Our People

We have brought together qualified and committed professionals who draw from their own experience and techniques as well as from analysis and research from our trusted partners. We offer customised training programmes to ensure the continuous improvement of their technical know-how.

AN INDEPENDENT

approach

Independence lies at the heart of our approach allowing us to be impartial in our advice and focussed on you and your interests.

 

Our promise to you is to deliver a humane and different customer experience based on commitment, expertise and trust guided by principles of discipline and rigour to preserve and grow your wealth.

 

Trusted Partners

Over the years, we have built a comprehensive network of international banking, financial research and brokerage partners which provide a secure and efficient platform for the management of our clients’ portfolios. 

Portfolio Managers

A strong and loyal team caring for our clients' financial needs.

  • Renaud Lagesse

    BSc. Agric (Natal, RSA); MBA (INSEAD, France). Renaud is the founder and a Portfolio Manager of Confident since 1997. He worked previously as Head of Private Banking with Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild (OI) Ltée and was an Agri-Business Manager for the Shell Group in Mauritius.

  • Laurent Desvaux de Marigny

    Brevet de Technicien Supérieur - Gestion/ Comptabilité (Lycée privé Levavasseur, Ile de la Réunion). Master en Finance - (Inseec Paris, France).  Laurent joined Confident in 2000 as a Portfolio Manager.  He then worked in property development from 2004 to 2013 before joining Confident again in 2014. 

  • Olivier Delos

    Graduat en Sciences Juridiques (HEC, Belgium). Olivier was employed in Luxembourg until 2002 by Groupe Dexia Banque Internationale where he was responsible for compliance duties and private banking. Before joining Confident in 2005 as Portfolio Manager, he was Administration Manager with Premium Asset Management Limited in Mauritius.

  • Oliver Müller

    Master in International Business Studies (Diplom Betriebswirt), Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany.  Oliver started his career in 1992 and worked in various investment related roles for Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and J.P.Morgan, in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Before relocating to Mauritius in 2014, he was an Executive Director in the Global Equities division of J.P.Morgan Securities in Frankfurt. Prior to joining Confident in 2017 as Portfolio Manager, he worked as International Relationship Manager for a local bank.  Oliver manages institutional portfolios at Confident.

  • Raveshan Pareathumby

    B.Com Accounting & Finance, Curtin University, Australia.  Raveshan joined the Confident team in August 2016 as a Portfolio Administrator and in August 2017 was nominated Investment Officer managing institutional clients' portfolios.  Prior to joining Confident Raveshan worked in the Global Business Sector as Finance & Operations Officer.

  • Julien d’Hotman de Villiers

    B.Com - Accounting & Finance (Australia), Masters in Marketing (Australia),  Diploma in Financial Planning (Australia) and Banking Operations & Management (Mauritius).  Before joining the Confident team in 2017 as an Investment Officer for private clients’ portfolios, Julien worked in the financial and accounting sectors in Australia and in Mauritius.

  • Ingrid Béga

    B.Com Marketing Management (University of South Africa), Master of International Business (Curtin University Australia).  Ingrid worked at Investec Bank (Mauritius) Limited in private banking and specialised finance for 7 years before joining Confident from 2013 to 2016 as Assistant Portfolio Manager.  After a one year  break from work, Ingrid joined Confident in september 2017 as a Client Relationship Officer.

Board of Directors

Our company can rely on a skilled and dynamic Board of Directors whose extensive experience ranges from investment and insurance to private equity.

  • Olivier Lagesse 60, Chairman and independent non-executive Director

    Olivier was MD of a General Insurance Company as well as Chairman of a Medical Claims Outsourcing Provider for 20 years. He was also President of The Insurers' Association for 4 years and as such sat on the Joint Economic Council (JEC) and on the council of the Mauritius Employers' Federation (MEF). He now serves on the Board and committees of a number of companies operating mainly in the Financial Services Sector.

  • Antoine Delaporte , 57, independent non-executive Director

    Antoine is the Founder and CEO of Adenia Partners Ltd since 2002. Adenia Partners manages 200 million euros in private equity funds in Africa. Antoine successfully completed his graduate business studies at ESCP-Europe and obtained an MBA from INSEAD, France. Antoine was an entrepreneur in Madagascar for 8 years where he founded, developed and sold three companies in the textile industry. Previously, between 1988 and 1994, Antoine was a Manager at Bain & Co in Paris and London and from 1984 to 1987 Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the french Saint Louis Sugar Group. He lives in Mauritius since 2002.

  • Gérard France de Fleuriot de la Colinière, 60, independent non-executive Director

    France is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He holds a B.Com from the University of Natal, South Africa. France has held several positions in a number of companies in South Africa until he returned to Mauritius in 1984. His previous employment in Mauritius was with Société de Gérance Mon Loisir, two textile companies and auditors BDO before joining the Sugar Industry Pension Fund (SIPF) as General Manager/Secretary in November 1995, a position he held until his retirement in May 2017.

  • Laurent Desvaux de Marigny 45, Deputy Managing Director

    Brevet de Technicien Supérieur - Gestion/ Comptabilité (Lycée privé Levavasseur, Ile de la Réunion). Master en Finance - (Inseec Paris, France).  Laurent joined Confident in 2000 as a Portfolio Manager.  He then worked in property development from 2004 to 2013 before joining Confident again in 2014.  In addition to his responsibilities as Portfolio Manager, Laurent has since november 2017, been appointed Deputy Managing Director.

  • Renaud Lagesse, 52, Managing Director
    Renaud Lagesse, 52, Managing Director

    BSc. Agric (Natal, RSA); MBA (INSEAD, France). Renaud is the founder and Managing Director of Confident since 1997. He worked previously as Head of Private Banking with Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild (OI) Ltée and was an Agri-Business Manager for the Shell Group in Mauritius.