Mr. J. Sonoo, C.S.K, is the Chairman of Industrial Finance Corporation of Mauritius Ltd and also the
Chairman of The State Investment Corporation Limited (SIC), the investment arm of the Government of Mauritius.
He holds directorship on various investee companies of SIC, such as SICOM.
He was recently appointed as NHDC Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) and is an Executive Director of
New Social Living Development Ltd which has been entrusted by Government the responsibility of constructing 12,000
residential units across Mauritius.
Mr. Sonoo has spent four decades in the banking sector, at both local and international level, including 38 years at
State Bank of Mauritius Ltd, in various positions. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd
from September 2012 to August 2016 and Acting Group Chief Executive at SBM Holdings from November 2014 to
He occupied the post of Chief Executive – Overseas Expansion of SBM Holdings Ltd from August 2016 to September
2017. During his tenure of office within the SBM Group, he was responsible for overseeing the development and
execution of the Bank’s international strategy through both organic growth and M&A. He also led the acquisition of a
Kenyan Bank which marked the milestone for the Group entry into East Africa.