Constance Hotels, Resorts and Golf

Board of Directors

PROFILE OF DIRECTORS

George J. Dumbell

Appointed Director in December 2005 and Chairman in January 2006.

Qualifications

- Associate Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK).
- Fellow and Founding Director of the Mauritius Institute of Directors and member of its Directors’ Forum.
- Former Director of several Financial Institutions in Asia and Europe, and listed Finance and Agricultural Companies in Mauritius.

Experience and Skills

- Over 50 years of Financial and commercial experience including 34 years in various Senior Management positions within the HSBC Group across the globe.
- 2 ½ years of commercial, industrial, project management and political experience as Deputy Secretary General and Managing Director of Euro Chambres, Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, headquartered in Belgium and representing over 14 million companies throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
- 2 years in the fields of Corporate Governance and Risk Management with MCB Ltd.
- 13 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism Industries with the Constance Hotels, Resorts and Golf Group.

Independent Director and Chairman

Jean Jacques Vallet

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Appointed Director in March 2012.

Qualifications

- Maîtrise en Sciences et Gestion (MSG).
- Postgraduate degree (DESS) in the fields of management science, logistical operations and industrial management.
- Advance Management Program (AMP) from Cornell University.

Experience and Skills

- Responsible for the overall planning, direction and control of the operations, resources and administration of the Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf Group.
- Four years Presidency of AHRIM, the Association of Hotels and Restaurants in Mauritius for the periods 2003-2004 and 2011-2012.

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Jean Ribet

Executive Director and Constance Group Chief Executive Officer.
Appointed Director in May 2006 and Constance Group Chief Executive Officer in 2004.

Qualifications

- Bachelor of Commerce.
- Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Experience and Skills

- Joined the Constance Group as Group Financial Controller in 1991.
- 14 years’ experience as Group Chief Executive Officer within the Constance Group.
- Bears the overall responsibility for the agro-industrial, tourism and investment activities of the Constance Group.

Executive Director

Clément D. Rey

Executive Director and Constance Group Head of Investments and Development.
Appointed in June 2006.

Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Business Law from the UK.
- Master’s degree in Business Law from the UK.

Experience and Skills

- Held the position of Head of Corporate Affairs within the Ciel Group.
- Currently actively involved in investments and corporate transactions relating to the member companies of the Constance Group.
- Director of a number of companies in the commercial and financial sectors and a member of various board committees.

Executive Director

Marc Freismuth

Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit (Risk Management) Committee.
Appointed in September 2014.

Qualifications

- MPhil Degree in Economics from Paris Sorbonne University (France).
- ‘Agrégation’ in Economics and Management.

Experience and Skills

- Lecturer at the University of Montpellier (France) from September
1977 to July 1988.
 - Lecturer at the University of Mauritius in the field of Management and Finance from September 1988 to July 1994.
 - Lecturer in Hospitality Management at the Université of Réunion from 2000 to 2005.
- Participated in the setting-up of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius as a consultant to the Stock Exchange Commission and as a member of the Listing Committee. (1989 – 1994).
- Currently works as a private consultant in Management and Finance since 2006.
- Fellow member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.

Independent Director

Colin Taylor

Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee.
Appointed in August 2015.

Qualifications

- BSc (Hons) in Engineering with Business Studies from the Portsmouth
University (UK).
- MSc in Management from the Imperial College (London, UK).

Experience and Skills

- Project Manager at Taylor Smith and Co. Ltd in 1990.
- Managing Director at Taylor Smith and Co. Ltd in 1994.
- Executive Director of Rogers’ Engineering Cluster from 1999 to 2004.
- Presently the Chairman and CEO of the Taylor Smith Group.
- Currently the Chairman of Cim Financial Services Ltd and Lavastone
Ltd both listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
- Honorary Consul of Sweden in Mauritius.

Non-Executive Director

Nicolas Boullé

Non-Executive Director.
Appointed Non-Executive Director in January 2014.

Qualifications

- Qualified Notary.

Experience and Skills

- 28 years of experience as a Notary.

Non-Executive Director

Jean Juppin de Fondaumière

Non-Executive Director.
Appointed in December 2014.

Qualifications

- Qualified Chartered Accountant in Edinburgh (UK).

Experience and Skills

- 12 years’ experience in various managerial positions in the fields of audit and merchant banking.
- Retired as Chief Executive of the Swan Group on 31 December 2006 after 15 years with the Group.
- Past Chairman of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a member of a number of audit and corporate governance committees.
- Currently a director of a number of companies, involved in various economic activities, from agriculture and commerce to finance and tourism, in Mauritius and in the region.

Non-executive director

Georgina Rogers

Non-Executive Director (Age: 56).
Appointed in March 2015.

Qualifications

- Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Natal (South Africa).

Experience and Skills

- Practised as an accountant until 1995.
- Involved in the development of real estate projects.
- Director of a number of companies in the commercial sector and a member of various board committees.

Non-Executive Director

Preetee Jhamna-Ramdin

Independent Director.
Appointed in April 2017.

Qualifications

- BA Economics from the University of Cambridge (UK).
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Experience and Skills

- Over 15 years’ experience in advising clients on various aspects of their transactions (valuation, due diligence and fund raising) in Mauritius and in Africa, across a variety of sectors.
- A previous Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services department at Ernst & Young from July 2008 to April 2016.
- Currently CFO - Group Operations of IBL Ltd.

Independent Director

Noël Adolphe Vallet

Non-Executive Director.
Appointed in May 2001.

Qualifications

- Management from South Africa.

Experience and Skill

- 2 years’ experience as Manager at Fleurs des Tropiques Exports Ltée.
- As Project Manager, he was responsible for setting up Mauritius’ sugar museum, L’Aventure du Sucre.
- Currently runs his own business in the events industry as Managing
Director of Bedouin Tents and Rocket Fireworks.
- Chairman of Compagnie du Mapou Ltée

Non-Executive Director

Nitish Beni Madhu

Non-Executive Director.
Appointed Director in January 2018.

Qualifications

- Honours degree in Economics.
- Master of Arts in Economics, University of Ottawa (Canada).

Experience and Skills

Currently heads the non-insurance cluster (capital markets) together with the loans and property segments of SWAN.
- Member of the Investment Committee of SWAN.
- More than 15 years’ experience in the finance industry, including 13 years in various positions in the non-insurance cluster of SWAN.
- Expertise in asset management, investment advisory and insurance.
- Chairperson of the Central Depository & Settlement Co Ltd and holds directorships in various companies.
- Regularly lectures at the University of Mauritius in Economics and Finance.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kevin Chan Too

Constance Group Head of Finance

Qualifications

- Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Experience and Skills

- Currently, the Constance Group Head of Finance, with his main responsibilities being the finance, accounting, treasury and internal control functions.
- Held various finance and accounting positions within listed companies dealing in the property, finance and investment sectors.

Senior Officer

Siegfried Espitalier Noël

Chief Marketing Officer

Qualifications

- MSc in International Hospitality Management at the Oxford Brookes
University (UK).

Experience and Skills

- Responsible for the marketing and commercial activities of the Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf Group.

Senior Officer

Andrew Milton

Chief Operations Officer

Qualifications

- BSc in Institutional Management from the Cardiff University (UK).
- Finance (INSEAD).
- Leadership (IMD) and Asset Management (Cornell).


Experience and Skills

- Currently responsible for the operational, human resource and financial activities of the Group.
- Started his career with Hilton Hotels and held positions in Abu Dhabi, London, Algiers and Cannes.
- General Manager of Constance Lemuria, Seychelles, in 1999.
- General Manager of Constance Prince Maurice while retaining operational responsibility for Constance Lemuria and Constance Tsarabanjina.
- Championed the rebranding of Constance Tsarabanjina in 2006.
- Championed the repositioning the One & Only Le St Géran for a period of 5 years.

Senior Officer