The Board

Directors & Secretary



directors
Name: Mr. Bruce James Rodney Cohen (M.A., LL.M., F.C.A)
Born in year: 1939
Title:Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Appointed on:
17 June 2015
Qualification:Qualified Chartered Accountant (England & Wales), Cambridge University graduate (Economics and Law) and Cambridge University postgraduate (Company Law & International Law)
Committee: None
Professional Journey: CEO of Courts Plc International Retail Group for 25 years and Chairman of most of the company's international subsidiary companies.
Present directorships of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd:None.


directors
Name: Mr. David Alexander Webber Isaacs (O.S.K, C.S.K)
Born in year: 1951
Title: CEO
Appointed on: 17 June 2015
Qualification: Management Diploma in Business Studies (1971-1973) from the College for Distributive Trades, London
Committee: None
Professional Journey: Managing Director of Courts St Lucia from 1981 to 1984, Managing Director of Courts Mauritius from 1985 till 2010. In 2015, he led a consortium to take over Iframac Retail in Administration, (formerly Courts Mauritius Ltd). David became a Mauritian national in 1997 and was awarded the OSK in 2003 for contribution to the business sector and services to the community. He was also awarded the CSK in 2007 for further contribution and achievements in the commercial sector and society.
Present directorships of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd: None.


directors
Name: Mr. Ehsan Issop Fakim (FCA)
Born in year: 1956
Title: CFO
Appointed on: 17 June 2015
Qualification: Graduate in Economics and Accountancy from Loughborough University (1978) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Committee: Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Professional Journey: Trained with Coopers & Lybrand in Birmingham (1978-1981) and worked with Price Waterhouse in Francophone Africa (1982-1987) as Senior Manager. Ehsan joined Courts (Mauritius) Ltd in 1988 as Head of Finance and thereafter acted as Director and CFO until 2012.
Present directorships of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd: None.


directors
Name: Mr. Richard William Tebbutt Coe
Born in year: 1947
Title: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed on: 26 November 2017
Qualification: MSc. (Oxford & HEC) Coaching and Consulting for Change
Committee:Chairperson of Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Member of Corporate Governance and Audit & Risk Committees
Professional Journey: Retail career as Marketing and then Managing Director with Courts PLC which traded in 22 counties worldwide, serving in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, UK and Indonesia. After retiring from Courts had Consultancy in Appreciative Inquiry, The Management of Change and Mediation for Commercial Disputes.
Present directorships of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd: None.


directors
Name: Mr. Prakash Ashok Sonah
Born in year: 1966
Title: Executive Director
Appointed on: 17 June 2015
Qualification: Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
Committee: Member of Corporate Governance and Audit & Risk Committees.
Professional Journey: Mr. Sonah has been in public practice in the UK for 27 years and has been exposed to a number of business sectors from retail, manufacturing, service, asset management, hospitality, technology, transport, amongst others. He became a partner in the Practice he was working in in 2001 and has, over the years, acquired a wealth of experience dealing with a large number of high profile clients with respect to their business development, compliance and taxation needs so that they are in a position to meet all the challenges in their business environment.
Besides his practice, he was also a major shareholder and the finance director of a company operating in the healthcare sector. He joined the board of Courts Mammouth in August 2015 and has served as a Non-Executive director till 30th September 2017, before being appointed as Executive Director as from that date.
Present directorships of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd: None.

directors
Name: Mr. Andrew Cohen (M.A., F.C.A)
Born in year:1967
Title: Executive Director
Appointed on: 8 May 2017
Qualification:Qualified Chartered Accountant (England & Wales), Cambridge University graduate (Law)
Committee:Member of Corporate Governance committee
Professional Journey:Andrew trained with Deloitte in London, subsequently joining Courts International Retail Group, where he served as a Director. Currently he is responsible for furniture buying, H.R., store refurbishments, e-commerce and other innovation projects.
Present directorships of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd: None.


directors
Name: Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford
Born in year: 1969
Title: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed on: 26 November 2017
Qualification: BA (Hons) Spanish and Philosophy, University of Leeds
Committee: Member of Audit & Risk and Nomination & Remuneration Committees
Professional Journey: Overseas roles in South America, principally for the petrochemical industry and in Lithuania for the George Soros Foundation. Fifteen years in commercial and corporate banking in London. Established a consultancy and finance brokerage in London, which he has runsince 2013.
Present directorships of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd: None



Secretary

directors
Name: Mr Ahmad Nayaz Madarun
Born in year: 1981
Title: Company Secretary
Appointed on: 31 December 2016
Qualifications: FCCA, MSC Risk Management (UOM)
Professional journey: A Member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (“MIoD”)and a Strong administrative professional with numerous exposures at board and committee levels during his career. He is multi-skilled, with a demonstrated history of working in the Global Business, Automobile, Construction & Civil Engineering and Retail sectors.





Board Charter

The Group follows a unitary Board structure. It comprises of Executive, Non-Executive and Independent Directors who are selected for their relevant skills, knowledge and expertise.
The Board is guided by a charter which is assessed on an annual basis.





Board-committees

The Board has set up three Committees to assist in the effective performance of its duties. The Committees are each made up of a majority of Independent Directors.


AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE (“ARC”)

The ARC is governed by its charter and is made up of the following Members:

  • Mr. Richard William Tebbutt Coe
  • Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford
  • Mr. Prakash Ashok Sonah

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (“CGC)

The CGC is governed by its charter and is made up of the following Members:

  • Mr. Richard William Tebbutt Coe
  • Mr. Prakash Ashok Sonah
  • Mr. Andrew Jonathan Simon Cohen


NOMINATION & REMUNERATION COMMITTEE (“NRC”)

The NRC is governed by its charter and is made up of the following Members:

  • Mr. Richard William Tebbutt Coe 
  • Mr. Ehsan Issop Fakim
  • Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford