Holder of an MBA from the University of Birmingham, UK, as well as a National Diploma in Management and Finance from Cape Technikon, South Africa, Charles Harel joined the Harel Mallac Group in 1993. He held various senior management positions within the Group and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Harel Mallac Group in January 2014.
Sophie Desvaux de Marigny holds a Maîtrise in Geopolitics and a Magistere in International Relations and Diplomacy (both from Sorbonne Paris) as well as an Executive MBA from Dauphine University. After working at the United Nations in New York, she came back to Mauritius in 2003 and joined the European Commission Delegation as Assistant to the Economic Adviser for three years. She then joined the Medine Group, where she spent ten years, as Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainability. Sophie joined the Harel Mallac Group in March 2016.
Vanessa Leclézio-Hippert holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance and a Licence in Economics from University Paris 1 – Panthéon – Sorbonne. Prior to joining Harel Mallac as Head of Business Risks and Operational Efficiency in October 2014, she held various management position within Société Générale Investment Banking in New York and Paris between 2004 and 2014.
With 26 years of experience working for a multinational FMCG company, British American Tobacco, Patrice has held various Trade Marketing & Distribution, Marketing, General Management and other senior management roles. He has had responsibility over single and cluster of markets at senior management level across 17 countries in the Indian Ocean Islands, Southern, Central and Eastern Africa. His last positions were as General Manager of BAT Angola and General Manager of BAT in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Holder of an MBA Marketing with the University of Leicester, UK, he joined Harel Mallac in June 2018 as COO of the Chemicals, Fertilisers and Hygiene cluster.
Christine Nguyen Thac Lam graduated from French Business School H.E.C. (Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris), and holds a C.E.M.S. Master from the Community of European Management Schools. She worked for more than 20 years with multinational Corporations such as ExxonMobil, Procter & Gamble, and Rio Tinto Alcan, leading business and finance Controlling. From June 2014 to January 2017, she served as General Manager Finance of the Cluster Food & Beverages of the Currimjee Group in Mauritius. Christine joined Harel Mallac Group in February 2017.
Jeanique Paul-Gopal holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Mauritius Employers’ Federation, and a MSc in Psychology of Work from the University of Leicester (England). She is also accredited in Psychometric Assessments at Work namely for Personality Profiling and Ability Assessment. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and of the European Federation of Psychologists.
She spent six years as Human Resource officer at Panagora Marketing, and two years as Group HR Manager at VFS management Services, before becoming HR Operations Manager of ENL Corporate Services from 2009 to 2017. Jeanique joined Harel Mallac in October 2017.
Anshi Saminaden is a Barrister at Law educated both in England (LLB Hons Law & French from the University of Surrey and Bar Vocational Course from the Manchester Metropolitan University) and France (Université René Descartes Paris V). She is a Member of the Bar of England and Wales (2005) and of the Mauritian Bar (2006).
After conducting her Pupilage in the Chambers of Me Patrice Doger de Spéville and Office of Me Thierry Koenig, she worked as a Consultant with De Comarmond & Koenig, before joining the Medine Group as In-House Legal Adviser and Coordinator (2007-2017). Anshi joined Harel Mallac in October 2017.
Christian Yong Kiang Young is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a Degree of Bachelor of Science from London School of Economics, UK. He left his role as Director – International Accounting & Reporting at MoneyGram’s London offices in September 2015 after six years with the company and prior to that role, he was at KPMG in London from September 2002 before resigning as Audit Manager in July 2009. In October 2015 he joined Harel Mallac as Group Financial Controller and he moved into his new role as the General Manager – Projects and Investment from October 2016.
Holder of a BSc in Computer Science from the City University of New York, Alain Ah Sue joined Harel Mallac Computers in 1989. He became Managing Director of the Group’s Technology Arm in 2010, and since the restructuring of Harel Mallac in 2016, is the Managing Director of Linxia and EO.
Yannick Applasamy holds a Global MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK and an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Product Design from Université Paris Est-Marne la Vallée, France.
Yannick started his career in the automotive industry, at PSA Peugeot Citroen Group in France. He joined the International Development Division of Aldes group in 2012, working in the Middle East as Regional Marketing Manager, and, in 2015 was appointed General Manager of the Mauritian subsidiary.
Prior to joining Novengi in July 2019, Yannick was Sales Manager for Tropic Knits within the CIEL Group.
Osman is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and counts over 20 years of experience in auditing, M&A, corporate recovery and global business. He was previously the CEO and founder of Baines Trusts and Corporate Services, and joined Harel Mallac when the Group acquired this company in April 2018. He is a former chairperson of the Mauritius Society of Chartered Accountants and the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants. Osman serves as an independent director of a number of Global Business companies, funds and fund managers domiciled in Mauritius.
Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of London) and a 3e cycle de Gestion - with specialisation in International Business Strategy – Marketing - from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), Anthony has 18 years of experience in the FMCG industry at a senior management level. He was Executive Director at Scott & Co., in charge of HoReCa, Corporate channel, Export and Nespresso, before joining Harel Mallac as Managing Director of Archemics in June 2017.
Yannis Fayd’herbe has a degree with majors in Economics and Industrial Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation & Management from the University of Cape Town and is an alumnus of the ESSEC General Management Program.
Between 1999 and 2019, he held various positions in the textile industry, first in sales and marketing, then as CEO of N. Bellstedt & Co (Pty) Ltd (South Africa), Managing Director of KASA Textile & Co Ltd (2012-2017) and of Labelling Industries Ltd, Berque Ltee, Narrow Fabrics Ltd in Mauritius and of Labeltex SARL and LabelMada Ltee in Madagascar (2013-2019). Yannis joined MCFI in June 2019.
Nicolas Langlois started his career in 1987 as sales representative for agricultural equipment at Roger Fayd’herbe. He joined the Suchem team in 1989 to develop the sales of Agro-chemicals. In 1991, he started developing other lines for the textiles, paint and plastic industries and became sales manager of Suchem in 2004. Harel Mallac acquired Suchem in 2011, and Nicolas became General Manager in January 2017.
André Nairac started his career in the aviation industry in 1989 when he joined South African Airways (SAA) in the Sales and Marketing department in Mauritius. He subsequently held the position of SAA’s Country Manager in Côte d’Ivoire. He joined the Harel Mallac Group as General Manager of the Travel and Leisure business in 2005.
Shateeaum Sewpaul holds an MBA from Herriot Watt University, Scotland and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the same institution. He also holds distinctive certificates in Computer Science and Administrative Management from the City & Guilds of London Institute (UK) and from the Institute of Administrative Management (UK) respectively. He started his career in ICT in 1996 with Harel Mallac, where he held different senior sales and management positions until 2001. He was also General Manager of a leading South African IT Brand (Distributor) from 2001 to 2004, before joining Harel Mallac again in 2004. He was appointed General Manager of Harel Mallac Technologies in April 2016.