CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The management and supervisory structures at CEMENTIS is committed to setting the highest standards of corporate governance in all the countries where we have business operations and activities. Our approach ensures compliance.

 

Governance Body 

Corporate Governance practices

Management Board working methods 

Shareholdings of members of the Management Board

CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT

The supplier code of conduct – Download

INTEGRITY LINE

Integrity Report Line – Download

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

COLIN TAYLOR

CHAIRPERSON

Colin joined the Rogers Group in the Automotive Division in 1987. He was appointed Manager of the Taylor Smith Engineering Division in 1991 and was promoted to Managing Director three years later. He was appointed Executive Director of the Rogers Group Engineering Cluster in 1999 and has been CEO of Taylor Smith Group since 2004. 

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GAETAN AH KANG

DIRECTOR

Gaetan Ah Kang is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Gaetan spent the first six years of his career working in the UK in an audit firm. He returned to Mauritius in 1992 and joined De Chazal Du Mee in an Audit role. He subsequently moved to the Risk and Audit team of the Rogers Group in 1994 before he became the Finance Manager of the Rogers Group Engineering Cluster in 1999. Since 2004 Gaetan is the Group Finance Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Taylor Smith Group. He is also a director of the Cementis Group and of Lavastone Ltd which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

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HEBA CAPDEVILA-JANGEERKHAN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO, CEMENTIS GROUP

Heba practiced as an Organisation Development Consultant in the UK for a number of years until her move to Mauritius. In 1997 Heba was appointed Human Resource Development Manager with a leading textile company, comprising 4000 employees, prior to being recruited by World Duty Free (UK) to join their Senior Management Team in Mauritius. In 2002 she joined Rogers as Human Resources Manager, and from 2004 to 2021 has held the following positions within the Taylor Smith Group: Human Resources & Communications Directors, Executive Director Strategy and Development and currently as COO for the Group.  Heba joint the Cementis group as CEO of Cementis Mauritius and COO of Cementis Indian Ocean since the end of 2021. Heba holds a Bsc (Hons) in Business Studies and an Msc in Organisation Development.

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JOAN JILL WAN BOK NALE

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jill is a finance professional with over 13 years of local and regional experience in Transaction Advisory and Assurance services provided across a diverse client portfolio spanning Hospitality, Financial Services, Real Estate, Gaming, Building Materials, Construction, or F&B/Leisure. She last held the position of Associate Director (Deals) at PwC where she spent 5 years advising both private and public clients on multiple and varied assignments including Valuations, Due Diligence/Feasibility Studies, Financial/Corporate restructuring, IPO and SEM/DEM Transaction Advisory, M&A advisory, Strategy and Business planning, and Deal closing. Prior to joining PwC, Jill worked 2 years at International Financial Services Ltd (now Sanne Mauritius), a leading local offshore management company, overseeing a portfolio of over 100 clients including mutual funds and private equity funds, and serving as Director on a number of investment funds/GBC’s. She started her career at Ernst & Young, spending 6 years in the Assurance department being involved on and leading the audits of listed and non-listed financial institutions mainly including banks, NBFI’s and Insurance companies, whilst concurrently being in charge of the IFRS technical desk.

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VINCENT LENETTE

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Vincent Lenette joined the Mauritius Portland Cement Co Ltd in 1973 in the accounts department. He became the Managing Director of Lafarge Mauritius Cement Ltd and of Cement Transport Ltd in 2010. He was also appointed Managing Director of Pre Mix Concrete in January 2012. Vincent retired in December 2012 after 39 years in the cement industry. Since then he has been serving as independent director on the board of Directors and continues to make major contributions to the company drawing on his vast experience of all aspects of the cement business.

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KEVIN KISTO

DIRECTOR 

Gaetan Ah Kang is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Gaetan spent the first six years of his career working in the UK in an audit firm. He returned to Mauritius in 1992 and joined De Chazal Du Mee in an Audit role. He subsequently moved to the Risk and Audit team of the Rogers Group in 1994 before he became the Finance Manager of the Rogers Group Engineering Cluster in 1999. Since 2004 Gaetan is the Group Finance Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Taylor Smith Group. He is also a director of the Cementis Group and of Lavastone Ltd which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

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HEBA CAPDEVILA-JANGEERKHAN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CEMENTIS GROUP

A recognised leader both locally and internationally, Heba Capdevila-Jangeerkhan sits on the boards of multiple prestigious companies and has extensive experience in strategic development, transformation, and performance improvement. Having held several key positions within the Taylorsmith Group and as CEMENTIS Group COO for a year, Heba Capdevila-Jangeerkhan draws on her thorough knowledge of the cement industry to ensure operational excellence as the new CEO for the 6 Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros and Seychelles.

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COLIN TAYLOR

CHAIRPERSON

Colin joined the Rogers Group in the Automotive Division in 1987. He was appointed Manager of the Taylor Smith Engineering Division in 1991 and was promoted to Managing Director three years later. He was appointed Executive Director of the Rogers Group Engineering Cluster in 1999 and has been CEO of Taylor Smith Group since 2004.  Colin was a director on the Lafarge Mauritius Board for a number of years before it was sold to the Taylor Smith Group in 2021. He is now the Chairman of Cementis Mauritius and Cementis Indian Ocean. He also holds the post of Honorary Consul for Sweden in Mauritius. Colin has a Bsc (Hons) in Engineering and Business Studies and an MSC in Management. He is also the Chairman of Lavastone Ltd and director of Cim Financial Services Ltd both companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.

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GAETAN AH KANG

DIRECTOR

Gaetan Ah Kang is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Gaetan spent the first six years of his career working in the UK in an audit firm. He returned to Mauritius in 1992 and joined De Chazal Du Mee in an Audit role. He subsequently moved to the Risk and Audit team of the Rogers Group in 1994 before he became the Finance Manager of the Rogers Group Engineering Cluster in 1999. Since 2004 Gaetan is the Group Finance Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Taylor Smith Group. He is also a director of the Cementis Group and of Lavastone Ltd which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius 

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LOUIS MALIKITE

DIRECTOR 

Gaetan Ah Kang is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Gaetan spent the first six years of his career working in the UK in an audit firm. He returned to Mauritius in 1992 and joined De Chazal Du Mee in an Audit role. He subsequently moved to the Risk and Audit team of the Rogers Group in 1994 before he became the Finance Manager of the Rogers Group Engineering Cluster in 1999. Since 2004 Gaetan is the Group Finance Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Taylor Smith Group. He is also a director of the Cementis Group and of Lavastone Ltd which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

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CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

 

CEMENTIS (Mauritius) Ltd (the “Company” or “CEMENTIS”), (formerly known as Lafarge (Mauritius) Cement Ltd), is a Mauritian public interest entity and a proud member of the CEMENTIS Group (the “Group”), recently established by Taylor Smith Investment Ltd following the acquisition of all Holcim Group holdings in the Indian Ocean.  

As part of the Group, Cementis seeks to build upon a 60-year tradition of supplying quality cement for Mauritian homes, sidewalks, schools, and infrastructure.  Through these activities, we, at CEMENTIS, are committed to the highest standard of business integrity, transparency and professionalism. We work hard to ensure that our decisions and actions are made ethically and responsibly to enhance business value for all community stakeholders in Mauritius.  

 The CEMENTIS Board of Directors (the “Board”) assumes responsibility for meeting all legal and regulatory requirements and continuously considers its best practice for corporate governances based on the eight principles of the National Code of Corporate Governance for Mauritius (2016).  Throughout the financial year ended 31 December 2021 and to the best of the Board’s knowledge the Company has complied with the Code. The Company has applied all the principles set out in the Code and explained how these principles have been applied.  

Code of Conduct

At CEMENTIS, one of the core values is Intentional Integrity, doing what is right at all times. We act with Intentional Integrity in the interest of all our stakeholders, from our customers, employees, partners, communities and wider social responsibility.

The CEMENTIS code of Business Conduct is implemented in all areas of the CEMENTIS sphere, guiding employment (health and safety, diversity and inclusion, fairness and respect), business practices and governance and Corporate Social Responsibility.

CEMENTIS aims to build long-term relationships with all our suppliers through sustainable development. One goal is to work in partnership to ensure our purchases create value for the Group and our customers, and also to demonstrate responsible management of our supply chain.

CML TERMS OF REFERENCE - AUDIT COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference of the Risk Management and Audit Committee – Download

Health and Safety

CEMENTIS puts the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees and stakeholders as a key responsibility and driver in our sustainable actions. Health and Safety processes and guidelines apply throughout all our offices and we promote adoption of similar processes throughout events, stakeholders and communities in which we co-exist. We will continue to invest in new safety measures, training and compliance to enable our staff, stakeholders and communities to participate in a safe and sound environment.

Leadership in the building materials market involves developing new Health and Safety standards. In our operations, on our clients’ sites, and in all of our interactions with local communities, health and safety are paramount.

Our goal is to achieve zero incidents by providing a safe environment for our workers, contractors, customers, and the communities with which we collaborate. We want to make a difference in our industry by constantly improving the way we work and act.