The Board of Directors
Ms Lovania Pertab – Chairperson
Lovania Pertab is a barrister by profession. She holds a Masters in Law from the University of la Reunion, France and a postgraduate diploma in International Environmental Law from the University of Limoges, France. She is also the holder of a post graduate diploma in Ocean
Lovania has worked as Principal State Counsel at the State Law Office of Mauritius and has served as Magistrate in both Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles.
In the past fifteen years, Lovania has worked in the private sector as in house lawyer namely in the aviation sector, the banking sector and in the commercial field. Lovania is now the Chairperson of Transparency Mauritius and has been a director on its Board for more than 2 years.
Mr Sivananda Vencatapillay
Sivananda (Azagen) Vencatapillay is a Communications and PR professionals and currently works as English Teacher at the LYCEE DES MASCAREIGNES.
He is also part-time lecturer for the ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE de NANTES in Mauritius.
Sivananda (Azagen) Vencatapillay has an extensive experience in the fight against corruption having been at the helm of Transparency Mauritius for more than three years.
He is a former Senior Officer in the Education and Prevention branch of the ICAC. Sivananda (Azagen) Vencatapillay is married and the father of two children.
Mr Philippe Hardy
Philippe is a founding member of DMH Associates. He has a very diversified exposure to finance having held various roles spanning investment management, business development, corporate planning and transaction advisory.
He is the leading partner of our corporate finance advisory services having coordinated and advised on several capital structuring as well as M&A transactions across many industries in the past 10 years, with a particular expertise in dealing with family held enterprises and owner managed businesses of all sizes.
Philippe holds an honours degree in Mathematics and Financial Management and is an Associate of the Royal College of Science of London through the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine. He acts as a director on several public and private companies, chairing audit committees in various instances.
Mr Sunil Bissoonauth
Sunil Bissoonauth is a Doctor of Pharmacy from Montpellier University (France) with a Master1 in General Business Administration from Poitiers University (France). He was employed in key managerial positions by well-known international and regional companies having their activities in healthcare and distribution sectors.
Ms Brinda Devi Dabysing
Brinda Devi Dabysing is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank (IBRD) Office. She has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) at the University of Mauritius, a Master of Science (International Securities, Investment and Banking) at ICMA Centre, University of Reading, UK and an MBA Finance at Manchester Business School, UK.
Mr Krish Ponnusamy CSK
Krish Ponnusamy spent his entire professional career in the Public Service. He started as Clerical Officer in 1966 to climb up to Senior Chief Executive before his retirement in 2008. He served in almost all ministries, including Foreign Affairs and Civil Service Affairs. He holds Master’s degree in Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Technology and has represented Mauritius in High level conferences, including AU Summits. He was also the Chairman at the National Pay Council (2008-2010).
Mr Rajen Bablee, the Executive Director, holds a MSc in International Business Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism and a BSc (Hons) in Communication Studies. He has also followed the ‘Ethics Officer Certification Program’ of the Ethics Institute of South Africa and has worked as a Crime Prevention Officer in the Mauritius Police Force and Chief Investigator at the ICAC before being a journalist in various media organisations. Rajen was the first Mauritian to be awarded the CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year for the French print category in 2009. Rajen has also authored literary works and is a member of the MIOD.
Ms Diya Kowal, Project & Research Officer, holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics with Management from the University of Mauritius. Diya has joined the team in July 2013.
Finance Committee: Philippe Hardy, Brinda Dabysingh and Sunil Bissoonauth
Corporate Governance Committee: Lovania Pertab, Sivananda Vencatapillay and Krishnasamy Ponnusamy
Chapter of Transparency International
Transparency Mauritius (TM) in an accredited National Chapter of Transparency International based in Berlin, Germany. Since three years, TM is engaged with the ALAC (Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre) which consists of sensitising the population about corruption and providing assistance to the citizen to address corruption issues. TM operates a hotline, a website and a reception desk with a dedicated team to assist victims and witnesses of corruption.
Parallel to the ALAC, TM is engaged on several corruption topics such as political parties funding. In 2010 and 2012, TM has published a code of conduct for elections. An revised version of the code of elections will be launched in October 2014.
TM has published a survey on the behaviour of Mauritians with respect to Corruption in February 2013 and another one entitled ‘Le Regard des Jeunessur la politique et la corruption’.
TM is also working with the Policy Procurement Office with respect to public bidding in Mauritius.
In September 2013, TI and TM organised a course on Investigative Journalism for the local press and in March 2014 the first National Investigative Journalism Award was launched.
Further to the workshop held in September 2013, a manual, prepared by Ms Birgit Schwarz, has been published. It has been remitted to members of the press and students in journalism from the University of Mauritius in September 2014.
TM also intends to launch a series of talks and humoristic sketches on corruption in youth clubs, colleges and universities in partnership with the Embassy of the United States of America. This will help the youth, leaders of tomorrow to better about their fundamental rights and will involve them in the fight against corruption for a better Mauritius.
TM is also active with the MIOD with the setting up of a Whistleblowing Council in Mauritius.
Furthermore TM has been working closely with both the Public and Private Sectors as well as with the ICAC, the EOC, the office of the DPP, the MRA, the MIOD, the JEC and the MEF as well as within the Private Sector Anti-Corruption Task Force (PACT), the Business Action Group against Corruption (BAGAC) and the Public Private Platform against Corruption.