Board of Directors


The Board may comprise of a minimum of 4 Directors and a maximum of 12 Directors. A quorum of 4 Directors is required for Board Meetings. Directors are re-elected to office at each Annual General Meeting of the Company.

Marc-Emmanuel VIVES, Chairman (Non-Executive)

Mr. Marc-Emmanuel Vives was appointed Director and Chairman on 09 March 2016. He also chairs the Company’s Corporate Governance, Nomination and Contracts Committee. Mr. Vives has been the Chief Executive Officer of CIEL Finance Limited since September 2014, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience at Société Générale. After initial steps within the General Inspection of the Group, he spent the next 18 years of his career in various assignments in emerging countries, first in Argentina as Commercial Director, then as Chairman and CEO of Société Générale Argentina. He moved then to Russia as CEO of Société Générale Vostok, before becoming First Deputy Chairman of Rosbank, and finally to India as Country Manager. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from HEC Business School France, as well as a degree in History from Sorbonne University in Paris.

Stéphane HENRY (Executive)

Mr. Stéphane Henry was appointed Director on 10 February 2011. He is also a member of the Company’s Investment Committee. He has more than 20 years of investment management experience, with the last 10 years as group CEO of Investment Professionals Ltd (‘IPRO’). IPRO has over USD 200 million of assets under its management, with offices in Mauritius and Botswana and a focus on listed equity and fixed income investments in Africa. Mr. Henry holds a Master II degree in Wealth Management from the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France. He also holds directorships in other companies listed on the Official Market of the SEM, namely POLICY Limited and IPRO Funds Ltd.

James LEUNG YIN KOW (Independent)

Mr. James Leung Yin Kow was appointed Director on 7 November 2012. He is the Chairman of the Company’s Investment Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from York University (Canada) and is also a CFA Charterholder since 2000. He was a member of a task team subcommittee for the Code of Corporate Governance (2004). Mr. Leung Yin Kow has acquired several years of experience as Fund Manager and as Stockbroker. He is the Managing Director of Skanda Business Consultants Ltd which provides corporate advisory services.

Imrith RAMTOHUL (Independent)

Mr. Imrith Ramtohul was appointed Director on 12 February 2013. He is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. He is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK as well as a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Ramtohul has over 16 years’ experience in the financial services sector and is currently Senior Investment Consultant at Aon Hewitt Ltd (Mauritius). He also acts as director of Innodis Ltd which is listed on the Official Market of the SEM.

Christine SAUZIER (Non-Executive)

Mrs. Christine Sauzier was appointed Director on 17 June 2014. Mrs. Sauzier is the Head of Legal of CIEL Group. She is an Attorney-at-Law, holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Mauritius and a Licence en droit privé from the Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Université de Rennes, France. She advises the Board on compliance, deal structuring and shareholder matters, while also liaising with international and local lawyers in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and other legal documents. She has also been instrumental in dealings with the regulators like Bank of Mauritius, Financial Services Commission and with the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. Mrs. Sauzier has been involved in various Mergers & Acquisitions transactions for the Group with exposure to diverse industries like Banking, Hotels, Property, Healthcare, Private Equity, Textile, Agro Business and Fiduciary. She has also been involved in cross border deals in various countries notably in Sub-Saharan Africa, Indian Ocean and Asia.