Management Team

Management Team

Nayendranath (Vishal) Nunkoo

Chief Executive Officer

Vishal is CEO of Velogic since 2011. He previously joined Rogers Group in 1993, where he held various positions within the Service Planning & Development, the Aviation and Logistics and the Enterprise Information Solutions departments. He holds an MBA in Finance and an MSc in Engineering.

Denis Hung Han Yun

Chief Operations Officer

Denis was appointed COO in March 2017. He previously held the Chief Processes & Systems Officer and Country Manager (Mauritius) positions. Prior to joining Rogers Group, he worked as a web developer as well as analyst programmer and systems analyst. Denis holds a Bachelor of Business Science in the special field of Computer Science.

André de Comarmond

Managing Director - Indian Ocean

André was appointed as Managing Director Indian Ocean in March 2017. He has more than 30 years of experience in sales & marketing. He was previously employed by Société du Port, before being appointed as Country Manager of Velogic Mauritius (2010) and then Regional Manager – Indian Ocean (2011).

Mehul Bhatt

Managing Director - East Africa

Mehul joined Velogic in 2015 and is responsible for driving the development and expansion of Velogic in Africa. He has previously worked for Chevron and A.P. Moller Maersk based in USA, Denmark and Africa and India. Mehul also has an MBA from London Business School.

Sylvain Girard

Managing Director - Europe

Sylvain was appointed Regional Manager-Europe in 2015, after acting as Deputy Regional Manager. With more than 25 years of experience in International Transport, he notably served as Country Manager of Velogic Madagascar. Sylvain started his career in the department of project transport at Alcatel Telspace in France and Kenya.

Nawaz Gobindram

Managing Director - Indian sub-continent

Nawaz took over as Regional Manager – Indian Subcontinent in July 2011. He previously gained valuable experience in the logistics sector by serving successively as Deputy Country Manager in Madagascar and Country Manager in India. Nawaz holds a DESS in Management Logistique Ingénierie Transports and a MIAGE degree.

Bertrand Abraham

Chief Human Resources Officer

Bertrand holds an MSc in Human Resources Management and a Diploma in Personnel Management. Bertrand has several years’ experience in the field of human resources, having worked in the textile and sugar industries before joining Rogers Group in 2004. He moved to the Logistics sector in 2008 and holds the position of Chief Human Resources Officer of Velogic since July 2011.

Marcel Lagesse

Regional Manager - Shipping

Marcel has over 29 years of experience in road transport and project cargo. He joined Velogic as Manager - Garage, Transport and Project Cargo as from October 2012 and was subsequently appointed Projects Manager in January 2014. Marcel was thereafter promoted Regional Manager of the Shipping Services in December 2014 where he is now leading the activities of Rogers Shipping and Southern Marine.

Thierry Espitalier-Noël

Managing Director - Sukpak

Thierry has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing field, half of which was spent overseas. His expertise covers sectors like chemical processing, paper making, ice making and distribution, printing & packaging, amongst others. Thierry holds an Executive MBA and a Higher Diploma in Chemical Engineering (SA). He was appointed Operations Manager at Sukpak in March 2020 and was promoted Managing Director in January 2022.

Position Statements

Chairman

Meetings 

Chair effectively board and shareholder meetings and encourage attendance at such meetings.
Organise regular and frequent board meetings.
Agreeing the Board agenda with the CEO and Company Secretary which addresses current and forward concerns of the business as well as strategic matters.
Ascertain the Board’s committees are properly structured, mandated and composed;
Ensure that directors receive accurate, timely and clear information to enable the Board to take sound decisions, monitor effectively and provide advice to promote the success of the organisation.
Encourage effective discussion on complex or contentious issues at board meetings.
Ascertain that the decisions by the Board are executed.
Promote constructive relations between the executive and non-executive directors.

Chief Executive Officer

Strategy and Direction
Setting a clear vision for short term and long term strategic direction, builds consensus and translates it into actions consistent with the strategic vision of the Group;

Accountability to the Board
Achieving Board expectations and commercial targets by using entrepreneurial ability to create business opportunities whilst managing the risks;
Presenting Logistics Sectors’ performances to Board of Directors of Rogers;

Chief Finance Officer

Strategy and Direction
Assisting in the development and execution of the strategy by preparing continuous improving financial and administrative budgets that meet the requirements of logistics sector;
Designing and implementing suitable finance plans that comply with business policies and standards.

Accountability to the CEO
Monitoring and advising CEO on the efficient management of the treasury and cash flow of the business with a view to enhance business profitability of the Group.

Chief Operation Officer

Strategy and Direction
Formulating strategies with regards information technology to support business goals and  objectives and collaborating in developing operational strategies to ensure effectiveness and efficiency which sustain and grow business opportunities;
Developing partnerships with strategic stakeholders to enhance business while coordinating with operational activities, process establishment and performance improvement according to sector policy as well as industry best practice

Accountability to the CEO
Achieving expectations in terms of operations as well as systems effectiveness and efficiency whilst managing the risks;

Chief Human Resource Officer

Strategy and Direction
Devising, implementing and evaluating HR strategies for the Logistics Sector in line with Corporate and Business strategies.

Accountability to the CEO
Assisting and advising the CEO on HR matters relating to the Logistics Sector and deal with HR & IR matters as and when required.

Managing Director – Indian Ocean

Strategy and Direction
Ensuring the formulation of long-term strategies with corporate functions to achieve business goals and objectives and develop annual business plan for execution to achieve the financial and non-financial targets.

 Accountability to the CEO
Assisting and advising the CEO on matters relating to all aspects of the supply chain solutions for the Indian Ocean Region.

Managing Director – Europe

Strategy and Direction
Ensuring the formulation of long-term strategies with corporate functions to achieve business goals and objectives and develop annual business plan for execution to achieve the financial and non-financial targets.

Accountability to the CEO
Assisting and advising the CEO on matters relating to all aspects of the supply chain solutions.

Managing Director – Indian Subcontinent

Accountable to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to be responsible for managing and developing all aspects of the supply chain solutions for the Indian subcontinent Region including but not limited to air and ocean freight, customs brokerage, in accordance with the Logistics Sector business strategy and country business environment to deliver maximum profit.

Main Responsibilities include: 

  • Strategy and Direction
    Ensuring the formulation of long-term strategies with corporate functions to achieve business goals and objectives and develop annual business plan for execution to achieve the financial and non-financial targets.
  • Accountability to the CEO
    Assisting and advising the CEO on matters relating to all aspects of the supply chain solutions.

Regional Manager – Shipping

Accountable to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to be responsible for the operations, performance and development of the Shipping business and Project Cargo for the Indian Ocean Region.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Strategy and Direction
    Ensuring the formulation of long-term strategies with corporate functions to achieve business goals and objectives and develop annual business plan for execution to achieve the financial and non-financial targets.
  • Accountability to the CEO
    Assisting and advising the CEO on developments and initiatives in the business line(s) and opportunities for growth and follow up on such initiatives.

Managing Director – Sukpak

Accountable to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to be responsible for the operations, performance and development of the sugar packing business.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Strategy and Direction
    Ensuring the formulation of long-term strategies with corporate functions to achieve business goals and objectives and develop annual business plan for execution to achieve the financial and non-financial targets.
  • Accountability to the CEO
    Assisting and advising the CEO on developments and initiatives in the business line(s) and opportunities for growth and follow up on such initiatives.

Company Secretary

Main responsibilities include:

1. Compliance

  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its constitutive documents and all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements, Code of Ethics and internal policies approved by the Board;
  • Maintaining Statutory Registers.

2. Board and committee meeting

  • Developing the agenda of the Board and Committee meetings, as well as Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders, in consultation with the Chairman and the CEO;
  • Circulating agendas and any supporting papers as part of a Board pack in good time to the Board and its committees;
    Ascertaining that quorum of meetings is present;
  • Taking minutes of Board and Committee meetings and circulate the draft minutes in a timely manner to all relevant members;
  • Ensuring that meetings and resolutions of the Board and Annual Meeting of Shareholders are properly convened, held and passed in accordance with the Company’s constitutive documents as well as relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.

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