6. Bashir Currimjee & Family
Bashir CurrimjeeBashir Currimjee’s grandfather, Currimjee Jeewanjee, emigrated from Gujurat, India, to Port Louis, Mauritius, in 1884. He started a small business in 1890 trading livestock feed, rice, oil and pulses. 127 years later, that business is the Curimjee Group, a Mauritian group that has interests in Telecoms, Media & It, Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism, Commerce & Financial Services, Energy, Food & Beverages and Home & Personal Care. Curimjee owns Emtel, the second largest mobile telecom operator in Mauritius, as well as Mauritius’ biggest digital pay TV firm MC Vision, among other ventures.
5. Hector Espitalier Noel – 21.9 Billion
Hector Espitalier-Noël is a seasoned entrepreneur, leading the ENL group for nearly three decades now. As chairman and board member of a number of leading companies and trade organisations, Hector has gathered in-depth knowledge and significant experience in key sectors of the Mauritian economy, including agro-industry, real estate, hospitality and financial services.
Hector is the Chief Executive Officer of ENL Limited since 1990. He is also the Chairman of New Mauritius Hotels Ltd and of Bel Ombre Sugar Estate Ltd.
He is a past chair of Rogers and Company Limited, the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture, the Mauritius Sugar Producers’ Association and of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate.
Before he joined ENL, Hector worked at Coopers and Lybrand in London and at De Chazal du Mée in Mauritius.