Management Team

Michel Guy Rivalland - Group Chief Executive Officer 
Michel Guy Rivalland is a graduate in economics, BSc (Hons), Uk.  He joined AXYS Group in 1999, became a shareholder and Director 2002. He was appointed CEO of AXYS Group in July 2006, since July 2010, he also assumes the role of CEO for UIL. He is a member of the Board of Directors in the following listed companies: United Investments Ltd, Attitude Property Ltd, Les Gaz Industriels Ltd and Novus Properties Ltd.

Didier Merven - Director
Didier Merven set up in 1992 Portfolio Investment Management Ltd, one of the very first professional portfolio management companies in Mauritius. Over the following 25 years AXYS has evolved from these beginnings into a diversified financial services company. Didier continues to oversees the investment management for the company's high net worth clients and is a Director on the AXYS board. He is a member of the Board of Directors in the following listed companies: United Investments Ltd, Novus Properties Ltd and Novare Africa Fund PCC in respect of its cell Novare Africa Property Fund One.

Christine Dove - Group Financial Accountant 
Christine is a qualified member of ACCA (UK). She has previously worked for three years in the audit department with DCDM and a further 3 years in the accounting team of Rogers Group. She joined AXYS Group in 2005 as Financial Accountant, where she headed the accounts and finance department. In August 2010, Christine was appointed Financial Accountant for UIL Group. 

Louis Lallia - Managing Director, AXYS Private
Louis holds a B.A in Modern Literature from the Université de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle and is an Alumni of l’Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po Paris) from which he holds an M.A in Finance and Strategy. Louis started his career in 2005 as an Investment Analyst with Silchester International Investors; a London based Long Term Equity Investment Fund with over $20bn under management. He moved to Mauritius in 2009 and set up the Front Office in the region for Plurigestion S.A., a Swiss-based Financial Advisory firm with some $2bn under management. Louis joined AXYS in 2012 responsible for the international development of the group.  Today, he heads up the team offering wealth management solutions to HNW individuals and third-party asset managers.  

Eendren Venchard - Chairman, NWT Group
Eendren is a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales since 1992. He completed his post qualification specialization in offshore and financial services with Coopers and Lybrand in Jersey. When he moved to Mauritius, he set up and headed Coopers Offshore. In September 1995, he set up Matheson Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited, now named 'MauriTrust'. He is currently Chairman of NWT Group, our Trust, Corporate & Fund services. 

Vikash Tulsidas - CEO, SPICE Finance
Vikash is a BA (Hons) Law and Business Studies graduate from the University of Warwick, UK. He worked for several years as a senior analyst in Marketing and Economic studies department of a leading accounting firm. He joined AXYS Group in 2004 as Managing Director of AXYS Stockbroking Ltd. During his experience in the stockbroking activity, Vikash specialised in the trading on the local and overseas stock markets. He is an active member of the executive committee of the Port-Louis Stockbroking Association, member on the board of directors of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd (SEM) and currently the Chairman of the Central Depository & Settlement Ltd (CDS). He was appointed CEO of AXYS Leasing (now SPICE Finance) early 2017.

Constantin de Grivel - Managing Director, AXYS Investment Partners
Constantin holds a MSc in Civil Engineering from l’Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris (ESTP) and a M.A in Finance from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-EAP). He joined the European Derivatives Corporate Group at JPMorgan in 2004 in London where he was responsible for structuring and marketing derivative products for both European corporates and HNW individuals. Constantin joined AXYS in 2010 and became the CIO and MD of AXYS Investment Partners in 2013.

Melvyn Chung Kai To - Managing Director, AXYS Stockbroking
Melvyn joined AXYS Stockbroking in April 2012 as a trader and assisted the research unit. He previously traded energy-related derivatives for a proprietary trading house, as well as dealt in the US Equity markets out of a Paris-based execution brokerage company. Melvyn holds a Masters in Management (Banking & Financial Markets) from Toulouse Business School. He was appointed Managing Director in early 2017.

Sébastien Pitot – Group Head of Operations 
Sébastien holds a 'BTS en Informatique de Gestion' from the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business School and an Executive MBA from the University of Birmingham. Sébastien started his career in the IT sector, more specifically in programming. He then spent five years in an asset management company holding various functions before joining AXYS Group in March 2005. He spent two years at AXYS Capital Management before joining AXYS Leasing Ltd as Business Development Manager, then General Manager in 2008 and Managing Director since 2010. He was appointed as Project Lead in August 2016 and is now the Head of Operations since April 2019.