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Gérard Garrioch

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Director (amalgamated company):

November 2004

Qualifications:

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (First class), MBA (Distinction) 

Gérard Garrioch is the Executive Chairman and one of the owners of the Cernol Group of Companies, a specialty chemicals Group based in Petite Rivière, Mauritius.


He has been President of the Association of Mauritian Manufacturers (2001, 2002), President of the Mauritius Employers Federation (2004, 2005), Chairman of the Joint Economic Council from 2008 to 2009, member of the National Economic and Social Council (two years) and a member of the Human Resources Development Council. Gérard Garrioch started his career with the Harel Frères Group (now Terra) in 1978 working in the alcohol distillation company as production manager then as a Manager. He then left to manage Cernol Chemicals Ltd in 1981 and became one of the owners after a management buyout in 2005.


Gérard Garrioch acquired a considerable experience in the marketing and manufacturing sectors as well as export to the Region, Cernol having companies in those sectors in Mauritius and Madagascar. Gérard Garrioch is also non-executive Chairman of Cie de Beau Vallon Ltée, a Group which has interests in Agriculture (Sugar), Tourism and Property Development. He also chairs the two main subsidiaries of the Beau Vallon Group which are listed companies on the DEM market of the Mauritius Stock Exchange: Union SE (Sugar production) and Southern Cross Tourist Co Ltd (which owns and operates two hotels in Mauritius: Le Preskil and Solana Beach). Gérard Garrioch was awarded an OSK by the President of the Republic of Mauritius for his contribution to the business community. 

Directorship in listed companies:

Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited

The Union Sugar Estates Co. Ltd