Indeenarain Road, Saint Francois, Cap Malheureux. MAURITIUS
+230 2835983 (H), +230 59065039 (M), +971 507580852 (UAE). [email protected]
§ Marital status: Married – (No Children)
§ Nationality: Mauritian
§ Travelling Alone
2002 Pacific University –BBA – Major in Hotel & Catering Management – First Class Award
2007 Pacific University –MBA – Major in Hospitality Management
2016 – Graduate Diploma Level 4 in Forensic Accounting – Brentwood College – Leicester United Kingdom (Qualification under Process)
2014 Project Management Professional Expert – GIOPM – UAE – Abu Dhabi – Post Graduate
Certification Program University of Columbia USA
2011 High Impact Leadership Course – Tadreeb for Human Capital – UAE Dubai
2011 Certified Six Sigma – Green Belt – QIMPRO College India – Program Indiana USA
2010 Nebosh – Kingdom of Bahrain – Environmental Management Level 6
2008 Royal Society for Public Health – UK Award Healthcare Environment Management
2007 Royal Institute of Public Health – UK Award Food & Hygiene
2001 Export Processing Zones Authority. Certificate in Quality Management
1995 Alliance Française, Mauritius. Certificate in Marketing – “Action Commerciale”
1994 St John’s Ambulance. First Aid Certification
1994 Mauritius Meat Authority. Certificate in Butchery
1994 Alliance Francaise, Mauritius. Certificate in Public Relations
1993 Hotel Training Centre, Mauritius. Certificate in Bar and Restaurant Services
1992 Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Delhi (via Industrial & Vocational Training Board, Mauritius. Certificate in Food & Beverage Management
1991 College of Professional Management, UK. Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations
1990 Lycée Rabelais Lyon France (through Industrial & Vocational Training Board, Mauritius). Certificate in Kitchen and Food Preparation
1990 Business & Accounting Training Institute. Certificate in Accounting and Costing
June 2013 – Up to Date – Solmed Alliance International – Valencia Spain
Area Manager for Middle East & Northern Africa (MENA) Region – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Business Development Policies and Execution for the Region
Contracts Compliances and Financial Monitoring
Quarterly Reports & Feedback to BoD’s – Operations Activities – Financial Review of Budgeted and Actual Figures – New Projects Development in Pipelines – Marketing & Commercial Activities – Brand Building & External Communication Strategy
CSR & ESG Implementation across all operations
May 2012 – June 2013 – Solmed Alliance International – Valencia Spain
Country Manager – General Manager Tripoli Libya
Implementing Strategic Execution Plan and Policy of the Company towards The five business streams of 1/ Remote Site Management (Catering, Housekeeping, Laundering, and Procurement & Supplies. 2/ Healthcare Facility Management & Medical Waste Services. 3/ Environmental Management & Services. 4/ Integrated Facility Management. 5/ Learning & Training Development Centre.
January 2010 – March 2012 – BMMI – Global Sourcing & Supply – Kingdom of Bahrain (www.bmmigroup.com)
Country Manager – General Manager Khartoum Sudan
Implementing Strategic Execution Plan and Policy of the Company towards Total Quality Management and Market Positioning.
Executing and adapting the 3 years Business Plan 2013 and assuring that Business Objectives are achieved.
Formulating Policies and Procedures Manuals in regards to Financial Management, HRM, Training & Development and Business Development.
Implementing the Authority Matrix of Management Responsibilities and Directing Customers Satisfaction Tracking as well as Employees Satisfaction Tracking.
Formulating an area market intelligence to maximize market development in the region and other countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti
Ensure that sound internal control and financial management are implemented throughout the company.
Overlooking the current business streams – Remote Site Management (Catering & Associated Camp Services), Facility Management (BMS – Janitorial & Cleaning), Concession Catering for UNMIS.
March 2008 – January 2010 – ADEN SERVICES (www.adenservices.com)
Operations and Logistics Manager Shanghai China
Overlooking the whole Operations of contracted Clients such as Anvil Mining, First Quantum Mining, DCP / KOL Mining, COMISA Mining, SMK mining in providing to them Full Camp Management, Food Services and Facilities Management as well as Procurement Facilities. The Aden Operations teams are made up of 150 employees touching all Hierarchy Controlling Command.
Overlooking the Logistics System and Network that have been put in Place to ensure smooth running of our Operations. Importing Food Stuffs from all over the world and running inland transportation facilities to support availability of products on time.
Ensure the role of the Country Manager when he is absent or on leave.
Involving in Cost Controlling, Maximizing Revenue and Market Development for Expansion and Further Growth of the Company.
Transfer to Shanghai Office in the Remote Site Division – Procurement / Logistics and Supplies Mission work and task force in countries such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Irak, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Egypt, Dubai, Angola, Congo Brazzaville, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, China, Rwanda, Uganda.
Jan 2006 – Jan 2008 White Sands Hotel & Beach Resort (White Sands Group of Hotels) Accra Ghana (www.whitesands.com )
Manager in Charge Food & Beverages Department
§ Small Luxury Hotel of the world with 900 Beach Club Members & 20 Exclusive Chalets
§ Involved in opening the whole resort and the beach club, setting up the whole concept of 5 Food & Beverages Outlet’s. (Bars, Kitchen, Restaurants, Entertainment, Training Courseware’s).
§ Management of F&B Team of 170 persons
§ Cross Functional Professional – Interdepartmental Player – 4D Competencies Player (Six Sigma Implementation & Business Process Charting).
October 2005 – January 2006 Disney Cruise Lines Florida USA
Chef de Cuisine cum Trainer
§ 4 star plus luxury cruise ship with 2980 rooms
§ Involved in re-branding the whole concept of Food Outlet’s
§ Management of kitchen team of 100 persons overlooking the production kitchen and Implementation of Training Charter & Associate Training Facilitator.
Jan 2003 – May 2005 Le Méridien Ile Maurice Mauritius
§ 4 star plus luxury resort with 198 rooms
§ Involved in re-branding to Le Méridien name
§ Responsible for overseeing work of 4 restaurants and 5 bars, plus conference and banqueting facilities with a capacity of 500 guests
§ Management of kitchen team of 88 persons
Oct 2001 – Jan 2005 HOCATEL Mauritius
§ Programme Officer responsible for reviewing courses conducted for 280 students in Kitchen, Bar and Restaurant
Nov 2002 – Jan 2003 Coco Palm Resort & Spa (Small Luxury Hotel of the World) Maldives
Consulting Executive Chef
§ Small luxury hotel of 98 exclusive villas
§ In charge of restructuring kitchen operation and team
§ Implemented Thai cuisine of 60 covers, coffee shop of 80 covers and main restaurant of 200 covers
Apr 2002 – Oct 2002 Radisson Plaza Beach Resort Mauritius
§ 4 star hotel with 198 rooms
§ Responsible for co-ordination of 4 restaurants
§ Management of kitchen team of 88 persons
Apr 1999 – Oct 2001 Plantation Hotel Mauritius
Food & Beverage Manager
§ 4 star hotel with 276 rooms
§ Recruited as Executive Sous Chef, then promoted to Executive Chef and then F&B Manager
§ Responsible for overseeing operations of 4 restaurants, 3 bars and 1 nightclub with Food and Beverage team of 196 persons
Aug 1997 – Apr 1999 The Residence Hotel – (Leading Hotel of The world) Mauritius
Executive Sous Chef
§ 5 star hotel with 171 rooms
§ Responsible for training and supervision of 50 staff
§ Departmental planning and set-up of 3 restaurants and 1 bar prior to opening
Sep 1996 – Feb 1997 Blue Lagoon Hotel Mauritius
Chef de Cuisine c/o Food & Beverages Manager
§ 3 star resort hotel with 100 rooms
§ Supervision of 40 staff
§ Planning, co-ordinating and controlling Food & Beverage department
Dec 1995 – Aug 1996 Desroches Island Lodge Seychelles
Chef de Cuisine
§ 50 room luxury resort (Small Luxury Hotel of the World)
§ Supervision of 40 staffs
§ Preparation of all menus, stock control and planning of Food and Beverage concept
Additional Professional Activities
Certified Trainer of the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) – trainer in Kitchen Operations, Food & Beverages Operations, Hotel and Catering Management, Public Health & Safety USPH (USA).
· Member of the South African Chef Association
· Member of the HCIMA
· Board Member of the Training Advisory Committee of the MQA (Mauritius Qualification Authority)
· Master Craftsman of Guilds of Chefs – United Kingdom
· Professional Member and Expert of SAFMA (South African Facility Management Association)
Completed during my studies, including:
§ Sofitel Hotel (Group ACCOR) in Paris, France
§ Restaurant “Jean de la Queue” with Chef Patrick Marchand Nantes France
§ Ecole Supérieure de Cuisine Française Paris France
§ Lycée Hôtelier Plateau Cailleaux – Saint Paul – Ile de la Réunion
§ Arabella Sheraton, Cape Town, South Africa – Re-branded to Westin Hotels
§ Sheraton Tower, Singapore – Re-branded to The Residence Singapore
§ Holiday Inn – JFK Airport New York – managed by Field Hotel Associates
Fluent English and French
Interests and Activities
Open Water Diver (PADI)
Pleasure Craft Skipper
· Merit Certificate for “La Nuit des Chefs” – The Residence, Mauritius in collaboration with the Mauritius Tourism & Promotion Authority
· Gold Medal – Chef of the Year (Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority) – The Residence Team
· Best Long Haul Event Hotel Le Meridien – Ile Maurice – awarded by BI (Be Inspired United Kingdom) – year 2004
· Best Value Supplier Hotel Le Meridien – Ile Maurice – awarded by BI (Be Inspired United Kingdom) – year 2004
· Corporate Safety & Social Responsibilities – Disney Hospitality & Tourism Academy Florida Miami. (Modular Courses) and USPH
· 4D Competencies (Drive, Decisions, Development, Delegation) – Business Process Charting – Six Sigma Statistical Thinker – The Coca-Cola Company – International Marketing Office Orlando Miami
· Crowd Management – Bahamas Maritime Authority – NASSA BAHAMAS (Modular Courses)
· Quality Certification – ISO 9001 – South African Bureau of Standards
· Microsoft Office – Words – Excel- Power Point – Access
· Microsoft Fidelio
· Tropical Software for Hotel Management
· Holder of an Oversees Citizen of India Passport