BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

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. Dean Ah-Chuen holds a BA degree in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics from the University of Sydney (Australia) and holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Western Sydney.

Mr. Dean worked for Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia) in the IT Division and for Toyota before returning to Mauritius in 1994 where he joined the Company as Business Development Manager. Today, he is the Managing Director of ABC Motors listed on DEM with overall responsibility for the Automobile Cluster of the ABC Group. He is currently an independent director on the Board of Harel Mallac & Co Ltd, a listed company and is a Board member of Lovebridge Ltd (a joint private/public project to assist poor income families). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports, an organisation set up by the Government of Mauritius. Previously, he was a director of the Mauritius Post & Co-operative Bank Ltd. He has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of ABC Banking Corporation Ltd and as Benefactor of the Court of the University of Mauritius since May 2019.

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.

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.

Mr Lakshmana (Kris) Lutchmenarraidoo holds a Banking Diploma from Finafrica Institute. He has worked for the State Bank of Mauritius between 1973 and 1986, during which period he occupied various managerial positions, including the position of Assistant General Manager during his last four years there. He then participated to the set up the Mauritius Leasing Company as General Manager before being later appointed as Managing Director in 1997, and promoted as President of the Financial Services arm of the British American Group from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Lutchmenarraidoo was then appointed as the Executive Chairman of The Mauritius Post Ltd in 2002 and was subsequently appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank Ltd, which he set up in May 2003. He thereafter took assignments as General Manager of Mauritours Ltd and La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltée as General Manager of the General Insurance Department. He was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of The Mauritius Union Assurance Cy. Ltd on 1st January 2011, and held this position till 31 December 2014. He was then appointed as Group Managing Director of Phoenix of East Africa Assurance Company Limited and as Chief Executive Officer of La Prudence Leasing & Finance Co Ltd from 1 September 2016 to 14 January 2017. Prior to joining the bank, he was the Chief Executive Officer of SBM (NBFC) Holdings Limited.

Mr. Tze Sek Sum is a seasoned professional with nearly 50 years of experience in the fields of Accountancy, Auditing and Financial Services. With a wide range of experience in finance, commerce and banking, and having played an important role in the setting up of new companies in the Export Processing Zone and substitution industries and helped clients to develop their links internationally through India and Africa, Mr Tze Sek Sum is also an advisor to businesses and interested parties on key aspects of business operations, management strategies and organization. A holder of several memberships in Professional Societies, Mr Tze Sek Sum is a Barrister-at-Law (Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple Inns of Court (London), a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (England), a Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a Member of Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants. Presently, Mr. Tze Sek Sum is the Managing Director of Port Louis Management Services Ltd (PMSL) and is also the Honorary Consul General of Thailand in Mauritius.