GrpNon-executive DirectorAppointed to the Board in 2012Mr Merven holds a Maitrise en Aménagement du Territoire and a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) en Aménagement et Développement local from Institut d’Aménagement Régional d’Aix-en-Provence (France). He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Beau Vallon Ltée and of the Union Group of Companies. He joined the sugar sector in 2004 as General Manager of Compagnie de Beau Vallon Ltée which manages Riche en Eau S.E. He started his career in France where he practiced between 1987 and 1996 as a Town Planner and Environmental Specialist. Upon his return to Mauritius in 1996, he successively held office as Manager of Société de Traitement et d’Assainissement des Mascareignes Ltée (STAM) and of IBL Environment Ltd. He was the President of the Mauritius Chamber between 2008 and 2011 and is a board member of several sugar-sector institutions and companies involved in sugar production, hospitality and power generation.