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Corporate Governance can be viewed as a framework of processes and attitudes within an organisation that focuses on adding value to the business, ensuring its long-term continuity and success and building its reputation. The Board is committed to promote high standards of governance.

Board of Directors
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ARIF CURRIMJEE

Independent Non-executive

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HECTOR ESPITALIER-NOËL

Non-executive

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PHILIPPE ESPITALIER-NOËL

Non-executive

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HENRI HAREL

Non-executive

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RENÉ LECLÉZIO

Non-executive

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NICOLAS MAIGROT (Chairperson)

Non-executive

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SÉBASTIEN MAMET

Non-executive

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GOPALLEN MOOROOGEN

Independent Non-executive

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LOUIS RIVALLAND

Group Chief Executive

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VICTOR SEEYAVE

Independent Non-executive

Senior Management team
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GAEL ALIPHON

ACII
Sales, Business Development and Bancassurance

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PATRICE BASTIDE

BSc and MSc
Group Marketing

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NITISH BENI MADHU

BSc (Hons), MSc
Chief Investment Officer

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RICHARD LI TING CHUNG

BCom, FIA
Actuarial (w.e.f 01 September 2019)

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CHRISTOPHER DAVID

BSc - Chief Digital & Data Officer
Digital Transformation (w.e.f 01 July 2019)

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ALAN GODER

Chief Operations Officer

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GIANDUTH (ALVIN) JEEAWOCK

BSc (Hons), CFA
Capital Markets (w.e.f 01 July 2019)

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CHARISMA JAWAHEER-ROOPUN

BSc (Hons), MBA
Pensions (w.e.f 01 July 2019)

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VISHNOO LUXIMAN

Dip Personnel Management, Dip Business Management, Dip Public Relations, MSc, MSHRI Chief Human Capital Officer

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ISHWARI MADHUB

BSc (Hons), FCCA, MBCS, MBA
Technology Solutions

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KARINE MOREL

BCom, FCCA, MIPA (M)
Group Finance (w.e.f from 15 January 2019)

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JAIYANSING (SHAILEN) SOOBAH

FCCA, MBA, Dip CII
Risk Officer, Group Company Secretary - Corporate Office

GAEL ALIPHON

ACII
Sales, Business Development and Bancassurance

Born in 1978, Gael Aliphon holds an ACII from the Chartered Insurance Institute UK as well as an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (ABE UK).

He accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the insurance field and has acquired an extensive and in-depth knowledge of sales force management, business development and distribution channels management and has a wide experience in sales training and coaching as well.

Gael joined SWAN in 2010 as Individual Business Unit Manager and was promoted Senior Manager, Sales, Business development & Bancassurance of Swan Life Ltd in September 2018. He is now entrusted with the responsibility to consolidate and enhance the business development and sales capabilities for Swan Life Ltd.

PATRICE BASTIDE

BSc and MSc
Group Marketing

He is responsible for SWAN international development and oversees a number of projects mainly in sub Saharan Africa where he assists SWAN in setting up an elaborate network of cross-border relationships as well as implementing SWAN's longer-term objectives in these jurisdictions. He has developed an in-depth knowledge of these markets including of their local regulatory environments and is a Board Director on a few international subsidiaries.

On the strength of his previous tenure as Marketing Manager of Albatross Insurance and CIM Insurance, Patrice took over the Marketing function of the Group in September 2016. Born in 1963, Patrice holds a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, USA.

NITISH BENI MADHU

BSc (Hons), MSc
Chief Investment Officer

Born in 1979. Nitish Beni Madhu holds an honours degree in Economics and Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Ottawa (Canada).

He has more than 15 years’ experience in the finance industry and has expertise in asset management, investment advisory and insurance.

He is the chairperson of the Central Depository & Settlement Co Ltd (CDS) and also holds directorship positions on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, MDA Properties, Constance Hotels Services Ltd, Moka City Ltd amongst others and regularly lectures at the University of Mauritius in Economics & Finance. He joined Anglo Mauritius Investment Managers Ltd (now Swan Wealth Managers Ltd) in 2005 and now heads the non-insurance cluster of SWAN (Capital Markets) together with the Loans and Property segments of SWAN. Nitish is a member of the Investment Committee of SWAN and is equally involved with investment projects of the group in Africa.

RICHARD LI TING CHUNG

BCom, FIA
Actuarial (w.e.f 01 September 2019)

Richard Li is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and holds a Bachelor of
Commerce (Honours) from the University of Melbourne (Australia).

The early stage of his career brought him to Feber Associates and Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd (now known as Swan Life Ltd). He then decided to pursue his career in London, UK where he qualified as an actuary. After spending just over 7 years in the UK as a consulting actuary for Mercer, PwC and KPMG, building up and consolidating his expertise in pensions and life insurance, he returned to Mauritius and joined Kross Border Corporate Services Ltd, a management company, which was subsequently acquired by Rogers Capital.

During his time at Rogers Capital, he gained extensive experience in the Global Business industry. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Trust and Management Company (ATMC), and held directorship on a number of high profile Global Business Companies with specialised licensed in the financial services industry. He also set up the actuarial and captive insurance unit at Rogers Capital. Richard joined SWAN at the end of 2019 when the actuarial unit of Rogers Capital was acquired by Swan life Ltd.

CHRISTOPHER DAVID

BSc - Chief Digital & Data Officer
Digital Transformation (w.e.f 01 July 2019)

Christopher David holds a BSc in Physics and computer Science from the University of Stockholm. He lived 35 years and spent all his professional career in Sweden. During this time he has held key technical, digital and business positions in global companies such as Ericsson, Logica Sun Microsystems, Sony Ericsson and Schneider Electric. He has also founded several start ups both in Sweden and in Mauritius. He returned to Mauritius and joined SWAN as the Chief Digital and Data Officer.

ALAN GODER

Chief Operations Officer

Born in 1967, worked in the Actuarial Department of The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Limited (now known as Swan Life Ltd) as Actuarial Clerk from February 1988 to April 1989. From May 1989 to December 1995, he was employed as Technical Supervisor in the Life Department of The Albatross Insurance Company Ltd.

From August 1996 to June 2001, he was Executive Director of Actuarial & Capital Management Services Ltd, now the AXYS GROUP.

From July 2001 to October 2004, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Pension Consultants & Administrators Limited (now known as Swan Pensions Ltd).

He joined The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Limited (now known as Swan Life Ltd) as Senior Manager in November 2004 where he oversees the Claims and Fund Administration departments. He is also responsible for managing Swan Pensions Ltd. Since August 2009, Alan has been appointed to oversee the pension department of Swan Life Ltd. 

Alan was also Senior Manager to the Group Systems & Processes department until December 2017. Since January 2018, he has been appointed as Chief Operations Officer of Swan Life Ltd.

His key areas of specialisation are pensions administration and consulting.

GIANDUTH (ALVIN) JEEAWOCK

BSc (Hons), CFA
Capital Markets (w.e.f 01 July 2019)

Alvin is a well-established professional reckoning more than a decade of experience in Capital Markets.

Alvin is a CFA charter holder since 2010. He has engineered a pallet of large investment activities both in Mauritius and abroad. During the last three years he has been the Manager of Swan Wealth Managers Ltd where along with Senior Management, a number of strategic moves were undertaken, thus propelling the company towards new heights. He is also an executive director of Swan Corporate Advisors Ltd, Swan Wealth International Ltd and Swan Smart Achiever Notes Ltd.

CHARISMA JAWAHEER-ROOPUN

BSc (Hons), MBA
Pensions (w.e.f 01 July 2019)

Born in 1977, Charisma started her career as Actuarial Analyst with Anglo-Mauritius
Assurance Society Ltd in October 1999.

In April 2005, she moved to Pension Consultants and Administrators (PCA now known as Swan Pensions Ltd) as Client Administrator. Before joining Swan Life Ltd anew in 2015 as Senior Consultant Pensions, she spent 3 years at the FSC as Executive-Surveillance Pensions. Charisma now holds the position of Senior Manager - Pensions since July 2019 and she leads the pensions department. 

Charisma holds a BSc. (Hons) in Actuarial Science from the University of Kent, UK, as well as an MBA with specialisation in Finance from the University of Technology, Mauritius.

VISHNOO LUXIMAN

Dip Personnel Management, Dip Business Management, Dip Public Relations, MSc, MSHRI Chief Human Capital Officer

Born in 1962, he worked as Assistant Personnel & Public Relations Officer at the Constance & La Gaieté SE Company Ltd from 1983 to 1988.

He joined Deep River-Beau Champ Ltd (DRBC) as Assistant Personnel Manager/Public Relations Officer in 1988. He was promoted to the position of Personnel Manager/Public Relations Officer with the same company in 1990.

He was appointed Human Resources Manager of DRBC in 2002 and, as such, provided advice and services to 7 companies of the CIEL Group, including TPC Ltd, found in Tanzania.

He cumulated the responsibility of Acting Secretary of the Mauritius Sugar Producers’ Association with that of Human Resources Manager of DRBC from September to December 2005. He joined the Group in 2006.

ISHWARI MADHUB

BSc (Hons), FCCA, MBCS, MBA
Technology Solutions

Born in 1967, she is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

She holds a BSc in Information Systems and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University (UK) as well as certifications in Project Management, Change Management and Lean/Six Sigma Process Improvement (Green Belt).

She started her career as a software developer at Swan Insurance Company Limited (now known as Swan General Ltd) in 1987 and was appointed as IT manager in 2000, manager of the Group Systems and Processes department from 2007 to 2017. She was appointed as Senior Manager of the Technology Solutions department as from 2018, overseeing IT Procurement, Network and Infrastructure and IT Systems.

KARINE MOREL

BCom, FCCA, MIPA (M)
Group Finance (w.e.f from 15 January 2019)

Born in 1979, Karine Morel is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). She also holds a BCom from the University of Cape Town.

Karine joined the finance team of Swan Life Ltd in September 2001 and was promoted as Manager – Finance and Accounts in August 2007.

She now holds the position of Senior Manager – Group Finance since January 2019. She leads the finance and accounting teams of both the Short Term and the Long-Term business of SWAN. She, also, oversees the financial operations of the subsidiaries, both local and foreign.

JAIYANSING (SHAILEN) SOOBAH

FCCA, MBA, Dip CII
Risk Officer, Group Company Secretary - Corporate Office

Born in 1974, Shailen is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Master in Business Administration.

He started his career with De Chazal Du Mée (now BDO) where he spent 10 years in the audit and offshore departments. In 2003, he moved to the Financial Services Commission in the insurance supervision department.

In 2009, he joined CIM Group, and was subsequently appointed as Senior Manager Compliance of the insurance and investment cluster. He joined SWAN with the merger of the insurance businesses of SWAN and CIM in June 2012. He is currently Senior Manager – Group Company Secretary and Group Risk Officer. He also holds directorship positions in the subsidiaries of SWAN Group. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of The Stock Exchange  of Mauritius Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Central Depository & Settlement Co. Ltd.

Corporate Governance Committee
  • Arif Currimjee 
    Independent Non-executive 

  • Nicolas Maigrot (Chairperson)
    Non-executive

  • Gopallen Mooroogen
    Independent Non-executive

  • Victor Seeyave
    Independent Non-executive 

  • Jaiyansing Soobah acts as Secretary of the Corporate Governance Committee 
Audit and Risk Committee
  • Arif Currimjee 
    Independent Non-executive 

  • Henri Harel
    Non-executive

  • Gopallen Mooroogen (Chairperson)
    Independent Non-executive

  • Victor Seeyave
    Independent Non-executive

  • Jaiyansing Soobah acts as Secretary of the Audit and Risk Committee
Constitution of Swan Life Ltd View the main clauses of the constitution
Appointment and Nomination of directors View the Appointment and Nomination process of directors
Information, Information technology and Information Security Governance of Swan Life Ltd View the Information, Information Technology and Information Security Governance of Swan Life Ltd
Code of Ethics of Swan Life Ltd View the Code of Ethics
Internal Audit Internal Audit of the Group is outsourced to Ernst & Young
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