Consisting of several members, the judging panel brings together experts who use annual reports and financial communications regularly to, among other things, assess entities for financial or other reasons. Together, they bring to the table a wide range of technical and industry knowledge, a great variety of experiences and diverse backgrounds and age groups.
At PwC Mauritius, gender diversity is a key component. We're happy to have had three women on our judging panel this year. We hope this number will grow together as the number of women in leadership positions keep growing in Mauritius.
Margaret holds a degree in Business Studies and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Margaret Wong was a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Mauritius until her retirement in August 2019. Prior to joining the academic world, she was a senior manager in the Consultancy Department of De Chazal Du Mee, Chartered Accountants.
Presently, she is an Independent director on Fincorp Investment Ltd and Terra Mauricia Ltd.
Catherine McIlraith, a Mauritian citizen, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1992. She served her Articles at Ernst & Young in Johannesburg. She then joined the Investment Banking industry and has held senior positions in corporate and specialized finance in Johannesburg. She returned to Mauritius in 2004 to join Investec Bank where she was Head of Banking until 2010.
Catherine McIlraith is a Fellow Member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (“MIoD”). She is an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of various Committees of a number of public and private companies.
Madhavi holds a BA in Modern Languages and Business Studies from the University of Stirling and a professional qualification in Export Marketing and Commercial Law from the Institute of Export and International Trade in the UK.
Madhavi contributes to several national and international forums and corporate Boards, and is a member of the MIoD.
Jean-Paul de Chazal qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom in 1974. Jean-Paul retired as a partner and assurance leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Mauritius on 31 December 2005.
Jean-Paul is the chairman of the Company Law Advisory Committee and of Progos (Le Bocage International School).
Constantin holds a MSc in Civil Engineering from l’Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris (ESTP) and a M.A in Finance from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-EAP). He joined the European Derivatives Corporate Group at JP Morgan in 2004 in London, where he was responsible for structuring and marketing derivative products for both European corporates and HNW individuals.
Constantin then joined AXYS in Mauritius in 2010 and became the CIO and MD of AXYS Investment Partners in 2013.
Vickram is the Head of Listing of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) since 2016. He joined the SEM in 2005 as Financial Analyst and was appointed as Corporate Finance Manager in November 2007.
He holds a BA (Hons) in Business Accounting from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (UK) and a MBA in Finance.
He is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA) and the ACCA Mauritius Branch.