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ASL are responsible for the running of a totalisator system (tote) of betting on races in Mauritius organised by the Mauritius Turf Club branded under Supertote and the organisation of fixed-odds betting on foreign football matches branded under Superscore.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

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Financials

Financials

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Sustainability

Sustainability

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Who we are

The Company has celebrated, in December 2016, the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the tote system in Mauritius (1991). This factually transparent and auditable betting system has gained international recognition and is operated in all major racing jurisdictions such as the United States, France, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and South Africa, to name a few.

The two salient features of the tote system are that:

The introduction of the Win and Place and exotic bets has given punters the possibility of choosing among different types of bets, starting with the Swinger which is the easiest and up to the Pick 8 which is the most difficult but obviously offering much more interesting dividends.

The Company, which was the pioneer in telephone betting, launched the teletote in 1994. In 2019 there are more than 28,000 account holders who can bet by telephone or by SMS.

In 2004, off course betting was authorized by the regulatory authorities - not as a measure to encourage betting but to move away from the existing illegal betting platforms - and to date, the company is operating 24 outlets, spread across the Island.

ASL was also the first company to offer SMS betting on the Tote in 2008 and a new application was launched in 2017 to facilitate betting by SMS.

The Board of Directors and Management of the Company are conscious of the challenging environment in which the horse racing industry is operating and constantly strive to innovate and implement new measures to sustain operations and increase revenues.

As an illustration of this innovation and sustainability mindset and as a measure of diversification, the Company started offering fixed odd betting on international football in 2008 and incorporated Megawin Ltd in 2014 for prospecting the betting market in Africa.

History

Key dates of the company:

1991

1994

2004

2008

2011

2014

2017

2018

1991 – 2019

The Company currently employs 29 full time staff and about 300 casuals.

How we lead

Organisation Structure

Board & Committees

Board of Directors

Chairperson and Independent Director

Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors

Independent Directors:

Alternate Director

Audit and Risk Committee

Corporate Governance Committee

Senior Management

Company Secretary

Board Constitution & Directors Profiles

M. A. Eric ESPITALIER-NOEL – Chairperson – Independent Director

Appointed Director in 2004

Chairperson of the Company since July 2004, Eric ESPITALIER-NOEL, born in 1959, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Natal in South Africa and a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of Surrey (UK). In 1986, he joined ENL Limited of which he is today an Executive Director. He is currently the CEO of ENL Commercial Ltd. He is also a director of the following listed companies:
Rogers & Company Ltd, ENL Ltd, Livestock Feed Ltd (DEM) and Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltée (DEM).

M. L. Jean HARDY – Executive Director

Appointed Director at incorporation in 1991
Appointed Alternate Director to Farouk Hossen in 2002

Jean HARDY, born in 1948, is the promoter of the Tote Betting System in Mauritius. He was one of the co-founders of Hardy Henry & Cie Limitée in 1976 and is a director of Hardy Henry & Cie Limitée and its affiliated companies.

J. O. Guillaume HARDY – Managing Director

Appointed Director in 2013 and Managing Director in 2014

Guillaume HARDY, born in 1974, holds a BA (Hons) Business Administration from South Bank University – London. He worked 2 years in London as Financial Analyst from 1998 to 2000.  Then he started his career in Mauritius at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as Project Coordinator to afterwards move to Barclays Bank PLC in the Premier Banking Department as Personal Banker for 2 years.

He joined the Tote in September 2003 as Off Course Manager and was nominated General Manager of Automatic Systems Ltd in 2012 and Managing Director in 2014.

Sarah A. M. Heller – Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Director in July 2018

Sarah HELLER, born in 1973, holds a Bachelor in Business & Administration – option Finance with INSEEC Paris. She is also an investment dealer on Stock Exchange of Mauritius.

She is currently Director and Project Manager at Senior Homes Ltd, the promoter, developer and operator of an assisted living facility. Her non-profit activities include being a member on the Board of Le Lyceen Ltd.

Ravindra CHETTY S.C – Independent Director

Appointed Director in 1997

Ravindra CHETTY, born in 1962, read Law at Balliol College, Oxford University. He was called to the bar in Middle Temple, England and in Mauritius in 1987. Since then he is practising as a barrister at law in Mauritius. His practice involves various areas such as civil, commercial, tax and insurance law. He was the President of the Mauritius Bar Association in 2005. He took silk in 2010. He also acts as legal advisor of various funds. He had been the President of Mauritius Football Association from 1996 to 2002.

Mr Ravindr CHETTY does not hold any directorship in other listed companies.

O. Farouk A. A. HOSSEN – Independent Director

Appointed Director in 1991

Farouk HOSSEN, born in 1945, holds the Fellowship of the Association of British Opticians and Masters for practice in contact lenses. He practised the profession in England for three years before settling in Mauritius where he established practice as an optician since 1972 and founded F.Hossen Opticians Ltd, F. Hossen Optical Manufacture Ltd and F. Hossen Medic optics Ltd. He is a director of a number of companies and sat on the Board of the State Bank of Mauritius for two years. He is also the Chairperson of Viva Voce Ltd (Radio1).

John A. STUART – Non-Executive Director

Appointed Director in 2008

John Stuart, born in 1956, holds a B.Com and is the International Executive Director of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd. He has worked in the totalisator industry since 1979 when he joined the then TAB KwaZulu-Natal as Internal Auditor. He filled various roles in that organisation and at the time of his departure he was Assistant General Manager.  He joined Phumelela in 1997 as Business Development Manager with his primary focus on alternative forms of gambling. After occupying various roles in the organisation he took responsibility for the International Division in May 2006. In September 2018 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer pf Phumelela. He is also a non-executive Director of Premier Gateway International Ltd (IOM).

Michel NAIRAC – Non-Executive Director

Appointed Director in 2012

Michel NAIRAC was born in Mauritius in 1954 and completed his Articles of Clerkship with Coopers and Lybrand in Durban South Africa. He started his own agency business, Michel Nairac Bloodstock in 1986, which continues to operate in the Equine Industry. He then became a Director of the KZN Owners and Trainers Association, a membership entity for Owners and Trainers in KwaZulu-Natal, and was elected its Chairperson in 2000. With the amalgamation of the Racing Clubs in KwaZulu-Natal he became a Director of Gold Circle (Pty) Limited, the company that operates thoroughbred horseracing and totalisator betting in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. In 2001 he was appointed as CEO of Gold Circle, a position he currently holds.

Arvind Lall DOOKUN – Independent Director

Appointed Director in 2013

Arvind Lall DOOKUN, born in 1963, holds a Textile Technology Diploma from the UMIST (Textile Dept. BIHE Bolton, UK), HND in Clothing Technology and an Institute Diploma BA Hons academic equivalent in Clothing & Fashion Business Management from the London College of Fashion part of the University of the Arts, London UK. He is an Associate member of the Textile Institute (TI) Manchester, UK with an Associateship (CText ATI) Chartered Professional Qualification and a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (FMioD). He is the Managing Director of General Export and Economic Development Services Ltd (ESC Import & Export Company) and the Executive Director Co-founder of A-Brokers Ltd established in the Insurance industry as a local Insurance Broker registered and licensed by the FSC.

Mushtaq M. O. N. OOSMAN – Independent Director

Appointed Director in 2016

Mushtaq OOSMAN, born in 1954, trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Sinclairs in the UK, before returning to Mauritius in 1983, when he joined the audit department of De Chazal Du Mée. He then joined Roger de Chazal & Partners (founders of Price Waterhouse in 1988 in Mauritius). He was a Partner in PwC Mauritius from July 1991 up to November 2015. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He served on the Africa Central Governance Board and is well versed with the working and responsibilities of a Governance Board. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of ENL Limited, Rey and Lenferna Limited, The Mauritius Union Assurance Co Ltd, United Docks Ltd and La Prudence Life Assurance Ltd.

Senior Manager’s Profile

Robert AH YAN – Tote and Sports Systems Manager

Robert AH YAN, born in 1969, holds an IATA/UFTAA Diploma since 1992 and a Diploma in Management from Cambridge Tutorial College, Jersey, Britain since 1994.

He joined Hardy Henry & Cie Limitée as Administrative Officer in 1992. He was promoted Assistant Manager in 1995 and as Manager in 2002 when the Company was awarded ISO9001. He is the Tote and Sports Systems Manager of Automatic Systems Ltd since 2002 and has been appointed as General Manager of the Company, effective as from 1st May 2020. Over his years of service, he followed numerous Management and IT courses and is continuously updating his skills, knowledge and professional competence.

He is a Professional Member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) since February 2013 and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Company Secretary’s Profile

Box Office Ltd is a domestic Company offering corporate and secretarial as well as business facilitation services to a portfolio of domestic companies. The two directors and shareholders of Box Office Ltd, Mrs Sylvia Maigrot and Mrs Sophie Gellé are both qualified chartered secretaries with more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate secretarial practice. As qualified Secretaries, Mrs Sylvia Maigrot and Mrs Sophie Gellé have to and do acquire continuing professional development with a minimum of 20 CPD hours, per year.