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 6 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
  • Philip Simon Taylor - Non-executive Director    
  • Nicolas Vaudin - Managing Director
  • Ann Charlotte Vallet - Non-executive Director    
  • Gaetan Ah Kang - Non-executive Director
  • Vedanand Singh Mohadeb - Independent Director
  • Jose Arunasalom - Independent Director
  • Vijaya Lakshmi Saha - Independent Director
  • Amaury Tennant

    Amaury Tennant

    Field & Property Manager

    Amaury Tennant

    After graduating with a Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2009, Amaury gained experience as Assistant F&B Manager, working for several hotels, including La Pirogue and Preskil Island Resort.

    Amaury spent 2 years in Dubai, working as Private Skipper for a very high net worth individual, before joining Lochiel (Taylor Smith Group)
    in 2014.

    Amaury joined Lavastone Properties as Field & Property Manager in 2017, responsible for land development and maintenance of the Group’s land assets in the South and West of Mauritius.

    Francois Audibert

    Francois Audibert

    General Manager

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    Francois Audibert

    François graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree from Université Paul Sabatier, France, in 2010.

    He then pursued his studies for a further 2 years, to obtain a Master’s in Engineering Management from Curtin University, Australia.

    François started working for the Taylor Smith Group in 2013, and gained experience in property and facilities management.

    He was promoted General Manager of Lochiel in 2017, responsible for the property and facilities management of Lavastone Properties and the Taylor Smith Group.

    Nicolas Vaudin

    Nicolas Vaudin

    Managing Director

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  • 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

    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

    Ann Charlotte Vallet

    Ann Charlotte Vallet

    Non-executive Director

    Ann Charlotte Vallet

    Non-executive Director

    Ann Charlotte Vallet currently serves as director on the Board of Taylor Smith Investment Ltd, a privately-owned family business based in Mauritius with some activities in the Seychelles and Rodrigues.  

    She is also the Chairperson and Manager of Taylor Smith Foundation, an entity created in 2010 through the Taylor Smith Group. The aim of the Taylor Smith Foundation is to promote education and youth development, the empowerment of women and families, sports and the protection of the environment. Ann Charlotte has been working for the foundation for the last eleven years.

    Ann Charlotte holds a BTEC National Diploma in Travel & Tourism from “The College for the Distributive Trades” in London and a Cordon Bleu Diploma from "Winkfield Place" in Windsor. 

    She has held various positions such as commercial coordinator for Mautourco Ltd, assistant to the manager for L’Ile Aux Images, sales coordinator for Air Mauritius and manager of ACV Ltd.

    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

    Philip Simon Taylor

    Philip Simon Taylor

    Non-executive Director

    Philip Simon Taylor

    Non-executive Director 

    Philip currently heads the development of a fast growing hospitality technology service “start-up” by the name of www.hospitality-plus.travel.

    After completing a BSC in Hotel Management at the University of Surrey (England) in 1989 and an MBA in Corporate Finance in 1994 also at the University of Surrey, Philip moved to Mauritius and headed the Rogers Group’s international development. In 2010, Philip set up a business development advisory firm with projects spanning from property development, energy, logistics, financial services to hospitality and tourism.

    Philip is the Honorary Consul of Finland in Mauritius.

    He currently serves as non-executive director on the Board of CIM Financial Services Ltd and is also a member of the Corporate Governance and Conduct Review Committee of CIM Financial Services Ltd

  • Coralie Nicolin

    Coralie Nicolin

    Commercial Administrator

    Coralie Nicolin

    Coralie Nicolin is the Commercial Administrator 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.

    Lochiel Property Team

    Lochiel Property Team

    Lochiel Property Team

    Lochiel comprises a small team of professionals who value trust and relationships in their daily routine. They offer property and facilities management services, as well as project development and tenant coordination services. Lochiel is split between three key departments, working closely together in regularly re-evaluating their processes, to see whether any areas can be improved. Lochiel empowers its staff members by giving them responsibilities from the get-go and contributing to their professional and individual growth through expert training.

    From left to right:

    - David Manargadoo: Facility Manager

    - Adhish Bholah: Project Lead

    - Leena Brojmohun: Property Lead

    - Francois Audibert: General Manager

    - Christopher Sara: Facility Coordinator

    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.