Georges Leung Shing

Independent Non-Executive Chairperson, Appointed to the Board in 1995

Georges Leung Shing holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Fellow Chartered Accountant. He was the Senior Economist of the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture from 1974 until 1981 when he joined Lonrho Mauritius. He was, in 1996, appointed Executive Chairperson of the Group which comprised Mon Trésor and Mon Désert Ltd (MTMD), Le Grand Gaube and Merville Beach hotels and a minority interest in Southern Cross Tourist Co Ltd. After the take-over of MTMD (subsequently called Omnicane Ltd) by Illovo Sugar Ltd in July 1997 and Omnicane Holdings Ltd in April 2001, he continued as Managing Director until his retirement on 31 March 2007 and as consultant for a further year.

He has served on most sugar-sector institutions in Mauritius, the Mauritius Employers’ Federation and Joint Economic Council, and is a former President of the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture and Mauritius Sugar Producers' Association. He is the Chairperson of The Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD) and a former director of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. He is also a member of the Financial Reporting Council, Financial Reporting Monitoring Panel and Sugar Insurance Fund Board, and a director of Mauritius Molasses Ltd, Mauritius Stationery Manufacturers Ltd, Omnicane Ltd and Standard Bank Mauritius Ltd.