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Message from the Managing Director of BOI
Dear Members and Valued Readers of the Freeport

As the newly appointed Managing Director of the Board of investment, it indeed gives me much pleasure to address you in this website of the Freeport Operators Association.
I have been associated with the Freeport sector for almost 16 years now, whether directly or indirectly. In 1995 when I joined the Mauritius Freeport Authority as Assistant Operations Manager, little did I know that I would be at the helm of the Board of Investment 16 years later. The Board of Investment is the apex body for the promotion and facilitation of all forms of investments in Mauritius. Visit the website:

My interactions as from 1995 with the trading business community in the Freeport have helped me to understand the requirements, challenges and economic realities facing operators and be able to forge a culture to facilitate business, be investor friendly and ensure that Mauritius remains a competitive platform. This has always been a guiding principle in all my dealings. I wish to sincerely thank operators in the Freeport for the honest, candid and frank interaction, the sharing of ideas and views on how to make Mauritius a competitive trading, logistics and distribution hub.
Let me conclude by wishing the Freeport Operators Association well in its future endeavours. I look forward to working in closer collaboration with all stakeholders in the Freeport and we remain, at the BOI, fully committed to serve you to the best of our abilities.

Warmest regards

Ken Poonoosamy
Managing Director
Board of Investment


Mr Ken Poonoosamy
Managing Director of Board of Investment

Mr Ken Poonoosamy has been appointed as Managing Director of the Board of Investment
since Friday 16th September 2011.

He joined the Sector at the Mauritius Freeport Authority in January 1996 where he held
various Managerial positions.

In January 2005, he joined the Board of Investment when the Mauritius Freeport Authority integrated the BOI. He held senior managerial posts in charge of Marine, Sea Food and Logistics Clusters.

In 2008, he was appointed Director and head of International Business Services of the BOI.

He has also worked as a Consultant at Deloitte and Touche in the audit and tax planning.

Mr Poonoosamy holds various Academic qualifications in Ship Agency by Lloyds of UK,
BA (Honours) Economics and International Trade from UK and a Master in Port
Management and Shipping administration.

Mr Poonoosamy has an extensive experience and achievement in Marketing and Promotion,
Project Management and Policy matters.

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