Share Price: Rs 8.80

Sat 21st September 2019



Mr Chian Yew Ah Teck (also called Carl Ah Teck)

Executive Chairman

Carl holds a first class degree in Civil Engineering from Lancaster University and an MPhil. degree in Soil Mechanics from the University of Cambridge. After university, he joined consulting firm Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners in Mauritius. He is a registered professional engineer. He has also attended several executive management programs at NUS/Stanford University, London Business School and INSEAD.

After 5 years with Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners, where he held various positions in both the design office and on site for major projects, he founded Gamma Construction Ltd in 1987 which was subsequently reorganized and called Gamma-Civic Ltd. From 1987 to 2011, he was the Chief Executive of the Gamma Group before becoming the Executive Chairman of Gamma-Civic Ltd in February 2011. During this time, Carl has also been a director and the Chairman of companies in the Gamma Group.

Other directorships of listed companies – Gamma-Civic Ltd, Morning Light Co. Ltd
Business address – Royal Road, Chapman Hill, Beau Bassin, Mauritius
Nationality – Mauritian
Date of appointment – 8 April 2008

Mr Allagapen Veeramootoo (also called Moorghen)

Managing Director/Executive Director

Moorghen holds a Master degree in Marketing and a BSc, Engineering, European Studies & Technology from Coventry University in the UK. He is also a holder of a Diplome Universitaire en Technologie(DUT) from the Institut Universitaire de Technologie of Avignon in France. Moreover, Moorghen is an Insead Alumni and has attended a number of other Executive programs, including one at the National University of Singapore.
He has previously occupied the post of Marketing and Sales Manager and Business Unit Manager at Gamma from 2004 to 2009. He has also worked as Marketing Manager at Happy World Foods Ltd (now Innodis Ltd) from 1999 to 2004 and Cread & Co. Ltd in 1999. He joined Lottotech in 2009 and has occupied the post of Deputy General Manager/COO and presently holds the post of Managing Director/Executive Director.

Mr Chian Tat (also called Tommy) Ah Teck

Non-Executive Director

Tommy holds a BSc (Hons) Engineering from University of Westminster and an MPhil in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology. He worked as a Trainee Accountant with Griffin & Partners, Chartered Accountants in London, UK. He occupied the post of Managing Director of Gamma from 1987 to January 2011. He was appointed as CEO of Gamma as from February 2011.

Other directorships of listed companies – Gamma-Civic Ltd, Morning Light Co. Ltd
Business address – Royal Road, Chapman Hill, Beau Bassin, Mauritius
Nationality – Mauritian
Date of appointment – 11 April 2008

Mr Chian Luck (also called Patrice) Ah Teck

Non-Executive Director

Patrice holds a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from South Bank University. He worked as a Trainee Accountant with Nunn, Crick and Bussell in the UK, and in 1993 he joined the Gamma Group as Sales and Marketing Manager. He was appointed Sales and Marketing Director in 2000 and since 2011 he has occupied the post of Deputy Managing Director.

Other directorships of listed companies – Gamma-Civic Ltd, Morning Light Co. Ltd
Business address – Royal Road, Chapman Hill, Beau Bassin, Mauritius
Nationality – Mauritian
Date of appointment – 11 April 2008

Ms Kavita Kumari Achameesing

Non-Executive Director

Miss Kavita Kumari Achameesing (also known as Jyoti Achameesing) holds an MSc in Investment Promotion & Economic Development from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, since 2013, after having completed her BA (Hons) Financial Services in 2003. She also holds a Diploma in Management and Marketing from the UK Institute of Commercial Management. Miss Achameesing is currently the Senior Administrative Finance Officer (SAFO) at the SIC.

Mrs Michelle J. Carinci

Managing Director/Executive Director

Since she was appointed as CEO of Lottotech in 2012, Michelle offered both over 38 years of international management as well as technical expertise in the gaming industry. Michelle previously held a number of leadership positions in Canada.

After 10 years as President and CEO of Atlantic Lottery, Michelle joined the Lottotech team. Michelle Carinci was recognised among Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs for four years. In 2006, she has even entered Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. Her leadership and excellence driven approach has earned Atlantic Lottery recognition three times as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Active member of World Lottery Association, she chaired the WLA’s Corporate Responsibility Committee and designed the framework for responsible gaming. Favouring implementation of rigorous measures, the framework has been adopted by lottery operators spread over 140 countries in order to ensure a safe playing environment.

Business Address – HSBC Centre, 18 Cybercity, Ebene 72201, Mauritius
Nationality – Canadian
Date of appointment – 7 August 2014

Mr Jean Claude Lam Hung

Non-Executive Director

Jean Claude is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was awarded the Edward Billington Scholarship to read for a BA (Hons) Business Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. He graduated with a first class honours degree. From 1998 to 2009, he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young (London) before assuming senior manager and director roles at Deloitte (London) and BDO (London) respectively. In November 2009, he became a partner at Mazars LLP (London). From August 2012 to Oct 2015 he was the Group CFO
of Gamma-Civic Ltd and he is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CG Re (Africa) Ltd, an insurance broker company. In January 2017, Jean Claude joined the Board of Directors of Gamma-Civic Ltd as Non-Executive Director.
Directorship in listed companies: Gamma-Civic Ltd.

Mrs Sui Lien (also called Marie Claire) Chong Ah Yan

Non-Executive Director

Marie Claire qualified in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Arts of the Université Jean Moulin-Lyon III, France. She further holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Natal, South Africa. Marie Claire was the head of human resources at Group level since 2000 and in 2012, she was subsequently appointed HR Director of Gamma Civic Ltd. She is one of the co-trustees of the Gamma Foundation, which is in charge of all CSR projects at Gamma Group level. She is a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors. In February 2015 Marie Claire has been awarded the FT NED Diploma (Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma). In May 2019, Marie Claire was appointed as a member of the Board in a Non-Executive capacity.

Directorship in listed companies: Director in Gamma Civic Ltd, Director in Morning Light Co Ltd and Director in Kolos Cement Ltd.

Mr Paul Halpin

Independent Director

Paul Halpin is a Chartered Accountant. He is a business services entrepreneur and a former Partner at PwC Johannesburg, London and Dublin. He is widely experienced in matters of corporate governance, board effectiveness and prudential supervision of companies in regulated and non-regulated industries across international borders and in the following sectors: Financial Services, ICT, Healthcare, Real Estate, Construction, Renewables and Heavy Manufacturing. In his capacity as non-executive director, he has chaired Audit and Risk Board Committees. He is now building a portfolio of non-executive directorships.

The Board is responsible for steering, monitoring and overseeing the business and activity of the Company in order to safeguard and enhance its total value and returns. It is the decision-making body for all matters which are of significance to the Company as a whole because of their strategic, financial and reputational implications and/or consequences, while ensuring that management strikes the right balance between delivering short and medium term objectives, and promoting long-term growth.

The Board has a key role in charting the strategic direction, development and control of the Company. The values and standards which are applicable to the Company emanate from the Board of Directors. The Board meets at least four times during any financial year and ad hoc meetings are called as and when the business of the Company requires same. The Chief Executive Officer is the principal representative of the Company’s business operations. She has a direct responsibility for business and operational decisions of the Company. The Chief Executive Officer has the general authority of the Board to manage the Company.

The Chairman of the Company presides over the meeting of Directors and Shareholders to ensure the smooth functioning of the Board and also to ensure that the Board carries its responsibilities efficiently. The Chairman provides leadership and establishes guiding principles for the Board.

The Chairman ensures that resolutions of the Board are promptly executed and implemented by Management. The Chairman acts for and on behalf of the Board and leads the Board of Directors. The Chairman has been appointed in April 2008 and will hold office until decided otherwise by the Board and the Shareholders.

The Chairman’s office with the assistance of the Company Secretary is in charge of the task of ensuring that proper induction is given to any new Directors appointed to the Board. The Company has an induction pack which contains all corporate governance documents. Newly appointed would be given a formal letter of appointment which clearly describes responsibility and fiduciary duties of the Director. Further all directors are aware that their position as a Director of the Company carries with it significant personal liability and are encouraged to contact the Chairman for any relevant education and development they may wish to take. The draft Board Charter clearly defines the statutory responsibilities of all categories of Directors on the Board.

The Company Secretary is accountable to the Board through the Chairman for the duties and responsibilities as defined in the Companies Act 2001, as well as for the Group corporate governance processes. For the period under review Gamma Corporate Services Ltd is the Company Secretary for the Company. Gamma Corporate Services Ltd is fully qualified as per the requirements of the Companies Act 2001. In addition to its duties and responsibilities as provided under the law, the Company Secretary assists the Chairman in ensuring that sound governance practices permeate throughout Gamma-Civic Ltd and the Group companies. Further the Company Secretary acts as the Compliance Officer for corporate governance principles, regulatory and statutory requirements.