How can retail re-engineer itself for the future ?

Date : Tuesday 21st April 2020

Time : Mauritius time: 14:00 hrs

Duration: 1 hour

Panelists :

Dinesh Tulsidas, Managing Director, Jetha Tulsidas Group



Dinesh is the Managing Director of the Jetha Tulsidas Group which is the leading brand of traditional and ethnic wear in Mauritius. Over the years, the Group has diversified into the real estate business and also operates a Freeport Company which exports to several African countries. His group employs over 300 people across the island. Dinesh is a Board Director at Jubilee Insurance and a member of Mauritius Institute of Directors.

He has been a member of JCI for over 5 years and the Round Table Mauritius for 10 years. Dinesh has recently joined YPO, a global leadership community of more than more than 29,000 chief executives in 130 countries who are driven by the belief that the world needs better leaders. Through these affiliations, he has robust experience when it comes to business across sectors and geographies.


Daood Ingar, Managing Director, Mado Parfums

Daood est le Directeur Général de Mado Parfums & Co. Ltd. à L’île Maurice avec 12 points de vente. 

Prakash Ashok Sonah, CFO, Courts Mammouth


Mr. Sonah has been in public practice in the UK for 27 years and has been exposed to a number of business sectors from retail, manufacturing, service, asset management, hospitality, technology, transport, amongst others.

He became a partner in the Practice he was working in in 2001 and has, over the years, acquired a wealth of experience dealing with a large number of high profile clients with respect to their business development, compliance and taxation needs so that they are in a position to meet all the challenges in their business environment.

Besides his practice, he was also a major shareholder and the finance director of a company operating in the healthcare sector.

He joined the board of Courts Mammouth in August 2015 and has served as a Non-Executive director till 30th September 2017, before being appointed as Executive Director as from that date.

Consulting Expert : Richard Wooding, Director, Matrix-8

Moderator : Sanjeev Ghurburrun, Director, Geroudis Limited

The Retail business as we know it may never exist again. Consumers in Mauritius are scared – the arrival of COVID-19 has transformed shopping for consumable goods from being a pleasant and often social activity into being a perceived high- risk necessity.

The market has been effectively stopped through the last weeks of lockdown with no trading and therefore zero cashflow. Brands may no longer have the same loyalty and pulling power as it used to have, in this period of saving money and fear of an uncertain future.

What will be the reality of market demand and consumer spending power as we move forward.

Is consumer behavior changing, and what will be the purchasing trends and triggers?

The webinar seeks to provide clarity around some of the issues which retailers face today. Principal amongst them are:

  • Managing risk for employees and consumers
  • Do you need home delivery?
  • Re-defining the Product Portfolio and core offering
  • Adapting the Business Model beyond bricks and mortar
  • Anticipating Consumer requirements

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