Board of Directors
	Board of Directors
The names and details of the current directors are set out below.

THOMAS Appalsamy, GOSK - Chairman

Mr Appalsamy Thomas, GOSK is currently Group Head of Human Resources, Marketing and Communications of Harel Mallac. He started his career with Air Mauritius and spent thirteen years with the national carrier, occupying several positions including that of Executive Adviser to the Chairman and Managing Director. In 1986, he joined British American Tobacco (Mauritius) as Human Resources Manager before embarking on an international career for nearly 5 years with the same company. In 2001, he joined consultancy firm DCDM in Mauritius as a free-lance consultant and, in 2004, became its CEO for the Central, Eastern and Southern Africa Region. He was formerly the Chairman of Mauritius Telecom. He was appointed to the Board on 30 August 2012.

VILJOEN Andries Nathaniel – Chief Executive Officer

Mr Andries Nathaniel Viljoen is the Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed to the board on 21 July 2011. He joined the company in April 2009 as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer. Apart from his degrees in the commercial and financial fields, he is also a Chartered Accountant (SA). Mr Viljoen is a seasoned airline executive with more than 32 years airline leadership experience. His experience includes the 15 years he spent with Comair/British Airways as Finance and Commercial Director and the 8 years he spent at South African Airways initially as Chief Financial Officer and then as President and Chief Executive Officer.

BEEGOO Kremchand

Mr Kremchand Beegoo was appointed to the Board on 30 September 2005. He was formerly the Executive Director - Cargo at Air Mauritius Limited. He is presently the Managing Director of Cargotech Ltd, a major Freight Forwarding company, and Freightech Ltd, a Consulting company involved in the Audit, Strategic Enhancement & Optimisation of Logistics, Distribution & Supply Chain Management of global companies.

DABEE Dheerendra Kumar, G.O.S.K., S.C

Mr Dheerendra Kumar Dabee, GOSK, SC, a Laureate and Law & Political Science Graduate from Birmingham University, Barrister at Law of Middle Temple since 1981, and a Senior Counsel is currently Solicitor-General in the Attorney General’s Office and the Chairman of the Medical Tribunal, the MCIA’s Control and Arbitration Committee, and a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat-Arbitral Tribunal. He is legal adviser to a number of public organisations. He has participated in, and been also head of delegation at, many Bilateral Air Services Negotiations and also has extensive experience in labour law and industrial relations as well as in contract negotiation. He was appointed to the Board on 22 June 1998.


Mr Philippe Espitalier-Noël was appointed to the Board on 9 October 2000. He is currently the Chief Executive for Rogers & Company Limited, one of the largest listed conglomerates in Mauritius. He holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natal in South Africa and an MBA from the London Business School. He worked for CSC Index in London as Management Consultant between 1994 and 1997.

GUJADHUR Ramapatee, C.S.K

Mr Ramapatee Gujadhur, CSK was appointed to the Board on 30 September 2005. He was a Senior Manager at the Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) and retired at the end of 2003 and had been a member of the MCB Top Management team since 1988.


Mr. Rohit Nandan took charge of Air India Ltd. as Chairman & Managing Director on 12th August 2011. He was appointed to the Board on 12 August 2011. He was earlier Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Delhi and belongs to Service Cadre of “IAS/Uttar Pradesh/1982 batch. Prior to Civil Aviation Ministry, he held the post of Principal Secretary, Rural Development Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh.

WOO SHING HAI Francois , G.O.S.K

Mr. François Woo Shing Hai,GOSK was appointed to the Board of Air Mauritius Limited on 14 August 2009 and is currently the Group Managing Director of Compagnie Mauricienne de Textile Ltée, industry leader in fashionwear manufacture. He received the prestigious award “Entrepreneur of the Year 2002”. Mr Woo Shing Hai was appointed by the Chairman of the World Bank and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund as adviser to the President of the Republic of Senegal. In the year 2006, he was conferred the academic title of Honorary Fellowship in Management by the University of Mauritius.


Mr Raj Ringadoo was appointed to the board on 8 March 2006. He is currently the Chairman of The State Investment Corporation Ltd, the investment arm of the Government of Mauritius. He was the Chief Manager at the Development Bank of Mauritius and retired at the end of April 2005.


Mr Gerard Espitalier-Noël CSK, CONM was appointed to the Board on 12 August 2010. He holds a diploma “de Perfectionnement en Administration des Entreprises” from IAE (Institut d’Administration des Entreprises) from Université d’Aix-Marseille. He had a long career as the Head of Air Mauritius in Europe and also held the position of Hotels & Leisure Director of Indigo Hotels & Resorts Limited in Mauritius between January 2008 and December 2009.


Mr Suresh Seeballuck, GOSK was appointed to the Board on 29 September 2006. He is currently the Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service. He was formerly the Secretary to Home Affairs.

RIVALLAND Jean Michel Louis

Mr Jean Michel Louis Rivalland is currently the Group Chief Executive of Swan Insurance and Anglo Mauritius Assurance. He was previously part of the management team of Commercial Union in South Africa and conducted several assignments for Commercial Union in Europe. He then worked as Actuary and Consultant for Watson Wyatt Worldwide. He is a former President of the Joint Economic Council and of the Insurers’ Association of Mauritius. He is a Board member of the Mauritius Revenue Authority. He has played an active role in the development of risk management, insurance and pensions in Mauritius having chaired or been part of various technical committees on these areas. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science and Statistics, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, UK. He was appointed to the Board 26 July 2012.

TIMOL Aisha, G.O.S.K

Mrs Aisha Timol, GOSK was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2008 and is a former Chairperson of the Audit Committee. She is presently the Chief Executive of the Mauritius Bankers Association after a career in the public sector culminating in her appointment as Deputy Director of the Budget Bureau and Director of Financial Services at the Ministry of Finance. She was also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Mauritius in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics. Mrs Timol serves on a number of boards and committees in both public and private sectors and is a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.

RACHOU Etienne

Mr Etienne Rachou was appointed to the Board on 7 November 2013. After graduating from the HEC Business School, he began his career in 1979 with the Air France Group. In 1987, he was appointed Vice President Sales, Air France for the Paris region. He became Air France Regional Manager for United Kingdom and Ireland in April 1996 before becoming Air France Senior Vice President, Europe & North Africa, on 30 June 1998. Mr E Rachou was promoted Air France Senior Vice President, Africa & Middle East, on 1 July 2007 and he was made Senior Vice President Africa & Middle East, Air France KLM on 1 September 2008. He was appointed Deputy Executive Vice President International & The Netherlands, Air France KLM on 1 January 2010, and became a member of the Air France Executive Committee. As from July 2013, Mr E Rachou became Head of the Alliances Air France and Project Manager Alliances, Air France / KLM Group.

NOORAULLY Fooad - Company Secretary

Mr Fooad Nooraully Is the Executive Vice President-Legal, Corporate Communications & Company Secretary. He was formerly the Company Secretary & General Counsel. He joined the company in April 2001. Barrister-at-law by profession, he is in charge of the Legal Department, Corporate Communications and Company Secretariat.A former State Counsel and Lecturer in law at the University of Mauritius, he holds a Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Birmingham.