The Judging Panel 2019

Annual reports are reviewed by a specially-convened panel of external, independent judges.

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.

In 2019, the members of the Judging Panel were:

Mrs Margaret Wong

Margaret holds a degree in Business Studies and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Margaret Wong is a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Mauritius. 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 MCB Group Ltd, Fincorp Investment Ltd and Terra Mauricia Ltd.

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Mrs Catherine McIlraith

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.

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Ms Aruna Radhakeesoon

Aruna is Executive Director, Chief Legal & Compliance Executive of Rogers and Company Limited Attorney-at-Law

She has 18 years’ experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, negotiation, risk management, Board practices, Stock Market regulations and Corporate Governance. Aruna holds a BA (Hons) Jurisprudence (Law) from Balliol College, Oxford University and Executive Education Programs at London Business School and INSEAD. She is also a Solicitor of England and Wales (NP).

She is an executive director of Rogers and Company Limited and an independent director of The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Company Ltd, both listed on the first market of The Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd. She is also the chairman of the National Committee on Corporate Governance.

Her other commitments include:  

  • Vice Chairman of the Central Depository & Settlement Co. Ltd (‘CDS’); 
  • Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of CDS; and 
  • Member of the Credit Risk Committee of Care Ratings (Mauritius) Ltd.

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Mr Jean-Paul de Chazal

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).

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Mr Constantin de Grivel

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.

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Mr Vikram Ramful

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.

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