4. Bashir Currimjee & Family
Bashir 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.
3. Arnaud Dalais
Arnaud Dalais is the chairman and major shareholder in CIEL Group, a century-old family-owned conglomerate with operations in Agro-Industry and Property, Textile, Hotels and Resorts, Financial services and Healthcare spread across Mauritius, Africa and Asia with 30,000 employees.
It’s textile division, CIEL Textile Limited, exports more than 33 million garments annually and has production units in Mauritius, Madagascar, India and Bangladesh. The group also owns the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita.