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Senior Management Team

Senior Management Team

Acting Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr JMC Gilles CHAPERON
ACII, Chartered Insurer

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.

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Nandita RAMDEWAR 
FCCA, MBA (Finance)

Nandita 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.

Chief Investment Officer

Dev Kumar GOPY
MSG, DEA

Dev Gopy joined SICOM in 2001 as Investment Analyst. Prior to joining SICOM, he has worked at a local leading banking institution.

Presently, he is the Chief Investment Officer and has the responsibility of the investments of the group and subsidiaries of SICOM in the financial services sector. He is also a Director of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd, SICOM Financial Services Ltd and Cyber Properties Investments Ltd.

Dev is a qualified Stockbroker and holds a Diplôme d'Etude Approfondies in Finance and a Maîtrise in Financial Management from L’Institut D’Administration Des Entreprises of the University of Montpellier II, France.

Chief Operating Officer

Bodun (Sailesh) KOOMAR
FCII, MBA, Chartered Insurer

Sailesh Koomar joined the Company in 2002 with a 17 years background in Life and Pensions business acquired in a local composite insurance company where he was working at managerial level. He joined in as Assistant Manager (Life) and was promoted as Manager (Life) in 2004.

He is currently the Chief Operating Officer, heading the Individual Life, Personal Pension and Loan businesses and is also responsible for the Customer Relationship Management as well as the Business Development strategies of the Group.

Sailesh is a Chartered Insurer and Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and holds a Masters in Business Administration of the Surrey University (UK).

 Senior Executive Officer - IT

Chemanlall BAGUANT
BSc(Hons), MBA

Cheman Baguant joined SICOM as Information Systems Officer in 1998 after five years of service in the IT sector. In 2003, he was promoted as Manager (IT) and is currently the Senior Executive Officer – IT, in charge of the IT operations of the Group.

Cheman graduated in Computer and Information Systems with Honours in 1992 from Victoria University of Manchester and holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance). He was also awarded a Diploma in Actuarial Techniques in June 2013.

Senior Executive Officer - Legal & Corporate

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, SICOM Financial Services Ltd and SICOM Registry and Secretarial Services Ltd. She also acts as Alternate Money Laundering Officer.

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

Senior Executive Officer - Actuarial & Group Life

Vasoodevsing J. (Rajeev) SEEROO
AIA

Rajeev Seeroo joined SICOM in 1989 and has since worked at different levels in the Actuarial Department with varied experience in Life insurance and Pensions fields. He is presently the Senior Executive Officer in charge of the administration of the Actuarial & Group Life business.

Rajeev is an Associate of Institute of Actuaries, UK.

Senior Executive Officer - Life & Branch Operation

Lohit K L (Bobby) CHEENEEBASH
ACII,  MBA, Chartered Insurer

Bobby Cheeneebash joined the Company in 1991 and has a rich experience in the Life Insurance and Pensions market, acquired over the last 27 years. He has worked at different levels in the Life Department of the Group and has been mainly responsible for the administration of the Distribution function. He is presently the Senior Executive Officer - Life & Branch Operation.

Bobby is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and a Chartered Insurer. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Senior Executive Officer - Group Pension Business

Rajkamal RUGHOO
BA(Hons)

Raj Rughoo joined SICOM in 1988 and has served in different capacities in various Departments. He is currently the Senior Executive Officer in charge of the Group Pensions Department and has over 20 years’ experience in the administration of pension funds.

Raj holds a B.A (Hons) degree in Mathematics.