Board of Directors

Jean Didier Merven

Non Executive Director and Chairman

Jean Didier Merven spent many years in Australia and moved back to Mauritius in 1988, He started portfolio management on an individual basis before setting up Portfolio & Investment Management Ltd (PIM) in 1992, the very first professional portfolio management company in Mauritius. Over the following 30 years, PIM developed the AXYS Group which evolved from these beginnings into a diversified financial services company.
Directorship in other listed companies: United Investments Ltd.

Omabhinavsingh Juddoo

Managing Director

Omabhinavsingh Juddoo holds a Masters in International Business from Curtin University of Australia and is a member of the ACCA (UK) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. His fields of expertise are Project
Management, Treasury and Transaction Advisory. He has been involved in the operations of the Company and its subsidiaries since he joined AXYS Group in 2013 and contributes to the expansion of the Group.
Directorship in other listed companies: None.

Laurent Bourgault Du Coudray

Laurent Bourgault Du Coudray

Executive Director

Laurent Bourgault du Coudray graduated in accounting and finance from Curtin University in Perth, Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has worked over four years in Perth providing corporate and international tax services before joining United Investments Limited (UIL) in January 2013 where he acted as Project Manager and Business Developer. With a focus on the hospitality sector, Laurent joined in April 2019 one of UIL’s investees, namely Attitude Hospitality Management Ltd, as the Chief Business Development Officer.
Directorship in other listed companies: Les Gaz Industriels Ltd.

Marie Christine Dove

Marie Christine Dove

Non-Executive Director

Marie Christine Dove is a qualified member of ACCA (UK). She has previously worked for three years in the Audit department at DCDM and a further 3-years in the accounting team of Rogers Group. She joined AXYS Group in 2005 as Financial Accountant, where she headed the Accounts and Finance department. In August 2010, Christine was appointed Financial Accountant for UIL Group.
Directorship in other listed companies: None.

Mark Colin Cridlan

Mark Colin Cridlan

Independent Director

Mark Cridlan is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (RICS) and a member of the Mauritius Association of Quantity Surveyors. He is director of Milestone Construction Consultants Ltd and has more than 38 years of experience in the construction industry. He has vast experience in the construction of large mass housing projects, high end houses under the PDS / RES / IRS schemes, office buildings and showrooms, refurbishment of offices including fitout, power stations, commercial developments, new hotels and renovation of hotels as well as residential developments.
Directorship in other listed companies: None.

Shareholding Structure

The shareholding structure of NOVUS as at 30th June 2023 is set out below:

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