Our programmes have been designed to provide social entrepreneurs with access to methodologies, training, mentorship programmes, industry insights, and a networking community to guide them throughout their journey.Through the Currimjee Group’s extensive networks, Trampoline provides industry-specific expertise through business mentors from a range of organisations, rigorous analytical support, and prepares social enterprises to access capital and customers.
Arif is a passionate entrepreneur in the textile industry. He managed a large
vertically integrated knitwear company with factories in Mauritius and Madagascar supplying industry leading retailers. Subsequently, he built a premium knitwear solution network connecting small and medium-sized
factories in the region with sophisticated European brands and created a cashmere brand with a unique made-to-order e-commerce concept. ABANA, his latest venture, is a digital platform with the ambition to illuminate the African textile & apparel ecosystem. Arif is the current President of the Mauritius Exporters Association (MEXA) and a past President of the Joint Economic Council, the apex body of the Mauritian Private Sector. He studied at Williams College, the London School of Economics & McGill University.
Vanesha is the Chief Human Resource Officer of Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co
Ltd (CJ & Co Ltd). She has more than 18 years of experience in HR and
Organisational Development and has worked for the CIM Group as Group
Head of HR for 4 years and as Head of HR for Cim Finance for 4 years. She
also worked as an economist for 10 years with the Ministry of Economic
Development. She holds a BSc in Economics and Management from the
University of Cardiff, UK, and an MBA with specialisation in Human Resource
Management from the University of Mauritius. She is a Member of the
Mauritius Institute of Directors and is currently a Director on a number of
companies in the Currimjee Group.
Marianne graduated from the European Business School, Paris with a specialisation in International Affairs. She started her career in HAVAS Group
in 1993 where she was successively in charge of the set-up of Canal+ in the
Caribbean, the media planning of Procter & Gamble, and the PR of BMW for Africa and the Middle East. Appointed as Manager of Marketing and Communication of Canal+ for overseas territories in 1996. She was then appointed as General Manager, Marketing and Communication of Canal+ Overseas in charge of Africa and Overseas in 2002 and also worked as Consultant for Canal+ Poland. In 2009, she became the General Manager, Digital and Communication Manager of CANAL+ International and
was in charge of the launch of Canal+ in Vietnam. Since 2015, she is the General Manager Communication and Marketing of the Company and currently manages corporate external communication & internal communication strategy & implementation.
James is an experienced startup and scaleup coach from South Africa. Founder of KnowHouse and PeoplePower, he brings a strong knowledge of entrepreneurship as well as experience in coaching impact startups and designing meaningful business development programs.
Former Senior Director of the Mauritius BOI, Lillka has vast experience in implementing impactful projects at national and international levels. In 2011, she founded the KIP Center for Leadership, an executive education center to shape talents and ideas within the business community in the region, and is passionate about leadership training.
Shakti Callikan is a cultural entrepreneur whose work focuses on creating new ways to contribute to social change and local empowerment. She started her carrier in the social development area, and after having founded a human rights organisation in Mauritius, she worked in various NGOs in India. Back in Mauritius, she co-founded and managed my Moris, a company promoting cultural tourism and Mauritian heritage that gave her a new perspective on how to create bridges between the NGO and the corporate worlds. Lately, she has been directing audio documentaries, launching podcast shows, as well as writing and publishing a book about Mauritian colours. Shakti enjoys thinking about new ways to make better things happen.
Shirin Gunny is the Managing Director of Made in Moris. Her mission since
2013 has been to imagine, create, and ensure the strategic development of
the Made in Moris label which has since become a reference for strong
Mauritian brands. Postgraduate of HEC Montreal, Shirin started her career at Cossette, the most prestigious Canadian communication agency. As a
strategic planner, Shirin has been implementing diverse and challenging
communication plans for famous brands such as Bell, Nestle, Poste Canada, Mentos. She won various international awards (Cannes Lions 2008, Grand Prix Stratégies France 2008, Canadian Marketing Association Awards). Her strong design thinking skills, combined with her sense of creativity and contagious enthusiasm, enable her to create and develop success stories. Shirin is also a designer and artist.
Vincent Lagarde is the President, Founder and CEO of NATEC Medical Ltd. The company designs and manufactures balloon angioplasty catheters for interventional cardiology. Vincent Lagarde is also the director of Xtruline (extrusion and manufacturing unit for surgical masks) and Abiolabs
(microbiology and DNA analysis unit). Holder of dual nationality, French and
Mauritian, he received the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2009. Vincent also won the Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 title, under the AfrAsia Tecoma Awards.
Sophie is an enthusiastic entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in planning, leading, and improving non-governmental projects and organisations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with a major in Anthropology and is a certified Coach (Hedo-Coach & Copilot’in). Sophie was previously Project Coordinator at Chrysalide, where she federated sex workers around their human rights. Together, they co-founded Parapli Rouz. With her team, Sophie set up and ran the newly founded NGO, overcoming many challenges, securing international funding, and meeting objectives rapidly. After supporting the early-stage development of Parapli Rouz, she supported the capacity building of various social enterprises through coaching and mentoring. Sophie joined Trampoline in April 2021, with the mission to design, launch and operationalise the initiative.
Antish is a Chevening Alumnus with more than 5 years of experience in product development, business development, and marketing. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking & International Finance, passed CFA Level 1 and holds a Master’s Degree in Creativity: Innovation & Business Strategy from the University of Exeter. Antish held the position of Digital Product & Innovation Specialist at Cim Finance Ltd, working in close collaboration with Group CEO and external consultants on developing new products and digital transformation strategies. He was previously an Investment & Trade Officer at the UK Department for International Trade, where he identified opportunities, offered advisory services, and supported British businesses seeking to trade and invest in Mauritius. Antish has also worked on several projects in the United Kingdom, including developing an innovative business model for an incubator/creative hub rooted in sustainability and inclusivity. Antish joined Trampoline in August 2021, with the mission to support on the strategy and implementation of this initiative.
Priyanta is a Graduate student of International Hotel & Tourism Management at Vatel Mauritius. She has three years of experience in hospitality management. She completed a two-year internship at three of Mauritius' most luxurious hotels (Lux Belle Mare, Salt of Palmar, and Long Beach), where she worked primarily in food and beverage, events, and in close collaboration with the cluster training manager in the training and development departments. She then went to France for five months to work at Alpina Electric Hotel in Chamonix Mont Blanc, where she was assigned as chef de rang in the food and beverage department. She had previously completed her internship at Rogers Capital in sales and marketing technology for nine months, where she created surveys and reports. Surveys were conducted from door to door. Update, maintain and create databases using accurate information gleaned from market research. Data analysis of top Mauritius companies, Customer Knowledge analysis using a pre-populated data list, and assistance in launching a Cyber Crime event. Priyanta joined Trampoline on the 1st of September with the motive to support the program in terms of admin and logistics.