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J. Stéphane Appavoo

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Professional Status

Entrepreneur
Open to opportunities

About Me

Over the past fifteen years I have gained extensive senior management experience in the accounting/finance, commodity trading and software/web/mobile industry, both locally and internationally and I am currently the executive Chairman of Holdem, a medium to large conglomerate based in Mauritius.

My contribution to an organization comprises leveraging a combination of business development, team leadership, strategic planning and sales expertise to meet and exceed expectations. I analyze core operational/business functions and implement the most appropriate solutions to drive continual business growth.

I am a strong motivational leader with solid management, leadership and communication skills and a proven record of growing offices worldwide. I understand the real educational development needs of my clients, both from an academic as well as a practical business point of view. I am able to formulate solutions for clients that enhance performance and directly contribute to their bottom line.

Specialties:

- Competitive Analysis
- Financing, Business Turnarounds
- Compliance
- Call Center Management
- Software/Web/Mobile development
- Management Development
- Strategic Partnerships

Experience

Executive Chairman

Holdem Group
Since February 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Chairman of conglomerate of companies
  • 200+ staff members

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Holdem Trading
2012 to 2016
Responsibilities completed
  • Supervision of commodity trading operations and FMCG
  • Negotiation at international level between the various stakeholders
  • Expansion of the company in Sub Saharan region (South Africa, Mauritius )
  • Management of pool of commodity traders
  • Reporting , KPI and setting up goals within the organisation
  • Direct reporting to the Board of Shareholders
Company Description

Société spécialisée dans le négoce international. Secteurs commodités générales telles que le sucre, l'huile de tournesol, le ciment et autres

Company website

http://www.holdemtrading.com

Chief Executive Officer

FirsTel
January 2011 to January 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Founding partner and CEO
  • Development of Call Center activities with 250 seats in Mauritius and 500 in Madagascar
  • Specialized on French market with key account customers (Orange, Médiamétrie, Argus...)

Chief Financial Officer

Infinity BPO
September 2008 to December 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • Analysis of business conditions and performance in collaboration with operating and management teams across the business
  • Management of the corporate planning and annual plan/budget process
  • Development and execution of strategic and multi-year business plans
Company Description

Infinity BPO was the largest Call Center in Mauritius (Up to 700 employees) and the largest French speaking one in the whole Southern Hemisphere. The Call Center closed in December 2010, despite numerous attempts to financially rescue it by investors and the Mauritian Government.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Feedcall
2002 to 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • Head of Technical and Innovation Departments
  • Monitoring of development teams
  • Implementation and marketing of several products ( Details in the portfolio)
  • Regional expansion of the company
  • Monitoring technical architectures
  • Cloud Computing Expertise / Big Data, Web Services , SaaS .
  • Expert level on developments with IDE Windev/Webdev
Company Description

SSII spécialisée dans le développement d'applications multiplateformes.

Audit Manager

HLB
1999 to 2002
Responsibilities completed
  • Feasibility Studies , Business and Marketing Plans
  • Change management
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions, LMBO
Company Description

Cabinet International d'expertise comptable et de conseil en entreprise

Company website

http://www.hlbi.com