Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Philippe Espitalier-Noël

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment:

30/09/2004

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 of the Rogers Group in 2007.
  • Chairman of Velogic Holding Company Limited, Ascencia Limited, and the Commission on the Promotion of Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Mauritius of Business Mauritius.
  • Partner member and associate on ATAF Board.

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 Group’s four served markets, FinTech,
  • Hospitality, Logistics and Property.
  • Well versed in Corporate Governance

Nayendranath (Vishal) Nunkoo

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Date of Appointment:

21/06/2011

Qualifications:

  • MBA majoring in Finance
  • MSc in Engineering

Professional Journey:

  • Joined Rogers Group in 1993 and worked in various positions, namely in the Service Planning & Development department, the Aviation and Logistics sectors, Enterprise Information Solutions;
  • Corporate Manager – Strategic Planning at the Head Office of Rogers and Company Limited

Skills:

  • Significant experience in the logistics and engineering sector both locally, regionally and in the African market;
  • Broad experience in the strategic and business development field;
  • Strong managerial and financial skills

Naveen Sangeelee

Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer

Date of Appointment:

29/08/2018

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA)
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
  • MBA – Finance
  • BSc (Hons) in Economics and Computing

Professional Journey:

  • Previously Senior Manager at Warner Bros. Inc & UPS Inc (London)
  • Appointed Chief Finance Officer at Velogic, effective since May 2011

Skills:

  • Has a rich accounting and finance experience at international level
  • Strong managerial and financial skills

Mehul Bhatt

Non Executive Director

Date of Appointment:

27/02/2020

Qualifications:

  • MBA from London Business School (UK)
  • Bachelor’s in Science from BITS, Pilani (India)
  • Fellow of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK), and Associate Fellow of Nautical Institute (UK)

Professional Journey:

  • Started career in Merchant Marine at the age of 18 with Chevron, an oil major based out of San Ramon, USA
  • Worked across US, Denmark, East Africa, UK and India prior to moving to Mauritius in 2019
  • Worked with international groups like A. P. Moller-Maersk and Chevron in various strategy, finance, general management, performance management, operations and commercial roles

Skills:

  • People and organisational leadership experiences since 2010
  • Currently also heads strategy, sustainability and International Development for Rogers Group

Gilbert Espitalier-Noël

Non Executive Director

Date of Appointment:

18/07/2011

Qualifications:

  • BSc (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • BSc (Hons) (Louisiana State University, USA)
  • MBA (INSEAD Fontainebleau, France)

Professional Journey:

  • Joined Food and Allied Group in 1990 and was appointed Group Operations Director in 2000.
  • Joined the ENL Group in February 2007.
  • Was Chief Executive of ENL Property Ltd
  • Currently CEO of New Mauritius Hotels Ltd

Skills:

  • Detailed knowledge of the Group.
  • Broad experience in the hospitality sector
  • Past President of various private sector institutions, including MCCI, JEC.
  • Experienced non-executive director in several sectors.
  • Significant M&A experience locally and regionally
  • Well versed in Corporate Governance

Vincent Barbier

Independent Director

Date of Appointment:

25/08/2021

Qualifications:

  • General Engineer E.N.S.E.M. (National School of Electricity and Mechanics) Nancy, Electricity and Mechanics, specialised in thermal engineering and fluid mechanics
  • CEFA-MBA, Reims Management School (CEFA), MBA Degree at the Superior School of Commerce.
  • Specialised in international trade

Professional Journey:

  • Founder of Korso, development and management of projects with a special focus in energy and environment activities
  • Former CEO of Veolia Energie Ceska Republika and Slovakia
  • Former CEO of Dalkia

Skills:

  • Strong managerial and leadership skills
  • Significant experience in the Strategic, business development and commercial field

Radhakrishna Chellapermal

Independent Director

Date of Appointment:

25/08/2021

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)

Professional Journey:

  • Current chairperson of the Central Electricity Board
  • Former deputy financial secretary at the Ministry of Finance – Mauritius
  • 37-year career in the Ministry of Finance – Mauritius

Skills:

  • Strong accounting and leadership skills
  • Significant experience in the strategic development and planning

Belinda Vacher

Non Executive Director

Date of Appointment:

13/04/2022

Qualifications:

  • LL.M. International Business Law, Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas (Cum Laude)
  • Master’s in Business Administration, University of Mauritius
  • BSc (Hons) Finance, University of Mauritius

Professional Journey:

  • Joined the Rogers Group since 2008 and served in various management roles.
  • Chief Investment and Corporate Advisory Officer, Grit Real Estate Income Group Ltd (Listed on SEM & LSE) from 2018 to 2019
  • Chief Projects and Sustainability Executive, Rogers & Co Ltd from 2019 to 2020
  • Fund Manager and Executive Director of Ascencia Ltd (Listed Company since 2008)
  • Presently Chief Fund Management Executive, Rogers & Co Ltd

Skills:

  • Over 15 years of experience in investment management, business development, corporate finance, deal structuring, valuation, transaction and in an array of financial domains.
  • Investment exposure in Africa & experienced in Listing Rules, compliance requirements, best standard of practices, governance, reporting and compliance.
  • Expertise in other business areas such as communication, sustainability, and project management.

Gianduth (Alvin) Jeeawock

Non Executive Director

Date of Appointment:

13/04/2022

Qualifications:

  • Executive MBA (jointly by Paris Dauphine and Sorbonne Business School)
  • Obtained Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2010
  • Graduated with second class first division of bachelors in finance from University of Mauritius in 2006

Professional Journey:

  • Senior Manager at Swan Wealth managers Ltd since 2019
  • Manager at Swan Wealth Managers Ltd (SWM) from 2016 to 2019
  • Senior Fund Manager at Swan Wealth Managers Ltd from 2014 to 2016
  • Fund Manager at Swan Wealth Managers Ltd from 2012 to 2014
  • Senior Financial Analyst at Swan Wealth Managers Ltd from 2009 to 2012
  • Lead analyst at Capital Markets Brokers Ltd & sister companies from 2006 to 2009

Skills:

  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Highly skilled in managing and interpreting financial data
  • Excellent collaborative Leadership skills

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