Management Team

Yannis Fayd’herbe

Managing Director

Yannis Fayd’herbe has a degree with majors in Economics and Industrial Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation & Management from the University of Cape Town and is an alumnus of the ESSEC General Management Program. Between 1999 and 2019, he held various positions in the textile industry, first in sales and marketing, then as CEO of N. Bellstedt & Co (Pty) Ltd (South Africa), Managing Director of KASA Textile & Co Ltd (2012-2017) and of Labelling Industries Ltd, Berque Ltee, Narrow Fabrics Ltd in Mauritius and of Labeltex SARL and LabelMada Ltee in Madagascar (2013-2019). Yannis joined MCFI in June 2019.

Francois Dupont

Operations

Holder of a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Natal Technikon (South Africa), François Dupont started his career in the sugar industry (Union Saint Aubin factory). After holding the positions of Production Supervisor at Shell Mauritius (LPG Gas Plant) and Production Manager at Phoenix Bev, Francois joined MCFI in 2012 as Production Manager.

Gianni Apollon

Supply Chain & Logistics

Gianni Apollon has occupied various Senior Supply Chain positions with proven track records in managing projects, supply chain operations, customer service and physical Logistics. He has extensive Supply Chain Experience in Nestle where he has spent 16 years leading Supply Chain projects in countries like Angola, Zimbabwe, DRC, Mozambique and spent 8 years in expatriation in Zambia and Kenya. Gianni Apollon is a post-graduate from Rushmore Business School.

Rajeev Hasnah

Administration & Finance

Rajeev Hasnah is a CFA Charterholder, with a first class BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance degree from the University of Mauritius and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the Warwick Business School. He has a rich experience in financial and economic analysis, and in international diplomacy having worked as an economist, corporate financier and investment manager both locally and internationally. Rajeev is currently the Group Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Harel Mallac Group, as well as Head of the Finance Department of MCFI Group since July 2020.

Patricia M. d’Unienville

Research & Development Consultant

Holder of a postgraduate degree in molecular genetics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Patricia M. d’Unienville started her career as research assistant for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. During the course of her career, she held the following positions: assistant manager of the microbiology R&D laboratory for Metal Box / Nampak, South Africa, scientific advisor for Grays Ltd, general manager for Biodia Ltd and scientific advisor for PreLabs LLC, USA. She joined M.C.F.I. as R&D consultant in 2020.

Nidhi Ramlogun

Quality & Sustainability Manger

Holder of a BSc. Hons in Food Science and Technology from University of Mauritius, Nidhi started her career as Chief Chemist at Princes Tuna Mauritius. After working in an international certification body, she joined the Chemicals Cluster of Harel Mallac where she has been covering Safety, Health, Environment, Quality, cosmetic GMP and Sustainability, as well as Laboratory across the different Business Units for 15 years.

Nicolas Langlois

Agro & Industry

Nicolas Langlois started his career in 1987 as sales representative for agricultural equipment at Roger Fayd’herbe. He joined the Suchem team in 1989 to develop the sales of Agro-chemicals. In 1991, he started developing other lines for the textiles, paint and plastic industries and became sales manager of Suchem in 2004, and General Manager in January 2017. He joined MCFI when the Group acquired Suchem in 2020.

Norbert Catherine

Business Partner, Water and Renewable Energy Division

Holder of a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mauritius, Norbert has over 18 years of experience in the field of water management and sales of water treatment services to various industries, both in Mauritius and in the Indian Ocean islands region. He started his career in 2001 at Rey & Lenferna as a Sales Engineer, then worked with a major South African Water treatment Company (Improchem) for 12 years, where he developed managerial and leadership skills. Norbert also had a short and enriching experience with Emineo as Project Administrator on a large scale construction project. He joined MCFI in January 2020 as Business Partner for our Water and Renewable Energy Division.

Yash Roy

International Business Development

Yash Roy holds a Masters in International Business from Curtin University, Australia and a Masters in International Business Law (LLM) jointly from Sorbonne & Paris II Pantheon-Assas universities. Between 2004 and 2012, he held positions in PPR/CFAO’s International trading office, then as director of a regional group, based in Mayotte. Yash joined the Harel Mallac Group in February 2012 before moving to MCFI as Business Development Manager in August 2013. He now leads our international business segment.