Meet The board
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Kruger joined the Board on formation in 2007 and became the Chief Executive Officer in 2011, having previously managed a successful commercial property development company in South Africa. Mr. Kruger is responsible for the negotiations of the Group business partners in Africa and they are involved in negotiations with government and mining houses in Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, South Africa and Malawi. He has more than 13 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and has concluded numerous projects in Africa, as well as the reasoned commissioning of two solar plants in Namibia. Mr. Kruger is responsible for the setup of a company called SAFEPOD (Pty) Limited, during the Covid-19 pandemic period, to supply field hospitals with renewable energy power supply.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Antonie is an admitted attorney. He joined the Board on formation of SACES in 2007 as an Executive Director. In 1973, he joined Barclays National Merchant Bank where he became senior general manager, responsible for mergers, acquisitions, listings, bank syndicated positions and project financing. Mr. Antonie became a director of Hill Samuel SA in 1986 and he was responsible for the Corporate Finance Department. He formed The Janus Corporation as a shareholder and director in 1987 and between 1996 and 1998, as part of a joint venture, he was a director of SG Corporate Finance (SA) (Pty) Limited. Mr. Antonie has extensive experience in the financial field and heads up the ACES Renewables finance team.
Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Siew was president of the International Union of Architects and Secretary General of the African Union of Architects. He is an avid world traveller, having experienced over 500 cities across 105 countries, mostly in Africa. For his contributions to the Architectural and Urban world, Mr. Siew was awarded several honorary membership and fellowships and elevated to the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean by the Government of Mauritius. He also elevated to the ranks of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, and de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic.
Mr. Siew has been a Board Director of Futures Cities UK, the chairperson of State Land Development Company (Smart Mauritius) and the chairperson of Construction Industry Board. He is currently the chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat. Mr Siew advocates for sustainable approaches towards urbanism aimed to socially and economically regenerate urban fabrics.
Mrs. Bissonauth joined the Corporate Services Department of Intercontinental Trust Limited (“ITL”) in 2006 and she is currently a Senior Manager in the Listing Department. She completed her MBA in Innovation and Leadership with distinction, from the University of Mauritius in partnership Ducere Business School and is presently an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Prior to her appointment as manager in the Listing Department, she headed various teams in the Corporate Services Department for nearly 10 years and is currently overseeing companies that are listed on the SEM, NSX, JSE and LSE. She has been overseeing the operations division such as incorporation of companies, advising on company structures, regulatory matters and corporate administration of global business companies, both under the private and public structures in the global business sector and the domestic sector.
Additionally, Mrs. Bissonauth sits as director on the boards of several global business companies that are under the administration of ITL, as well as boards of Listed Companies and Special Licensed Companies by the FSC.
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Mrs. Nakey-Kurnauth joined ITL in 2008 and is currently manager in the Listing Department. She has been overseeing the operations of the listing team and advises clients on incorporation of companies, compliance with ongoing obligations in relation to regulatory matters and she is the direct point of contact for clients. Mrs. Nakey-Kurnauth has also worked in the Fund administration department for five years where she has gained extensive experience by administering fund structures. She has advised clients on the fund structures, reviewed fund documents and was also involved in fund accounting. Over the years, Mrs. Nakey-Kurnauth has gained experience in managing people and servicing clients.
Mrs. Nakey-Kurnauth has attended several seminars, conferences and workshops in relation to leadership, presentation skills, company secretarial matters and compliance with ongoing SEM obligations.
Mrs Nakey-Kurnauth has graduated from the University of Mauritius with a Bsc (Hons) in Finance with Law and she is currently taking the final papers for the ACCA.
Independent Non-Executive Director
For the last 30 years, Mr. King has been working as a Senior Manager and Advisor internationally in Kenya, USA, China and UK on Projects, Finance, Administration, Strategic Planning and Organisational Development. Mr. King has worked at Deloitte, London and as a consultant to listed companies on Strategy and Finance at the London Business School. Mr. King has been the Deputy Representative at UNDP China Office and was a Senior Advisor at UNDP New York. From 2003-2012, Mr. King was Director of Programme Support at UN- Habitat, Nairobi. He is currently an Independent Board Member at Jubilee Insurance (Mauritius), Director of Antela Consulting, President of the Chinese Business Chamber, Vice-president of We-Recycle and President of ‘conseil syndical’, Le Bout du Monde. He is also currently a member of the Audit Committee Forum of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD).