Dr. SUDDHOO Arjoon – Chairman
Dr Arjoon Suddhoo was born on 11 November 1958 in Mauritius. After winning the national Laureateship 1978, he started his higher education in England. He completed his Aeronautical Engineering course with First Class Honours at the University of Manchester and pursued his PhD in Aeronautics at the same University. He is also holder of an MBA with Distinction from the University of Liverpool. After his post-doctoral research at Manchester University, he was employed in 1986, as Research Scientist for Rolls-Royce Aerospace in UK. During his 8 years in the company, he was promoted to Principal Scientist and Research Manager, contributing significantly to the company R&D while working closely with responsible for company in-house and external Research and Development. During the same years, Dr Suddhoo worked in close collaboration with Cambridge and Oxford Universities and MIT.
In 1993, Dr Suddhoo returned to Mauritius to be employed as Head of Research and Planning by the Tertiary Education Commission and subsequently, in 1998, he assumed the post of Executive Director of the Mauritius Research Council, where he is currently.
Dr Suddhoo has been the Chairman of Air Mauritius, for the period 2001 to 2005 and is currently the President of the Aeronautical Society of Mauritius. He is on the boards of several parastatal bodies as well as private organisations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Fellow and Board Member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors and a Fellow (Secretary) of the Mauritius Academy of Sciences. He was also appointed Visiting Professor, Chair in Innovation, Queens University, Ireland.