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Senior Management Team

Senior Management Team

Acting Group Chief Executive Officer

ACII, Chartered Insurer

Gilles Chaperon is currently the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, effective as from 1st October 2017. He joined SICOM as a Technical Officer in 1981 and served in the Life and Pensions Department in various positions at management level before being promoted to Senior Manager (Legal and Compliance) in 2004.

He subsequently held the position of Chief Support Officer responsible for the Group's Strategic Marketing, Communication, CSR and Compliance functions. He was also overseeing the Group's IT activities.

Gilles is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and holds Chartered Insurer status.

Chief Finance Officer

Mrs Nandita RAMDEWAR
FCCA, MBA (Finance)

Nandita Ramdewar joined SICOM in 1992 after having worked in a leading audit firm and has served the SICOM Group in various capacities.

She is currently the Chief Finance Officer and is in charge of the Finance, Corporate and Legal Departments. She is an Executive Director of SICOM and of some of the subsidiaries of the Group. She has also been a Director in several companies where SICOM is a shareholder.

Nandita is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Masters in Business Administration, with specialisation in Finance, from Manchester Business School.

Chief Investment Officer

Dev Kumar GOPY

Dev Gopy joined SICOM in 2001 as Investment Analyst. Prior to joining SICOM, he has worked at a local leading banking institution.

Presently, he is the Chief Investment Officer and has the responsibility of the investments of the group and subsidiaries of SICOM in the financial services sector. He is also a Director of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd, SICOM Financial Services Ltd and Cyber Properties Investments Ltd.

Dev is a qualified Stockbroker and holds a Diplôme d'Etude Approfondies in Finance and a Maîtrise in Financial Management from L’Institut D’Administration Des Entreprises of the University of Montpellier II, France.

Chief Operating Officer

Bodun (Sailesh) KOOMAR
FCII, MBA, Chartered Insurer

Sailesh Koomar joined the Company in 2002 with a 17 years background in Life and Pensions business acquired in a local composite insurance company where he was working at managerial level. He joined in as Assistant Manager (Life) and was promoted as Manager (Life) in 2004.

He is currently the Chief Operating Officer, heading the Individual Life, Personal Pension and Loan businesses and is also responsible for the Customer Relationship Management as well as the Business Development strategies of the Group.

Sailesh is a Chartered Insurer and Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and holds a Masters in Business Administration of the Surrey University (UK).

Chief Operating Officer - General Insurance

Suzanne Leung Lam Hing
ACII, Chartered Insurer

Suzanne Leung Lam Hing joined SICOM in 1981 and worked in the General Insurance Department. In 1996, she was appointed as Assistant Manager in the Life Department and held this post until 2002, when she was promoted as Manager (General Insurance). Following the setting up of SICOM General Insurance Ltd in July 2010, she continued with the responsibility of heading the General Insurance business of the SICOM Group.

Suzanne is presently the Chief Operating Officer as well as an Executive Director of SICOM General Insurance Ltd. She also currently serves on the Council of the Insurance Institute of Mauritius and is the Chairperson of its Education committee.

Suzanne is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK and holds Chartered Insurer status.

 Senior Executive Officer - IT

Chemanlall BAGUANT
BSc(Hons), MBA

Cheman Baguant joined SICOM as Information Systems Officer in 1998 after five years of service in the IT sector. In 2003, he was promoted as Manager (IT) and is currently the Senior Executive Officer – IT, in charge of the IT operations of the Group.
Cheman graduated in Computer and Information Systems with Honours in 1992 from Victoria University of Manchester and holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance). He was also awarded a Diploma in Actuarial Techniques in June 2013.

Senior Executive Officer - Legal & Corporate

Mrs Theresa M. LEE SHING PO

Theresa Lee Shing Po joined SICOM in 2000, with experience gathered from working in a leading audit firm, at the Attorney General's Office and as Independent Practitioner.

She is presently the Senior Executive Officer - Legal & Corporate and heads the Legal Department. She acts as Company Secretary to the State Insurance Company of Mauritius Ltd, SICOM General Insurance Ltd and SICOM Financial Services Ltd. She also acts as Alternate Money Laundering Officer.

Theresa was admitted as Attorney-at-Law in 1986.


Management Team


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