Sunil Benimadhu, joined the SEM as Chief Executive in May 1998. He was appointed Executive Director of the SEM in October 2008. He holds a M.B.A. in Finance and Investment from the University of Illinois, United States. He also holds a D.E A. in Development Economics and a Maîtrise in Macro-Economics from the University of Aix-Marseille, France. Sunil is the Chairman of Global Finance Mauritius, the apex body of private sector operators in the Financial Services Industry in Mauritius. He has been elected in September 2017 for a new three-year term on the Board of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), an association of the World's leading Stock Exchanges. Sunil was the President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) an association of 28 Exchanges operating on the continent, from August 2010 to November 2014. From 2002 to 2004, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE), which comprises twelve Stock Exchanges of the South Asian region. From 2001 to 2003, he chaired the SADC Committee of Stock Exchanges (COSSE), an association of stock exchanges which includes ten exchanges of the Southern African region.