The team at Mauriconsult is led by Mohammed Shaffick Hamuth, former Senior Investment Advisor and Manager of the Board of Investment, Mauritius. Shaffick Hamuth, an economist by profession, has had the opportunity to work in progressively responsible positions in various departments at the Board of Investment. He is well-grounded in the essence of all economic sectors and is fully conversant with the numerous legislations and government policies pertaining to immigration, investment, business facilitation, dealing with local authorities, regulations on property acquisition including IRS, RES, PDS and now Smart Cities, aquaculture, renewable energy, and agribusiness, among others.
He has strong working knowledge of various business permits, licenses and clearances, pre-requisites for project start ups, and has developed an excellent professional network across the public sector, parastatal bodies, local authorities and private entrepreneurs. He has also been directly engaged in the delivery of about 5,000 occupation/residence permits to expatriates, including both investors and professionals. Furthermore, he has assisted in the implementation of various projects such as hospitals, hotels, recycling industries, textile and non-textile manufacturing units, dairy farms, fish farming, agro-processing, Freeport operations, ICT/BPO companies, real estate projects, etc. As part of his responsibilities, he participated in major policy decisions on government budgets, policy reform papers, and legislations/regulations to streamline and simplify the business environment.
He also provided valuable input in the drafting of strategic reports, investor profiling and targeting, market surveys, analysis and other similar research work. He has acted as BOI Newsletter editor and and produced other promotional materials such as leaflets, brochures, magazines, economic reports, sector analysis and film scripts for the Board of Investment, as well as official speeches for Directors, Ministers and even the Prime Minister. He indeed has a strong command of business and journalistic writing. His contribution has been instrumental in the country’s achievement of excellent international rankings and awards as well as FDI inflows during the period 2004 to 2011.