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SWAN GENERAL LTD

The Company is a Public Interest Entity as defined by the Financial Reporting Act 2004.

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 (Chairman)

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

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MICHEL THOMAS

Chief Operations Officer

Senior Management team
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PATRICE BASTIDE

BSc and MSc
Group Marketing, International Development

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NITISH BENI MADHU

BSc (Hons), MSc
Chief Investment Officer

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GUILLAUME BOUIC

BSc, ACII
Business Development & SME

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TSE KWONG PHILIPPE LO FAN HIN

FCII
Reinsurance and Statistics

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VISHNOO LUXIMAN

Dip Personnel Management, Dip Business Management, 
Dip Public Relations, MSc
Group Human Resources

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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

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NEELKAMAL RAGOO

BSc (Hons), MBA, FCII
Technical, Motor, IBU, Captive Solutions

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JULIEN RIVET

CERT CII
Corporate Business

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JAIYANSING (SHAILEN) SOOBAH

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

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JEAN-YVES VIOLETTE

Assoc ANZIIF, CIP
Customer Relations, Complaints and CSR

PATRICE BASTIDE

BSc and MSc
Group Marketing, International Development

He is responsible for SWAN’s 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 MSc 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 lecturers 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.

GUILLAUME BOUIC

BSc, ACII
Business Development & SME

Born in 1975, he holds a double major degree ‘Accounting & Corporate Administration’ from Curtin University – W.A.

Guillaume is a Chartered Insurer. He qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (London – UK) in 2001 (ACII). 

He started his career with SWAN in 1996, before moving to the insurance broking industry from 2006 to 2016, to take both Management and Senior Management roles at a local insurance broker and a foreign local established insurance broker, respectively. 

Guillaume returned to SWAN in December 2016. In 2017, he was appointed Senior Manager – Health & Business Development. 

Since 2018, Guillaume oversees exclusively the Business Development, Affinity partners, IBU & SME (non-life).

TSE KWONG PHILIPPE LO FAN HIN

FCII
Reinsurance and Statistics

Born in 1958, he joined the Company in 1978. He qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (London) in 1983 (A.C.I.I.) and obtained his Fellowship (F.C.I.I.) in 1991.

He is a Chartered Insurer and a member of the Insurance Institute of Mauritius (IIM). He joined the Senior Management team in 2003. 

He has been working in the Insurance Industry for 41 years. During the past 24 years he has been heading the Reinsurance and Statistics department of the Company. His main responsibility at Swan General Ltd is to ensure that the Company is adequately reinsured with first class security Reinsurers for all the risks emanating from our underwriting activities. 

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Swan Reinsurance PCC since September 2011 and of Swan Special Risks Company Limited since 2014.

VISHNOO LUXIMAN

Dip Personnel Management, Dip Business Management, 
Dip Public Relations, MSc
Group Human Resources

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 Co. Ltd (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

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.

NEELKAMAL RAGOO

BSc (Hons), MBA, FCII
Technical, Motor, IBU, Captive Solutions

Born in 1975, he started his career with Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Ltd. in 1996, and 4 years later, joined Swan Insurance Co. Ltd. (now Swan General Ltd.) staying till 2010.

Thereafter, Bipin joined Munich Re (Mauritius), where he was the Head of Underwriting. His area of operation, which covered Sub-Saharan Africa, allowed him to hone his knowledge of the underlying intricacies of doing business in this region, as well as to build a solid and reliable network. 

He returned to SWAN in 2014, heading the Technical Dept., and was appointed Senior Manager in 2016. Currently, Bipin oversees the Technical, Motor and Individual Business Units. He is also responsible for the operations of the Swan Re PCC, a captive solution provider. Bipin holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics and an MBA, and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

JULIEN RIVET

CERT CII
Corporate Business

Born in 1979, he joined Swan Insurance Company Ltd in 2000 as a trainee Underwriter in the then Fire and Accident Department and was promoted Commercial Underwriter in 2005 until 2014 when he was further promoted to a Managerial Position within the Corporate Business (Property and Casualty) Unit.

He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK). Throughout his career, Julien has successfully evolved through the technical sphere (underwriting and claims) as well as client-management and leadership roles and is now heading our Corporate Business Unit and oversees the operations of our Property and Casualty, Specialty Risks, Marine, Documentation and Processing Business Units.

JAIYANSING (SHAILEN) SOOBAH

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

Born in 1974, Jaiyansing 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. He is the Non Executive Chairman of The Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a Non-Executive Director of the Central Depository & Settlement Co. Ltd.

JEAN-YVES VIOLETTE

Assoc ANZIIF, CIP
Customer Relations, Complaints and CSR

Born in 1955, he joined Swan Insurance Co Ltd now Swan General Ltd in 1976 as a claims handler and has moved through various positions in the claims department.

He is an Associate Member with a Certified Insurance Professional status (CIP) of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIFF Assoc, CIP). He specialised in Liability line. 

He is a Claims Professional having walked his insurance career of more than forty (40) years in all classes of general insurance claims (except health) ranging from Motor, Non-Motor, Marine Hull & Cargo, Travel, Engineering etc. He moved positions from Claims Supervisor to the post of Principal Claims Manager of Swan General Ltd. 

Since January 2018 he is the Senior Manager, Customer Relations and Complaints Co-ordinator & Corporate Social Responsibility. Jean Yves Violette is also the President of the Insurance Institute of Mauritius (IIM) and is also a member of the Motor Vehicle Insurance Arbitration Committee.

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 General 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 General Ltd View the Information, Information Technology and Information Security Governance of Swan General Ltd
Code of Ethics of Swan General Ltd View the Code of Ethics
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