The Board of Directors of SBM Holdings Ltd comprises a team of high-calibre profiles who are responsible for the strategic direction and its long-term success in all the markets we serve.
Group Board of Directors Holdings
Mr. SATTAR HAJEE ABDOULA
Mr. Hajee Abdoula is the CEO of one of the leading accounting firms in Mauritius. With more than 35 years of professional experience, he also acts as advisor to many large corporates. His specialisation in transaction services has allowed him to lead large transactions in various sectors, both locally and internationally. Mr. Hajee Abdoula has also been involved in high profile insolvency cases and is one of the leading insolvency practitioners in Mauritius. Mr. Hajee Abdoula has been an advisor for the Government of Ghana in determining the framework for the creation of the Ghana International Financial Services Centre.
Mr. Hajee Abdoula is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA, ICAEW). He is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants and INSOL International, an international association of restructuring and insolvency professionals. He holds an Auditor’s Licence from the Financial Reporting Council of Mauritius, an Insolvency Practitioner’s Licence of Mauritius, and the ICAEW Insolvency and Practicing Licences.
He has also for many years been involved in the global business sector and has acted as Director on various boards of companies and has also advised clients on structuring and tax matters.
Mr. Hajee Abdoula has been a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of a UK FTSE 100 company at the time of its listing on the UK stock exchange. He is well known for being an innovative and strategic thinker. His extensive professional experience as well as his broad international exposure will surely be of value to the Board.
Mr. Hajee Abdoula is an Independent Non-Executive Director and has been appointed as Chairman of SBM Holdings Ltd since 13 March 2020. He is the Chairman of the Board of SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd since April 2020.
Mr. JEAN PAUL AROUFF
Mr. Arouff has been appointed as Senior Adviser and Director of Communications at the Prime Minister’s Office as from January 2020. He was previously the Editor-in-chief of Business Magazine, the leading economic news publications of the Indian ocean islands. Mr Arouff also led publications of The Top 100 Companies of Mauritius, Business Leaders, The Financial Directory, The Directory of Agro-Industry, l’Annuaire de la Communication among others. Mr Arouff has also acted as the country correspondent of international news agency Reuters on economic and financial matters. He holds a Masters in Journalism from Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris.
Mr. Arouff has 20 years’ experience in journalism, review of economic and financial markets, leading a whole range of publications and interacting with CEO’s and business leaders in the region. He has also served as a member of the Grand Port Savanne District Council from 1998 to 2005.
Mr. Arouff is currently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of SBM (Bank) Mauritius Ltd and SBM Holdings Ltd respectively.
Ms. SHAKILLA BIBI JHUNGEER
Miss Jhungeer is a barrister specialising in criminal and divorce matters. Several corporate bodies have also retained her services for legal advice. Miss Jhungeer attended the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) at the College of Law, London from 2009 to 2010. She holds a Masters in International Law and Criminal Justice from the University of East London and completed her LLB in 2006 at the Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.
Miss Jhungeer was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn on 14 October 2010 and to the Mauritius Bar Association on 20 January 2012. She has previously served as Board Member of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) from February 2015 to October 2019. She is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director at Air Mauritius Ltd.
Miss Jhungeer is an Independent Non-Executive Director of SBM Holdings Ltd since 13 March 2020.
Mr. Roodesh Muttylall
Mr Muttylall holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, USA and is a Fellow Member of both The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and The Chartered Governance Institute, UK. He also holds a Master's Degree in Finance from the University of Mauritius.
Mr Muttylall currently heads the Corporate Finance and Company Secretariat of an organisation. He was formerly the Chief Finance Executive of a Group operating in the hospitality sector. He has also held the position of Financial Controller in a Global Business Company and also had several years of experience in similar positions in the tourism sector. He worked for SBM Group between 2000 and 2001.
Mr Muttylall is also a member on the Board of Governors of the University of Technology, Mauritius.
Mr. Muttylall joined the Board of SBM Holdings Ltd on 30 June 2015 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd since July 2020.
Ms. Sharon Ramdenee
Ms. Sharon Ramdenee is currently the CEO of Agiliss Ltd, one of the leading FMCG companies operating in Mauritius, and also in the region. Before becoming CEO, she served as Deputy CEO at Agiliss Ltd. In Mauritius, Ms. Ramdenee previously held the role of Finance Director of St Aubin Group, having also held a Commercial & Business Development role in the organisation. In the UK, she worked in London for Ernst & Young, LLP with a portfolio of high-profile clients. Ms. Ramdenee has a Bachelor’s degree in Law & Business from Warwick Business School, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young London. She has also completed an MBA specialising in Strategy and Marketing with Warwick Business School, graduating top of her class with distinction, and is currently reading for a PhD in Business and Management. Ms. Ramdenee is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). She is an Independent Non-Executive Director of SBM Holdings Ltd since 14 December 2018.
Mr. VISVANADEN SOONDRAM
Mr. Soondram is currently Deputy Financial Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development. He has a fruitful career spanning over 25 years within the same Ministry where he has previously served as Director of Economic and Finance, Accountant and Lead Analyst. Mr. Soondram is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Master degree in Finance. He has been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd from November 2018 to March 2020.
He is presently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd, SBM (Bank) Holdings Ltd and SBM Holdings Ltd respectively.
Mr. Subhas Thecka
Mr Thecka is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA). He is the holder of an MBA from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Charles Telfair Institute.
Appointed to the Board in June 2017 as Independent Non-Executive Director, Mr Thecka is a valuable member of the Board as he contributes with his financial knowledge and expertise and is known for his wisdom and diplomacy. His balance of knowledge in both the financial and marketing fields is very much appreciated at the Board.
MR. VARUN KRISHN MUNOOSINGH
Mr. Varun Munoosingh holds the post of Assistant Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office since November 2017. Mr. Munoosingh kick started his career as supply teacher (Economics) before joining the civil service in April 2015 where he first served as Civil Status Officer for nearly two years prior to joining the Ministry of Defence and Rodrigues as Assistant Permanent Secretary in January 2017.
Mr. Munoosingh, holder of a Masters Degree in Economics (Collaborative Programme) and a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance from the University of Mauritius, is a highly versatile and results-driven individual with a passion for Public Policy and Administration.
He has previously been a board member of the Road Development Authority and the Fishermen Welfare Fund Board.
Mr. Munoosingh is a Non-Executive Director of SBM Holdings Ltd since 13 August 2020.