Soobhash Sonar

Soobhash Sonar

IS Director, Mauritius Revenue Authority

Soobhash has over 13 years of experience in the IS field at the top management level. He has also
participated in the National ICT Strategic Plan (NICTSP) of the government of Mauritius. He holds a Masters in Computer Science and an MBA.
His experiences in the IS field include a panoply of industries including insurance companies, consulting companies, tertiary education, utility, and financial institutions both in the national and international fronts. He has also been awarded for his achievements both in the academic and industrial arena. He is a gold medallist and he has also been awarded as ‘young Innovators’ in Canada using IS in the education of lung sounds to medical professionals.

Currently Soobhash is the IS Director of the Mauritius Revenue Authority. He has been occupying this position for the last nine years, during which he has driven the modernisation of MRA initiative on the Information Systems side. He has been involved in large IS projects among which the implementation of the Integrated Tax Administration Solution (ITAS) on SAP platform, the e-filing of tax returns and epayment facilities including direct debit, mobile payment and credit card payment, known projects that have made a significant impact at na-tional level.

Recently Soobhash has helped in the implementation of Negative Income Tax which went live in October 2017. One huge project on which MRA is currently working on is the collection of Contribution using mobile technologies, which will go live early January 2018. In December 2011 and 2012, the MRA has been awarded with the ICT Excellence Awards organised by the Ministry of In-formation and Communication Technology of Mauritius.

e-mail: soobhash.sonah@mra.mu
Telephone: +230 207 6000