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
CONHYE Koosiram Independent Director
VEERASAMY, Naderasen Pillay Non-Executive Director
BOSHOFF, Armond Non-Executive Director
MAMET, Damien Non-Executive Director
GALEA, Dominique Independent Director
AH CHING, Marc Non-Executive Director
PASCAL, Pierre-Yves Independent Director
WEIRICH, Eric Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
VACHER, Belinda 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

CONHYE Koosiram Independent Director

Date of Appointment: 20 June 2018

Qualifications

- Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS) - (U.K.)

- Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) (U.K.)

- MSc (Finance) – University of Mauritius

Professional journey

- Joined the Public Administration in the early 1980’s and has served in various Ministries and Departments at senior management level;

- Has been the Administrative Secretary of the Export Processing Zones Development Authority (EPZDA) and Director (Corporate Affairs) at the Board of Investment;

- Presently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development (Social Security and National Solidarity Division)

Skills

- Strong finance, HR, communication skills and expertise with strategy development

- Significant experience in Public Administration

- Well versed in Corporate Governance

- Current External Commitments

Secretary of the Commission of Inquiry on Drug Trafficking in Mauritius in July 2015

VEERASAMY, Naderasen Pillay Non-Executive 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 Non-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

AH CHING, Marc Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment: 16 October 2007

RMAC – Chairman (up to 31 July 2017) – Member

Qualifications

- Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

- Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers UK (ACIB)

Professional Journey

- Started his career with Crédit du Nord in London in 1994

- In 1998, he moved to the Nedbank Group in Mauritius

- Joined Rogers and Company Limited as Managing Director – Finance for the Tourism and Logistics Services sectors in 2005

- Was appointed as Chief Finance Executive of the Rogers Group in 2007

- In 2011, he joined a management company operating in the Global Business Sector as Director – Business Development

- In 2016, he joined Rogers Capital as Chief Finance and Investment Officer

Skills

- Corporate finance – deal structuring and financing

- Risk assessment and management

- International banking and trade finance

Current External Commitments

- None

Current External Appointments in Listed Companies

- None

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

WEIRICH, Eric Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Date of Appointment: 05 September 2019

Qualifications

- BCompt (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of South Africa

- Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Professional Journey

- Joined PwC in 2006 and worked in the Assurance Department in South Africa and the United Kingdom

- In 2011, he left PwC UK and joined Doosan Power Systems as Finance Manager for two years

- He then moved to Gazprom Marketing and Trading in 2013 and was appointed Head of Planning and Reporting before joining Grit Real Estate Income Group as Finance Director in 2018

- Became the CFO of Ascencia in 2019

Value added to the Board

- Strong financial skills

- Strong financial processes and systems knowledge

- Well versed in corporate financing and liquidity management

VACHER, Belinda Non-Executive Director

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

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