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Senior Management

The senior management team of MUA forms the Executive Committee has been constituted to manage business issues, opportunities and threats that have cross-divisional implications or are considered as material and/or sensitive for MUA.

The Committee is the executive decision-making body of MUA and it acts as the primary forum through which decisions of a transverse nature are taken. To effectively address matters of relevance to its duties and responsibilities, the Committee has set up appropriate management sub-committees which provide comprehensive evaluation on key issues for  members of the Executive Committee to reach informed decisions.


The Executive Committee of MUA, which is chaired by the CEO, consists of the following senior management team members:

 


Our senior management team

Bertrand CASTERES

Executive Director and Group CEO

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius Appointed: May 2014. Qualifications: Master’s degree in applied mathematics, actuarial science and finance and Executive MBA from HEC Paris ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius

Appointed: May 2014.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in applied mathematics, actuarial science and finance and Executive MBA from HEC Paris (France).

Skills & experience:

• Worked in the internal audit department of Aviva Europe as audit senior manager in the financial management and actuarial audit department, conducting internal audit reviews in actuarial processes across Aviva’s European subsidiaries.

• Involved in the implementation of Solvency II EU Directive within the Aviva Group.

• Joined MUA Group in January 2012 as head of internal audit and was appointed CEO in 2015.

Board Committee memberships: Assets and Liabilities Committee.

Directorship in other listed companies: none.

Delphine AHNEE

Head of Group Risk, Legal & Customer Care

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius Qualifications: LLB (Hons.) degree; Qualified Quality Management System Auditor; Executive Education program ESSEC (France). Skills & ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius

Qualifications: LLB (Hons.) degree; Qualified Quality Management System Auditor; Executive Education program ESSEC (France).

Skills & experience:

• Joined MUA Group in 2000 and served for more than ten years in the Claims Management and litigation monitoring on the General Insurance side of MUA Life (formerly known as La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltee), then MUA Group.

• Promoted Head of Group Risk, Legal and Customer Care in January 2014 and is also responsible for the implementation of Process Efficiency Projects across the Group.

• Serves as the Group Risk Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer, and is an active member of Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee. 

Mehtab ALY

Head of Mergers, Acquisitions & Capital Management

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius  Qualifications: Master in Business Administration from the Université de Bordeaux IV (France). Skills & experience: • Mergers ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius 

Qualifications: Master in Business Administration from the Université de Bordeaux IV (France).

Skills & experience:

• Mergers and acquisitions specialist with more than 10 years’ experience in corporate valuation issues, deal structuring, raising finance and corporate restructuring, also expert in stock exchange related matters, from IPOs and takeovers to delistings.

• Worked for more than 15 years at PwC.

• Joined MUA in 2016 as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions.

 

Jean Christophe CLUZEAU

Head of General Insurance

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Citizen of France and Resident of Mauritius Qualifications: DESS in Information Systems; Master Management in Insurance (France). Skills & experience: • Over 25 years’ ...

Citizen of France and Resident of Mauritius

Qualifications: DESS in Information Systems; Master Management in Insurance (France).

Skills & experience:

• Over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, 19 of which were spent with AXA as Head of Individual Clients for AXA France South East, General Secretary of Nationale Suisse Assurance France, Director of Strategy, Steering and Support Services (Health & Prevention).

• Joined MUA Group in 2016 as Head of General Insurance in Mauritius.

Sin Cham (Laval) FOO-KUNE

Group Chief Finance Officer

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa); Chartered Accountant ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa); Chartered Accountant South Africa, RIMAP Certified Risk Professional (Federation of European Risk Management Associations).

Skills & experience:

• Started his professional career in South Africa with Levenstein & Partners, Symo Corporation Ltd, then IBM (South Africa).

• Joined MUA Life (formerly known as La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltee) in 1998 as Finance Manager and became in charge of the Finance and Accounting department of the MUA Group in 2010 following the merger with MUA.

• Broad experience in finance, accounting, reserving, reinsurance and insurance operations within the insurance industry.

Naresh GOKULSING

Managing Director Life & Pension

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius Qualifications: BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds (UK); MBA from Warwick Business School (UK); Fellow Member of the Association of ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius

Qualifications: BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds (UK); MBA from Warwick Business School (UK); Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Skills & experience:

• Started his career with PwC in 1993.

• Joined the Cim Group in 1997 as Head of Research and General Manager of Cim Stockbrockers; then became Head of Finance of Cim Insurance, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Cim Insurance and Cim Life, and finally Managing Director of Cim Property Fund, where he launched Ascencia Ltd.

• Joined MUA in 2012 and was appointed Managing Director of the Life subsidiary in Mauritius in 2015.

Jérôme KATZ

Head of Group Strategy & Investment

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius Qualifications: Master in Management ESCP Europe (Paris, France). Skills & experience: • Started his career with the American bank JPMorgan ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius

Qualifications: Master in Management ESCP Europe (Paris, France).

Skills & experience:

• Started his career with the American bank JPMorgan in Paris in 2006.

• Joined MUA Group in 2009 as the Manager of MUA Pension and now oversees the group strategy with extensive involvement in the African subsidiaries, strategic marketing and digitalisation and also supervises all the group’s investment and asset management activities.

Clarel MARIE

General Manager - Life Insurance Operations

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius Qualifications: MBA; Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (London, UK). Skills & experience: • Started his ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius

Qualifications: MBA; Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (London, UK).

Skills & experience:

• Started his career with Swan Life and was there from 1979 to 1993.

• Joined Cim Insurance in 1993 to develop the long-term individual assurance products and was appointed Technical Manager for Life and Pension in 2001.

• Joined MUA Group in 2006 as Technical Manager of the Life and Pension department of MUA Life and is currently in charge of the Operations of the life insurance subsidiary in Mauritius.

Rishi SEWNUNDUN

Head of Group Information Systems & Logistics

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius Qualifications: Graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Mauritius; MBA University of Mauritius. Skills & ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius

Qualifications: Graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Mauritius; MBA University of Mauritius.

Skills & experience:

• He joined J. Kalachand & Co. Ltd in 1998 as Systems Manager and later Sales Manager.

• Joined MUA Group in 2005 as Head of Information Systems and appointed Senior Manager in 2008.

• Pioneered several key strategic IT projects including mergers in Mauritius and East Africa and led the implementation of a number of innovative technologies across the group.

Kenny WONG

Head of Group Reinsurance & Special Risks

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Citizen and Resident of Mauritius Qualifications: Graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science (UK); Fellow and Graduate Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society of ...

Citizen and Resident of Mauritius

Qualifications: Graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science (UK); Fellow and Graduate Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society of London (UK); Certified Insurance Professional and Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

Skills & experience:

• Served various positions in reinsurance broking, investment banking, and marketing both in Mauritius and London.

• Joined MUA in 2009 as Reinsurance Manager and was promoted Senior Manager in 2012.

• Appointed Practice Group Manager of the Globus Financial Lines Centre of Excellence in October 2016.

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