BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hon. Bernard Yeung Sik Yuen was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court in 1989 and Senior Puisne Judge in 1995. In June 2007, he was appointed as Chief Justice of Mauritius and retired from that position on 31st December 2013. He is the holder of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Port Louis and also that of the City of Curepipe. He is a Honorary Bencher of two Inns of Court, the Middle Temple and the Lincoln’s Inn.

Hon. Bernard served from 1998 to 2002 on the Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations (OHCHR) in Geneva. Since 2007, he has served as a Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and he is also serving on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) since June 2013.

Hon. Bernard was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize by the Gusi Peace Prize Foundation in 2012 and was also awarded the International Jurists Award in 2013.

Professor Donald Ah-Chuen holds an M.B.A (University of Strathclyde, UK). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia) and holds an M.C.I.P.D (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK). In March 2009, he was conferred the distinction of G.O.S.K (Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean) in recognition of his valuable contributions in the sectors of Banking & Financial Services and Tertiary Education.

Professor Donald is a Non-Executive Director of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd (SEM) and a former president of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a director of ABC Motors Company Limited and P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited, listed on the DEM and SEM respectively.

Mr Brian Ah-Chuen holds a BBA Honours from Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada.

He was previously the Executive Director of several companies in the ABC Group including Chue Wing & Co. Ltd (Foods), ABC Autotech Ltd (Automobile) and Marina Resort (Hospitality). He is currently a Non-Executive Director of ABC Motors Company Limited (also listed on the DEM). He is also a Fellow Member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.

Mr Jaddoo is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is a Corporate Finance and Advisory specialist with a special focus on investment management. During his career, Mr Jaddoo has held important executive roles and directorship in entities of the De Chazal Du Mée Group and was the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Titanium Resource Group Ltd, a mining company listed on the London Stock Exchange. He also held the position of Managing Director of the Board of Investment between 2005 and 2010, and was until recently the Secretary General of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI). He currently sits on a number of Private Equity Funds and international boards as an independent director with a focus on risk management, governance issues and investment management.

Mrs Stephanie Ha Chow is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and holds a BSc in Computer Science with Management from King’s College, University of London. She has worked for over ten years in London specialising in accounting and auditing for both private sector and international public sector agencies, namely the European Commission and the United Nations. Since 2010, she is a Manager of the family business, Ah Koye Ha Chow & Co. Ltd.

Me. Danielle Low Kwan Sang is holder of a Master’s degree in Law, (specialization in business law) from Aix – Marseille III University, France.

After her Tertiary Studies in France, she returned to Mauritius to undertake a three years’ term of training in Notary Practice, following which she qualified as a Notary and was awarded the Chamber of Notaries prize for the 1987 Notaries’ Examinations organized by the Council of Legal Education of Mauritius. In 1988 she was commissioned and began practicing as Notary.

Me. Danielle Low has been elected Reporter (1989), Secretary (1990 – 1991) and Chairperson (2006 – 2007) of the then Chamber of Notaries of Mauritius, now Association of Notaries of Mauritius since 2008. She is the Notary of many of the leading companies from both the private and public sectors of Mauritius and of international corporations and is deeply involved in the application of civil and commercial laws. She has also been closely associated with the legal setup of many innovative projects and has collaborated with eminent jurists, both local and international.

Me. Danielle Low is currently the secretary and Director of the “SOS Children’s Villages (Mauritius)”, a company formed for promoting the alleviation of poverty and the wellbeing of children and families in distress.

Mr. Sydney Ah Yoong is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 1987.  He has worked at Deloitte for more than 38 years and  retired as a  partner in December 2012.  He is currently also an independent director of P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited, a company listed on the Official Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.

Hon. Ah Foon Chui Yew Cheong retired in 2017 as judge of the Supreme Court after having served over 40 years in the legal and judicial service of the country. After having read law at the University of London, King’s College, she was called to the bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1975. Upon her return to the country, she was one of the first two women to be appointed in 1977 as law officers at the then Crown Law Office. She was also the first woman law officer to lead for the prosecution at an Assises case. Over the years, she served as district magistrate, ag Principal State Counsel, President of the Intermediate Court, President of the Industrial Court and Master and Registrar of the Supreme Court. She was the Director of Public Prosecutions from 1999 to 2003. She was appointed Supreme Court Judge in 2003. As a judge of the Supreme Court, she held a special interest in civil and commercial matters and in mediation. She was a mediation judge from 2010 to 2014.

She has been since 2011 the Chairperson of the Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies which was set up by statute in the same year to provide continuing legal and judicial education. She still takes an active interest in the legal and judicial scene of the country. She is also the current Chair of SOS Villages Mauritius, a charitable and non-governmental organisation which provides alternative care to needy children.