Meet the team

William Lead

Director

Will Lead has 35 years of experience in trading and 12 years of experience specifically in Oil, Gas and Marine. During this time value has been created in the talent of the company by putting together teams and cultures that understand customer and supplier requirements and aspirations. In addition, these teams have created relationships and grown reputation over many years for the Blue Ocean Oil name.

Nick Lead

Director

With over 20 years of experience in Import, Export & Cross Trade, Nick heads up the Operations Department. This Department handles the global logistics and warehousing for Blue Ocean Oil, using all modes such as Sea, Road and Air to move our products from supply point to market whether it is in Containerised, Break Bulk, or Bulk shipments.

Rajeev Sookur, LLB (Hons), LLM, FCCA, CFE, TEP, MCSI, ACIArb

Director

With over 22 years of combined exposure in the field of finance, auditing, fund accounting, anti-money laundering, capital markets, forensic investigation, financial regulations, law, tax, trust and global business, Rajeev has worked for various investigatory and regulatory bodies in Mauritius namely the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Financial Services Commission and the Judicial Department. He also worked as Risk and Compliance Manager for a corporate service provider in Mauritius prior to joining Imara Group – a leading financial conglomerate in Africa.

For the last decade he had been the Chief Operations Officer of the Asset Management arm of Imara Group – a financial conglomerate/investment banking group and the Company Secretary for the Imara Mutual Funds which are listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and foreign stock exchanges. He also served as Director on the board of Transparency International (Mauritius) Branch and that of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP Mauritius).

He holds a Diploma in Management and Marketing from the Institute of Commercial Management, a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, a LLB (Hons) from the Northumbria University UK and a LLM from the Sorbonne Assas International Law School. Rajeev is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Rajeev is a Fintech, Regtech and Blockchain enthusiast.

Mrs. Meenakshi

(CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER)

Meenakshi is an experienced and seasoned finance professional with excellent business acumen, analytical skills and ability to drive an organisation towards its strategic objectives with aptitude to adapt to innovative and dynamic business environments. She is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant and of the Institute of Public Accountants. She had been working in the financial services sector for the last eleven years as Finance and Operations Manager and was an Executive Director on the board of an investment advisory/CIS Manager company licensed by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission. Previously Meenakshi was the Chief Finance Officer at Transcontinental Accounting Services Ltd an accounting outsourcing company and was employed as Senior Financial Analyst at Emtel Ltd, a major mobile telecom company. She also worked at the Mauritius Revenue Authority in the Value Added Tax Department.

Meenakshi is actually studying for the ADIT (Advance Diploma in International Taxation) with the Chartered Institute of Taxation. In 2022 she completed a Fintech Innovation and Transformation in Financial Services course with the National University of Singapore. In 2021 she completed a Certificate in Digital Innovation for Finance with Association of Chartered Certified Accountant.

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Blue Ocean Oil has been involved in Africa with Oil & Gas, Marine, Mines and Industry for over a decade.

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