The Board of Directors

Year 2018

Mr Philippe Hardy – Chairman

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 Sivananda Vencatapillay

Mr S. Vencatapillay is currently Director of Communication and Public Relations. He has been an Educator of English Language at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for ten years. He was also a Senior Officer in Community Relations at the ICAC from 2007 to 2008.

Mr Jacques de Navacelle

Mr J. de Navacelle has had a long and rich career of more than 40 years in the banking and insurance sectors.  He was the CEO of Barclays Bank (Mauritius) and CEO of Mauritius Union Assurance.  Before Mauritius he was in France and South Africa. He has now retired and is still active as a consultant in business. He was the second Chairman of Transparency Mauritius for a long period.

Mr Balmick Molaye

Mr B. Molaye is a Chartered Certified Accountant and is presently the Group Chief Internal Auditor of ENL Group.  He is also a member of the Rotary Club and holds the post of Administrative Director for 2012-2013.  He has more than 18 years of professional experience in auditing, business consulting and finance.  He has been involved in assignments  in various English and French speaking countries in Africa, namely Tanzania, Zambia, Comoros Islands, Madagascar, Rwanda, Congo, RD Congo, Gabon and Mozambique.

Ms Lovania Pertab

Lovania Pertab is a Barrister holding a Maitrise en Droit and a Diplome de 3eme cycle from the University of Limoges, France. She has worked for many years at the State Law Office in Mauritius and has also acted as a Magistrate in both Mauritius and Seychelles. Since 2001, Lovania is working as Legal Advisor in the private sector.

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).

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.

Executive Team

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.

Board Committees

Finance Committee: Philippe Hardy, Balmick Molaye and Brinda Dabysingh
Corporate Governance Committee: Lovania Pertab, Krishnasamy Ponnusamy and Philippe Hardy
Communications: Sivananda Vencatapillay and Brinda Dabysingh

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.

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