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Beau Vallon dovecote Riche en Eau 1905 Riche en Eau 1942 Riche en Eau 1948 Riche en Eau 1958 Riche en eau 1962

Our Heritage

Grounded for two centuries in the Mauritian economy

The origins of Compagnie de Beau Vallon Limitée are grounded in the history of sugar cane cultivation and milling in Mauritius. Drawing on an agricultural heritage dating back to the first half of the 19th century, our company was incorporated in 1921 and currently owns Riche-en-Eau, one of the largest sugar estates on the island with 3,500 hectares of land stretching from the south-east coast to Midlands. Compagnie de Beau Vallon Limitée is poised to continue this legacy while improving its resilience to a changing market place through diversification into key sectors such as non-sugar , agriculture, hospitality and property.

Our Heritage

Grounded for two centuries in the Mauritian economy

The origins of Compagnie de Beau Vallon Limitée are grounded in the history of sugar cane cultivation and milling in Mauritius. Drawing on an agricultural heritage dating back to the first half of the 19th century, our company was incorporated in 1921 and currently owns Riche en Eau, one of the largest sugar estates on the island with 3,500 hectares of land stretching from the south-east coast to Midlands. Compagnie de Beau Vallon Limitée is poised to continue this legacy while improving its resilience to a changing market place through diversification into key sectors such as non-sugar , agriculture, hospitality and property.

1818 1818 Construction of the first sugar factory at Beau Vallon. 1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014 1840 Establishment of the first sugar mill at Riche-en-Eau
along Rivière des Creoles.
1840
1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014
1890 The sugar mill at Riche-en-Eau was relocated to its current site
to allow the construction of the Chateau de Riche-en-Eau
and since then, the factory has been constantly
modernised and extended.
1890
1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014
1921 Incorporation of Compagnie de Beau Vallon Limitée. 1921 1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014 1960 Consolidation of the Beau Vallon sugar
factory into Riche-en-Eau.
1960
1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014
2003 Launch of Compagnie de Beau Vallon Limitée
first residential development.
2003
1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014
2006 Last year of operation of the Riche-en-Eau sugar factory,
following the centralisation of milling activities
in the south onto La Baraque sugar factory.
2006
1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014
2007 The cane grown on the Riche-en-Eau sugar estate
is transported for milling to La Baraque,
where all factory operations in the south
have been centralised.
2007
1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014
2011 Acquisition of Groupe Union and diversification
of the Company’s activities into the hospitality sector.
The same year, Astroea Beach opened
its doors in Pointe d’Esny.
2011
1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014
2013 - 2014 Acquisition of Solana Beach Hotel, a 117-room property
in Belle Mare and creation of Southern Cross Hotels.
2013 - 2014
1818 1840 1890 1921 1960 2003 2006 2007 2011 2013 - 2014

1818 1818 Construction of the first
sugar factory at Beau Vallon
1840 Establishment of the first sugar
mill at Riche-en-Eau along
Rivière des Creoles.
1840
1890 The sugar mill at Riche-en-Eau
was relocated to its current
site to allow the construction of
the Chateau de Riche en Eau
and since then, the factory
has been constantly modernised
and extended.
1890
1921 Incorporation of Compagnie
de Beau Vallon Limitée.
1921
1960 Consolidation of the Beau Vallon
sugar factory into Riche-en-Eau.
1960
2003 Launch of Compagnie de
Beau Vallon Limitée
first residential development.
2003
2006 Last year of operation of the
Riche-en-Eau sugar factory,
following the centralisation of
milling activities in the south
onto La Baraque sugar factory.
2006
2007 The cane grown on the Riche-
en-Eau sugar estate is transported
for milling to La Baraque,
where all factory operations
in the south have been centralised.
2007
2011 Acquisition of Groupe Union
and diversification of the
Company’s activities into
the hospitality sector. The same
year, Astroea Beach opened
its doors in Pointe d’Esny.
2011
2013 - 2014 Acquisition of Solana Beach
Hotel, a 117-room property
in Belle Mare and creation
of Southern Cross Hotels
2013 - 2014

Our Group Structure

Our Group Structure

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Our Board of Directors

GÉRARD GARRIOCH

Non-Executive Chairman

THIERRY MERVEN

Group Chief Executive Officer

JACQUES MARRIER D’UNIENVILLE

Non-Executive Director

PATRICE DOGER DE SPÉVILLE

Non-Executive Independent Director

BERTRAND THÉVENAU

Non-Executive Director

DIDIER MAIGROT

Non-Executive Independent Director

JACQUES HAREL

Non-Executive Independent Director

Our Management Team

THIERRY MERVEN

Group Chief Executive Officer

Agriculture

PIERRE-YVES MONGELARD

Group Agricultural Manager

KAREEN COTRY

Group Agronomist & Diversification Manager

Hospitality

FABIO MEO

Chief Operating Officer
Southern Cross Tourist Co Ltd

Property/Real Estate

CHRISTOPHE CURÉ

Group Property Manager

Corporate Services

CHRISTINA LEVALLOIS

Group Human Resources Manager

JOSÉ DODIN

Finance Manager

ARNAUD GUIBERT

Administrative Manager
The Union Sugar Estates Company Limited

Our Corporate Citizenship

For nearly a century, Compagnie de Beau Vallon Limitée has been an active contributor not only to economic development, but also to social wellbeing and environmental protection through targeted actions within local communities and associations. We provide support to the most vulnerable groups in the areas of education, social reintegration and environmental protection through NGOs such as the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, APEIM and Mahebourg Espoir.