Team


 

Lavastone properties is having a thorough experience in various fields and who represent a real asset to the company.
The board of directors is chaired by Colin Taylor, and is made up of 7 other directors, among which Nicolas Vaudin, Managing Director.
The latter oversees the 3 distinct work streams of Lavastone Properties, namely Operations, Financing and Property Management headed by a dynamic and professional group of individuals.

 

Directors


 

The board of directors of Lavastone Properties is made up of 9 Mauritian professionals, and is chaired by Colin Taylor, who acts as Non-Executive Director. The other members have different roles. 4 others act as non-executive directors, one managing director, and 3 independent directors:

  • Colin Geoffrey Taylor - Chairman, Non-executive Director
  • Alexander Matthew Taylor - Non-executive Director    
  • Nicolas Vaudin - Managing Director
  • Sebastian Callum Taylor - Non-executive Director    
  • Gaetan Ah Kang - Non-executive Director
  • Vedanand Singh Mohadeb - Independent Director
  • Jose Arunasalom - Independent Director
  • Vijaya Lakshmi Saha - Independent Director
  • Doreen Lam – Non-Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer
  • Doreen Lam

    Doreen Lam

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Doreen Lam

    Doreen joined Lavastone in October 2018 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed executive director on 10 July 2020, at the annual shareholders meeting.

     

    Prior to joining Lavastone, she was the Financial Controller at Medine Property for nearly 10 years. She has also acquired more than 10 years’ international experience having worked for international groups in the UK like Ernst & Young LLP and Shell International Limited.

     

    She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a BSc in Management Sciences and later on became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2002.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: none

    Nicolas Vaudin

    Nicolas Vaudin

    Managing Director

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    Sandee Teeroovengadum

    Sandee Teeroovengadum

    Development and Commercial Manager

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    Sandee Teeroovengadum

    Sandee Teeroovengadum is the Commercial and Development Manager of Lavastone Group since September 2017.


    He worked as a Business Risk Advisory Consultant for Ernst & Young with a focus on key client accounts in Nigeria and Cameroon. He then joined the Currimjee Jeewanjee Group where he was involved in Business Strategic Reviews, Business Plans as well as franchise negotiation in the ICT and Hospitality sector. From 2010 to 2018, he cumulated work experience in the property sector; within the development, marketing and sales of residential and office properties as well as commercial leasing. As the Head of Leasing at ENL Property, he overlooked the leasing of commercial assets including office parks and malls with a Gross Lease Area of more than 120,000 m2.


    He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Travel Management from the University of Brighton and a Master of Science in International Marketing Strategy from the University of Surrey in UK. 

  • Colin Geoffrey Taylor

    Colin Geoffrey Taylor

    Chairman and non-executive Director

    Colin Geoffrey Taylor

    Chairman and non-executive Director 

     

    Colin holds an MSc in Management from Imperial College, London, and a BSc (Hons) in Engineering with Business Studies from Portsmouth Polytechnic. He is the Chairman and CEO of Taylor Smith Investment Ltd, a diversified group of companies involved in Marine Services, Logistics and Distribution, Manufacturing, Services, and Property. Colin is the Honorary Consul of Sweden in Mauritius.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: Cim Financial Services Ltd

    Alexander Matthew Taylor

    Alexander Matthew Taylor

    Non-executive Director

    Alexander Matthew Taylor

    Non-executive Director

     

    Matthew holds a BSc (Hons) in Retail Management from the University of Surrey. He joined Rogers in 2000, as Project Manager in the Planning and Development Department. He was the Executive Director Retail of Scott and Company Ltd from 2007 to 2013 and is currently its CEO.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: Cim Financial Services Ltd

    Nicolas Vaudin

    Nicolas Vaudin

    Managing Director

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    Nicolas Vaudin

    Managing Director

     

    Nicolas Vaudin holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Administration from Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, USA and an MBA from Surrey European Management School, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

     

    He joined the Cim Group as Managing Director of the Cim Property cluster in February 2017. After a rebranding and a restructuring of the Cim Property cluster, Lavastone Ltd became listed on the DEM in December 2018, following which Nicolas was appointed as its Managing Director.

     

    Prior to joining the Cim Group, Nicolas had spent over 6 years at Ciel Properties Ltd and another 6 at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. 

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: None

    Sebastian Callum Taylor

    Sebastian Callum Taylor

    Non-executive Director

    Sebastian Callum Taylor

    Non-executive Director

     

    Sebastian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Western Australia, and a Master’s in Business from Bond University, Australia. Sebastian gained international experience in the UK, working for Quilter Cheviot Investment Management before joining Scott Investments Ltd as Investment Manager in 2017. Sebastian is also a Director on the Board of Cim Finance Ltd, Scott and Company Limited and Scott Health Ltd.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: None

    Gaetan Ah Kang

    Gaetan Ah Kang

    Non-executive Director

    Gaetan Ah Kang

    Non-executive Director

     

    Sebastian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Western Australia, and a Master’s in Business from Bond University, Australia. Sebastian gained international experience in the UK, working for Quilter Cheviot Investment Management before joining Scott Investments Ltd as Investment Manager in 2017. Sebastian is also a Director on the Board of Cim Finance Ltd, Scott and Company Limited and Scott Health Ltd.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: None

    Vedanand Singh Mohadeb

    Vedanand Singh Mohadeb

    Independent Director

    Vedanand Singh Mohadeb

    Independent Director

     

    Shyam is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Between 1988 and 2015, he was the Senior Assurance Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd, responsible for a large portfolio of offshore clients in the financial and real estate sectors. Shyam is also a director on the Board of other private sector companies.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: None

    Jose Arunasalom

    Jose Arunasalom

    Independent Director

    Jose Arunasalom

    Independent Director

     

    Jose graduated in Economics and also holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations. He has held several senior executive positions in the private sector in Mauritius, before serving 23 years in government at several senior roles, including Minister of Tourism. He has advised governments in Madagascar and Africa, and has also been a Member of the National Assembly for 5 consecutive terms.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: None

    Vijaya Lakshmi Anna Ruby Saha

    Vijaya Lakshmi Anna Ruby Saha

    Independent Director

    Vijaya Lakshmi Anna Ruby Saha

    Independent Director

     

    Ruby Saha holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of London and a Diploma in Code Civil Mauricien from Université de La Réunion. She also holds a BA (Hons) degree in Geography and an MSC in Town Planning from the University of Wales.

    Ruby is a qualified Barrister at law in private legal practice, with 13 years’ standing at the bar. She has worked as consultant to the Decentralised Cooperation Programme of the European Union and to United Nations Development Programme Mauritius. She has performed the function of Chief Technical Officer at the Ministry of Housing and Land Use Planning of Mauritius.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: none

    Doreen Lam

    Doreen Lam

    Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

    Doreen Lam

    Doreen joined Lavastone in October 2018 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed executive director on 10 July 2020, at the annual shareholders meeting.

     

    Prior to joining Lavastone, she was the Financial Controller at Medine Property for nearly 10 years. She has also acquired more than 10 years’ international experience having worked for international groups in the UK like Ernst & Young LLP and Shell International Limited.

     

    She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a BSc in Management Sciences and later on became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2002.

     

    Directorship in other listed companies: none

  • Amaury Tennant

    Amaury Tennant

    Field Property Manager.

    Amaury Tennant

    Amaury Tennant – Field Property Manager of Lavastone Group since February 2014.
     
    After his studies, he worked at La Pirogue Hotel as Assistant Beverage Manager. After spending 2 years working in Dubai, Amaury joined Lavastone Group as Field Property Manager in February 2014.

    He studied Hospitality and Tourism Management at Charles Telfair Institute for 3 years.

    Coralie Nicolin

    Coralie Nicolin

    Commercial and Administrative Lead

    Coralie Nicolin

    Coralie Nicolin is the Commercial and Administrative Lead of Lavastone Group since March 2018. 


    She has worked for more than 10 years in a Family Artisanal Business as Sales and Administrative Coordinator. She was responsible of the supply chain cluster and stock control. She participated in the setting up of the production sector and was responsible for monitoring of deliveries. She also worked as Sales Executive in the Wine and Spirits sector from 2015 to 2018 concentrating on the development of the corporate portfolio.

    Leena Brojmohun

    Leena Brojmohun

    Asset Executive

    Leena Brojmohun

    Leena Brojmohun joined CIM Property Holdings Limited in December 2017. 


    She has over 10 years’ experience in real estate. Before leaving the UK, Leena has worked as a Client Account Manager with LaSalle Investment Management, a leading real estate investment management firm investing in UK direct property on behalf of pension funds and other institutional investors for 4 years. La Salle Investment Management is also a subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle. Prior to joining LaSalle, she learnt the passion for the property industry when she joined W D King Group as Financial Controller and overlooking the Finance Department and the Asset Management Department. 


    She has played a vital role in the reorganisation and the restructuring of her prior team and has been recognised for her commitment and dedication. She also played a major role in the executive team for the development of a holiday resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

    Samantha Casquette

    Samantha Casquette

    Project and Administrative Coordinator

    Samantha Casquette

    Samantha Casquette has been in the office administration field since the last 11 years and has a profound knowledge in Professional IT skills, having acquired first class certificates in processing techniques in 2010. From 2007 through to 2018, she gained much experience professionally by assisting her superiors within the company and is recognized for her commitment. She joined Bluelife Limited; a real estate development company in Mauritius in 2011 as Front Office Assistant and was promoted to the post of Administrative Assistant following her dedication and hard work. She was thereafter involved in the management of an offshore office in Mauritius namely Attafrica Ltd from 2014 to 2018.


    She is currently doing her ABE Higher Diploma in Business Management and has already acquired certifications in Customer Relationship and Human Resource.