Members of the Board of Directors:
Captain Guy Adam, Co-Chairman:
Guy Adam began his career as a professional seaman, graduating from cadet to Ship’s Master while serving as Captain of vessels managed by Southern Line of Kenya and Mahe Shipping Co Ltd of Seychelles. He has been a director of Mahe Shipping since 1984. He is also currently Chairman of Corvina and of key subsidiaries including 7° South Ltd and Bunson Travel (Seychelles) Ltd. He has been the driving force behind the Corvina group’s ventures in 5-star tourism overseeing the conceptualization, construction and opening of Lemuria Resort on Praslin and Ephelia Resort on Mahe. He is also a former CEO of Seychelles Petroleum Co Ltd, now retired.
Adrian Skerrett, Co-Chairman:
Adrian Skerrett holds a degree in Economics and is a Chartered Management Accountant. He was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England but has been resident in Seychelles since 1980, when he joined Mahe Shipping as Group Accountant. He served as Managing Director from 1984 to 1994, before being appointed Co-Chairman and has been naturalised in Seychelles since 1994. He is a Director of Corvina Investment Co Ltd and ten other Corvina group companies, including Chairman of Silhouette Cruises Ltd, Victoria Properties & Investment Co Ltd, Liquid Air (Seychelles) Ltd, Presafe Services Ltd and Mahe Investments Ltd. He is also an author of a number of books about Seychelles and its natural history and serves as a trustee of several environmental NGOs as well as being Chairman of Island Conservation Society.
Caroline Payet FCCA, Financial Director:
Caroline Cetoupe holds a Bsc (Hon) degree in Accounting & Finance, from South Bank University, London, UK and she studied for ACCA at Emile Woolf College, London, UK. In October 2002 after her studies she joined Seychelles based auditors, Pool and Patel, where she became an Audit Manager. She joined Corvina Management Services Ltd in October 2009 where she currently holds the post of Finance and Administration Manager. In October 2013, she was elected as a director of Mahe Shipping.
Gerry Adam, Managing Director:
Gerry Adam began his career in 1974 as an Engineering Cadet Officer with Unicorn Lines and was trained both on shore and at sea and worked his way through the ranks, obtaining his Marine Engineer Class 1 Certificate of Competency in 1983. He served as Chief Engineer on several of the company’s vessels from 1983 to 1987 and joined Mahe Shipping in 1988 as Shipping Manager, being appointed Managing Director in 1994. He is a director of Corvina Investment Co Ltd and also serves as director on various other boards including Landmarine Limited and Societe Seychelloise de Navigation Ltd.
Gitanne Gendron, Director:
Gitanne Gendron joined Mahe Shipping shortly after the company's formation in 1969 and remains a key member of staff to this day. She has previously lived and worked on a number of outer islands including Agalega, Alphonse, Diego Garcia, and Farquhar. She became a director of Mahe Shipping in 1984, when a management buyout of overseas shareholders took place. In addition to Mahe Shipping and Corvina she also serves as a director of a number of subsidiaries including 7° South Ltd, Bunson Travel (Seychelles) Ltd, Liquid Air (Seychelles) Ltd, Mahe Investments Ltd, Presafe Services and Victoria Properties and Investment Ltd.
Joseph Morin, Operations Director:
Joe Morin has risen through the ranks of Mahe Shipping over a period of 20 years. He first joined the company in December 1994 as Assistant Cruise Ship Manager. He was later promoted to Operations Manager in 2000 and occupied this post for 10 years before promotion to Agency Manager in 2010. Joe was elected to the Board of Directors of Mahe Shipping to serve as Operations Director in October 2013.
Jean Weeling-Lee, Director:
Jean Weeling-Lee holds a Masters in Economics and began his career in 1984 as an economist with the Central Bank of Seychelles, rising to Director-General of Research before being promoted to General Manager in January 1993. He joined the private sector in 1995 and is currently Managing Director of Corvina Investment Company Limited as well as serving as a director of subsidiaries including Mahe Shipping Co Ltd and Corvina Management Services Ltd. He is also a director of companies including Seychelles Breweries Ltd, Le Refuge du Pecheur Ltd, Port Launay Resort Ltd, Barclays Bank (Seychelles) Ltd and Air Seychelles Ltd.