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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chairman

Mr Muhammad Yoosuf SALEMOHAMED


Mr Muhammad Yoosuf Salemohamed started his career in a chartered accountants firm where he obtained training in Accounting and Auditing. He joined a vertically integrated textile manufacturing Company as accountant in 1975 and ended his career there as General Manager.

He has been associated in various textile activities since 1975 to date. He is a past president of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, past Chairman of the Mauritius College of the Air, past president of the MEFPA. He has also been a Director of the Development Bank of Mauritius, a member of the Petroleum Pricing Committee and an adviser to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He is presently the Chairman of Enterprise Mauritius and a Board member of the Islamic Cultural Centre Trust Fund Board.

Board of Directors

Mr Anandsing ACHARUZ

 

Mrs Karuna G. BHOOJEDHUR-OBEEGADOO

 

Mr JMC Gilles CHAPERON
ACII, Chartered Insurer

Mr Gilles Chaperon is currently the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, effective as from 1st October 2017. He joined SICOM as a Technical Officer in 1981 and served in the Life and Pensions Department in various positions at management level before being promoted to Senior Manager (Legal and Compliance) in 2004.

He subsequently held the position of Chief Support Officer responsible for the Group's Strategic Marketing, Communication, CSR and Compliance functions. He was also overseeing the Group's IT activities.

Gilles is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and holds Chartered Insurer status.

 

Mr Koosiram CONHYE


Mr Koosiram Conhye is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), and holds a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and an MSc (Finance) from the University of Mauritius.

He joined the public service in February 1981 and has served in various Ministries and Departments at senior management level for more than two decades. He has also been the Administrative Secretary of the Export Processing Zones Development Authority (EPZDA) and Director (Corporate Affairs) at the Board of Investment.

He was assigned the duties of Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation on 15 March 2016 and subsequently appointed in a substantive capacity on 5 January 2017. He has also been assigned the duties of Secretary to the Public Service Commission and Disciplined Forces Service Commission from 15 September 2016 to 01 April 2018. He is presently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development (Social Security and National Solidarity Division).

He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Mauritius and the University of Technology. His areas of interest are public-sector management, governance and public-sector finance.

He is currently a Director of the Board of Multi Carrier (Mauritius) and Mauritius Telecom Ltd.

 

Dr Rajun JUGURNATH
FCCA, PhD, MBA

Designated ‘Man of the Year 2008’ by “Le Defi Media Group, Dr. Rajun Jugurnath is presently the CEO of Sugar Insurance Fund Board. Prior to that, he was the Officer-in-Charge of the Public Sector Efficiency Bureau, Ministry of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms. In June 2002, Dr. Rajun Jugurnath was appointed Director of Audit, at the National Audit Office where he retired after a career extending over 40 years in the civil service.

Dr Jugurnath is a Fellow of ACCA, is the holder of a PhD, an MBA, and a Certificate in Company Directorship from the Institute of Directors of New Zealand.  In 1991 he was appointed Director of Management Audit Bureau, Ministry of Finance where he stayed in post, for 11 years.    

Dr Jugurnath served as Council Member of ACCA in London, for six years, President of ACCA Mauritius for 3 consecutive years and represented Mauritius on the Executive Board of Eastern, Central and Southern African Federation of Accountants (ECSAFA). He is also a member of the American Management Association (AMA), and member of All India Management Association (AIMA).

 

Mr Kee Chong LI KWONG WING (G.O.S.K)
BSC(Econ), LLM

Mr Kee Chong LI KWONG WING (K.C.LI), Economist, is holder of a B.S.c (Econ) from the London School of Economics and LLM in International Tax Law. He started his professional career in 1974 as a Lecturer in Public Finance at the University of Mauritius.

Afterwards, he held different prominent positions including Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Stock Exchange Commission. He launched the first Unit Trust and the first Property Fund in Mauritius in 1989.

K.C.LI was also Board member of the State Trading Corporation, the National Remuneration Board, the National Economic and Social Council and the University of Mauritius. K.C.LI was an external lecturer for the University of Surrey School of Management (UK) and has published numerous reports and articles on cooperative banking, project management, development finance, structural adjustment and fiscal planning issues.

In 1992, Mr. Li started his own private consulting firm and served as Consultant to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the U.N. Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

In 1993, he founded the Mauritius International Trust Co. Ltd (MITCO), one of the first professional firms licensed to provide international tax and investment advisory services in Mauritius. He was also a Member of the Parliament of Mauritius (2010-2014) and sat on the Public Accounts Committee. He sits on the Board of Directors of several emerging markets funds and Asia Hedge Funds, including Infrastructure and Real Estate Funds in Africa & Asia. He is also a Board Director of Afrexim Bank.

Mr K.C Li was awarded the national honour of ‘Grand Officer of the Star and Key’ (GOSK) of the Indian Ocean by the Republic of Mauritius in 2015 for distinguished services in the economic, social and political fields.

He is currently the independent non-executive Chairman of SBM (State Bank of Mauritius) Group, the 2nd largest banking group in Mauritius and a public listed company.

Mr Ramprakash MAUNTHROOA

Mr R  Maunthrooa is the Senior Adviser at the Prime Minister’s Office. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Air Mauritius Limited and Board of Investment. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Board of SBM Holdings Ltd since June 2015.  

Mr Maunthrooa has also been the Managing Director of the Board of Investment during 2010/11.  He has also served as Chairman of the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) during 2000 – 2003. Mr Maunthrooa has held various positions at the MPA including Administrative Services Manager, Deputy Director General, and also Director General.  

Mr Rishianandsingh MOORUT
MBA (Finance), BA (Hons) Banking with Law and Economics

Mr Rishianandsingh started his professional career in 2005 as finance Manager for Post office Limited UK. Afterwards he has held several positions during his career as Finance adviser for Santander Bank formerly Abbey National to project manager and senior consultant in UK. Mr Moorut returned to Mauritius in 2014 and  currently serves as a Chief Operating Officer for a management company .

He is also a member of the Financial Services Fund and serves as director for the National Property Fund Limited and Central Depository and Settlement Company Limited.

 

Mrs Nandita RAMDEWAR
FCCA, MBA (Finance)

Mrs Ramdewar is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Masters in Business Administration, with specialisation in Finance, from Manchester Business School (UK). She is also a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors. She joined the Company in 1992 after having worked in a leading audit firm and has served the SICOM Group in various capacities.

She is responsible for the overall strategic and administrative functions of the Group’s Finance, Legal and Corporate Departments and currently oversees the activities of the Facilities Department. She also forms part of the Internal Risk Committee (IRC) and contributes to the implementation of an Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

Mrs Ramdewar also currently serves as Executive Director on the boards of SICOM Global Fund Limited and SICOM Management Ltd.

 

Mr Jairaj SONOO, C.S.K


Mr Jairaj Sonoo, C.S.K, holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Surrey, UK. He has extensive experience in banking both on the local and internal level and spent nearly 38 years at SBM in various positions. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd from September 2012 to August 2016 and Acting Group Chief Executive at SBM Holdings Ltd from November 2014 to September 2015. He occupied the post of Chief Executive Overseas Expansion of SBM Holdings Ltd from August 2016 to September 2017.

During his tenure of office at SBM Group, he was responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the Bank’s international strategy through both organic growth and M&A. He also led the acquisition of a Kenyan Bank which marked the milestone for the Group’s entry into East Africa.

Mr Sonoo is currently the Chairman of The State Investment Corporation Limited and also holds directorship on various investee companies of the Corporation.

Company Secretary

Mrs Theresa M. LEE SHING PO
Attorney-at-Law

Theresa Lee Shing Po joined SICOM in 2000, with experience gathered from working in a leading audit firm, at the Attorney General's Office and as Independent Practitioner.

She is presently the Senior Executive Officer - Legal & Corporate and heads the Legal Department. She acts as Company Secretary to the State Insurance Company of Mauritius Ltd, SICOM General Insurance Ltd and SICOM Financial Services Ltd. She also acts as Alternate Money Laundering Officer.

Theresa was admitted as Attorney-at-Law in 1986.