Gilbert has been the CEO of New Mauritius Hotels Ltd since 2015. He has extensive experience in the agro industrial, property and hospitality sectors. He was previously an executive director of the ENL Group between 2007 and 2015. Prior to that Gilbert worked for Eclosia (previously the Food & Allied Group) as Group Operations Director. Gilbert was the President of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2001, of the Joint Economic Council in 2002 and 2003 and the Mauritius Sugar Producers Association in 2008 and 2014. He holds a BSc from the University of Cape Town, a BSc (Hons) Louisiana State University and an MBA from INSEAD.