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
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.
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.
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.
Chief Marketing & 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.
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.
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).
Chief Revenue & Pricing Officer
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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Chief Operations Officer Leisure
Aurélie holds a Business School Degree in Sales & Marketing from the ‘Ecole Superieure de Commerce et de Management’ – Tours Campus in France and has more than 20 years’ experience in Sales & Marketing and Business Management. She started her career in February 2001 with Connections Tourism Management Ltd where she was employed as ‘Management Assistant Commercial’. She was promoted as ‘Assistant Manager’ in December 2003, then as ‘General Manager’ in December 2006, and finally as ‘Chief Operations Officer’ in February 2016. Before joining Rogers Hospitality, Aurélie was the Head of Commercial at Bluelife.
Chief Sales Officer
As Chief Sales Officer, Charles Rey is responsible for the B2B & B2C sales of the Hotels, Resorts & Golf, as well as the Leisure & QSR clusters. With over a decade of experience in sales within the hospitality sector and having worked for some of the leading companies in this industry such as Shangri-La Group in their Dubai based hub office between 2018-21, Charles brings with him an impressive track record. He has managed high-performing teams that have consistently achieved their targets while promoting unparalleled customer service. Charles holds a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management from the University of Surrey, UK.
Chief Operations Officer
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)
Chief Operations Officer
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Heritage The Residences
Caroline, holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis – France. She has more than 22 years’ experience in Sales & Marketing, Business Management and Property & Asset Management.She started her career in 2000 in France with JSI French Riviera as ‘Business Development Executive’ till 2008, then as ‘General Manager’ from 2008 till 2013.Back to Mauritius in 2013 she joined the pre-opening Team of Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport as ‘Head of Sales & Marketing’ until March 2015.In 2015, she joined Max City Asset Managers as ‘Property Manager’, before joining Ascencia in May 2016 as ‘General Manager’ of Riche Terre Mall.Since December 2017, she works at Le Caudan Waterfront where he occupies the post of ‘Head of Portfolio’.Caroline was appointed General Manager of Heritage The Residences in 2022.
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.
Heritage Le Telfair
After having worked as ‘Chef de Cuisine’ for several renown gastronomic and Michelin stars restaurants in France from 1990 till 2004, Dominique joined Sofitel Imperial in Mauritius in June 2004 where he was employed as ‘Executive Chef’ for 4 years. In September 2008, he joined Constance Belle Mare Plage as ‘Executive Chef’ and was also an active member of the organization of the ‘Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau’. He left Mauritius in September 2012 to join the Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakesh. Dominique came back to Mauritius and Constance Belle Mare Plage in September 2014 before being promoted as ‘Resident Manager’ of Constance Le Prince Maurice in January 2018. Since December 2018, Dominique occupies the post of ‘Managing Director’ of Reynaud Les Halles Ltd.
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.
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.
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.
Veranda Pointe aux Biches
Vikram started his career in June 1997 with Beachcomber as ‘Assistant Beverage Manager & Management Trainee’ at Le Shandrani Resort & Spa and was appointed as ‘Beverage & Room Service Manager’ at Sainte Anne Resort & Spa in Seychelles in June 2022. He has also worked within the group as he joined Heritage Resorts in March 2010 as ‘F&B Director’ and was responsible for the F&B operations of Heritage The Villas, Heritage C Beach Club and Heritage Le Chateau, and was appointed as ‘Executive Assistant Manager ico F&B’ in June 2014, where he was also in charge of the F&B operations of Heritage Le Telfair till May 2017. Since April 2019, Vikram occupies the post of ‘Resident Manager’ at The Ravenala Attitude.
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.
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.
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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