Mr. Namasivayen Poonoosamy 


Mr. Namasivayen (Ken) Poonoosamy is the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Board, the leading
Government agency tasked with the mandate of providing strong institutional support for strategic economic planning
and promoting Mauritius as an attractive investment and business centre, a competitive export platform as well as an
international financial centre. Mr. Poonoosamy has accumulated over 23 years of experience cutting across all spheres of
economic activities leveraging on global business networks and key contacts globally.

After his graduation in Economics from the UK, Mr. Poonoosamy worked for Deloitte before joining the Mauritius
Freeport Authority. In January 2005, he joined the Board of Investment, the apex investment promotion agency, where
he led key clusters including New Business Development, International Business Services, Freeport & Logistics. In 2011,
he was appointed as the Managing Director of the BOI and remained in that position until January 2018, when the EDB
was established.

His work at the BOI, and now at the Economic Development Board, has led him to spearhead a number of national
initiatives and supported Government in the development and nurturing of new economic pillars as well as positioning
the Country as a competitive and trusted investment and business location.