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We pride ourselves on our people-centred philosophy. At Rogers Hospitality, all members of our team are valued and recognised as integral to the success of the company. With their sense of togetherness, creativity and commitment to excellence, they continuously contribute to building the company’s reputation as an employer of choice.

THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

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THIERRY MONTOCCHIO
Chief Executive Officer
Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2001, Thierry became Chief Executive Officer in 2019, following 7 years as a Chief Finance Officer at VLH. He started his career at Cape Town in Audit after earning a Bachelor of Commerce and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town. He then worked as a forensic accountant for the Department of Food & Rural Affairs in the UK. Back in Mauritius in 2002 he joined the Corporate Finance Division of BDO where he was promoted Partner in 2007.
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RICHARD STEDMAN
Chief Transformation Officer
After graduating from EHL, the leading hotel management university in the world, Richard joined Hyatt International, where he spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles . In 2004, he served as the opening General Manager of Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort. With his rich experience in hospitality, he was appointed as Development Manager for ENL Property. Since 2011, he has also spearheaded the lifestyle brands development and growth of Island Living Ltd. Today, armed with his yearning for innovation, Richard strives to optimise brands’ performance in Business Innovation, Customer Experience and Profitability.
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JEAN-MICHEL COLIN
Chief Finance Officer
With more than 15 years of experience in Finance Management, Jean-Michel optimises the financial performance of the group through different strategies and ensures financial compliance and corporate governance. He started his career in London (UK) before coming back to Mauritius where he held senior managerial positions in companies such as BDO, Forges Tardieu and Harel Mallac group. Jean-Michel is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a Certificate in Strategic Management from HEC Paris.
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JEAN-CYRIL JULLIENNE
Chief HR Officer
Jean-Cyril leads the HR Team on the implementation of the best practice human resources initiatives, supporting the vision of the Group and sustaining the company culture. After earning a Degree in Business Management with a specialisation in Human Resources Management from the University of Nice, Jean-Cyril carved a career in this field. He has been practicing this profession with passion for more than 21 years. With the aim of developing his strategic thinking, he also followed the Business Strategy Executive Programme at INSEAD and the Strategic Agility Executive Programme at London Business School.
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AXELLE MAZERY
Chief Communication Officer
Axelle joined Rogers Hospitality following a distinguished career spanning 22 years, 14 of which were spent in senior management positions for prestigious brands such as Naiade Resorts, LUX* Resorts and Mont Choisy Group. Her passion for customer experience innovation, along with her international marketing background, allows her to drive the company’s brand reputation and achieve a sustainable competitive edge. Axelle graduated from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (London) with a specialisation in International Marketing.
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JAGA CHELLAPEN
Chief Projects & Facilities Officer
With over 18 years in Rogers Group, Jaga now leads the execution of Rogers Hospitality’s hotel construction and renovation projects of more than MUR 2 billion and assists in the facilities asset management of the company. He started his career at Sollac Steel industry (presently ArcelorMittal) in France and later joined CIEL Group as Management Consultant in Information Systems and Business Process Reengineering. Jaga holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics, Electrical and Automation Engineering and a Postgraduate Degree in Logistics & Transport from Lille University, France.
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JOHN LAGUETTE
Chief Information Officer
John is responsible for devising information technology and digital strategies, having occupied senior managerial positions in this field for the past 16 years. Prior to joining Rogers Hospitality, he was the CIO for a conglomerate where he played a pivotal role in the transformation of its different industries. John holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology and a MSc in Internet & Database Systems from South Bank University (London, UK) as well as a MBA delivered by Panthéon-Sorbonne & Université Paris Dauphine (Paris, France).
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JALLOUD FAKEERMAHAMOD
Head of Revenue & Pricing
Jalloud brings on board his vast knowledge after a rich 23 years’ career in the airline industry. He headed the commercial revenue, digital and business intelligence departments at Air Mauritius, and helped implement Revenue Management in the company. His career highlights also include airline transformation projects with internationally renowned consultants like Mc Kinsey, Seabury, and CAPA. Jalloud holds a master’s degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham, an MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
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RAOUL MAUREL
Chief Operations Officer
Heritage Resorts
Committed to excellence, Raoul spearheads the operations of Heritage Resorts. Building on nearly two decades of experience, he continuously drives world class service whilst creating outstanding guests’ experiences with the aim of reinforcing the brand as the undisputed benchmark of refined luxury in the hospitality industry. Raoul holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Media from Murdoch University and a Diploma in Food & Beverage Management from SHATEC (Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre)
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VINCENT CAVALOT
Chief Operations Officer
Veranda Resorts
Vincent oversees the operations of Veranda Resorts, Kaz’alala, and Voilà. He has gained a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry for the last 20 years. His career started at VLH in the Sales Department, after earning a master’s degree in Commercialisation and Operation Engineering of Tourism Products in Toulouse, France. He spent nearly 10 years with Sun Resorts in different managerial Operational and Sales positions, and was appointed at Voilà Bagatelle as a Hotel Manager before joining Island Living as Chief Experience Officer.
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DESIRE PIANG NEE
Chief Experience Officer
Leisure Cluster
Désiré ensures the creation of compelling customer experiences for the leisure brands and continuously strives for operational excellence. He holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He started his career in the hotel industry , then progressed into the Leisure, Landscaping and Park activities. Over the last 25 years, Désiré has successfully contributed to projects of Groups such as Beachcomber and Medine, where he acquired rich industrial knowledge and experience in operations management.
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KAREESH MANRAJ
Chief Experience Officer – Restaurant Cluster
Kareesh is well versed in creating compelling customer experiences through operational excellence. He brings over 16 years of experience, of which 13 years were held at senior positions managing multiple reputed Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) brands. His very first internship has sparked a passion for restaurants which he has been sharing over the years. Kareesh holds a Degree in Business Management with a specialisation in Service Quality for Tourism and Leisure from the University of Mauritius.
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KISHEN NADASSEN
Chief Development Officer
Armed with a passion to drive new initiatives in an inclusive and sustainable way, Kishen leads the development of projects and strives to expand the Group’s portfolio of hotels, restaurants and leisure offerings. Previously, Kishen worked at Swan, SBM, and Rogers. He has brought with him an abundance of expertise on consulting, research, investment management, strategy planning and business development. Kishen holds a master’s degree in Financial Engineering.
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RYAN DODDS
Head of Golf Management and Projects
Ryan joined VLH in 2018 after serving as Project Director at AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. He started his career in 2003, at Port Elizabeth Golf Club, South Africa. From 2006 to 2012, he worked as a Head PGA Professional at St Francis Links before being appointed as General Manager of Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialisation in Economics from the University of South Africa and is a Fellow Member of PGA South Africa.

OUR RESORTS, GOLF & BUSINESS UNITS MANAGERS

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CHRISTOPHE RAMDIANE
General Manager
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort
Christophe joined Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort in 2020. He started his career as Cost Controller at Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel and progressed to the position of Food & Beverage Manager at Heritage Golf & Spa Resort. In 2007, he took the position of Resident Manager at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort and was promoted as Hotel Manager in 2011. He became General Manager in 2017, at the same time being in charge of the Club House at the Heritage Golf Club. Christophe holds a diploma in Hotel Management from SHATEC (The International Hotel & Tourism School of Singapore).
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CLIFFORD PIERRE-LOUIS
General Manager
Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
In 2001, Clifford joined VLH as Hotel Manager of Veranda Palmar Beach after working at the prestigious Le Prince Maurice as F&B Manager. He had a first taste of the hospitality world when he was still a child and would bring lunch to his father, one of Veranda Resorts’ first employees. This insight motivated him to pursue in this field, after obtaining a CAP in food and catering. In 1989, he started his career at Novotel Grand-Gaube(Accor). He worked for different hotels in the Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles respectively, and became F&B Manager before returning to Mauritius, where he contributed to the successful opening of Labourdonnais Hotel. Clifford was appointed General Manager of Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort in 2020
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ROSEMARY LEJONGARD
Hotel Manager
Heritage The Villas
Rosemary joined Heritage The Villas as a Hotel Manager in 2019. Her passion, combined with strong determination and attention to detail, has enabled her to build a successful career in the luxury hospitality industry. Rosemary has extensive experience in Marketing and Management, and has notably worked for the 5-star hotel, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort, and La Clef des Champs Restaurant, a landmark in the gastronomic landscape of Mauritius. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated the ability to meet clients’ exacting standards, empowering her to constantly improve service levels.
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JONATHAN MENTEATH
General Manager
Heritage Golf Club
Jonathan was appointed as the General Manager of Heritage Golf Club in 2015. A certified member of the Professional Golfers Association of South Africa, he started playing elite amateur golf in 1998 and became a golf instructor in 2002. Prior to joining the Group, he worked as Director of Golf at Arabella Hotel & Spa. From 2006 to 2010, he took several retail management roles. He also worked at The River Club, the most private golf course in South Africa. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management from the University of South Africa.
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PERCY CARRIAPEN
Hotel Manager
Veranda Pointe aux Biches
Percy joined VLH as the Hotel Manager of Veranda Pointe aux Biches in 2020, after working for three years as F&B Director at Accor Fairmont Canada. He gained a rich international experience in the hospitality industry following his studies in France. In 2011, he joined the Lux Collective and in 2014, he was appointed as Resident Manager at Lux Le Morne. Percy holds a professional bar and sommelier qualification, a diploma in restaurant service and a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management.
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ELODIE SOORIAH
Hotel Manager
Veranda Paul & Virginie
Elodie joined Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel & Spa as Operations Manager in 2019 and was promoted to Hotel Manager after 1 year. Prior to this, she took the role of Chef de Rang at the notable restaurant Maison Paul Bocuse in France. From 2015 to 2016, she worked at Club Med and was assigned different assistant management roles in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and French Alps. In 2013, she was appointed as Manager in Training at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita. Elodie holds a master’s degree in International Hotel Management from Vatel International Business School, France.
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CHRISTOPHE MONTOCCHIO
Hotel Manager
Veranda Tamarin
Christophe joined VLH as the Hotel Manager of Veranda Grand Baie in 2019 and after 1 year, moved to Veranda Tamarin. In 2016, he participated actively in the re-opening of Le Chateau de Brou in Noyant de Tourraine as Hotel Manager. He also worked for Ibis Paris Convention where he occupied the position of Deputy Manager for 2 years. Holding a degree in Hotel Management from Vatel Business School, Christophe has more than 8 years’ experience in this field.
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DIMITRI VAULBERT
Hotel Manager
Veranda Palmar
Dimitri joined VLH in 2018 as the Hotel Manager of Veranda Tamarin before being appointed as the Hotel Manager of Veranda Palmar. With a degree in Hotel Management from Vatel Business School Mauritius, he worked as Restaurant Manager in several luxury resorts in Mauritius and in Seychelles. His vitality allowed him to become F&B Manager in 2012 and be promoted to Hotel Manager after three years.
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BEATRICE FABRE
Hotel Manager
Voilà Hotel
Beatrice is a dynamic and positive person with a career spanning 20 years in the hospitality industry. She joined Voilà Hotel as Sales & Marketing Manager in 2014 and was promoted to Hotel Manager in 2019. Beatrice also held senior positions at Veranda Resorts and Sun Resorts. Today, her main objective as Hotel Manager is to sustain relationships with partners and lead her team towards optimum productivity and efficiency. Beatrice holds a bachelor’s degree from the International College of Hotel Management.
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PAULINE RITTER
Manager
Blue Earth Boutique
Pauline has undertaken the functions of Shop Manager at VLH for the past 16 years. She first worked as Merchandiser in a Textile Agency for European brands like Debenhams, La Redoute, and Galerie Lafayette. In 2001, she took the role of Shop Manager at L’Aventure du Sucre, where she contributed to the development of the product collection. Pauline holds a Higher National Diploma (BTS) in Sales from the Ecole Nationale de Commerce, Paris.
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ANAICK KOENIG
Business Division Manager
Wellness & Spa
With more than two decades of experience in Cosmetic and Wellness, Anaick manages the Seven Colours Spa & Wellness brand present in all the resorts of Rogers Hospitality. Her career started in retail cosmetics where she headed the sourcing and development for 4 shops. She later joined the prestigious Royal Palm Hotel, being in charge of their high-class Jewelries and watches boutique. Anaick’s career highlights also include the development of the first Mauritian Cosmetic Factory manufacturing 100% natural cosmetic products in close collaboration with internationally certified professionals in the cosmetics industry.

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