Who we are


Tim DOWDESWELL Investment Advisor

Tim was born in Brest, France and educated at Kings College Wimbledon and Cambridge (MA History). Tim has worked at Merrill Lynch, London and Stonehage Fleming Family and Partners (London and Switzerland) where he was responsible for equity and fixed income fund research. Tim qualified as a Certified Financial Analyst Charter Holder in 2014 and co-founded KDT Investment Advisors in 2015.

Tim is responsible for portfolio management and investment research. He also writes the monthly newsletter.


Gael DUCHENNE Director

Gael Duchenne is Chief Operations Officer and Head of Compliance at Summit Trust (Mauritius) Limited. Gael was raised in Mauritius before relocating to Cape Town to complete his tertiary education and qualify with the South African Institute of Chartered Secretaries in 2002. He then moved to the United Kingdom to complete his Masters in Corporate Governance and worked for 5 years with two FTSE100 companies before returning to Mauritius in 2008.
Gael is an associate member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a member of the South African Institute of Compliance.



Roderick Phillips is Managing Director of Summit Trust (Mauritius) Limited. Rod has dual British and South African citizenship and was raised in South Africa. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, he completed his articles of traineeship with Deloitte and qualified with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1997. After relocating to the United Kingdom in 1998 he became actively involved in a number of start-up businesses including Quotient Financial which ultimately transformed into Summit Trust. Rod is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.


Malcolm IRVINE External Consultant

Malcolm Irvine was born and educated in Harare, Zimbabwe and completed his BComm (Accounting) at the University of Natal (Pietermaritzberg). Malcolm qualified as an Australian CPA and Senior Auditor with Deloittes (Brisbane). Over a 30 year career, Malcolm has specialised in the establishment and management of accounting and administration systems for small business. He brings this wide experience to KDT as an External Consultant.


Ravishka RAMAUTAR Administrative Assistant

Ravishka Ramautar joined KDT Investment Advisors in January 2018 and provides administrative and client support to the team.

Working together with the CIO, Ravishka manages and prepares compliance reviews and liaising with our management company and custodian banks. Ravishka graduated in 2018 with a degree in Management and Business Information from the University of Mauritius and is now enrolled for a diploma with the International Compliance Association.


Hevin Chandra SANMUKHIYA Treasury and Trading

Hevin Sanmukhiya graduated with a BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance from the University of Mauritius in 2013 and holds a Bac +5 in DU CFA (Diplôme Universitaire Chartered Financial Analyst) from the Paris Dauphine University (France).  He is currently a CFA Level II candidate. Hevin started his career in the global business sector in Mauritius as a Junior Company and Trust Administrator and joined the KDT Treasury and Trading Team in June 2017 as Treasury and was promoted to the KDT Investment Committee in May 2018.


Tarishi KASO Administrative Assistant

Tarishi Kaso joined KDT Investment Advisors in September 2018 as a Trainee Administration Assistant.  She graduated from the University of Mauritius with a degree in International Business Finance in the summer of 2018 and looks forward to her new career working to support the KDT team and its clients in all areas of client enquiries and support.