Jean Claude Permal is the Chief Operating Officer at Axis Fiduciary Ltd, a leading Mauritius-based independent trust company providing a full spectrum of fiduciary and corporate services to International clients. He is also an ICSA Affiliate and sits on the board of several companies including several Africa focused PE funds administered by Axis. He also holds an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Surrey (UK). Jean Claude brings over 25 years of experience in accounting, operations, administration, business management. Jean Claude has worked in various sectors such as manufacturing, construction, and retail including imports, exports, and sales, in Mauritius and Eastern Africa. In the financial services sector, he held senior positions in international financial services organizations in Mauritius. While working for a regulated credit institution in the Global Business sector of Mauritius, Jean Claude had responsibility for the accounting and administration functions and was also actively engaged in the credit and investment areas.