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Mauritius Telecom: Kapil Reesaul Replaces Sherry Singh, Board Members Called To Resign

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Kapil Reesaul, will take over the reins of MT. The new CEO accepted the position on the evening of Tuesday 19 July from Canada. He is a telecommunication professional, who was with the Royal Bank of Canada till last Tuesday. He has already submitted his resignation and is expected to return to the country within the next week. Kapil Reesaul has 27 years of experience in the field of Telecommunication and ICT. He holds an MBA in General Management from the Pearson Institute in South Africa, a Masters in Cable Networking Engineering and a second Masters in Electronics & Automation, both from the University of Lille.

During his career, he was the Managing Director of Southern Telecom from 1998 to 2000 and in the same capacity at Telecom Plus in 2004 and Senior Executive Business Market at Mauritius Telecom. He had retired, following the appointment of Sherry Singh in 2015 and flew to Canada to work at the Royal Bank of Canada. Kapil Reesaul is expected to fill his position as the CEO of MT on 01 August.

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The waves follow one another within Mauritius Telecom. After the resignation of Sherry Singh and more recently Girish Guddoy, and despite the appointment of Kapil Reesaul as CEO, the four government representatives on the board are called to resign. The four are: Nayen Koomar Ballah, the chairman of the board, Dheeren Dabee, former Solicitor General, Dev Manraj, financial secretary, and Kosiram Conhye. The other members of the board are representatives of France Telecom.

Sherry Singh case: A very short Act IV

The former CEO of Mauritius Telecom returned to the CCID on Wednesday afternoon with his lawyer, Mr Gavin Glover. The questioning was very short and without any confirmation of the next session.

It seems that the investigators are running out of questions to ask my client. This makes us even more serene in the turn of events,” delivered Mr. Gavin Glover, full of sarcasm. On Tuesday 19th July, the CCID presented Sherry Singh with two letters from the PMO, which were dated 21 October 2021 and 22 December 2021, as well as a Request for Information on Baie-du-Jacotet Landing Station. These are the same documents that Mr. Gavin Glover had delivered, “we were presented with some documents, and we were a little surprised that a citizen was allowed to use them. The police will decide what to do”.

The next session has not yet been officially announced. It is considered that Act V will take place next week.

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