Board of Directors

At BCE we have a versatile, knowledgable and diverse Board of directors. They steer the company through storm waters.

Lloyd Richard-Coombes - Chairman (web)

Mr Roger Lloyd Georges
RICHARD COOMBES

 

Age: 70 years old

Date of first appointment: 23 October 2007

Qualification: BSc Mechanical Engineering

Current Status: Non-Executive Director & Chairman of the Company

Skills and Experience: Lloyd started his career as Technical Advisor of two of the largest groups in the sugar industry namely ENL and Harel Frères. He was also the Group Managing Director of MCFI and Executive Director of Mauvilac Group.

Board Committee membership: Member of the Corporate Governance Committee.

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius

 

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Mr Anil Carrim
CURRIMJEE

 

 

Age: 56 years old

Date of first appointment: 08 November 2007

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and a Master’s degree in Business Administration of the London Business School.

Current Status: Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Anil is currently the Managing Director of Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co. Ltd, one of the largest commercial/business groups in Mauritius.

Board Committee membership: None

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius

 

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Mr Guillaume Yves Roland Robert
DESVAUX DE MARIGNY

Age: 36 years old

Date of first appointment: 07 November 2014

Qualification: Degree from “Ecole de Commerce” in France and a Master’s degree in Commerce Management from Curtin University, Australia.

Current Status: Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Guillaume is the Managing Director of International Press and Book Distributors Co. Ltd.

Board Committee membership: Member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit & Risk Committee.

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius

Benoit Hardy

Mr Jean Marie Benoît Doger de Speville HARDY

Age:  59 years old

Date of first appointment: 01 July 2018

Qualification:  BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, LSU Baton Rouge, USA

Current Status: Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Benoît started his career as a Technical Engineer in 1984 and held several engineering/management roles in different sectors.
He was appointed General Manager of Blastech Ltd in 1990 before joining Cogir Ltée in 1998 where he spent 9 years, leading the construction of numerous projects including commercial buildings, hotels and other specialised structures.
Benoît then moved to Flagstone, the asset and project management arm of the Ciel Group, where he spent 3 years. He joined back Cogir Ltée in May 2010 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in July 2011, up to June 2018.

Board Committee membership:  Member of the Strategy Committee.

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: Grewals Ltd

Resident of Mauritius

 

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Mr Hector ESPITALIER-NOËL

 

Age: 61 years old

Date of first appointment: 01 July 2018

Qualification: Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Current Status: Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Hector worked for Coopers and Lybrand in London and with De Chazal du Mée in Mauritius.
He is presently the Chief Executive of ENL Limited. He is also Chairman of New Mauritius Hotels Ltd and Cie. Sucrière de Bel Ombre Ltd. He is also a Past President of Rogers and Company Limited, the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture and Mauritius Sugar Syndicate.

Board Committee membership:  None

Directorships in Public/listed Companies:  Ascencia Limited, ENL Limited, New Mauritius Hotels Ltd, Rogers & Co. Ltd, Tropical Paradise Co. Ltd, Swan Life Ltd, Swan General Ltd.

Resident of Mauritius

 

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Mr Louis Raoul Jacques
HAREL

Age: 48 years old

Date of first appointment: 04 October 2012

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, University of Westminster, London, UK and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Current Status: Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Jacques has gained expertise in various economic sectors of the Mauritian economy whilst working for De Chazal du Mee, Chartered Accountants and is the Chief Executive Officer of BIRGER, a technology company with an operational footprint in the Indian Ocean and East Africa.

Board Committee membership: Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius

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Mr Paul Jason
HAREL

 

Age: 46 years old

Date of first appointment: 07 November 2014

Qualification: Chartered Accountant and Barrister-At-Law

Current Status: Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Jason was a Senior Associate within the Banking and Finance department of Denton Wilde Sapte in London. Prior to this, he completed his pupillage with Grays’ Inn Tax Chambers. He trained as Chartered Accountant with Kingston Smith in London. Jason is also the co-founding partner of BLC Robert & Associates and leads the corporate and M&A practice of BLC Robert & Associates

Board Committee membership: None

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: IBL Ltd

Resident of Mauritius

 

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Mr Ezra Seewoosunkur
JHUBOO

Age: 44 years old

Date of first appointment: 27 December 2010

Qualification: Degree in Finance & Marketing, American Business School, Paris

Current Status: Independent Director

Skills and Experience: Ezra is a member and executive director of Trimetys Ltd. He is also member of the parliament as from December 2014.

Board Committee membership: Member of the Audit & Risk Committee

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius

 

Vikash-Nuckcheddy---Commercial-Director-(web)

Mr Sanjit Kumar NUCKCHEDDY

 

Age: 48 years old

Date of first appointment: 04 October 2012

Qualification: Diploma in Quantity Surveying, MSc in Project Management, MBA in Construction and Real Estate. Member of the Association of Cost Engineers (MCos Eng), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Fellow of Quantity Surveyors International (FQSi), Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration

Current Status: Executive Director

Skills and Experience: He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and counts more than 27 years’ service at BCE. He is currently the Commercial Director.

Board Committee membership: None

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius

Johan-Pilot

Mr Joseph Marie Johan PILOT

 

Age: 37 years old

Date of first appointment: 01 July 2018

Qualification:  Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Current Status: Non-Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Johan worked for PWC before joining ENL in August 2007. Since then he has been involved in property developments of the ENL group.
He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of ENL Property Limited

Board Committee membership: Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Strategy Committee.

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius

 

Nicolas-Pougnet---Managing-Director-(web)

Mr Henry Philippe Nicolas
POUGNET

Age: 56 years old

Date of first appointment: 23 October 2007

Qualification: Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering, Natal Technikon, South Africa

Current Status: Chief Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Nicolas is currently the Managing Director of BCE. He has over 34 years’ experience in building construction both in South Africa (Murray & Roberts) and in Mauritius (Rehm-Grinaker and General Construction).

Nicolas is the Vice-Chairman of the Building And Civil Engineering Contractors Association (BACECA), and a member of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

Board Committee membership: Member of the Corporate Governance Committee.

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius

 

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Mr Tahen Kumar SERVANSINGH

 

Age: 61 years old

Date of first appointment: 07 November 2014

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Physics

Current Status: Independent Director

Skills and Experience: He is currently the strategic advisor of Gfin Corporate Services. In 1992, he was an advisor to the Minister of Finance and from 2005 to 2010, he was a senior advisor to the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. He had previously assumed the functions of Chairman of the Sicom Group, Director of the State Investment Corporation, the Mauritius Duty Free Paradise, the National Equity Fund and the Real Estate Investment Trust. He was also a board member of the Gambling Regulatory Authority and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. He is a fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD).

Board Committee membership: Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: MDIT

Resident of Mauritius

Robert-Wong---Finance-Director-(web)

Mr Yin Kiat Robert WONG SUN WAI

 

Age: 53 years old

Date of first appointment: 04 October 2012

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from University of Limerick in Republic of Ireland and Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountant

Current Status: Executive Director

Skills and Experience: Robert joined the Company in January 2008 and is presently the Finance Director overseeing the finance, procurement, payroll and ICT departments. He started his career at Price Waterhouse and has also worked for numerous Top 100 companies in Mauritius and has gained extensive experience in various sectors of the economy over the past 25 years.

Board Committee membership: None

Directorships in Public/listed Companies: None

Resident of Mauritius