Formerly known as MCFI, Ingenia is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac, which offers agricultural, industrial, and water management solutions to businesses in Mauritius, the Indian Ocean region and the African continent.
Our business was born from a patriotic endeavour to support the flourishing Mauritian sugar cane industry, following the country’s independence. True to our origins, we have expanded to support the key sectors of our economy (e.g., construction, textile, manufacture) and went beyond our shores to bring turnkey products and solutions to the Indian Ocean region and Africa.
Now rebranded as Ingenia, we take on the audacious challenge of reinventing ourselves and combining technology, ecology, and circularity to co-create a thriving business community that helps create a healthy population and planet. Strong from decades of expertise and knowledge of our key segments, we are now going further by promoting synergy and cross-pollination across our segments to develop new pillars for our emerging economies.
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Amalgamation of Chemco
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Inauguration of the first
Mauritian Bio-Fertiliser plant
Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team is composed of women and men committed to sourcing the most relevant and innovative solutions for our clients. Each of them embodies Ingenia’s spirit of “going beyond” and the dedication and technical expertise that make us unique.
Group Managing Director
Yannis Fayd’herbe has a degree with majors in Economics and Industrial Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation & Management from the University of Cape Town and is an alumnus of the ESSEC General Management Program. Between 1999 and 2019, he held various positions in the textile industry, first in sales and marketing, then as CEO of N. Bellstedt & Co (Pty) Ltd (South Africa), Managing Director of KASA Textile & Co Ltd (2012-2017) and of Labelling Industries Ltd, Berque Ltee, Narrow Fabrics Ltd in Mauritius and of Labeltex SARL and LabelMada Ltee in Madagascar (2013-2019). Yanis joined Ingenia in June 2019.
Supply Chain & Logistics Manager
Gianni Apollon has occupied various Senior Supply Chain positions with proven track records in managing projects, supply chain operations, customer service and physical logistics. He has extensive Supply Chain Experience in Nestle where he has spent 16 years leading Supply Chain projects in countries like Angola, Zimbabwe, DRC, Mozambique and spent 8 years in expatriation in Zambia and Kenya. Gianni Apollon is a post-graduate from Rushmore Business School. He joined Ingenia in February 2019.
Dheer Narrain ROY
Head of Aqua and International Divisions
Dheer Narrain Roy holds a Masters in International Business from Curtin University, Australia and a Masters in International Business Law (LLM) jointly from Sorbonne & Paris II Pantheon-Assas universities. Between 2004 and 2012, he held positions in PPR/CFAO’s International trading office, then as director of a regional group, based in Mayotte. Dheer Narrain Roy joined the Harel Mallac Group in February 2012 before moving to Ingenia as Business Development Manager in August 2013. He now leads our Aqua and International divisions.
Group Head of Finance
Rajeev Hasnah is a CFA Charterholder, with a first-class BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance degree from the University of Mauritius and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the Warwick Business School. He has a rich experience in financial and economic analysis, and in international diplomacy having worked as an economist, corporate financier and investment manager both locally and internationally. Rajeev joined the Harel Mallac Group in 2017, as Group Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and acted as Head of the Finance Department of Ingenia since July 2020, a position which he fully embraces since January 2022.
Head of Agri & Industry Divisions
Nicolas Langlois started his career in 1987 as sales representative for agricultural equipment at Roger Fayd’herbe. He joined the Suchem team in 1989 to develop the sales of agrochemicals. In 1991, he started developing other lines for the textiles, paint and plastic industries and became sales manager of Suchem in 2004, and General Manager in January 2017. He joined Ingenia when the Group acquired Suchem in 2020.
Patricia MARRIER D’UNIENVILLE
Research and Development Consultant
Patricia Marrier d’Unienville holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biochemistry and a BSc – Honours Degree in Microbiology. She spent 22 years at Biodia Co. Ltd – mainly as General Manager, after which she worked as a Consultant for Prelabs, LLC in the United States, between 2013 and 2019. She came back to Mauritius and joined Ingenia as a Research and Development Consultant in 2020.
Production Optimisation and Excellence Manager
Sanjeeve holds a DUT in Civil Engineering (IUT de Bordeaux) and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur en Civil Engineering et Urbanisme from INSA-Toulouse. His professional path in Mauritius covers management positions in Decathlon Retail & Production – Oxylane Group (1998-2010) and Evaco as Senior Project Manager (3 years). He spent nine years as Managing Director of Equinoxe (which manufactures parts for luxury products) before joining Ingenia in March 2021 as Production Optimisation and Excellence Manager.
Quality, Sustainability and Health & Safety Manager
Holder of a BSc. Hons in Food Science and Technology from University of Mauritius, Nidhi started her career as Chief Chemist at Princes Tuna Mauritius. After working in an international certification body, she joined the Chemicals Cluster of Harel Mallac, where she has been covering Safety, Health, Environment, Quality, cosmetic GMP and Sustainability, as well as Laboratory across the different Business Units since 2007.