Ireland Blyth Limited is managed by an executive team of Chief Operating Officers and General Managers, under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer.
General Manager, Logistics, Aviation & Shipping Sector
Danny AH CHONGGeneral Manager, Logistics, Aviation & Shipping Sector
Danny Ah Chong graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science and completed an MBA at the University of Toronto. Before joining IBL, he worked as a Sales and Systems Engineer with Happy World Computers and as a Business Analyst with Esso Petroleum Canada. He has held various managerial positions within various sectors of IBL, namely Domestic Appliances, Logidis, Somatrans SDV, among others. This has resulted in exposure to a wide field of activities. Today, he is in charge of the Logistics, Aviation & Shipping Sector, which comprises some 35 companies and departments, operating both in Mauritius and the region.
Managing Director, Mauritian Eagle Insurance
Derek Wong Wan PoManaging Director, Mauritian Eagle Insurance
Appointed Managing Director of Mauritian Eagle Company Limited on 1st of July 2014, Derek Wong holds a BSc in Computer Science. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He joined IBL in 1998 as Head Office Accountant and has been the Group Finance Manager since 2007.
General Manager, Healthcare Business Unit
Din JHEELANGeneral Manager, Healthcare Business Unit
Din Jheelan graduated as Pharmacist from Brighton School of Pharmacy, UK in 1982. He is a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. In 1985 he joined IBL as Pharmacist/ Manager of Medical Trading Chaussée Pharmacy. He moved to the Wholesale Division as Logistics Manager in 1987 and became Marketing Manager in 2001. Din Jheelan was appointed General Manager of Healthcare Business Unit in January 2007. He is Director of Medical Trading Company Ltd, Medical International Ltd, IBL Santé, IBL Consumer Health Products Ltd and IBL Foundation.
General Manager, Manser Saxon Contracting
Eric HARDYGeneral Manager, Manser Saxon Contracting
Eric Hardy graduated with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1991. He later obtained an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School of the Heriot - Watt University in 2007. He worked as a Sales Engineer at Rey & Lenferna Ltd, then as the Manager of Container Enterprises Ltd. He joined Manser Saxon in 1997 as Assistant to the Managing Director and became GM in 2001.
General Manager - IBL Commercial Engineering
Eric LE BRETONGeneral Manager - IBL Commercial Engineering
Holder of a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Eric Le Breton has first worked as Production Manager of Floreal Knitwear Ltd and General Manager of Narrow Fabrics Ltd. From 1989 he worked as General Manager of Supintex Ltd and F. Hertogs & Co. Ltd as from 2002, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Robert Le Maire Group in August 2005. At the integration of Robert Le Maire into IBL in September 2012, Eric was appointed General Manager of Commercial Engineering, which groups 2 companies of IBL's Engineering sector.
Chief Operating Officer, Engineering
Fabrizio MERLOChief Operating Officer, Engineering
Holder of a B.Com and a MBA from the University of Natal, RSA, Fabrizio Merlo has over 30 years of experience in the management of building and allied services companies. Mr Merlo has worked in South Africa, Dubai and Mauritius and has managed various projects in the Seychelles and Maldives. He joined in 1997 as Managing Director of Manser Saxon Contracting Limited. Since January 2007, he cumulates the responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer for all the companies within the Engineering sector of the IBL Group. Fabrizio Merlo also was, for a number of years, Chief Operating Officer of the Logistics and Commerce Sectors of IBL.
Chief Finance Officer - Executive Director
Gaetan LAN HUN KUEN, FCAChief Finance Officer - Executive Director
Gaetan Lan Hun Kuen became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in 1977 and was made Fellow of the same Institute in 1982. He also completed an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France and a Management Information System Program in Boston, Massachussetts.
He has been Chief Executive Officer of Mauritian Eagle Insurance Company Limited before holding the position of Chief Finance Officer within the IBL Group since 2005 to date.
Gaetan Lan Hun Kuen is presently Chairman of The Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd and member of the Financial Services Consultative Council. He is also Director of Mauritian Eagle Insurance Company Limited which is a listed company.
General Manager, Gabon Operations
Himmunt JUGDUTHGeneral Manager, Gabon Operations
Himmunt Jugduth is the holder of a MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, USA and a MBA (Marketing) from the University of Mauritius. He joined the Group in 2000 as the Operations Manager for IBL Madagascar. In 2002, he took on the responsibility of the IBL Industrial Chemicals and IBL Water Treatment operations, and, in 2005, the management of IBL Agrochemicals and IBL Irrgigation as well. After the merger of these companies, he was promoted as GM of Blychem in February 2010. Himmunt Jugduth has recently taken a new challenge as the Head of our Gabon operations.
Chief Human Resources and Communication Officer
Hubert GASPARDChief Human Resources and Communication Officer
Hubert Gaspard holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics followed by a Master in Industrial Psychology/ Management Consulting and he is actually completing an MBA. As the Group HR Development Manager of Food and Allied Group, Hubert occupied various human resources positions during the last 9 years. He also acted as Management Consultant in Canada and France in different industries. Hubert Gaspard joined IBL on 1st October 2013.
General Manager, Winner's
Jean Philippe VENPINGeneral Manager, Winner's
Jean Philippe Venpin is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Before joining the group, Jean Philippe Venpin was with Happy World Ltd – Foods Division as Divisional Accountant and later as Manager Frozen Foods. He joined IBL in 1994 as Finance Manager of Winner’s and was then promoted to Manager of the Winner’s Chain of Supermarkets. He has occupied his current position since 2005.
Managing Director, CNOI
Jean Yves RUELLOUManaging Director, CNOI
Chief Operating Officer, Business Development
Jean-Luc WILAINChief Operating Officer, Business Development
Jean-Luc Wilain graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Mines and obtained a diploma in Advanced Management Programme from l’Ecole de Management, Lyon, France. Before joining IBL in May 2011, he worked in several countries in various fields, namely re-engineering, IT, sales and marketing as well as manufacturing. Jean-Luc Wilain has the responsibility of developing strategies for the Group, as well as implementing new projects.
General Manager, BrandActiv
Jean-Michel ROUILLARDGeneral Manager, BrandActiv
Jean-Michel Rouillard started his career in the hotel industry after completing his studies in London. He later obtained an MBA from Surrey University.
He joined IBL in 1997 after having occupied the function of F&B Manager at the Sofitel Imperial then the Belle Mare Plage Resort Hotel. His 15 years with the group has seen him moving up from Sales Manager to Manager in 2003 and General Manager in 2007. In 2011, he conducted the consolidation of IBL Consumer Goods and IBL Frozen Foods to create BrandActiv, an operation he still heads today.
Chief Executive Officer, Mauritian Eagle Leasing
Jean-Philippe Desvaux Chief Executive Officer, Mauritian Eagle Leasing
Jean-Philippe Desvaux was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Mauritian Eagle Leasing Company Limited in July 2014. Jean-Philippe Desvaux holds a “Diplôme d’Etude Supérieures Comptables et Financières” (DESCF) from France and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Before joining the Mauritian Eagle Leasing, Jean-Philippe Desvaux was the Finance and Administrative Manager of the commerce cluster of IBL.
Head of Technical Development - Seafood & Biotechnology
Jean-Vincent CHANTREAUHead of Technical Development - Seafood & Biotechnology
Jean-Vincent Chantreau is the holder of a Master in Oceanographic Biology from the University of Brest and a Doctorate in Marine Biology from the University of Caen. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the aquaculture and fishing sectors and has set up many Industrial businesses in Europe and Africa.
Managing Director, DTOS
Jimmy WONG YUEN TIENManaging Director, DTOS
Jimmy Wong Yuen Tien is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He has been working in the Global Business industry in Mauritius for the past eighteen years. He joined IBL in 2003 as a Director of DTOS Limited. He was appointed Managing Director of DTOS Limited in January 2005. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
General Manager, Scomat
Jocelyn LABOURGeneral Manager, Scomat
Jocelyn Labour graduated as Electromechanical Engineer from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium in 1984. He also holds an MBA (University of Warwick-UK). He started his career as Electrical Engineer at the F.U.E.L Sugar Factory and Thermal Power Station in 1985. He has held several managerial positions in the industrial sector in Mauritius and Burundi. He joined Scomat Ltée in 1999 as Sales Engineer. He was appointed General Manager of Scomat Ltée in 2001. Jocelyn Labour is a Member of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Contractors (MEECA).
Managing Director, FDM & Transfroid
Maurice RAULTManaging Director, FDM & Transfroid
Maurice Rault started his career as a Navigating Cadet Officer in 1975. Since then he has acquired a wide experience in the shipping sector both in Mauritius and South Africa. He is currently the Managing Director of Froid des Mascareignes Ltd and Transfroid Ltd.
General Manager, CMH
Michel DUPONTGeneral Manager, CMH
Michel Dupont, an agricultural engineer by profession, started his career at IBL Agriculture & Construction in 1990 after his studies in France. Michel left IBL for a few years and gained extensive experience in management and sales before coming back to IBL in August 2011, as General Manager of Construction & Material Handling Co Ltd (CMH).
Chief Executive Officer
Nicolas MAIGROTChief Executive Officer
Nicolas Maigrot holds a BSc in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics and has a wide experience in the manufacturing field, specifically the textile industry, both locally and internationally. He joined the Group in September 2010 as Deputy CEO and was appointed CEO of IBL Group on 31 December 2010. He is also the Chairman of Mauritian Eagle Insurance Company Limited.
Chief Operating Officer, Retail
Nicolas MERVENChief Operating Officer, Retail
Nicolas Merven joined in 1994 as Manager to launch the Winner’s chain of supermarkets. For 10 years, was the Senior Executive of the Food and Distribution Business Unit. Since January 2007, is responsible for the implementation of an important development plan for the chain of supermarkets, which now comprises 20 units.
General Manager, Seafood
Patrice ROBERTGeneral Manager, Seafood
Patrice Robert holds a Bachelor in Engineering from the University of Portsmouth and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He worked in Singapore for 10 years, where he was a consultant in Supply Chain and Strategy with Accenture, then took employment with DHL and in his last position was Vice President for the service parts logistics business unit. In 2008, he returned to Mauritius and was appointed General Manager of Thon des Mascareignes. In early 2011, he was appointed General Manager for the Seafood Sector.
General Manager, Information Technology
Sareeta GOUNDANGeneral Manager, Information Technology
Sareeta Goundan joined IBL in 1999 in the Information Technology Business Unit and has served at various levels and functions, playing a key role in deploying different technological solutions across the Group. She has been heading the IT Corporate Unit since 2007 as Senior Manager, before being appointed General Manager in January 2010. Prior to joining IBL, she worked in the banking sector. Besides Computer Studies, she also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and an MBA from the University of Sunderland, UK.
General Manager, Human Resources Corporate Unit
Sylvette GODÈREGeneral Manager, Human Resources Corporate Unit
Sylvette Godère holds a degree in management and a MSc in Human Resources from Surrey University. Before joining the Personnel Department of IBL, as it was called in 1979, she worked in sales for two years. She was promoted as General Manager responsible for Human Resources in 1998.
General Manager - Finance, Engineering Sector
Vinod GOOROOSAWMYGeneral Manager - Finance, Engineering Sector
A Fellow of The Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants, Vinod Gooroosawmy has been practising as an accountant over the last 20 years in various industries which include textile,engineering & commerce FMCG. He joined IBL in 1998 as Financial Manager of Manser Saxon Contracting Ltd and, since January 2007, holds concurrently the responsibilities of General Manager Finance for all the companies within the Engineering sector of the IBL group.