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Board of directors

  • Mrs. Christine Sauzier
    Chairperson
    Mrs. Christine Sauzier
    Mrs. Christine Sauzier
    Mrs. Christine Sauzier
    Chairperson

    Christine Sauzier, born in 1966, is an Attorney-at-Law. Holder of an LLB (Hons) from the University of Mauritius and a Licence en droit privé from the Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Université de Rennes, France, Christine practiced as an Attorney-at-Law from 1995 to 2006. She then joined the CIEL Group where she served first as Senior Executive, Legal Affairs as it is part of the CIEL Group's investment management team and since 2010, she is the Head of Legal of the said group. She specialises in M&A work but also acts as in-house corporate lawyer to advise Management on law compliance and many other issues as deal structuring and shareholder matters, while also liaising with international and local lawyers and drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and other legal documents.

  • Dr. Guy Adam
    Independent Director
    Dr. Guy Adam
    Dr. Guy Adam
    Dr. Guy Adam
    Independent Director

    Guy Adam, born in 1950, is a Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland and has been practicing as a General Surgeon in Mauritius since 1988. For most of his medical career in Mauritius, he has been closely associated with Fortis Clinique Darné. Dr. Adam is also a Medical Advisor to Swan Health Insurance and a member of the Board of Directors of Rogers and Company Limited since 1994.

  • Mr. Alex Alexander
    Director
    Mr. Alex Alexander
    Mr. Alex Alexander
    Mr. Alex Alexander
    Director

    Alex Alexander, born in 1978, is a result-oriented professional specialized in strategy, finance and operational execution within the healthcare market segment across Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius and India. He has over twelve years of rich and varied experience across the streams of Corporate Finance, Accounting, Business Development and Operations in the healthcare sector. A majority of this experience has been with Fortis Healthcare Limited where he led a variety of finance, marketing, business development and operational teams. Through Fortis' association with the CIEL Group, Alex Alexander was deputed as the General Manager at International Hospital Kampala (IHK). Following the successful turnaround of IHK in a short span of twenty months, he has now joined CIEL Healthcare Africa, fully-owned subsidiary of CIEL Healthcare Limited (in association with Fortis) as its Managing Director. Alex Alexander holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Delhi University and an MBA specializing in Finance from the University of Lincoln, UK.

  • Mr. Ashish Bhatia
    Director
    Mr. Ashish Bhatia
    Mr. Ashish Bhatia
    Mr. Ashish Bhatia
    Director

    Ashish Bhatia, born in 1962, currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer with Fortis Healthcare Limited, India. He has been associated with Fortis Healthcare Limited since its inception and has held many key positions within the Fortis Group during the past twelve years. From being appointed Director Administration of Fortis Hospital Mohali in 2002, with his zeal and dedication towards his responsibilities and astute knowledge of the region and its people, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the said hospital within a short span of four years. Under his leadership, among other achievements, Fortis Hospital Mohali became the first hospital of the network to receive the prestigious international "Joint Commission International" ("JCI") accreditation. As from November 2007, Ashish Bhatia assumed responsibility as Chief Operating Officer of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, India - one of the world's largest stand-alone cardiac institutions and has helped to create a valuable enterprise with his vision, innovative skills and commitment towards quality healthcare delivery. Ashish Bhatia held the position of Regional Director for three years and was responsible for the management of three Fortis hospitals in New Delhi, namely Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Fortis La Femme and Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj in addition to Fortis Hospital Mohali and Fortis Escorts Hospital Amritsar. His aspiration is to lead the large and dynamic teams of Fortis Hospitals to continuously provide world-class healthcare with patient centricity as its goal.

  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Dalais
    Director
    Mr. Jean-Pierre Dalais
    Mr. Jean-Pierre Dalais
    Mr. Jean-Pierre Dalais
    Director

    Jean-Pierre Dalais, born in 1964, is the Executive Director of CIEL Limited, formerly known as Deep River Investment Limited, the merged entity with and into which CIEL Investment Limited has been amalgamated. With an MBA from The International University of America, Jean-Pierre Dalais acquired working experience from Arthur Andersen (Mauritius and France) before joining the CIEL Group. He has been playing an active role in the development of the Group's operations both in Mauritius and internationally.

  • Mr. Jérôme De Chasteauneuf
    Director
    Mr. Jérôme De Chasteauneuf
    Mr. Jérôme De Chasteauneuf
    Mr. Jérôme De Chasteauneuf
    Director

    Jérôme De Chasteauneuf, born in 1966, is a Chartered Accountant of England and Wales and holds a BSC honours in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He joined the CIEL Group in 1993 as Corporate Finance Advisor and became Head of Finance of the CIEL Group in 2000 where he effectively acts as Group Treasurer. Jérôme De Chasteauneuf is also the Managing Director of CIEL Corporate Services Ltd and Executive Director of CIEL Limited, formerly known as Deep River Investment Limited, the merged entity with and into which CIEL Investment Limited has been amalgamated.

  • Mr. Rajiv Puri
    Director
    Mr. Rajiv Puri
    Mr. Rajiv Puri
    Mr. Rajiv Puri
    Director

    Rajiv Puri, born in 1970, is currently the Head of Risk & Audit function at Fortis Healthcare Limited, India. He is an Accounting Professional with over 22 years of experience in advising clients across industries on Governance, Risk Management, Audit and Control practices. Before joining Fortis Group, Rajiv Puri was working as Associate Director in Advisory Services with EY, India assisting clients across geographies in Risk Management and IA function.

  • Mr. Michel Thomas
    Independent Director
    Mr. Michel Thomas
    Mr. Michel Thomas
    Mr. Michel Thomas
    Independent Director

    Michel Thomas, born in 1959, holds a Master of Laws (UK) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) as well as an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Chartered Insurer (UK) and a member of the British Insurance Law Association. He was appointed Operations Executive in 2005 and is responsible for the Short-Term Operations of the Swan Group. He is also a board member of Swan Insurance Company Limited since January 2008. His principal areas of specialisation are insurance and reinsurance contract law including policy drafting. He has extensive experience and skill in the handling of complex liability claims including medical negligence/malpractice claims. He has worked with international law firms and barristers on a variety of high value casualty and engineering claims as well as on reinsurance conflict of laws and coverage issues. Michel has also been specialising in arbitration law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures.

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