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Directors & Secretary

Name : Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford
Born in year : 1969
Title : Chairman of the Board/ Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed on : 26 November 2017
Qualification : BA (Hons) Spanish and Philosophy, University of Leeds
Committee : Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance.
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 run since 2013.

Name : Mr. Andrew Cohen (M.A., F.C.A)
Born in year : 1967
Title : CEO
Appointed on : 8 May 2017
Qualification : Qualified Chartered Accountant (England & Wales), Cambridge University graduate (Law)
Committee : None
Professional Journey : Mr Cohen is a qualified Chartered Accountant (England & Wales) and a Law Graduate from the University of Cambridge. He started his career with Deloitte in London. Subsequently, he joined Courts’ International Retail Group, where he served as a Director. He joined Mammouth Trading Co Ltd in March 2016 and was appointed as Chief Operations Officer in 2017 where he was responsible for furniture buying, Human Resources, store refurbishments, E-commerce, and other Innovation projects. Currently, Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Name : Mr. Gavin Mark Kaye
Born in year : 1963
Title : CFO
Appointed on : 28 April 2021
Qualification : Qualified Chartered Accountant (England & Wales), Cambridge University graduate (Law)
Committee : None
Professional Journey : Gavin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc degree in Mathematics from the UK. He has more than 30 years of working experience in the accounting/finance field and has occupied positions as Chief Executive and Group Finance Director in both publicly listed and private companies in the UK, as well as running his own corporate finance business in London, before moving to Mauritius in 2016. After a period of consulting for the company, Gavin has joined Mammouth Trading Co Ltd as Chief Financial Officer.

Name : Mr. Richard William Tebbutt Coe
Born in year : 1947
Title : Non-Executive Director
Appointed on : 26 November 2017
Qualification : MSc. (Oxford & HEC) Coaching and Consulting for Change Committee : None.
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.

Name : Mr. Prakash Ashok Sonah
Born in year : 1966
Title : Non-Executive Director
Appointed on : 17 June 2015
Qualification : Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
Committee : None
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.

Name : Mrs.Kalindee Ramdhonee
Born in year :
Title : Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed on : 23 August 2019
Qualification :
Committee : Chairperson of the Audit & Risk and of the Nomination, Remuneration & Corporate Governance Committees.
Professional Journey : : Highly accomplished Finance Professional, Mrs Ramdhonee has over 20 years of experience in finance and operations management within world class local and international business environments in sectors such as Technologies, Telecommunications, Mining, Construction, Financial and Property Development. She has proven competences in accounting and finance extending to IT, HR, business development and general management functions.
She has occupied senior management positions for decades and largely contributed in establishing and grooming business excellence in local groups such as Harel Mallac, Currimjee Jeewanjee as well as international groups namely African Alliance, Canal + and BIA Group in Belgium and across Africa. Mrs Ramdhonee is currently the Managing Director of Karics Partners Ltd engaged in financial services and BPO sectors.

Company Secretary

Name : Miss Karishma Choytun
Born in year : 1993
Title : Company Secretary
Appointed on : 23 September 2019
Qualifications : LLB (Hons), LLM (International Business Law), Called to the Bar of England and Wales(Middle Temple), Called to the Mauritian Bar.
Professional journey : A highly motivated and efficient barrister-at-law. A critical thinker with public speaking, communication, leadership, legal as well as analytical skills. Current holder of a Master of Law degree in International Business Law and called to the Bar of England and Wales on the 8th March 2018 at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple. She has been called to the Mauritian Bar in 2019.

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.


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


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

  • Mrs. Kalindee Ramdhonee
  • Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford

The NRCGC is governed is made up of the following Members:

  • Mr. Alexander Winston Lynford
  • Mrs. Kalindee Ramdhonee