Our Team

Suren Pather
Suren Pather
Chairman – SUMO GROUP

Suren has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry. He is the Chairman and Founder of the entities within the Sumo Group of Companies, including SUMO SIV Pty Ltd.  Before concentrating primarily on the Sumo Group, Suren established a full multi-disciplinary financial practice of lawyers, chartered accountants, and financial planners.

Suren holds bachelor degrees in Law and Economics (with Honours) from Sydney University. Additionally, he is a certified financial planner and licensed real estate agent, and is a Fellow of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Mogestri Pather

Mogestri Pather
Director – SUMO Health & Harmony

Mogestri Pather is the Director and nutritionist at Sumo Health & Harmony and also Resident Nutritionist at Elixr Health Clubs. She studied BHSc (Comp Med), Human Nutrition from Charles Sturt University and Adv Dip Applied Science (ACNT) in Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition. She is regarded as a thorough and committed practitioner who works well with other intergrative practitioners and one of the few Nutritionist who understands the importance of epigenetic and wellbeing.

 

Vincent Lim
Vincent Lim,
Director – SUMO SIV

Vincent Lim has more than 20 years' experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer and is the principal of VTS Lawyers in Sydney. Vincent previously worked at Ashurst, one of the leading law firms in Australia.He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics (majoring in Accounting) in 1986, a Bachelor of Laws in 1989 and a Master of Laws in 1995. Vincent also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and he is a Fellow of FINSIA. 

David Yafei Gao

David Yafei Gao,
CEO – Sumo Group

Master of Electronics Engineering (Newcastle University, England)

David Yafei Gao is a Director and the Sales and Marketing Manager of SUMO SIV Pty Ltd and Yong Fu. He was previously the Chief Secretary of the ISO/TC 263 committee (International Organisation for Standardization Technical Committee 263 on Coalbed Methane), at China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), and he had also worked at a Chinese government ministry.

David had also worked as a Director responsible for sales and marketing in an energy saving technology services company, which provided services to many China state-owned enterprises including the Ministry of Railways of China, CNPC and China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec).

David is therefore perfectly acquainted with the cultural aspects of doing business in China. He is also very familiar with Chinese regulations and Chinese government operational requirements.

 

Elaine Stewart-Moyle
Elaine Stewart-Moyle
Client Manager (Adv. Dip. FS (FP) )

After 13 years working for HM Revenue and Customs in the UK, Elaine decided a career change was needed. And after migrating to Australia, she moved into the field of financial planning and hence working with Suren and managing his clients.

Zoe Wu

Zoe Wu
PA

Zoe holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Technology Sydney. Sub major in Management.

Zoe is an integral part of the day to day operations of the SUMO Group and has 6 years’ experience in back office support in the field of wholesale and Financial Services. Now she is also working on business development and CMS in Yong Fu, which is a sub-division of the SUMO group.

 

 

Loren Smith
Loren Smith – Legal Counsel
BA, LL.B (UNSW), GDLP

Loren is SUMO SIV’s legal counsel. Loren graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in History) and a Bachelor of Laws in 2010. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Loren began her career as a Judge’s Associate at the Industrial Relations Court of New South Wales. From there, she segued into legal practice, specialising in commercial and business law.

Gurudutt Shenoy

Gurudutt Shenoy
Director - Sumo Wealth – East Africa

With qualifications as a Chartered Accountant in India and C.P.A in Australia, Guru is highly equipped and an exceptional fit within a company that values expertise, professionalism and customer service. Guru has over 25 years senior management experience in variety of industries including Accounting & Finance, Education, Merchant Banking, Real-Estate, etc. Recently he was involved in leading the team of setting up of international marketing division for Godrej Properties, India and setting bases in North America, Africa, Middle East and Oceania.

Guru looks after the East African base of the Sumo Group.

 

Suneet Luthra
Suneet Luthra
Director - Sumo Wealth HK

Suneet has 26 years of work experience in the Banking, Audit and Consultancy business. Suneet had been employed with Price Waterhouse, Morgan Stanley and J.P.Morgan Chase Bank during these years. He has developed good networks in the Asia markets during this time.

Suneet has been involved in defining Product strategy for Investor Services, new market set ups, identifying structural issues, developing innovative products, interacting with clients to understand their issues and executing plans to resolve them. Suneet has good understanding of risk & controls and compliance issues.

Suneet looks after the Hong Kong base of the Sumo Group.

Mehul SomaiyaMehul Somaiya
Director – SUMO Austin

Mehul is the Director at SUMO Austin and qualified Chartered Accountant from Australia and India. He has been presented with various awards by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India and Australia. Mehul is a Specialist in Tax and business services, and brings with him wealth of 17 years experience in Tax advice, tax effective business structuring and compliance. He has been the principal Director of a Chartered Accounting practice for over 15 years, providing tax effective solutions for his clients. He is also an academic at heart, and has also been a professor in taxation and management accounting for over 10 years, teaching at the graduate and post graduate programs. Mehul is passionate about learning, travelling, reading and listening to Music in his free time.

 

Mahesh Arora
Mahesh Arora
Director – SUMO Austin

Mahesh is the Director, with over 13 years experience in fields of Management and Financial Accounting and tax planning for small to medium enterprises. He has worked with Ernest & Young, Siemens, Star Track Express and Unimin in the past. Mahesh has a reputation of thinking about clients' interest above all others. His main involvement is in Business Development, Easy Books and Management reporting systems, Advising on simplified but effective tax structures. Travelling is his passion. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Nothing beats Friday evenings for him. Within work, he strives to work closely with clients and staff to ensure both achieve their objectives.

Jaimin Yadav

Jaimin Yadav
Director – SUMO Invest

Jaimin has over 10 years of experience in the Finance and marketing. He is a MBA from Gujarat University and has worked with several big banks in India e.g. ING Vysya, ICICI and HSBC. He manages the SUMO’s investment wing ‘Sumo Invest’.

 

 

Aaron Kamarajan
Aaron Kamarajan
Director - Sumo Wealth Malaysia

Aaron Kamarajan brings in many years of experience in trade from various roles, including sales and marketing, as an International Trade Consultant. Working across a number of industries, Aaron can offer practical advice and support to SME’s hoping to build and add value to their business.

Aaron heads sumo group’s Malaysian operations.

Abhijeet M

Abhijeet M
GM - SUMO Group

Abhijeet is a highly accomplished finance professional with a track record of working across Australia, UK, USA and India in different banking and finance profiles including Hedge Funds, Product Control, Securitisation, Treasury, Change & Governance, Financial Planning, Real Estate, etc.

Abhijeet has over 15 years of works experience and in his previous roles, he has worked in different global location for companies like HSBC, SAC Capital, PCS, Spectrum Global, G&C Mutual Bank, etc. and gained vast experience in Financial services industry. As a GM of the group, he is responsible for overall management of the group companies and the team.