The Board of Directors comprises a team of high-calibre profiles who are responsible for the strategic direction and its long-term success in all the markets we serve.
Mr. SATTAR HAJEE ABDOULA
Mr. Hajee Abdoula is the CEO of one of the leading accounting firms in Mauritius. With more than 35 years of professional experience, he also acts as advisor to many large corporates. His specialisation in transaction services has allowed him to lead large transactions in various sectors, both locally and internationally. Mr. Hajee Abdoula has also been involved in high profile insolvency cases and is one of the leading insolvency practitioners in Mauritius. Mr. Hajee Abdoula has been an advisor for the Government of Ghana in determining the framework for the creation of the Ghana International Financial Services Centre.
Mr. Hajee Abdoula is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA, ICAEW). He is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants and INSOL International, an international association of restructuring and insolvency professionals. He holds an Auditor’s Licence from the Financial Reporting Council of Mauritius, an Insolvency Practitioner’s Licence of Mauritius, and the ICAEW Insolvency and Practicing Licences.
He has also for many years been involved in the global business sector and has acted as Director on various boards of companies and has also advised clients on structuring and tax matters.
Mr. Hajee Abdoula has been a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of a UK FTSE 100 company at the time of its listing on the UK stock exchange. He is well known for being an innovative and strategic thinker. His extensive professional experience as well as his broad international exposure will surely be of value to the Board.
Mr. Hajee Abdoula is an Independent Non-Executive Director and has been appointed as Chairman of SBM Holdings Ltd since 13 March 2020. He is the Chairman of the Board of SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd since April 2020.
Mr. Roshan Ramoly
Mr. Roshan Ramoly has worked in the financial services and banking industry for more than 15 years at senior managerial levels. He started his career as a Management Consultant before branching out into the financial services industry. Mr. Ramoly has worked for 10 years with the Cim Group, where he ended as the Managing Director of Cim Stockbrokers, the largest stockbroking firm in Mauritius, while simultaneously being the Chief Executive Marketing, Communications and CSR for group. Mr. Ramoly joined Barclays Bank Mauritius from 2012 to 2014 as Head of Strategy, Marketing and Customer Experience. He is currently the Director of LinearArc Solutions that offers consultancy services and is a registered training institute. Other than the training activities, Mr. Ramoly acts as an independent director on a number of boards including Bluelife (a listed company) and SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from Durham University Business School, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Science in Management studies from the University of Mauritius.
Mr. Ramoly is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Pierre Marrier d’Unienville
Mr. Pierre Marrier d’Unienville is currently Senior Partner at Kick Advisory Services – a Corporate Advisory Firm engaged in the field of mergers & acquisitions. He has a career spanning over 20 years in the financial services sector where he held various senior positions, including those of Finance and Administration Manager at Phoenix Camp Minerals Ltd; Managing Director and Deal Executive of Brait (Mauritius) Ltd; and Executive Chairman of Le Warehouse Ltd.
Mr. Marrier d’Unienville has a Licence ès Sciences Économiques from Aix-Marseille III University, France, and is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France, with a specialisation in Finance and Strategy. He is non-executive director on the Boards of Omnicane Ltd, SBM Mauritius Asset Managers Ltd, Skylar Investments Ltd and Apex Fund Services (Mauritius) Ltd.
He is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Thierry Hugnin
Mr. Thierry Hugnin is currently Managing Partner at Kibo Capital Partners Ltd. He has a long career spanning over 30 years in the financial services and investment sector, both in the United Kingdom and in Mauritius. He held several senior positions, including those of Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Partner at Blakeney Management both in London. He has been living in Mauritius since 2004 acting as Chief Investment Officer of Ciel Capital International Ltd before co-founding Kibo Capital Partners, an investment management company focusing on private equity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Hugnin holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Management from the University of Paris Dauphine, France, as well as various professional qualifications in the Investment Management industry. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
He serves as Director on a number of boards of public and private companies covering the banking, hospitality and leisure, and telecommunications sectors in Mauritius and the region.
Mr. Hugnin is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd.