clients across various sectors including financial services, insurance, manufacturing, media, automobile retail, logistics, and international organizations.

akilesh@bakertilly.mu
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Mohamed ES FIH, PhD

Associate Director Data Engineering & AI Integration

With over 3 decades of experience in digital entrepreneurship and international trade, Dr. ES FIH leads our Digitalization & Data Analytics department. He has previously assisted businesses globally in harnessing digitalization and AI for efficient operations, notably as an eSolution advisor at the International Trade Centre, an agency of the United Nations & World Trade Organization. He has also consulted at other world organizations like the World Bank and USAID. Dr. ES FIH holds a PhD in mobile Commerce and Master's degree in cross border e-commerce.

mesfih@bakertilly.mu
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Didier SAMFAT, PhD

Associate Director Digitalisation and Risks

Didier received his PhD from Telecom Paris that is ranked first among the Grandes Ecoles in Digitalization in France. He has over 30 years of experience in cutting edge cybersecurity, IT audit, telecom, ERP implementation, and software development projects.

didier@bakertilly.mu
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Kharisma GYA, BSc., FCCA

Senior Manager
Audit

Kharisma recently joined Baker Tilly and has over 12 years of audit experience having previously worked at a Big 4 firm. She has acquired various skills while carrying out risk assessments: project management, general and in-depth review of audit working papers, coaching and review as well as developing and performing substantive procedures and analytical reviews on financial statements.

kgya@bakertilly.mu
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Roubina RAMJANALLY, BSc., FCCA

Senior Manager
Audit

Roubina has over 13 years of experience in auditing. She is a senior manager in audit and assurance at Baker Tilly. Before joining Baker Tilly in 2016, she spent 9 years at a Big 4 firm.

rramjanally@bakertilly.mu
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Ashwanty ROOPCHUND, BSc., FCCA

Senior Manager
Audit

Ashwanty recently joined Baker Tilly and has over 10 years of audit experience having previously worked at a Big 4 firm. She has a strong technical background with hands-on audit experience in sectors such as hospitality, real estate, and investment funds.

aroopchund@bakertilly.mu
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Jimmy HOW, PhD

Senior Manager ESG

Jimmy is a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional and holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University. He has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked on environmental audit, risk assessment, and remediation projects in Mauritius and the U.S.

jhow@bakertilly.mu
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Patrick LEE, FCCA

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. His expertise spans over the following areas for a diverse portfolio of clients with both local and international presence: tax planning and structuring, fund and company formation and administration, trust and estate planning, financial and treasury management and corporate finance.

His tenure as the MD and CEO at two leading Management Companies has significantly driven his ability to grow the business, lead by example and implement efficient process enhancement locally and at Group level. 

He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) since 2005 and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) since 2016.

plee@bakertilly.mu

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