What Matters to Me
I grew up from very humble beginnings surrounded by great parents
who taught me the most profound values of life
and whilst constantly encouraging me to strive for what I wanted,
also taught me to be content with the present.
The value of family and friendship is central
to my life. As a multi-hatted role player,
both at a personal level and as a professional
including as an entrepreneur,
I value and strive to understand the complex
ecosystem through which we operate everyday,
through rise and fall, challenge and joy.
My new year's resolution
is to use social media more.
I am still old school and prefer paper to read!
I really enjoy the human connection socialising with people and absolutely love travelling to keep discovering the world.
I am close to my family and am mesmerised at watching my two kids grow up everyday. I am totally in awe with my two labs and enjoy morning walks. I am passionate about Mauritius and never lose a chance to take the country forward in my own little way. I am an optimist and believe in embracing change with the right positive mindset change.
After many years
spent in the corporate world, I embraced coaching as a second career,
after realising I was already doing it for many years albeit artisanally!
So I decided that this is what I really wanted to do and embarked on a journey
to acquire the skills and know-how required to becoming a professional coach.
Coaching and supporting people to achieve their goals
gives me a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction.
I help my clients optimise their potential and achieve their set goals
using my own developed coaching model CIGARE.
I adhere to international best practices in coaching
and ethical norms and standards of the industry.
I am a member of COMENSA and ICF.
I am an entrepreneur, a trainer and an executive coach,
and currently the CEO of The Concreate Agency, a leading full service
marketing communications agency in Mauritius
handling several prominent leading local and multinational brands.
My passion for people and training led me to set up
The Corporate Leadership Centre, a training institution which aspires
to play a prominent role in the field of training in the Indian Ocean region and East Africa.
As an executive coach, I offer coaching through my coaching practice,
With considerable international exposure during my 20 year career,
I have been part of the senior leadership teams of various organisations
including as Head of Marketing & Communications, State Bank of Mauritius
and as Head of Corporate Affairs & Marketing, Barclays Bank Mauritius
including a secondment to Barclays Dubai HQ.
Information Communication and Technology Authority (ICTA)
University of Mauritius Trust Mauritius International Business School
State Bank of Mauritius Education Fund and
State Bank of Mauritius Staff Children Education Fund
Royal College Curepipe Alumni
Rotary Club of Phoenix
The Mauritius Gymkhana Club
I grew up in Mauritius and studied at the Royal College Curepipe.
I hold a BSc from Hindu College, Delhi University, a Masters in International Business from Symbiosis Institute of International Business, an MSc in Marketing Management and an MBA Financial Management from the University of Mauritius as well as an MPhil in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Successfully completed the Doctoral Research Training Programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and hold an MPhil in Management Coaching from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
I am a member of Golden Key International Honour Society whose membership is by invitation only
to recognise and reward high achieving students in the top 15% of their fields of study.
I have always been passionate about helping the needy and less fortunate
and serve the community at large.
This led me to join the service organization Rotary International since 2000. I have since held all offices
at Rotary Club level and have served twice as President - Rotary Club of Phoenix in the years
2011-12 & 2015- 16 respectively. The Club received Gold Presidential Citation in both years.
I have also served as Assistant District Governor 9220 in the year 2016-17 and as
District Officer Community Service, District 9220, for the year 2018/19.
I am currently Co-Vice President - Rotary Leadership Institute (Francophone Division),
and serving as District Officer Vocational Service, District 9220.