Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is led by the non-executive Chairman, Dr Arjoon Suddhoo, while the executive
management of the Company is led by the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Mr Megh Pillay,
C.S.K. The roles of the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer are separate and recognised in
terms of the Report on Corporate Governance for Mauritius.
There were 15 directors serving on the Board of Air Mauritius as at March 31, 2016 with the Chief Executive Officer as the only Executive Director. Non-executive and independent directors play a vital role in providing independent judgement in all circumstances. The non-executive directors are drawn from a diversity of business and other backgrounds, so as to bring a broad range of views and experiences to Board deliberations. Although the Board is presently composed of one executive director, it is of the view that the spirit of the Code is being respected in view of the attendance and participation of Senior Executives at all Board meetings and deliberations on matters such as strategy and investment.
The Board acknowledges that the current practice is for the controlling shareholder to propose members of the Board for election by shareholders at the Annual Meeting of the Company. Four of these are independent directors as defined by the Code. In line with the Code, all directors stand for re-election on a yearly basis. Nominations to the various committees are also made on a yearly basis.
Senior Executives of the Company are invited regularly to attend Board meetings and subcommittee meetings. External consultants are also invited to attend Board and sub-committee meetings as and when their expertise is required.