Board of Directors
Mr Chian Tat (also called Tommy) Ah Teck
Tommy Ah Teck holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Engineering from the University of Westminster and an M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology. He worked as a Trainee Accountant with Griffin & Partners, Chartered Accountants in London, UK. He has also attended several executive management programmes at NUS – Stanford University and INSEAD.
He occupied the post of Managing Director of Gamma Civic Ltd from 1987 to January 2011 and was appointed Group CEO in February 2011. In July 2015, he was no longer an Executive Director, and remained as a member of the Board in a Non-Executive capacity. He also chairs the Gamma Foundation.
In April 2020, he has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Company.
Directorship in listed companies: Four (Gamma Civic Ltd, Morning Light Co. Ltd, Lottotech Ltd and Kolos Cement Ltd).
Mr Allagapen Veeramootoo (also called Moorghen)
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 Luck (also called Patrice) Ah Teck
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
Ms Kavita Kumari Achameesing
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.
Mr Jean Claude Lam Hung
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
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. Goolabchund Goburdhun
Mr. Goburdhun is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a M.S.c in Finance from University of Mauritius. He has extensive experience in the field of accounting and finance. He is registered with the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA) as ‘Professional Accountant.’
Mr G. Goburdhun is currently the Managing Director of The State Investment Corporation Limited (SIC) and holds directorship on various SIC Investee Companies, including Air Mauritius Ltd, Lottotech Ltd and Casino Companies. In the past, he was in public practice as a Chartered Certified Accountant providing services relating to Accounting, Auditing, Management, Tax Consultancy and Corporate Secretarial Services. He also held Chairmanship on various Government-related companies/institutions such as MauBank Holdings Ltd, MPCB (now MauBank Ltd), National Pensions Board and Responsible Gambling and Capacity Building of the Gambling Regulatory Authority.
Mr Paul Halpin
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.
Mr Jason Ah Teck
Jason Ah Teck holds a Bachelor of Materials Engineering from Imperial college London and a Masters in Management from London school of Economics. Prior to joining Gamma Civic Ltd in 2019, he worked as a strategy consultant at KPMG’s Global Strategy Group in London, where he focused primarily on driving sustainable growth initiatives and data analytics empowered decision-making.
Directorship in listed companies: Gamma Civic Ltd, Lottotech Ltd, Morning Light Co Ltd and Kolos Cement Ltd.
Role of Directors
Role and the function of Chairman
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.
Role of the company secretary