Board of directors

Board of directors

Find out more about the people who make up our Board of Directors, including their qualifications and career experience.

MR. P P. ARNAUD MAYER
Founder Chairman
Born in 1974 in Mauritius, Mr.Arnaud MAYER holds a diploma in Business Management from France. He is the solefounder-owner and Chief Executive Officer of the EVACO Group. At the age of 22he returned to Mauritius and for two years worked in different local companiesbefore creating his first company.

His entrepreneurial passionearned him mixed fortunes, mostly successful, interspersed with a few setbackstoo, but it was these invaluable experiences that helped him to eventuallyfulfil his professional ambitions. In 2008 he was recognised as one of the bestentrepreneurs of the year. He is also the President of the Mauritius RealEstate Association (REAM).
Mr. Arnaud Mayer is the Executive Chairman of the Evaco Group. After his postgraduate studies in France, he came back to Mauritius in 1996 with a Degree in Business Management. He shared his knowledge and insight with local industries, and created various companies operating in several business fields. In 2001, Mr. Mayer started working in the real estate sector and founded the Evaco Group. He was ranked among the top entrepreneurs of Mauritius in 2008. He was the president of the Real Estate Association Mauritius (R.E.A.M) from 2015 to 2018.

In 2017, Mr Mayer was honoured to receive the title of Honorary Citizenship in recognition of his contribution to the economic and social development of the northern regions of Mauritius.
MR ALEXANDRE GOUREL de SAINT PERN
Chief Executive Officer
Born in 1976, Mr Alexandre GOUREL DE SAINT PERN, CPN, holds a postgraduate degree in Marketing & Management. Alexandre started his career in 1996 at Cernol Chemicals Ltd. before joining an American multinational, Ecolab Inc., in 1999, where he last held the position of Export Director for Africa, based in Morocco until 2004.

In 2005 he joined the Harel Mallac Group, a diversified Mauritian conglomerate, as Group Head of Business Development and was appointed General Manager of Harel Mallac International Ltd. that same year. Alexandre joined the EVACO Group as from the 1st of June 2018 as Group Chief Operations Officer.
Mr Alexandre Gourel de Saint Pern joined the Evaco Group in 2018 as Group Chief Operating Officer before becoming the Chief Executive Officer. He holds a degree in Business Management and a post-graduate degree in Marketing & Management. Mr Gourel de Saint Pern started his career in 1996 at Cernol Chemicals Ltd before joining an American multinational in 1999, where he last held the position of Export Director for Africa.

From 2005 to 2017, Mr Gourel de Saint Pern held leading positions in top listed companies such as Harel Mallac International Ltd, PCS Ltd and Forges Tardieu Ltd.
MRS. KAREN F. ANGUS
Executive Director
Mrs. Karen ANGUS joined EVACO Group in 2008 as Group Sales and Marketing Director. She holds a Masters’ degree from an International Business School (IGS group) in Commerce and Marketing.

With fifteen years in sales, she has a solid experience in planning all the sales activities and increasing the revenue for each project. She has a strong built-up relation with customers and succeeds to target her sales goals, coming-up with strategies to generate quality new business.
Born in 1981 in France, Mrs. Karen ANGUS joined EVACO Group in 2008 as Group Sales and Marketing Director. She holds a Masters’ degree in Sales and Marketing Management from IGS Business School. Prior to her appointment at the Evaco Group, she held leadership positions in international companies operating in various business sectors.

As an accomplished and successful professional with more than 17 years of experience, Mrs Karen Angus has contributed hugely to the strategic growth of the Evaco Group, from a family business to a fast-growing international company.
Fabrice Lincoln
Executive Director
Mr. Jean-Marc LAGESSE holds a Bachelor in Hospitality Management from GLION Institute of Higher Education of Switzerland.

He started his career in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and has worked for 30 years at New Mauritius Hotels Ltd as the Hotel Director of two 5 star hotels namely; Paradis Hotel & Golf Club and Dinarobin Hotel. Over the years, he has acquired significant experience and has shown outstanding interpersonal, management and leadership skills.
Born in 1976, Mr. Fabrice Lincoln has more than 12 years of professional legal experience. He has practiced at DLA Piper, the world’s largest international law firm, and Maddocks, a leading Australian law firm.  His practice has focused on real estate development, commercial law and intellectual property.

Fabrice joined the Evaco Group in 2018 as Group Head of Legal.  He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.
Mr Philippe DE BRAGARD HARDY
Independent Director
Mr. Philippe HARDY has a much diversified exposure to finance having held various roles spanning investment management, business development, corporate planning and transaction advisory.

Philippe holds an Honours degree in Mathematics and Financial Management and is an Associate of the Royal College of Science of London through the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine. He acts as Director on several public and private companies, chairing audit committees in various instances.
Born in 1972 in UK, Mr. Philippe HARDY has a much-diversified exposure to finance having held various roles spanning investment management, business development, corporate planning and transaction advisory.

Philippe holds an Honours degree in Mathematics and Financial Management and is an Associate of the Royal College of Science of London through the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine.
MR. JEAN-MARC D. LAGESSE
Executive Director
Mr. Jean-Marc LAGESSE holds a Bachelor in Hospitality Management from GLION Institute of Higher Education of Switzerland.

He started his career in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and has worked for 30 years at New Mauritius Hotels Ltd as the Hotel Director of two 5 star hotels namely; Paradis Hotel & Golf Club and Dinarobin Hotel. Over the years, he has acquired significant experience and has shown outstanding interpersonal, management and leadership skills.
Born in 1960, Mr. Jean-Marc LAGESSE holds a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from GLION Institute of Higher Education of Switzerland. He started his career in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

Mr. LAGESSE has an impressive and well-rounded 30-year record in the hospitality and leisure industry. Prior to joining the Evaco Group, he held leadership roles at the Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels. He occupied the post of General Manager for 30 years, leading two internationally reputed 5-star hotels: Le Paradis & Golf Club and Le Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa.
Antoinette Perrine
Company Secretary
Mr. Jean-Marc LAGESSE holds a Bachelor in Hospitality Management from GLION Institute of Higher Education of Switzerland.

He started his career in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and has worked for 30 years at New Mauritius Hotels Ltd as the Hotel Director of two 5 star hotels namely; Paradis Hotel & Golf Club and Dinarobin Hotel. Over the years, he has acquired significant experience and has shown outstanding interpersonal, management and leadership skills.
Born in 1975, Mrs. Antoinette Perrine joined the Evaco Group in December 2016. Antoinette is an ACCA member and studied for an Msc Finance at the University of Mauritius.

A seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience, she has acquired a solid knowledge on accounting, finance and business practices. She started her career as an external auditor and since then has evolved in the textile, gaming, hospitality and property development as financial controller and finance director.