Poonam was born in a town called Phoenix in Mauritius. Growing up on an island surrounded by beaches, it’s probably no surprise that her most memorable and popular family holidays as a child involved seaside and camping.

After working for Accenture in Mauritius, Poonam came to London in 2005 to continue her studies. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wales. She is also in the final stages of completing her ACCA qualification.

Poonam joined Mother Tongue’s accounts team in in October 2010.

Likes: travelling, spending time with family, playing badminton with friends

Dislikes: winter weather in London, crowds

Mother tongue: Creole and French

Other languages: English and Hindi