Couldip Basanta Lala is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
He is a past Chairman of the Mauritius Stock Exchange Commission and has sat on high-powered government enquiries/committees. Couldip was until 1993 an executive partner of the local representative firm of Arthur Andersen. He was responsible for all practice support and development, covering training, technical developments, marketing support and strategic planning. He is the lead author of "The IFS Guide to Mauritian Company Law".
He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a director of SBI International (Mauritius) Limited, an offshore bank, subsidiary of State Bank of India.