Dr Navin Beekarry is the Director-General of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Mauritius since 2016. He is a lawyer and an expert in the fields of anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, asset recovery and terrorism financing.
He has worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the G20. He was the first Commissioner of the ICAC, Mauritius. Dr Navin Beekarry was also appointed as the Assistant Solicitor-General and Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in Mauritius from 1984 to 2002.
He holds a PhD in law from the George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics, the United Kingdom. He was a Visiting Scholar and Researcher at the Harvard Law School and Associate Fellow at the George Washington University Law School, USA.
He has undertaken a number of publications and contributed in numerous specialised journals and published a book on “Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Finance: Past and Current Challenges”.
He chairs the Task Force on the implementation of Lam Shan Leen Commission Report on Drug-Trafficking set up to coordinate the investigations on drug dealing offences involving corruption and money laundering in Mauritius.
Recently, he has also been called upon to prepare a Report on the Financial Crime Commission with recommendations for the review of the legal and institutional framework to fight financial crimes in Mauritius for a more effective management in the fight against financial crime.
Under his Co-Chairmanship on the Core Group of the National Committee on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism set up with the aim to remove Mauritius from the Financial Action Task Force “grey list”, Mauritius has successfully exited the list.