Team

Team

We know it’s important to choose your venture capital partners carefully. People are the driving force behind every successful business – including ours. Our team consists of exceptional people with a passion for and track record in innovation finance. We are committed to working with you through the challenging moments that make or break a business. We’re not just here to invest – we’re here to help you grow. Compass is led by an Investment Committee drawn from the ENL Group’s senior management and heavyweight independent directors. Their people skills, experience and expertise help our portfolio companies go from strength to strength.

Management Team
Investment Committee
Gérard Le Fur
Gérard was previously the CEO of Sanofi Aventis, a global leader in healthcare. He has 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having
Gérard Le Fur
Yvan Depierre
Yvan is an independent director with expertise in finance, international business development and strategy. He was previously Finance Director at Apple France, in which
Yvan Depierre
Hector Espitalier-Noël
Hector is the Chief Executive Officer of ENL Group. He has vast experience in the sugarcane industry as well as the property, hospitality and
Hector Espitalier-Noël
Gilbert Espitalier-Noël
Gilbert has been the CEO of New Mauritius Hotels Ltd since 2015. He has extensive experience in the agro industrial, property and hospitality sectors.
Gilbert Espitalier-Noël

Philosophy

At Compass, our mission is to invest in vigorous, innovative start-ups and help them grow into mature and sustainable businesses. We strongly believe that Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region have the potential to become a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. We believe that by investing in start-ups and the visionary people who create them, and by helping them build extraordinary companies, we can contribute to Mauritius’ economic growth. Our aim is to become the most dynamic and successful venture capital firm in the Indian Ocean, and to help underwrite the region’s continued economic growth and development.