Mr. Jairaj Sonoo C.S.K is the Chairman of The State Investment Corporation Limited (SIC), the Investment Arm of Government and holds directorship on various investee companies of SIC, such as SICOM and Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Co Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Investment Support Programme OSP) Limited which is involved in the Government action to support economic operators through various schemes implemented under budgetary measures.
Mr. Sonoo has spent four decades in the banking industry, 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 Ltd from November
2014 to September 2015. He occupied the post of Chief Executive Overseas Expansion of SBM Holdings Ltd from August 2016 to September 2017. During his tenure of office at 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's entry into East Africa.
Mr. Sonoo holds a master’s in business administration (MBA) from University of Surrey.