Jean Michel Felix, CEO, MCB Consulting
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Top 10 CEOs in Mauritius – 2021
The small island nation with approximately 1.3 million population, Mauritius is one of the most successful and competitive economies in Africa with a GDP of $14.18 billion, as per the reports of 2019. Mauritius has a mixed economy based on agriculture, exports, financial services, and tourism. The country has developed from a low income, agriculture based economy to an upper middle income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, ICT and tourism sectors. It has also shown betterment in equitable income distribution, which most of the developing countries are struggling to achieve. Mauritius has an economic freedom score of 77, making its economy the 13th freest in the 2021 Index. The improvement in labour freedom has contributed to the growth of overall score of the country. Mauritius is ranked first among 47 countries in the SubSaharan Africa region, and its overall score is above the regional and world averages.
The most important sectors of the Mauritian economy are textiles, tourism, financial & business services, information &communication technology, seafood processing, real estate development energy, and education/training. The government is also planning to promote investments in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector. The island nation made substantial progress in its campaign for social equality and poverty reduction, and represents an exemplary model of development. The county is considered as a leader in Africa in the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) sector. Mauritius has been actively setting with the changing technological pace in the world. In 2018, the government of Mauritius produced Digital Government Transformation Strategy 2018-2022, which accelerated the public service digitalization efforts by enhancing the services to citizens and business.
In this issue of CEO Insights, we bring you a list of 'Top 10 CEOs in Mauritius - 2021' who have contributed to the economic development of the country. The list has been crafted by a team of CEOs, VCs and the CEO Insights editorial board, thus delivering inspiring stories of their journey and the contributions & roles played by them in the creation and empowerment of a powerful nation.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Alain Law Min,CEO||Mauritius Commercial Bank||Has exclusive skills in business strategy devising and risk management, with success in banking & finance verticals|
|Bertrand Casteres,Group CEO||MUA Insurance||A dynamic leader with unparalleled success in insurance industry and has unmatched skills in business transformation, digitization, M&A negotiations & strong public relations|
|Bronwyn Knight,CEO||Grit Real Estate Income Group||Has worked in the real estate industry for over 20 years, with a concentration on commercial real estate across Africa|
|Gilbert Espitalier-Noël,CEO||Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels||With excellent skills in agro-industrial, property and hospitality sectors, he has success in directing teams towards target achievements|
|Jean Michel Felix,CEO||MCB Consulting||Has accumulated a varied range of industry & functional knowledge in strategic thinking, system implementation, audit, advising, and consultancy experience, both locally and internationally, with a focus on the financial sector|
|Mark van Beuningen,Group CEO||CIM Group||A world-class professional in retail & SME lending with success in delivering financial services including Consumer Finance, Cards & Payments, Leasing and Factoring|
|Shahannah Abdoolakhan,Founder & CEO||Abler Consulting||An excellent entrepreneur with qualities of strong leadership in business, visionary for development of products & services, hardworking for success and bold in business decision making|
|Siby Sebastian,CEO||State Bank of Mauritius||An accomplished leader in banking with 20+ years of experience in Corporate, Commercial, Retail, Consumer banking and Mortgage Finance leadership areas|
|Sinhue Noronha,CEO||Africure Pharmaceuticals Mauritius||A visionary entrepreneur leading a drive against poverty and diseases by supporting self-sufficiency in manufacturing medications in Africa|
|Sudesh Rughoobur, CEO||Kalis Investment||The desire to share the harvest among those less fortunate has kept him succeeding year after year|