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CIEL Limited

P. Arnaud DALAIS

Chairman, CIEL

Arnaud Dalais was appointed Chairman of CIEL in 2010. He joined CIEL Group in 1977 and was appointed Group Chief Executive and Director in 1991. Under his leadership, CIEL Group at large went through an important growth both locally and internationally. He played and continues to play an active role at the level of the Mauritian private sector and has assumed the Chairmanship of a number of organisations including the Joint Economic Council (JEC) from 2000 to 2002 and Business Mauritius from 2015 to 2017.

Directorships in companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius:

Alteo Limited
• CIEL Limited (Chairman)
• CIEL Textile Limited (Chairman)
Sun Limited

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CIEL Limited

Jean-Pierre DALAIS

Group Chief Executive, CIEL

Jean-Pierre Dalais joined CIEL Group in January 1992 and was nominated CIEL Group Chief Executive in January 2017 overseeing all Group operations; he was formerly Executive Director at CIEL focusing particularly on the development of the Group’s Hotels & Resorts, Financial Services and Healthcare clusters. Before that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of CIEL Investment Ltd. Jean-Pierre Dalais graduated with an MBA from the International University of America, and previously worked at Arthur Anderson (Mauritius and France). He is also a member of Business Mauritius, the Mauritius Institute of Directors and Young Presidents Organisation/World Presidents Organisation.

Directorships in companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius:

Alteo Limited
• CIEL Limited
• CIEL Textile Limited
Phoenix Beverages Limited (Alternate Director)
Sun Limited (Chairman)

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L. J. Jérôme DE CHASTEAUNEUF

Group Finance Director, CIEL

L. J. Jérôme de Chasteauneuf was appointed Group Finance Director of CIEL in January 2017. He joined CIEL in 1993 as Project Financier, promoted as Head of Finance of the Group in 2000 and was then Executive Director & Head of Finance of the Group. He holds a key leading position within the CIEL Group and leads the Corporate Finance and Treasury Team of CIEL. Prior to joining CIEL, Jérôme worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (UK and Jersey), between 1989 and 1993. He holds a BSc in Economics, Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science and is a qualified Chartered Accountant of England and Wales.

Directorships in companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius:

Alteo Limited
• CIEL Limited
• CIEL Textile Limited
Harel Mallac & Co. Limited
• The Medical and Surgical Centre Limited
Sun Limited

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CIEL Limited

Hélène Echevin

Chief Executive Officer, CIEL Healthcare

Hélène is the Chief Executive Officer of CIEL Healthcare Ltd which regroups all our healthcare activities - C-Care (Mauritius), IMG (Uganda) and Hygeia (Nigeria). In this capacity, she is also the Executive Chair of C-Care (Mauritius) Ltd and sits on the Board of Directors of CIEL Healthcare. Since joining CIEL in March 2017, she has played a key role developing our healthcare portfolio and also leading CIEL’s operational excellence journey. Prior joining CIEL, Hélène worked for Eclosia Group and Harel Mallac Group and counts 17 years of experience in operations & project management at both company and corporate levels.

She holds an engineering degree in Food Technology from Polytech, France and completed her academic skills by an executive management program at INSEAD.

Hélène was the first lady President of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the board of Maurilait LTD and MARENA.

Directorships in companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius:

  • CIEL Textile Limited
  • Maurilait Production Limitée
  • C-Care (Mauritius) Ltd (Chairperson)
  • Sun Limited

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CIEL Textile

J. Harold MAYER

Chief Executive Officer, CIEL Textile

J. Harold Mayer is the Chief Executive Officer of CIEL Textile. He joined CIEL Textile in 1990 and has been holding key positions within the Group since then. He started his career as Head of Finance of New Island Clothing and was promoted General Manager of Aquarelle Clothing Ltd in 1995. He was also Chief Operating Officer of the Clothing Operations. Since January 2014, Harold sits on the board of CIEL Limited. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce.

Directorships in companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius:

• CIEL Limited
• CIEL Textile Limited
Sun Limited

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CIEL Finance

MARC-EMMANUEL VIVES

Chief Executive Officer, CIEL Finance

Marc-Emmanuel Vives has joined CIEL Finance Limited as CEO in 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 later moved 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.

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CIEL Hotels & Resorts

François Eynaud

Chief Executive Officer, Sun Limited

Francois Eynaud is the Chief Executive Officer of SUN since 1 September 2019. Prior to joining SUN, François Eynaud was the CEO of Veranda Leisure & Hospitality (“VLH”), managing the Hotels Division of Rogers Group, where he spent 11 years. Prior to joining VLH Mr. Eynaud had spent 14 years with CIEL Textile where he was Executive Director at Tropic Knits.  François was President of AHRIM (the National Hotel Association) in 2013 and 2014. Prior to returning to Mauritius in 1991, François has worked 7 years at SAGEM France as Export Director, Country Manager in the Caribbean and the UK. He holds a French Business School Diploma (Institut Commercial de Nancy – ICN). 

Directorships in companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius:

• Sun Limited

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