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Senior Management

The senior management team of the Mauritius Union Group 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 the Mauritius Union Group.

The Committee is the executive decision-making body of the Mauritius Union Group 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 the Mauritius Union Group, which is chaired by the CEO,consists of  the following senior management team members:

 


Our senior management team

Mehtab Aly

Head of Mergers, Acquisitions & Capital Management

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Mrs Aly has a Master in Business Administration from the Université de Bordeaux IV, France. She is a mergers and acquisitions specialist and has more than 10 years’ experience in ...

Mrs Aly has a Master in Business Administration from the Université de Bordeaux IV, France. She is a mergers and acquisitions specialist and has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate valuation issues, deal structuring, raising finance and corporate restructuring. She is also an expert in stock exchange related matters, from IPOs and takeovers to delistings.

Mrs Aly joined Taylor Nelson Sofres as manager in 2000 where she focussed on market research. She then integrated the Knowledge Management & Business Development department of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she contributed to leadership publications. She moved within PwC to the Deals Department in 2006, acting as Senior Manager and advising both private and public sector clients on a wide range of assignments, including several companies in the financial services sector.

Mrs Aly joined Mauritius Union Group in November 2016 as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions.

 

Bertrand CASTERES

Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Bertrand Casteres, born in 1978, holds a Master’s degree in applied mathematics, actuarial science and finance and an Executive MBA from HEC (Paris). Mr Casteres has worked for major ...

Mr. Bertrand Casteres, born in 1978, holds a Master’s degree in applied mathematics, actuarial science and finance and an Executive MBA from HEC (Paris).

Mr Casteres has worked for major insurance companies in Europe. Before joining the Mauritius Union Group in January 2012 as head of internal audit, he 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. He was also involved in the implementation of Solvency II EU Directive within the Aviva Group.

Mr Casteres was appointed CEO Designate of the Mauritius Union Assurance Cy. Ltd on 1 January 2013 and CEO in January 2015.

Delphine AHNEE

Head of Group Risks, Legal & Customer Care

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Mrs Delphine Ahnee holds a LLB (Hons.) degree from the University of Mauritius where she was ‘Major de Promotion’ for her master’s thesis. She has qualified as Quality Management ...

Mrs Delphine Ahnee holds a LLB (Hons.) degree from the University of Mauritius where she was ‘Major de Promotion’ for her master’s thesis. She has qualified as Quality Management System Auditor and followed an executive education programme from ESSEC Business School.

Mrs Ahnee joined La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltée in 2000 as Claims Manager of the General Business. After the merger of the activities of La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltée and The Mauritius Union Assurance Cy Ltd in 2010 she was responsible for the Health and Non- Motor Claims business. In 2011 she was also entrusted the responsibility of the Motor Claims of the General Insurance.

She was promoted to Head of Group Risk, Legal, Compliance and Customer Care in January 2014. She is responsible for the implementation of Process Efficiency Projects across the Group and is the Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

She is also a Director of Fondation Mauritius Union Ltd and a member of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee.

Jean Christophe CLUZEAU

Head of General Insurance

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Mr Cluzeau, born in 1964, holds a DESS in Information Systems and a Master Management in Insurance. He has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, 19 of which were spent with ...

Mr Cluzeau, born in 1964, holds a DESS in Information Systems and a Master Management in Insurance. He has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, 19 of which were spent with AXA.

Mr Cluzeau held a number of posts within the AXA group, including 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). His career has taken him to Algeria and Reunion, before joining Mauritius Union in June 2016 as Head of General Insurance

Sin Cham (Laval) FOO-KUNE

Group Chief Finance Officer

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Mr Foo-Kune, born in 1967, is a Chartered Accountant having graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He worked ...

Mr Foo-Kune, born in 1967, is a Chartered Accountant having graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He worked for Levenstein & Partners, a medium-size auditing firm in South Africa, from 1992 to 1995. He left the firm to work for Symo Corporation Ltd, a manufacturing group of companies in Johannesburg, as accountant from 1995 to 1996. In 1996, he joined IBM South Africa as senior financial analyst and was responsible for the financial operations of several business units within the company.

He left IBM in 1998 to join La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltée as Financial Manager. In 2010, when the  Mauritius   Union   Assurance Cy. Ltd merged with La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltée, he was appointed Senior Manager in charge of the Finance and Accounting department of the Group.

Naresh GOKULSING

Managing Director, La Prudence Life Insurance

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Mr Gokulsing, born in 1970, holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is also a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered ...

Mr Gokulsing, born in 1970, holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is also a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He started his career in the audit and advisory services division of PwC in 1993. In 1997, he joined Cim Stockbrokers as Head of Research and was General Manager from 2000 to 2002. Mr Gokulsing served as Director of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd from 2000 to 2002.

Mr Gokulsing moved within the Cim Group as Head of Finance of Cim Insurance from 2002 to 2007 and as Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director of Cim Insurance and Cim Life from 2009 to 2011. He also spent one year as Managing Director of Cim Property Fund Management in 2008 to launch Ascencia Ltd.

He joined Mauritius Union Group in 2012. He was appointed as Managing Director of La Prudence Life Insurance in January 2015. He is currently a director of the National Mutual Fund Ltd.

Patrice HOUDET

Head of Underwriting

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Mr Houdet, born in 1955, is a chartered insurer with considerable experience in the insurance sector. He has started his career in 1976 in the Marine Underwriting and Claims departments at ...

Mr Houdet, born in 1955, is a chartered insurer with considerable experience in the insurance sector. He has started his career in 1976 in the Marine Underwriting and Claims departments at Albatross Insurance Co. ltd and has steadily moved up of the corporate ladder within the company.

In 2007, he was named as the Head of Operations General Insurance, and following the merger of Cim Insurance with Swan in 2012, was the Manager – Integration Support at Swan Insurance.

Mr Houdet has joined the Mauritius Union Group as the Senior Manager of the Claims (General Insurance) department from January to December 2014, and has been appointed as Head of Underwriting effective 1 January 2015.
 

Jérôme KATZ

Head of Strategy & Financial Services

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Mr Katz, born in 1983, holds a Master in Management and a Diplome de Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris). He started his career in 2006 with the American ...

Mr Katz, born in 1983, holds a Master in Management and a Diplome de Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris). He started his career in 2006 with the American bank JPMorgan in Paris as an Analyst in Investment Management for family-owned businesses and high networth individuals.

He joined La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances in 2009 as the Manager of Feber Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to corporate pension, investments and actuarial services. While still being the Manager of Feber Associates, Mr Katz has been progressively given increasing responsibilities within the Mauritius Union Group. In 2013, he was appointed as the Manager of the National Mutual Fund, and in 2014, he became in charge of the Strategic Marketing. Beginning 2015, Mr Katz was appointed as the Head of Strategy & Financial Services for the Mauritius Union Group. He is also a Director of Feber Associates Limited, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Fondation Mauritius Union Ltd.

Clarel MARIE

General Manager, La Prudence Life Insurance

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Mr Marie, born in 1960, holds an MBA, is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London. He worked for the Anglo- Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd from 1979 to ...

Mr Marie, born in 1960, holds an MBA, is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London. He worked for the Anglo- Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd from 1979 to 1993 where he acquired broad experience in the long-term insurance business both in the individual life and the pension business. He joined Albatross Insurance in 1993 to develop the long-term individual assurance products and was appointed technical manager for Life and Pension in 2001.

He joined La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltée in August 2006 as technical manager of the Life and Pension department and is currently in charge of the operations side of La Prudence Life Insurance. Mr. Marie is also a director of Fondation Mauritius Union Ltd.

Ashraf MUSBALLY

Group Managing Director - Phoenix of East Africa Assurance

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Mr Musbally, born in 1969, graduated in 1993 from City University, London, in Insurance & Investment. He holds an MBA from Imperial College, London, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance ...

Mr Musbally, born in 1969, graduated in 1993 from City University, London, in Insurance & Investment. He holds an MBA from Imperial College, London, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII). He worked as Management Consultant at Kemp Chatteris Deloitte & Touche before joining La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltée in 1997 to manage and develop its health insurance department, a post he held until 2004, when he was appointed Chief Operations Officer – General Insurance.

Mr Musbally kept the same position after the merger of the activities of Mauritius Union Assurance Cy Ltd with La Prudence (Mauricienne) Assurances Ltée in 2010, and in January 2012 he took the responsibility of the Underwriting Department of the General Insurance.

He  was  promoted  to  Head   of   the General Insurance cluster in January 2014.

In April 2016, Mr. Musbally has been appointed Group Managing Director of Phoenix of East Africa Assurance Company Limited.

Iswurduth (Rishi) SEWNUNDUN

Head of Information Systems & Logistics

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Mr Sewnundun, born in 1974, graduated in Computer  Science  and Engineering at the University of Mauritius. He also holds an MBA in marketing from the same university. He joined J. ...

Mr Sewnundun, born in 1974, graduated in Computer  Science  and Engineering at the University of Mauritius. He also holds an MBA in marketing from the same university. He joined J. Kalachand & Co. Ltd in 1998 where he worked as Systems Manager and later as Sales Manager.

He was recruited in May 2005 as Head of Information Systems and appointed Senior Manager in January 2008.

Kenny WONG

Head of Reinsurance, Financial & Special Risks

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Mr Wong, born in 1982, graduated with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His fields of study included Risk Theory, Actuarial Mathematics, Applied ...

Mr Wong, born in 1982, graduated with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His fields of study included Risk Theory, Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Structured Finance. He is a Fellow and Graduate Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society of London, and a Certified Insurance Professional and Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

He joined The Mauritius Union Assurance Cy. Ltd in  January  2009 as Reinsurance Manager and was appointed Senior Manager – Technical Reinsurance in July 2012.

He served as a Council Member of the Insurance Institute of Mauritius between 2009 and 2010, and was appointed Practice Group Manager of the Globus Trade Credit & Bonds Centre of Excellence in October 2016.

Prior to joining  Mauritius  Union,  Mr Wong held various positions in reinsurance broking, investment banking, and marketing both in Mauritius and London.

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