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Board of Directors
Mr. Muni Krishna T. Reddy
MSc (Agriculture)
Chairman of the Board

Mr Muni Krishna T. Reddy has a master degree with over 40 years of experience in financial services industry. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the State Bank of Mauritius Ltd (SBM) for over 16 years until October 2003 when he was elected as Director and Chairman of the Board of SBM. During his tenure as Chief Executive, SBM was listed on the Mauritian Stock Exchange in 1995, implemented for the first time the bank's automation of its operations and other infrastructure, including SBM tower. SBM also expanded into Madagascar and India. Prior to joining SBM, Mr Reddy has worked in the banking sector in India and Singapore for 17 years. He is a director of various boards of large companies both in Mauritius and outside Mauritius, including Arcelor Mittal Point Lisas Limited (Trinidad), Arcelor Mittal Steel USA Inc (Chicago), Global Capital PLC (Malta) and was a director of Mauritius Telecom (Mauritius), Air Mauritius, NEDC etc. Mr Reddy was conferred with the title Grand Officer of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (G.O.S.K) by the Government of Mauritius coinciding with the first anniversary of the Republic of Mauritius in 1993 for distinguished services in the banking industry and for significant contribution to the economic development of Mauritius.

Mr. Reddy has been, once again, elected as an independent non-executive director on 17 December 2010 and was designated as Chairman of the SBM Group.

Mr. Chandradev Appadoo
Has worked for 28 years in the Bank at various divisions and levels at SBM including Retail, Corporate Banking, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Risk Management, Operations Management and Group Company Secretary. He is currently heading Finance, Value Based Performance Management, Facilities Management and Corporate Affairs of the Bank. He is a non-executive director of the State Insurance Company of Mauritius Ltd, SME Partnership Fund, Club Mediteranée Albion Resorts Ltd and NRF Equity Investment Ltd. He joined the Board of SBM Ltd in December 2011 and is an executive director.
Mrs. Kalindee Bhanji
BA (Hons) Economics, MSc Public Sector Management
Mrs Bhanji has held senior positions in various ministries of the Government of Mauritius and is currently the Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office. She joined the Board in December 2006 and is a non-executive director.
Mr. Dheerendra Kumar Dabee
S.C., G.O.S.K.
LLB (Hons)
Mr Dabee, a Birmingham University graduate in Law and Political Science, Barrister at Law of Middle Temple since 1981 and a Senior Counsel, is currently the Solicitor-General in the Attorney General's Office. He is a director of Air Mauritius Ltd and Mauritius Telecom and acts as Legal Adviser to a number of public organisations. He joined the Board in May 2008 and is a non-executive director.
Mr Dheerendra Kumar Dabee
Mr. George John Dumbell
Mr Dumbell has extensive financial and commercial experience over more than 35 years, having served in Senior Management positions within the HSBC Group in nine countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Bahamas. He is currently the Chairman of the Constance Group of Companies and sits on the founding Board of the Mauritius Institute of Directors. Mr Dumbell is also a director of Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd, Swan Insurance Co Ltd and the Chrys Capital Group of Companies. In 2003 he undertook a two-year contract with the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd in the field of Risk Management. He joined the Board in February 2008 and is an independent non-executive director.
Mr George John Dumbell
Mr. Rohit Ramnawaz
Mr Ramnawaz is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also holds a degree in law. He has over 25 years experience in the fields of banking, finance, accounting, tax advisory and financial services. He is currently the Managing Director of African Links Ltd, a consultancy firm principally engaged in providing value-added services to clients and multinationals in the Global Business sector. He also acts as independent director on the board of various companies in the Global Business sector. He has previously been a freelance country note sender for Mauritius for the Economist Intelligence Unit. Mr Ramnawaz joined the Board in December 2006 and is an independent non-executive director.
Mr. Alfred Joseph Gerard Robert Alain Rey
BSC (Hons) Economics, ACA
Mr Rey is a graduate in Economics from the London School of Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985. He is currently Project Director as well as a director of various companies. Mr Rey has wide financial experience having served as Chief Financial Officer of a NASDAQ listed company as well as Regional Corporate Director of a leading bank in Mauritius. He joined the Board in December 2009 and is an independent non-executive director.
Professor Andrew Scott
BA, MSC, D Phil
Professor Scott is Professor and Deputy Dean at the London Business School. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University, was a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford and has taught at Harvard and Oxford Universities. He is a non-executive director of the UK's Financial Services Authority. Also Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. He joined the Board in December 2009 and is an independent non-executive director.
Mr. Jairaj Sonoo
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Chief Executive - Banking (Indian Ocean Islands)
Mr. Sonoo has joined SBM on 14 September 2012 as Chief Executive - Banking (Indian Ocean Islands). He has 34 years experience in banking and has previously spent more than 31 years at SBM in various positions amongst which Executive Vice-President (Indian Operations) before heading the Retail Banking Division. He resigned from the Bank in February 2010 to take up the position of Chief Executive of one of the local commercial banks. Mr Sonoo is an executive director.
Mr. Shakeel Summun
Mr Summun is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has worked at Ernst & Young, Kemp Chatteris Deloitte & Touche and DTOS before joining BAI Co (Mtius) Ltd in 2005. Since 2007 he is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BAI. He joined the Board of SBM in December 2011 and is an independent non-executive director.
Mr. Régis Yat Sin
C.S.K., G.O.S.K.
BA (Hons)
Mr Yat Sin, C.S.K, former senior civil servant, held the position of Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of Civil Service. He was also Chairman of the Public Service Commission and the Disciplined Forces Service Commission from 2005 to August 2011. He served on various boards, including Bank of Mauritius, Air Mauritius, Development Bank of Mauritius and Airports of Mauritius. He has been the Chairman of the Board of SBM from December 1996 to December 1999. He joined the Board of SBM again in December 2011 and is an independent non-executive director.
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