Board of Directors

ESPITALIER-NOËL, Philippe Chairman and Non-Executive Director
LAM KIN TENG, Dean Independent Director
ESPITALIER-NOËL, Hector Non-Executive Director
TYACK, Frédéric Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
VEERASAMY, Naderasen Pillay Independent Director
BOSHOFF, Armond Non-Executive Director
MAMET, Damien Executive Director
GALEA, Dominique Independent Director
PASCAL, Pierre-Yves Independent Director
VACHER, Belinda Executive Director and Fund Manager
BISSESSUR, Shreekantsingh Non-Executive Director
Boyramboli, B Prospective Non-Executive Director
ESPITALIER-NOËL, Philippe Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment: 28 June 2007

SC and CGC – Member

Qualifications

- BSc in Agricultural Economics (University of Natal, South Africa)

- MBA (London Business School)

Professional Journey

- Worked for CSC Index in London as Management Consultant from 1994 to 1997

- Joined Rogers in 1997

- Was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2007

Skills

- Proven experience of mergers and acquisitions, business turnaround and transformation

- Extensive expertise with strategy development and execution

- Inspiring leadership with senior management in the Rogers Group’s four served markets, FinTech, Hospitality, Logistics and Property

Current External Commitments

- CEO of the Rogers Group

- Chairman of the Commission on the promotion of sustainable and inclusive growth in Mauritius of Business Mauritius

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

- Air Mauritius Limited

- Rogers and Company Limited

- Swan Life Ltd and Swan General Limited

LAM KIN TENG, Dean Independent Director

Date of Appointment: 01 August 2017

RMAC – Chairman (since 01 August 2017)

Qualifications

- BSc (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science

- Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Journey

- Worked at Coopers & Lybrand in London between 1991 and 1995 in the Audit Department, specialising in the financial services sector

- Joined the Audit & Business Advisory Department of De Chazal du Mée in Mauritius in 1995 with exposure to certain Africa countries

- In 2000, he joined HSBC Mauritius as Chief Financial Officer before moving to the HSBC Regional Office in Hong Kong in 2007 in the International Department overseeing the Northern Asia countries

- Returned to HSBC Mauritius in 2009 as Head of Corporate Banking

- Since 2013, he is the Managing Director of HSBC Bank (Mauritius) Limited where he is responsible for the Commercial Banking and Global Banking businesses

- He is also a director of a number of subsidiary companies forming part of the HSBC Group

- Dean was the Vice-Chairman of the Mauritius Bankers Association from 2015 to 2017

Skills

- Proven experience in banking, global business, corporate finance, acquisitions & business integration

- Extensive expertise with strategy development and execution

Current External Commitments

-  Chairman of RMAC of Ascencia

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

-  None

ESPITALIER-NOËL, Hector Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment: 03 April 2014

Qualifications

- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Journey

- Worked for Coopers and Lybrand in London

- Worked with De Chazal du Mée in Mauritius

- Past Chairman of the Board of Rogers and Company Limited

- Past President of the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture

- Past President of the Mauritius Sugar Producers’ Association

- Past President of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate

Skills

- CEO experience across diversified sectors

- Significant experience in alliances, ventures and partnerships

- Strong financial skills and strategic understanding

Current External Commitments

- CEO of the ENL Group

- Chairman of New Mauritius Hotels Ltd

- Chairman of Bel Ombre Sugar Estate Ltd

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

- Rogers and Company Limited

- ENL Limited

- ENL Commercial Limited

- ENL Land Ltd

- New Mauritius Hotels Ltd

- Tropical Paradise Co. Ltd

- Swan Life Ltd and Swan General Ltd

TYACK, Frédéric Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Date of Appointment: 03 April 2014

SC – Member

Qualifications

- BSc (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics

- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional journey

- Joined the Rogers Group in 1997 and was appointed Managing Director of the Logistics Sub-Cluster

- In 2004, he left the Rogers Group and joined Plastinax Austral Ltd as General Manager for four years

- He then moved to ENL and was appointed Managing Director of EnAtt Ltd, the Asset and Property Management Company of ENL Group in 2011

- Became the CEO of Ascencia in 2015

Skills

- Strong financial skills

- Strategic and commercial understanding

- Well versed in property and asset management

Current External Commitments

- Executive Director of ENL Property Ltd

- Director of Water Sports Village Ltd

- Director of Zilwa Resorts Ltd

- Director of HM Technologies Ltd and HM Trading Ltd

- Director of Rogers Aviation Holding Ltd

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

- None

VEERASAMY, Naderasen Pillay Independent Director

Date of Appointment: 26 August 2014

CGC – Member

Qualifications

- LLB (University of Buckingham, United Kingdom)

- Master’s degree in Private Law (University of Paris II Assas)

- Called to the Bar (Middle Temple, UK)

- Called as “Avocat à la Cour d’Appel de Paris”

Professional Journey

- Practised as a Barrister-at-Law in Mauritius from 1982 to 1987

- Joined the law firms, SCP J.C Goldsmith & Associates, and thereafter SCP Azema Sells in Paris, France

- In 1995, he created his own Chambers in Paris exercising mainly in Business Law.

- Participated in the setting up of the Chambers, “Fourmentin Le Quintrec Veerasamy et Associés” in 1997 (now FLV& Associés (aarpi)), currently comprising 9 partners and dealing with Litigation, Arbitration and Business Law

- Since 2014, he is based in Mauritius as responsible partner of the Mauritius office of FLV & Associés (aarpi) and has resumed practice at the Mauritian Bar on a permanent basis

Skills

- Sustained experience as director of listed companies in Mauritius

- Significant experience in alliances, ventures, partnerships and arbitration

- Strong strategic and financial skills

Current External Commitments

- Member on the “Comité Français d’Arbitrage”

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

- Sun Limited

BOSHOFF, Armond Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment: 08 May 2019

Qualifications

-  BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics

-  Technical Member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (TASSA)

-  Master’s Degree in Business Administration (cum laude) – University of Oxford

Professional Journey

-  Started his career with Rand Merchant Bank in Johannesburg in 2008

-  Joined Atterbury Europe in 2015 as Head: Corporate Finance and Treasury

-  In July 2017, Armond was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Atterbury Property Holdings, a South Africa-based property development company

-  Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Atterbury Property Holdings in January 2019

Value added to the Board

- Corporate finance, strategic and leadership insight

MAMET, Damien Executive Director

Date of Appointment: 25 June 2015
CGC and SC – Member Qualifications

- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Journey

- Started his career in 1999 with Ernst & Young (now EY) in London

- In 2003, he moved to BDO De Chazal du Mée (Mauritius)

- In 2006, he was appointed Manager of Corporate Finance at PWC

- Joined the Rogers Group where he was appointed Managing Director of Foresite Property Fund Management Ltd in 2009 and Chief Projects & Development Executive of Rogers in 2014

- He was appointed Chief Finance Executive of Rogers in 2017

Skills

- Detailed knowledge of the Company’s activities and business, having previously occupied the position
of Fund Manager

- Strategic and commercial understanding

- Team management skills

Current External Commitments

- Treasurer of École du Centre

- Director of the Blue Penny Museum

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

- Rogers and Company Limited

GALEA, Dominique Independent Director

Date of Appointment: 13 July 2012

CGC – Chairman

Qualifications

- HEC, Paris

Professional Journey

- Started his career in the textile industry by founding an agency business, Kasa Textile & Co. Ltd in the early 1980s

- Diversified his activities by acquiring stakes in companies in various sectors of the economy

Skills

- NED experience across diversified sectors.

- Commendable knowledge of corporate governance.

- Strong commercial skills

Current External Commitments

- None

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

- Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Ltd

- Forges Tardieu Ltd

- United Docks Ltd

PASCAL, Pierre-Yves Independent Director

RMAC- Member

 Qualifications
- BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science (City University, London)

- Diploma in Actuarial Techniques (Institute of Actuaries, UK)

- Certificate in Finance and Investment (Institute of Actuaries, UK)

Professional Journey
- Started his career as an Associate with Bacon & Woodrow Epsom in England in 1999

- In May 2002, he joined Hewitt LY Ltd in Mauritius as a Consulting Assistant

- From July 2004 to December 2015, he worked as Portfolio Manager for Confident Asset Management Ltd where he was also the Business Development Manager between January 2014 and December 2015.

- Since January 2016, he started to work as a Private Banker & Senior Wealth Manager with AfrAsia Bank

- On 1st July 2017, he was appointed Head of Wealth Management of AfrAsia Bank.

Skills
- Significant understanding in portfolio management, corporate finance and business strategies.

- Extensive experience with strategy development & execution

- Strong leadership skills

Current External Commitments

- None

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies
- None

VACHER, Belinda Executive Director and Fund Manager

Date of appointment: 30 October 2019

 

Qualifications

 

- Master in Business Administration

- BSc (Hons) Finance 

- Certificate in Business Accounting

- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

 

Professional journey

- Started her career as Investment Executive at Cim Property Fund Management Ltd

- was employed by Rogers and Company Limited as Investment Executive before joining Foresite Ltd as the property asset manager

- became the Fund Manager of Ascencia Limited

- was thereafter appointed as Head of Projects and Corporate Advisory at Rogers Capital Ltd 

- joined Grit Real Estate Income Group Ltd as Chief Investment and Corporate advisory Officer

- currently the Chief Projects and Sustainability Executive at Rogers and Company Limited

 

Value-added to the Board 

corporate finance, valuation, investment appraisal, investor relations, fund management, capital raising, project management and business development

BISSESSUR, Shreekantsingh Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 12 November 2020

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons.) Accounting and Finance – University of Manchester, UK
  • MSc (International Business and Management) – Manchester Business School, UK
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA)

 

Professional journey

- Started his career at Intercontinental Trust Ltd and formed part of a fund administration and thereafter capital markets advisory team.

- Part of the founding corporate finance team at Perigeum Capital Ltd. 

- Joined Rogers Capital in 2018 and was in charge of the day-to-day operations of its corporate advisory division.

- Currently Chief Investment and Development Officer at Rogers Capital.

 

Skills

- Proven experience in M&A and deal brokering; capital raising; financial structuring/restructuring; financial due diligence; financial modelling; financial advice on listings and valuations.

 

Current External Commitments

-  Representative of Investment Adviser (Unrestricted) Licence of Rogers Capital Investment Advisors Ltd

 

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

-  None

Boyramboli, B Prospective Non-Executive Director

Mr Boyramboli started his career in the Public Service in February 1978.  He was appointed as Executive Officer in April 1982, Administrative Officer in September 1987, Principal Assistant Secretary in 1991, Permanent Secretary in March 2005 and finally Senior Chief Executive in September 2018.

He has been Director of the Cargo Handling Corporation and Mauritius Shipping Corporation, past chairman of National Empowerment Foundation, Member of CSR Committee and National Economic Social Council.   Mr Boyramboli has also been representing National Pensions Fund/National Savings Fund on Board of Directors of Cyber Properties Investment Ltd, Ascensia Ltd, Omnicane and Mauritius Housing Corporation.  Recently he has been Chairman and Director on the Board of Directors at the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority, Rose Belle Sugar Estate Board and State Trading Corperation.

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