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Bureau, Council and Sugar Industry Reserve Fund (SIRF)

The Bureau

The Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture is administered by a Bureau of seven members elected at the Annual General Meeting. The Bureau is at the core of the Chamber’s activities and is composed of a President, two vice – presidents and four members.

The rules of the Chamber were amended in 1972 in order to increase the level of representation of planters, of planters’ associations and of non-sugar interests on the Bureau. Hence, it is agreed that three out of the seven Bureau seats are allotted to representatives of planters.

Tradition has it that former presidents are invited to attend Bureau meetings to ensure continuity in the administration of the Chamber. The Directors of sister-institutions are also invited to attend Bureau meetings in order to co-ordinate more effectively the actions of the sugar industry.

The composition of the Bureau for 2020-2021 is as follows:

President

Sailesh Chunen

1st Vice-President

Jérôme Jaen

2nd Vice- President

Michel Pilot

Members

Sébastien Mamet
Vhinaye G. Dookhony, PMSM
Arnaud D’Unienville
Jean-Raymond Hardy

The Council

The President and the members of the Bureau are automatically members of the Council of the Chamber of Agriculture, which is composed of twenty-four members. Its functions are to decide on any question, which may be referred to it by the Bureau, and to settle any dispute between the Chamber and anyone of its members or any other person who makes a claim through any member.

The composition of the Council for 2020-2021 is as follows:

(a) Members of The Bureau 2020-2021

President

Sailesh Chunen

1st Vice-President

Jérôme Jaen

2nd Vice- President

Michel Pilot

Members

Sébastien Mamet
Vhinaye G. Dookhony, PMSM
Arnaud D’Unienville
Jean-Raymond Hardy

(b) Members 2020-2021 by rotation

2021

Jacques d’Unienville
Hector Espitalier-Noël
Rajesswar Goorah
Antoine Louis Harel
Didier Langlois
Nicolas Maigrot
Michael T. Rountree
Dhiren Ponnusamy

2022

Thierry de Spéville
Patrick de L. d’Arifat
Patrick Lagesse
Sébastien Lavoipierre
Jean Marc Jauffret
Emmanuel André
Thierry Merven
Hansraj Ruhee

2023

Philippe Rivalland
Dominique Chelin
Arnaud Guibert
André Bonieux
Didier Charoux
Jean François Lagesse
Amal Mungur
Jean Ribet

The Sugar Industry Reserve Fund (SIRF)

Constituted by an Act of Parliament, the SIRF is funded by a levy on the exports of sugar and aims, amongst others, to subsidise and encourage experimental installations in cane plantations and defray any expenses that the Committee may consider beneficial to the sugar industry of Mauritius.

The members of the SIRF for 2020/2021 as are follows:

President (ex Officio)

The President of the Chamber
M. Sailesh Chunen

Members

Jérôme Jaen
Michel Pilot
Sébastien Mamet
Vhinaye G. Dookhony, PMSM
Arnaud D’Unienville
Jean-Raymond Hardy
André Bonieux

Sébastien Lavoipierre
Didier Charoux
Jean Ribet
Thierry Merven
Jacques D’Unienville
Christopher Blackburn
Nicolas Maigrot