Board of Directors
A Chartered Accountant of England and Wales, Jérôme joined the CIEL Group in 1993 as Project Financier. He became Head of Finance in 2000 where he effectively leads the Corporate Finance and Treasury team of the Group. Jérôme has been a Director in the financial services division of the Group since 1998.
A Chartered Accountant of England and Wales, Thierry worked in investment banking in London and Mauritius. He later joined Blakeney Management, a London-based investment boutique, focusing on public and private equity in Africa and the Middle East. Thierry returned to Mauritius in 2003 to join the CIEL Group. He is the Chief Investment Officer of CIEL Capital since 2005.
Mr. Juan Carlos is currently engaged as the Head of Risk Management Compliance and Control with Ciel Finance Limited.
In his previous role he was a seasoned banker and Risk-management expert with more than 40 years’ experience within the Societe Generale Group. He has occupied various roles as Head of Internal Audit, Deputy Head Trade Finance Department and as Head of Risk Division with Société Générale in Romania, Croatia, Argentina and Russian Federation. He was a Board member in Argentina, Executive member in Romania and Croatia and also sits as Management Board member in Russian Federation.
Mr. Albizzati holds an Academic Diploma in Finance and Administration from Buenos Aires University, Argentina and has undertaken different post-graduation studies in Economy, Finance, Accounting, Risk, Operational, Market Risk Activities, Recovery, Legal, within SG Group, in Private and State Schools”.
Samila graduated in commerce from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1998. A Member of the ACCA since 2002, she has worked for International Financial Services Limited, one of the largest offshore management companies in Mauritius, for six years, before joining CIEL Investment in 2005.She is currently the Senior Investment Executive of CIEL Capital.
Kate M. Li is a Barrister-at-law, and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (UK) and of the Mauritius Bar. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College, USA, and also attended the Beijing Normal University in China for a summer programme in Mandarin.
Kate is currently the Corporate and Legal Affairs Officer at Alteo Limited, where she advises the listed company on a range of legal matters.
Prior to joining Alteo Limited in August 2015, Kate practised in the area of company and financial services law at Appleby, a global offshore law firm where she has gained more than 7 years’ experience of working on cross-border transactions including general corporate and commercial law matters. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association (Mauritius).
Marc-Emmanuel Vives has joined CIEL Finance Limited as CEO in September 2014, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience at Société Générale.
After initial steps within the General Inspection department of the Group, he spent the next 18 years of his career in various assignments in emerging countries. He was first posted in Argentina as Commercial Director, then Chairman & CEO of Société Générale and later moved to Russia, where he was the CEO of Bank Société Générale Vostok, before becoming First Deputy Chairman of Rosbank.
He finally moved to India as Country manager. Marc Emmanuel holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Business School France as well as a degree in History from Sorbonne University, Paris.