PwC in Mauritius: More than 25 years of thought leadership

1984 Creation of Societe Roger de Chazal & Partners (SRC), with Jean-Paul de Chazal, Bernard Mayer and Robert Bigaignon as founding partners. 10 staff.
1987 Ramdoyal Joyram & Co merge with DH+S, and soon become Coopers & Lybrand.
1988 Affiliation to an international firm was a sine qua non for future development: SRC becomes Price Waterhouse, a full-fledged office offering a range of services including audit, accountancy, receiverships and winding up, training, taxation, and even a Japanese desk. The firm is headed by Robert Bigaignon.
1990 Price Waterhouse publishes the first Mauritius Accounting Standards to facilitate the task of all those involved in applying accounting standards and improve the quality of financial reporting.
1993 Price Waterhouse starts to provide offshore services. A second office is opened in the Champ de Mars.
1995 First Budget lunch organised in Mauritius by Price Waterhouse.
1998 The Merger: Worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand to create PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Local staff: 200. Robert Bigaignon is named Country Leader.
1998 First Best Published Accounts (today known as the Corporate Reporting Awards), in recognition of efforts made by companies to improve the contents and presentation of their Annual Reports. The event is today a national annual event in the business community.
2001 Major project management: The Illovo Deal. Ebene becomes the epicentre of the country for the development of the CyberIsland.
2003 PwC is the first professional firm in Mauritius to be authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to train chartered accountants. The two first Chartered Accountants (ACAs) of the ICAEW trained in Mauritius will obtain their accreditation in 2006.
2007 Following the Enron event and new regulations, PwC separates itself from its offshore service. André Bonieux is named Senior Partner. Part of our Assurance practice moves to our third office in TM Building, Port Louis.
2009 Relocation of the Port Louis offices under one roof to 30,000 sq feet of modern premises at 18 CyberCity, Ebène. The new offices include a 100-seating break out area and a modern gym. Particular emphasis put on energy savings and lighting comfort in the work environment.
2010 Our firm consists of 9 partners, +220 professional staff and 40 internal firm services staff.