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Board of Directors

Directors 

  • Arnaud Lagesse - Chairman       
  • Paul Jones - Chief Executive Officer    
  • Jean Claude Béga             
  • Laurent de la Hogue    
  • Jean de Fondaumière   
  • Désiré Elliah                                                                       
  • Julian Hagger
  • Christof Zuber
  • Alexis Harel                                                                       
  • J. Cyril Lagesse                                                                
  • Stéphane Lagesse
  • Maxime Rey            
                                                           

Audit Committee

  • Alexis Harel - Chairman                                                              
  • Jean Claude Béga                                                          
  • Stéphane Lagesse
  • Jean de Fondaumière        
               

Corporate Governance Committee  

  • Alexis Harel - Chairman               
  • Arnaud Lagesse
  • Christof Zuber               
         

Remuneration Committee

  • Arnaud Lagesse - Chairman       
  • Jean de Fondaumière   
  • Alexis Harel
  • Christof Zuber
                         

Director Profiles

Paul Jones Chief Executive Officer

Paul Jones

Born in 1949, Paul Jones has over 43 years of experience in the hotel industry and has significantly contributed to the establishment and development of the tourism industry of Mauritius. He was the Managing Director of Sun Resorts Ltd for almost 20 years and the company flourished under his leadership. As the former Chief Operating Officer and for the past 3 years as President of One&Only he has been instrumental in successfully developing the brand on a global basis. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Surrey and completed the Program for Management Development of the Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and was conferred the Dignity of Companion of the Order of St Michael and St Georges by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Mauritius and also received the Chevalier de l'Etoile d'Anjouan from the President of the Comores, both recognizing his contribution to the growth and development of the hotel and tourism in the respective countries.He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Naiade Resorts Ltd on 1st October 2010 and as Director on the Board on 29'" September 2011.

  • Directorship in other listed companies: None

 

Arnaud Lagesse Chairman

Arnaud Lagesse

Born in 1968, Arnaud Lagesse joined GML in 1993 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2005. He holds a Maitrise de Gestion' from University of AixMarseille III and is a Graduate of Institut Superieur de Gestion from France. He also completed an Executive Education Program at INSEAD Fontainebleau, France and an Advanced Management Program (AMP180) at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He was appointed as Director and Chairman of NRL as well as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in October 2003 and as member of the Corporate Governance Committee in April 2005.

Directorship in other listed companies:

Deep River Beau Champ Limited, Flacq United Estates Ltd, Forward Investment & Development Enterprises Ltd, Ireland Blyth Limited, Mauritius Stationery Manufacturers Ltd, Phoenix Beverages Limited, Phoenix Investment Company Ltd, Robert Le Maire Limited, The United Basalt Products Ltd, Union Flacq Ltd


Jean Claude Béga

Jean Claude Bega

Born in 1963 and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Jean-Claude Bega joined GML in 1997 and is the Chief Financial Officer. He is also the Chairman of City Brokers Limited, Director of a number of corporations including Mauritius Stationery Manufacturers Ltd, Phoenix Beverages Limited, AfrAsia Bank Ltd and Sugar Insurance Fund Board and also member of various Board Committees. He was appointed as Director and member of the Audit Committee of the Company in June 2004.

Directorship in other listed companies: Phoenix Beverages Limited, Mauritius Stationary Manufacturers Limited



Laurent de la Hogue

Laurent de La Hogue

Born in 1975, Laurent de la Hogue holds a master degree in management and finance from "Ecole Superieure de Gestion et Finance" in Paris, France. He joined GML Group in 2001 as Treasurer for the setting up of the central treasury unit before becoming Finance Executive - Corporate & Treasury in April 2011. He also serves as Director of a number of companies including Abax Holding Ltd, Axys Leasing Ltd, Freight & Transit Co. Ltd, GML Tresorerie Ltee and MSM Ltd. Prior to joining the Group, he was working with a major international bank operating in Mauritius. He was appointed as Alternate Director to Virginie Corneillet in August 2009 and as Director in replacement of Mrs Virginie Corneillet on 15th February 2011.

  • Directorship in other listed companies: MSM Ltd

Désiré Elliah

Desiree Ellilah

Born in 1964, Désiré Elliah is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with 26 years experience in auditing, accounting and corporate finance. Before joining the Group in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer, he was a partner of DCDM, the largest accounting firm in Mauritius. He has extensive experience in feasibility studies, financial restructuring, share valuation and due diligence reviews. He was appointed as Director of NRL in October 2004.

  • Directorship in other listed companies: None

 


Jean de Fondaumière

Jean de Fondaumiere

Born in 1953, Jean de Fondaumière qualified as a Chartered Accountant (Scotland) in 1980 and worked in the fields of audit and merchant banking in Australia until he joined the Anglo-Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd in 1992. He retired from his position as Group Chief Executive of the Swan Group in December 2006. He is a director of two companies listed on the Official List of SEM, two listed on the Development & Enterprise Market of SEM and four unlisted companies. He was Chairman of the SEM between April 2002 and December 2006.
He was first appointed as Director of NRL in November 2003, resigned in December 2006 and was appointed as Director in replacement of Vincent Gombault on 25 March 2008 and as member of Remuneration Committees at the same date.

Directorship in other listed companies: Constance La Gaiete Company Limited, Deep River Beau Champ Limited, Harel Freres Limited, Hotelest Limited


Alexis Harel

Alexis Harel

Born in 1962, Alexis Harel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration-Accounting from Louisiana State University, USA. He started his career in auditing with De Chazal Du Mee and then occupied managerial positions in the industrial and IT sectors. He joined Grays & Co in 1992 and currently holds the position of Commercial Director. He was appointed as Director of NRL and as Chairman of the Audit Committee in April 2004 and as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee in April 2005.

Directorship in other listed companies: Harel Freres Limited, United Docks Ltd


J. Cyril Lagesse

Cyril Lagesse

Born in 1932, J. Cyril Lagesse set up in the early the 'Compagnie d'Investissement et de Développement Limitée', now GML Investissement, founder entity of today's well known GML, which has positioned Itself as one of the regional leaders. J. Cyril Lagesse sits the board of several of the country's most prestigious companies, some of which are listed on SEM. He was appointed as Director of NRL in October

Directorship in other listed companies: Deep Beau Champ Limited, Flacq United Estates Ltd, Forward Investment & Development Enterprises Ltd, Limited, Mauritius Stationery Manufacturers Ltd,Phoenix Beverages Limited, Phoenix Investment Camp Robert Le Maire Limited, The United Basalt Product, Union Flacq Ltd, Sun Resorts Limited


Stephane Lagesse

Stephane Lagesse

Born in 1959, Stéphane Lagesse holds a degree in Gestion des Entreprises Parix IX Dauphine and joined the Palmar Group in 1983 where he currently holds the position of Managing Director.

He participated in the setting up two garment manufacturing companies in Mauritius. He was appointed as Director of NRL in March 1999 and as a member of the Audit Committee in October 2003.

  • Directorship in other listed companies: None


 


Julian Hagger

Julian Hagger

Born in 1970, Julian Hagger has a very rich career of some 16 years in Sales and Marketing in the Hotel Industry at international level. Mr. Hagger has spent more than 12 years at top Management and Corporate levels in prestigious international groups such as Ritz-Carlton, Marriott and Orient- Express. Before joining Naïade, Julian was the Executive Director - Worldwide Sales of Orient-Express and was based in their headquarters in London. Julian is a holder of a Science Degree in Business Administration (Hawaii Pacific University, U.S.A), and also holds a diploma in Hotel Management with specialisation in Sales and Marketing (Hotel Institute of Management, Montreux, Switzerland).

 


Christof Zuber

Christof Zuber

Mr. Christof Zuber is of Swiss nationality and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Moser Group AG in Switzerland.
Mr. Zuber started his career in 1983 as Project Manager of Institut fur Schweizerisches Bankwesen. He then moved at Jacobs Suchard Management in 1987 and held successively the positions of Corporate Training Manager, Corporate Development Manager and Key Account Manager. In 1991, Mr. Zuber held the position of General Manager of Growela Schuh AG till 1995. From 1995 to 1999, he was responsible for Tissue and Pulp, Head of Consumer Business German Speaking Europe for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation and became CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Attisholz Holding AG.
During the past 10 years, Mr. Zuber held successively the positions of CEO of Feldschlosschen Hurlimann Holding, General Manager of Bioferna Murcia in Spain, and CEO of Hotelplan. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Zuber also had the responsibility of the Project Management and Consulting for two Private Equity Companies and is also a Partner with Investnet AG in Switzerland since 2011.

Maxime Rey

Born in 1952, Maxime Rey started an accounting career in 1973 in Mauritius, first in auditing, and then in the sugar industry. Immigrating to South Africa in 1981, he worked for Kuehne and Nagel (Pty) Ltd, the South African arm of a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions. 
He was appointed Group Financial Controller in 1989 and Director in 1992. Back in Mauritius in 1993, he joined the Swan Group, one of the market leaders in the insurance sector in Mauritius, where he is presently holding the position of Senior Manager - Group Finance, also heading the Loans and Legal Departments of the Group. He serves as Director of a number of companies in the commercial and insurance sectors, and is a member of various Audit Committees. He was appointed as Director of LIR in September 2012.