Holder of an MBA from the University of Birmingham, UK, as well as a National Diploma in Management and Finance from Cape Technikon, South Africa, Charles Harel joined the Harel Mallac Group in 1993. He held various senior management positions within the Group and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Harel Mallac Group in January 2014.
Sophie Desvaux de Marigny holds a Maîtrise in Geopolitics and a Magistere in International Relations and Diplomacy (both from Sorbonne Paris) as well as an Executive MBA from Dauphine University. After working at the United Nations in New York, she came back to Mauritius in 2003 and joined the European Commission Delegation as Assistant to the Economic Adviser for three years. She then joined the Medine Group, where she spent ten years, as Head of Corporate Communications and Sustainability. Sophie joined the Harel Mallac Group in March 2016.
Laurent holds a BSC in Management and Human Resource (HR) Management from Curtin University (Australia), as well as an MSc in Professional Human Resources from BPP University (London).
After working in various sectors namely BPO, engineering and manufacturing, Laurent worked for the Terra group as HR Manager - Projects and Services (2011-2015) before moving to the Medine Group in 2015 as Group HR Manager. He joined Harel Mallac in January 2021
Christine Nguyen Thac Lam graduated from French Business School H.E.C. (Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris), and holds a Masters from the Community of European Management Schools. She worked for more than 20 years with multinational Corporations such as ExxonMobil, Procter & Gamble, and Rio Tinto Alcan, leading business and finance Controlling. From June 2014 to January 2017, she served as General Manager Finance of the Cluster Food & Beverages of the Currimjee Group in Mauritius. Christine joined Harel Mallac Group in February 2017 as COO of the Equipment & Systems Division. She was named Group Head of Finance in January 2020.
Nivejita is the holder of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Mauritius and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the Leeds Beckett University. Following her studies, Nivejita joined Barclays Bank in Mauritius, where she spent over 10 years within the Indian Ocean legal team, before moving to the legal department of SBM Bank Mauritius in 2018. Nivejita joined Harel Mallac Group in March 2021.
Christian Yong Kiang Young is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a Degree of Bachelor of Science from London School of Economics, UK. He left his role as Director – International Accounting & Reporting at MoneyGram’s London offices in September 2015 after six years with the company and prior to that role, he was at KPMG in London from September 2002 before resigning as Audit Manager in July 2009. In October 2015 he joined Harel Mallac as Group Financial Controller and he moved into his new role as the General Manager – Projects and Investment from October 2016.
Holder of a BSc in Computer Science from the City University of New York, Alain Ah Sue joined Harel Mallac Computers in 1989. He became Managing Director of the Group’s Technology Arm in 2010, and since the restructuring of Harel Mallac in 2016, is the Managing Director of Linxia and EO.
Yannick Applasamy holds a Global MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK and an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Product Design from Université Paris Est-Marne la Vallée, France.
Yannick started his career in the automotive industry, at PSA Peugeot Citroen Group in France. He joined the International Development Division of Aldes group in 2012, working in the Middle East as Regional Marketing Manager, and, in 2015 was appointed General Manager of the Mauritian subsidiary.
Prior to joining Novengi in July 2019, Yannick was Sales Manager for Tropic Knits within the CIEL Group.
Yannis Fayd’herbe has a degree with majors in Economics and Industrial Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation & Management from the University of Cape Town and is an alumnus of the ESSEC General Management Program.
Between 1999 and 2019, he held various positions in the textile industry, first in sales and marketing, then as CEO of N. Bellstedt & Co (Pty) Ltd (South Africa), Managing Director of KASA Textile & Co Ltd (2012-2017) and of Labelling Industries Ltd, Berque Ltee, Narrow Fabrics Ltd in Mauritius and of Labeltex SARL and LabelMada Ltee in Madagascar (2013-2019). Yannis joined MCFI in June 2019.
Laurent holds a MBA from ESCP and an AMP certificate from Harvard Business School.
After working in various sectors, mainly in the coatings and pharmaceutical industries, in different positions (CFO, CEO, Managing Director - Europe), Laurent moved to Mauritius in 2017 for Mauvilac Industries, where he boosted the company to a high-performance level. When AkzoNobel took over Mauvilac Industries in April 2020, Laurent successfully lead the integration of the company within AkzoNobel, until December 2020.
Before joining Archemics, Laurent worked as a consultant with La Trobe to redefine and kickstart the roll-out of the company's strategy for a stronger positioning of its key brands.
Shateeaum Sewpaul holds an MBA from Herriot Watt University, Scotland and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the same institution. He also holds distinctive certificates in Computer Science and Administrative Management from the City & Guilds of London Institute (UK) and from the Institute of Administrative Management (UK) respectively. He started his career in ICT in 1996 with Harel Mallac, where he held different senior sales and management positions until 2001. He was also General Manager of a leading South African IT Brand (Distributor) from 2001 to 2004, before joining Harel Mallac again in 2004. He was appointed General Manager of Harel Mallac Technologies in April 2016.