FONG WENG - POORUN Kan Oye
Mrs Kan Oye Fong Weng – Poorun is presently Senior Chief Executive of the Ministry of Tourism and
External Communications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Administration.
She has a long career in the public service and has acquired vast experience in public administration
and management in different ministries such as Ministry of Works (1979-1992), Ministry of Health
(1992-1994), Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Postal Services (1994-1997), Ministry of
Public Infrastructure and Public Safety (1997-2001), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural
Resources (2001-2003) and Ministry of Housing & Lands (2003-2005), the Prime Minister’s Office
(Home Affairs) (2005-2014) where she was appointed Senior Chief Executive in March 2012. In
January 2015 she joined the Ministry of Tourism and External Communications.
She was conferred “Chevalier dans l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur” in July 2011 by the
President of the Republic of France and in 2014 she was honoured Citoyenneté d’Honneur in
Rodrigues and also received the Exemplary Women Leadership Award at the Africa India Partnership
Mrs Banoomatee Veerasamy is Acting Managing Director of The State Investment Corporation Ltd
(SIC), the Investment Arm of Government. She has 30 years experience as Director on a number
of Boards where Government holds a stake. She has a strong background in strategic investment,
having managed the SIC’s portfolio of wholly- and partly-owned Government businesses. She
is the Executive Director of Prime Partners Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of the SIC, serving as
Corporate Secretary to subsidiaries/associates of SIC and other companies. A qualified stockbroker,
Mrs Veerasamy has managed Prime Securities Ltd and has assisted in the inception of the Stock
Exchange of Mauritius (SEM), of which she was also a member. A Fellow of the ICSA, Mrs Veerasamy
also holds a Masters degree in law from the University of London.
HEIN Marc, GOSK
Mr Marc Hein, GOSK founder and Head of Practice of Juristconsult Chambers was born and raised in
Mauritius and is a graduate of Gray’s Inn School of Law in London. Mr Hein started practicing law in
1980 at the Chambers of Sir Raymond Hein, Q.C. joining then a practice dating since 1927. Mr Hein was
elected to the Mauritius Parliament in 1983 and was a member of Parliament until 1987. Marc Hein was
also Chairman of the Mauritius Bar Council in 1992. He established Juristconsult in 1992 which has been
thriving since, as a leading business law firm. Marc Hein is currently the Editor of the Mauritius Business
Law Review and represents local and international clients on numerous cross border transactions.
Marc Hein was appointed as the first Enforcer of Global Finance Mauritius (GFM). He was also
the Chairperson of the National Economic and Social Council of Mauritius. From early 2012 to
June 2014, Marc Hein was Chairperson of the board of the Financial Services Commission.
In 2013, Marc Hein has been awarded the title ‘Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the
Indian Ocean’ (GOSK) for his contribution to the legal and financial sectors.
Mr Daniel Mackay has worked for 33 years at Air France SA where he has had various functions,
including being a member of the Audit Committee and Strategic Committee. Mr Mackay has solid
experience in Corporate Governance, Board of Directors and its Committees, good knowledge in
human resources and in social skills related to the activities of global air transport.
MUNGROO Bissoon, GOSK
Mr Mungroo, GOSK is the President of the Association of Hotels de Charme de l’ile Maurice, President
of the Rashitriya Sanatan Dharma Mandir Sangathan and the Chairman and Managing Director of
Manisa Hotel (Mauritius) and Le Flamboyant Hotel. He is the Managing Director of Mungroo & Sons
Ltd (Transport), Gitanjali Co ltd (Transport), the Director of Alteo Milling Company and the Managing
Director of Office Clean and DHR Training.
Mr Ashwani Lohani is presently the Chairman & Managing Director of Air India. He earlier worked as the Managing Director & Commissioner Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh, CAO/IROAF, CME Northern Railway, DRM Delhi, Director of National Rail Museum, New Delhi, Director in the Ministry of Tourism Government of India, Chairman & Managing Director of India Tourism Development Corporation and other important assignments in railways.
He is a life member of the Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers and the Museums Association of India and the Founder cum Working President of the Indian Steam Railway Society. He has written over a hundred articles and columns on a variety of subjects in magazines and newspapers of national repute. He was appointed to the Board on October 30, 2015.
Aged 49, Mr Patrick Roux is a graduate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris. He began his career at Air France in 1990, working in the Quality Management Department for all North American stations. In 1991, he was appointed to the position of Assistant to the Air France Regional Cargo Director for Scandinavia and Finland. In 1992, he joined the Revenue Management Team at Paris headquarters where he was in charge of implementing the first yield management tool. After having implemented the merger with Air Inter, he became, in 1998, head of Pricing and Revenue Management for all short and medium-haul flights. In November 1999, he became Head of the Air France CEO’s Executive Cabinet, until 2002, when he became the worldwide Marketing Director of Air France.
In 2008, his responsibilities were expanded when he was appointed Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Air France-KLM. In September 2010, he became Senior Vice-President Air France-KLM for the American Continent based in New York. In September 2013, he was appointed Senior Vice President Air France-KLM for Asia Pacific, and Senior Vice President Alliances Air France-KLM as from 1 February 2016. He was appointed to the Board on January 22, 2016.
Mr Muhammad Yoosouf SALEMOHAMED.
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.