Ben Lim is the Chief Executive Officer of Intercontinental Trust Ltd and has been actively involved in the Mauritius international financial services sector since its inception in the early 1990’s. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Ben has significant experience in international tax planning. Ben is also currently the Managing Partner of Andersen in Mauritius and Seychelles. Ben is a board member of Mauritius Finance and was a past President of the Association of Trust and Management Companies in Mauritius.
He was a Founding and Executive Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Offshore Institute. He sat on the board of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Ltd and was, until March 2015, a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Investment, the apex government organisation responsible for the promotion of Mauritius. Ben served as a member of the Financial Services Consultative Committee (“FSCC”) which was constituted pursuant to the Financial Services Act 2007 under the Chairmanship of the Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance & Economic Development.
Ben is a member the Young Presidents Organisation (“YPO”) Mauritius Gold Chapter and the YPO Pan African Chapter and is also the YPO Deal Network Board Champion for Africa.
Ben is the Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Mauritius.
Intercontinental Trust Limited (“ITL”) is licensed by the Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) as a Management Company since 1999 and provides a comprehensive range of financial and fiduciary services to companies operating in the global business. One of the leading Management Companies in Mauritius, ITL has, over the years, expanded its global presence and opened offices in Singapore, Seychelles and representative offices in South Africa and Kenya. ITL was the first Management Company in Mauritius to have achieved the ISAE 3402 Type II accreditation by PwC. In 2021, it has successfully completed this audit and renewed its certification for the 11th year in a row.
ITL provides a one-stop-shop solution for its clients accompanying them throughout the lifecycle of their projects; from offering the relevant advice on structuring matters at the inception stage to providing solutions at the exit stage.
ITL currently employs around 200 people working in various teams, which are essentially made up of Chartered / Certified accountants, Chartered secretaries and university graduates.