Mark Watkinson is the Chief Executive Officer of Bank One since April 2020. He has been a career banker with the HSBC Group for 33 years, during which time he held senior leadership roles in 10 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In particular, Mark was CEO and Main Board Director for HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited (2015-2018), CEO and Main Board Director for HSBC Bank Malta Ltd (2011-2015), Executive Vice President Commercial Banking Canada and North America (2010-2011), President and CEO for HSBC Bank Philippines (2006-2010), Senior Vice President Commercial Banking HSBC Bank USA (2004-2006) and Senior Manager Commercial Banking HSBC Bank United Arab Emirates (2001-2004).
Mark holds a law degree and is a Barrister at Law in the United Kingdom, he is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, holds a MBA (with Distinctions) from the University of Warwick and is also a qualified Chartered Director from the Institute of Directors, United Kingdom.
Virginie Corneillet is the Group Head of Governance and Legal Affairs at ENL. She oversees the legal, internal audit as well as risk and governance functions within ENL Corporate Services. She provides expert guidance to the group’s leadership team with regards to mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and corporate governance matters. Virginie holds a Maitrise Droit des Affaires and serves as director for companies engaged in various sectors namely: property, global business, agribusiness and fintech. She previously worked at Groupe Mon Loisir (now IBL) where she was mainly responsible for the legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions within the Group. She started her career at Soulier & Associés, a French law firm based in Paris and Lyon, France.
Mahomed Baboo is the owner and Director of Mabco Consulting Ltd, a professional firm of business development consultants providing Corporate and Business Consulting Services to companies in various sectors of the economy. He is a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Member of The Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants and a Licensed Auditor with nearly 40 years of experience in Accounting, Finance and Management Consultancy. Adding value and development of human capital are his guiding principles in his professional life. Mamed is a Past District Governor of Rotary International who also served as Regional Coordinator for Africa and is now a Member of Leadership Development and Training Committee of Rotary International.
Thiwantee Ramgutty, also known as Pooja, holds an MSc in Total Quality Management and Performance Excellence, a BSc(Hons) in Food Science and Technology and, a Nebosh National Diploma in Health and Safety. Pooja is the Regional Quality and HSE Manager at Equipements & Services BIA and works closely with entities based in Belgium, DRC, Mauritius, Netherlands and Zambia. She has more than 10 years’ of international experience in monitoring and advising on the performance of the quality and HSE management systems.
Jacqueline Sauzier is the Secretary General of the Chamber of Agriculture of Mauritius since April 2012. She is the first woman to hold this position since the creation of the association in 1853. Jacqueline Sauzier is also the President of the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society (MMCS).
Her work is recognized by the French state when she was made a Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit in July 2016. And in 2022, it is the turn of the Republic of Mauritius to honor her by conferring on her the title of Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (CSK), for her contribution in the field of Agriculture.
After studying in Reunion Island and France, followed by a sabbatical year for a world tour, Jacqueline Sauzier joined the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society and committed herself to the protection of the marine environment and marine mammals. After a year of militant action within the NGO, she worked for the Mauritius Deer Farming Cooperative Society Ltd, then for the Mauritius Meat Producers Association while still engaging herself to the defense of the marine environment and marine mammals in the midst of the MMCS to which she is the President.
In 2012, Jacqueline Sauzier started at the Chamber of Agriculture and the challenges of the agricultural sector are for her a new source of inspiration in her commitment to a better agriculture.
Jacqueline Sauzier remains faithful to her philosophy on sustainability whether in the agricultural sector, renewable energy or the marine environment. Her passion is communicative and limitless. Over the years, she has distinguished herself and gained experience in several areas such as project management, administration and governance.