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Macoss

Committee Members

Suraj Ray FCG

CHAIRMAN

Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA), Suraj Ray graduated in Management and Marketing, holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB Hons) and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA Innovation and Leadership).

Suraj Ray is also the Founder and President of AHEAD, a registered NGO in Mauritius actively engaged in sustainable development, mainstreaming People, Rights, World of Work, Education, Environment, Wellness and Living Things. Philanthropist, humanist, trade unionists, researcher and governance professional, Suraj Ray has extensive experience in employment law, industrial relations, human resources, negotiations, counselling and social work for years.

As a governance professional with wide exposure in the ICT Sector, Suraj Ray is well versed and at ease with ICT Laws, data protection, competition law, corporate governance and compliance.

Among one of leading trade unionists in the country for the last few years or so, representing the workers of the country at various national instances and international conferences, and mainly at the International Labour Conference (of the International Labour Organization (ILO)), Suraj Ray is undoubtedly also an active rights activist.

Executive Committee Members

2019 - Present
Mr Tapessur Purrunsing
Deputy Chairperson

Tapessur Purrunsing, the Deputy Chairperson of MACOSS, is also a Founder member of CAS till now (2013) Ex.Secretary of CAS. In 1979-1982, Mr Purrunsingh was Council Commissioner of the Municipality of Port-Louis and presided several Commissions. During that mandate, he was on the Board of the Regional Advisory Committee at the Dr. A.G. JEETOO Hospital. He personally intervenes on the radio and in the newspapers on several occasions to fight for patients’ rights specifically in cases of medical negligence which are issues of life and death. Mr Purrunsingh still intervenes as a Social Worker for the welfare of inhabitants through the Local Authority to help them get lighting, patching of roads, scavenging and many others. In 2009 till now he was elected as Representative of employees of Casinos of Mauritius Pension Fund and acted as Secretary in the Fund. He is now the Vice-Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee of the SICMS Ltd and also the Deputy Chairperson of MACOSS.

Mrs. Indira Devi Runjeet
Vice President

A naturopathy practioner who is affiliated with International Naturopathy Organization, India and MACOSS since 2006. Mrs Runjeet has received Government recognition for the contribution in the field of Community Development/ Social Welfare. Her past and current achievements are as follows:

  • Vice President of Mauritius Council of Social Service
  • President of Elderly watch of Vacoas Floreal
  • Vice President of Wooton Social Welfare Cum Resource Centre
  • P.T.A Lapeyrouse G.O.V.T School
  • Assist. Treasurer of Wooton Social Welfare Cum Resource Centre
  • President of Lapeyrouse Community Centre
  • President of P.T.A Lapeyrouse G.O.V.T School
Mr. Ameene Kodabux, MSK
Treasurer

Ameene Kodabux is the Founder and President of “Mouvement Social de Plaine Lauzun”, an association actively engaged in social work at national level since 2001.

He is a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants, (England) and a Registered Licensed Auditor.  He was a past Board Member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants and the Financial Reporting Council.

In 2014, he was honored and named as a Member of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (MSK) by the President of the Republic of Mauritius in the field of Voluntary Social Work.  He is a respected and successful businessman and a seasoned tax specialist.

Mr. Yesayah Sunassee
Executive Committee Member

Mr Sunassee is an Executive Member at Macoss and at Force Vive de L’Est. By profession a primary school teacher since 2004 and it’s from there that his love for social service emanated. He has represented Mauritius in various international forums since a very young age. He now concentrates mostly on working for the betterment of the local community within the Force Vive de L’Est. The said NGO is a platform that reaches out to the vulnerable and the field area encompasses children, the disabled, the elderly, other vulnerable groups and also environmental issues.

Mr Jacques Lucien Thomas
Executive Committee Member

Mr Thomas is associated with MACOSS since 2008. He is very dedicated to social work and his past and current notable positions are as follows:

  • Quatre Cocos Village Councilor
  • Moka Flacq District Councilor
  • President of Quatre Cocos Village Council
  • Secretary of Quatre Cocos Senior Citizens
  • Deputy Chairman of Works and Planning Committee of Moka Flacq District Council
  • Chairman Health Committee Moka Flacq District Council
  • Member of Works and Planning Committee M.F.D.C
  • Executive member of MACOSS
  • President of Muvman Solidarité Kréol de L’Est
  • Secretary of Muvman Solidarité Kréol de L’Est
Secretary
Mr Roshan Rajroop
Secretary

Mr Roshan Rajroop is an independent and seasoned law practitioner in Mauritius, focusing on all areas of civil and public law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB Hons) from University of London. He has worked for 18 years at the office of the Attorney General in Mauritius, State Law Office, Secretary of the Environment Appeal Tribunal and also for the Director of Public Prosecution and has been exposed to all walks of criminal, public and administrative law. Presently, he is the principal of his own practice and have appeared at all levels of the Courts in Mauritius and up to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London, being the ultimate court of appeal for Mauritius. He is currently the President of the Non-Governmental International Organization, DIS-MOI, which militates for Human Rights and the Secretary of the Mauritius Council of Social Service. Mr Rajroop is a certified professional who has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience in various practice areas.