“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” Socrates

Who we are?

Arphilia Consulting Ltd (Arphilia) is a boutique consulting firm that provides business and finance advisory services to organisations in their operational and strategic development.

With bespoke methodologies and using governance to enhance enterprise value, Arphilia advises and accompanies its clients in all stages of their growth locally and internationally.

The firm offers tailored services to entrepreneurs, companies, financial institutions and private equity funds operating in Africa. 

Operating from Mauritius, Arphilia was founded by Richard Arlove, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of working experience garnered across various environments.

Working both from a micro and a macro perspective, Arphilia brings together a network of experienced consultants and professionals to deliver best-in-class consulting services across several areas. 

Agile and pragmatic, we leverage a broad spectrum of expertise to help organisations navigate change and grow enterprise value sustainably.

Our services in a nutshell

Arphilia is a consulting firm that provides an array of business and finance advisory services to enhance the enterprise value of organisations.

Business and Finance Advisory

Strategic development

Growing Enterprise Value through effective governance and change management

Board services

International Structuring and Development

Investing and doing business in Africa

Based on a holistic approach, Arphilia’s services cater for both the operational and strategic development of companies, making sure they derive maximum benefit from the environment in which they operate.

Addressing both an organisation’s internal and external environments, Arphilia’s array of services aims to enhance enterprise value by leveraging governance and providing appropriate board services.

With years of operation in the Mauritius International Financial Centre and presence on boards of companies engaged in global business, we are well placed to advise our clients on international structuring and doing business in Africa.
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Arphilia’s founder

Richard Arlove

Richard Arlove

Richard and his collaborators bring proven expertise in providing structuring and business solutions to corporates, listed multinationals, private equity funds and institutional investors doing business in Africa, Middle East, and Asia. Their focus is to advise and accompany those organisations in their strategic development and to enhance their enterprise value.
Richard founded Arphilia Consulting in 2020, building on close to 40 years of experience as an accountant, business leader, professional entrepreneur, and member of the senior leadership team of a global firm.

After spending 10 years as a professional accountant mainly in Big Four accounting firms and 10 years as General Manager of companies in garment manufacturing and marketing of global brands, Richard co-founded and was the CEO of ABAX, a regulated financial, corporate and fiduciary services company.

He led ABAX to grow from a start-up in 2001 to becoming a leading Management Company in Mauritius, with a workforce of 300 professionals administering client assets of USD 23 billion. ABAX developed a special focus on clients investing in and doing business in Africa.

In 2018, ABAX was acquired by Ocorian, a global trust and administration firm. Richard was appointed Regional Head of Africa, Middle East and Asia and Group ExCo member of Ocorian. He retired from Ocorian in 2020.

Richard has a long experience as a board member of international companies and private equity funds investing in Africa and Asia. He has also participated in committees to advise the Mauritius government and Business Mauritius on the development of the Mauritius International Financial Centre. He is a regular speaker and panellist in international forums on investment in Africa.
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