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Philippe Espitalier-Noël

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Philippe Espitalier-Noël Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Born in 1965, Philippe holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natal in South Africa and an MBA from the London Business School. He worked for CSC Index in London as a management consultant from 1994 to 1997.

Complete profile
  • Chief Executive Officers
    • francois aynaud

      François Eynaud

      Chief Executive Officer – Hotels

    • Alexandre Fayd’herbe de Maudave

      Chief Executive Officer – Travel and Aviation

    • Richard Koenig

      Chief Executive Officer – Real Estate and Agribusiness

    • Vishal Nunkoo

      Chief Executive Officer – Logistics

    • Ashley Coomar Ruhee

      Chief Executive Officer - Rogers Capital

    • Frédéric Tyack

      Chief Executive Officer – Ascencia

  • senior management
    • Bertrand Abraham

      Chief Human Resources Officer - Velogic

    • Frederic Curé

      Chief Human Resources - Rogers Aviation

    • Marc Ah Ching

      Chief Finance and Investment Officer and Partner - Financial Services - Rogers Capital

    • Jean-Cyril Jullienne

      Chief Human Resources Officer - VLH

    • Thierry Montocchio

      Chief Finance Officer - VLH

    • Julien Moutou

      Manager – Human Resources - Rogers Capital

    • Cedric Poonisami

      Chief Finance & Administration Officer - Rogers Aviation

    • Naveen Sangeelee

      Chief Finance Officer - Velogic

  • Function Executives
    • Manish Bundhun

      Chief Human Resources Executive

    • Karine Curé

      Chief Marketing and Communication Executive

    • Damien Mamet

      Executive director and Chief Finance Executive

    • Aruna Radhakeesoon

      Executive Director, Chief Legal Executive and Company Secretary

Philippe Espitalier-Noël Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Job Description
(Born in 1965)
 
 
APPOINTMENT
 
  • 6 February 2004
  • 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 of the Rogers Group 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 Group’s four served markets, FinTech, Hospitality, Logistics and Property.
 
 
CURRENT EXTERNAL COMMITMENTS
 
  • Chairman of Ascencia Limited
 
CURRENT EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS IN LISTED COMPANIES
 
  • Air Mauritius Limited
  • Ascencia Limited
  • ENL Limited
  • Swan Life Ltd and Swan General Ltd
Manish BundhunChief Human Resources Executive

Born in 1979, Manish holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a BSc (Hons) Management. He started his career in the field of Human Resources and has had a varied exposure in the telecommunications, ICT and aviation industries. He joined the Group’s Logistics sector in January 2006 as Division Manager – Human Resources and was subsequently appointed Chief

 

Human Resources Executive of Rogers in September 2008. He holds a Certified Masters in NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and in Neuro-Semantics and is a certified Agility Coach and Trainer. Manish is also a Co-active Coach from the Coach Training Institute (CTI). He acts as an Executive Coach and delivers executive leadership and team coaching workshops. He also practises as adjunct professor in Human Resources Management and Organisation Development at postgraduate level.

Karine CuréChief Marketing and Communication Executive
Born in 1978, Karine holds an Executive Master (MSc) in Marketing (Hons) from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France) and a BSc. She started her career in the field of communication in Paris and has worked in Mauritius in the tourism, leisure and hotel sectors. Karine joined the Group’s Hotels sector in February 2008 as Marketing and Communication Manager and was subsequently appointed Corporate Manager at Rogers in October 2015 and Chief Marketing and Communication Executive in July 2016.
Damien Mamet Executive director and Chief Finance Executive

Born in 1977, Damien is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He started his career with Ernst & Young in London in 1999 and moved to BDO De Chazal du Mée in Mauritius in 2003. He took on the position of Manager of Corporate Finance with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2006. He joined Rogers in 2009 as Managing Director of Foresite Fund Management and was appointed Chief Projects & Development Executive of Rogers in October 2014 and Executive director and Chief Finance Executive in May 2017.

Aruna Radhakeesoon Executive Director, Chief Legal Executive and Company Secretary

Born in 1970, Aruna is a practising Attorney-at-Law. She holds a BA (Honours) degree in Jurisprudence from Balliol College, Oxford University. She is admitted to practise as a Solicitor of England and Wales. She served her articleship for two years with Sinclair, Roche and Temperley, a Solicitors’ firm based in the City of London.

francois aynaud
François EynaudChief Executive Officer – Hotels

Born in 1961, François holds a “Diplôme d’École de Commerce”. He started his career with Sagem (France) as Export Director and was subsequently appointed successively Country Manager of Sagem in the Caribbean Islands and in England.

 

He returned to Mauritius in 1991 to join Ciel Textile as Marketing Director and was promoted Executive Director of Tropic Knits in 2000. He took on the

 

position of Managing Director of Veranda Resorts in August 2008 and became Chief Executive Officer of Veranda Leisure & Hospitality in October 2010.

Alexandre Fayd’herbe de MaudaveChief Executive Officer – Travel and Aviation

Born in 1967, Alexandre holds a BCom (Hons) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He worked in South Africa for a period of 7 years with Arthur Andersen prior to joining Rogers Aviation in 2001 as General Manager – Finance & Administration. He was appointed Managing Director of Rogers Aviation in October 2006 and Chief Executive Officer in October 2010.

Richard KoenigChief Executive Officer – Real Estate and Agribusiness

Born in 1964, Richard holds a BSc Electronic Engineering and an MBA. He started his career as Management Information Consultant with Andersen Consulting in South Africa and moved to Mauritius in 1993. He joined the ENL Group in 1994 as a Corporate Executive and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer of South West Tourism Development in July 2009. 

Vishal NunkooChief Executive Officer – Logistics

Born in 1969, Vishal holds an MSc in Engineering from the Odessa Technological Institute of Food Industry (ex-USSR) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mauritius. He also followed Executive Training Programmes at the London Business School. He joined Rogers in 1993 and has since worked as Project Manager, Deputy General Manager of RIDS Madagascar, General Manager of Enterprise Information Solutions Ltd and Corporate Manager – Strategic Planning. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Velogic Ltd in July 2011.

Ashley Coomar RuheeChief Executive Officer - Rogers Capital

Born in 1977, Ashley Coomar holds a first degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Faculté des Sciences de Luminy, Marseilles and an M.Eng in Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Engineering with specialisation in Real Time Computing and Systems from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Toulouse. He also completed Executive Education Programmes at the London Business School and at INSEAD. He worked from 2000 to 2004 for Capgemini Telecom, Media and Entertainment - Central and Southern Europe as a Technology Consultant in Paris. In 2005, he joined DCDM Consulting, a company managed by Accenture, as a manager in their business consulting service line.

 

He joined Rogers in 2007 and held the position of Chief Information and Planning Executive of Cim Group since 2008. He was also appointed Managing Director of Enterprise Information Solutions Ltd in 2009. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Rogers Technology sector since 2012 and was concurrently appointed Managing Director of AXA Customer Services Ltd, a joint venture company of AXA Assistance and Rogers. He was selected by the Institut Choiseul for International Politics and Geoeconomics as one of the 200 young African Economic Leaders of tomorrow for two consecutive years.

Frédéric TyackChief Executive Officer – Ascencia

Born in 1969, Frédéric is member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. He worked with the Rogers Group from 1997 to 2004 as Managing Director of the Logistic sub-cluster. He joined Plastinax Austral Ltd in 2004 as General Manager before moving to ENL Property Ltd in 2008. He was appointed in 2011 as Managing Director of EnAtt, the Asset and Property Management Company of ENL Group. He is currently a director of ENL Property Ltd and the Chief Executive Officer of Ascencia since July 2015.

Bertrand AbrahamChief Human Resources Officer - Velogic

Born in 1965, Bertrand Abraham holds a Diploma in Personnel Management from the University of Mauritius and a MSc in Human Resources Management from the University of Surrey, UK which he obtained in 1994 and 2004 respectively. Bertrand has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human resources management having started his career as Personnel Manager at Corotex Ltd, a textile company, in 1992. He then worked at Flacq United Estates Limited as Human Resources Manager from March 1994 to September 2004. He joined Rogers & Co Ltd as Human Resources & Communications Manager of Cerena Group, the Industrial and Distribution Autonomous Division of Rogers in October 2004 before taking the position of Corporate Manager - Human Resources at Rogers Head Office in July 2007. In 2008, Bertrand was posted in the Logistics Sector and is now the Chief Human Resources Officer of Velogic since 2011.

Frederic CuréChief Human Resources - Rogers Aviation

Holder of a BCom degree from Oxford Brookes University, Frédéric joined Rogers Aviation in 2001 as Trainee and is now acting as Chief Human Resources Officer. In over 12 years in the Human Resources Management field, Frédéric has had the opportunity to work in various industries (Travel, Tourism, Warehousing) with exposure to 8 countries (including Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Mozambique, South Africa).

Marc Ah ChingChief Finance and Investment Officer and Partner - Financial Services - Rogers Capital

Marc is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management and Accountants (CIMA) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers UK (ACIB). He has a strong grasp of corporate finance, deal structuring and financing, with thorough knowledge in risk assessment and management, international banking and trade finance. He has been at the service of the Rogers Group since 2005.

Jean-Cyril JullienneChief Human Resources Officer - VLH

Born in 1979, Jean-Cyril holds a Degree in Business Management with specialisation in Human Resources Management from the University of Nice - Cote d'Azur, France.

 

He started his career in Cannes, France in 2000 and has acquired extensive experience in Human Resources Management in the hotel industry during the past 12 where he actively participated in the opening of luxury resorts both locally and regionally.

 

Jean-Cyril has worked for the Group's hotels division from 2004 to 2006 as 'Group Human Resources Manager' and he is back to VLH since January 2014 where he occupies the post of Chief Human Resources Officer'.

Thierry MontocchioChief Finance Officer - VLH

Born in 1973, he holds a BCom and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants. He started his career as an auditor at Bass Gordon Willis, South Africa in 1998. In 2001 he left for the UK where he was appointed as Forensic Accountant by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In 2002 he returned to Mauritius to join the Corporate Finance division of BDO & Co and was promoted as Partner in 2007. Since July 2012 Thierry Joined the VLH Group as CFO.

Julien MoutouManager – Human Resources - Rogers Capital

Born in 1985, Julien holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Human Resources Management from Curtin University of Technology (Australia). He started his career in human resources management in the mechanical agriculture sector and then moved to the construction industry. Julien joined the Rogers Group in 2011 in the Aviation cluster as Human Resources Manager in charge of the regional operations before taking over the local operations as well. Julien currently heads the human resources management function of Rogers Capital since July 2016.

Cedric PoonisamiChief Finance & Administration Officer - Rogers Aviation

Born in 1982, Cédric Poonisami is Fellow Member of the Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA). Also holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of London and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Mauritius, Cédric offers cross functional background experience at leadership level in the financial services, tourism, banking, and travel & leisure sectors.

 

Multi-skilled professional, with a can do attitude, Cédric demonstrated a tremendous ability to maintain numerous strategic business objectives and earned a reputation for his integrity, driven work ethic and delivery of excellence.

 

Before joining Rogers Aviation as Chief Finance Officer, Cédric was Manager finance and administration at Motourcco, ( the Head of Finance at ICPS, a member of the MCB Group). He is besides Lecturer at the University of Mauritius where he practices on a part-time basis. As a Certified NLP Practitioner, Cédric constantly models himself to "BE the change he wants to see in the world".

Naveen SangeeleeChief Finance Officer - Velogic

Born in 1968, he is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant as well as the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants. He also holds an MBA – Finance and a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Computing. Naveen, who joined Velogic in 2009, has a rich accounting and finance experience at international level, having worked for a number of years in the United Kingdom for United Parcel Service Inc. and Warner Brothers Entertainment Group. Naveen joined Velogic Ltd, the logistics arm of Rogers and Company Limited in November 2009 as Business Process Manager and was appointed Chief Finance Officer of Velogic Ltd, effective since May 2011.