Mr Jean-Philippe Coulier is the holder of a ‘Diplôme d’Études Supérieures en Droit’ and ‘Diplôme de l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris’ (France). During his career, he has accumulated extensive experience in the banking sector, having worked for the Société Générale Group for some 40 years, where he has assumed a range of high-level responsibilities, acting as director, chief operating officer and chief executive officer in its various offices based worldwide. Before his retirement from Société Générale in early 2013, he was the vice chairman and managing director of the National Société Générale Bank in Cairo, Egypt. He was appointed director of The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd in 2012 and held the chairmanship from 2014 to 2018. He is also a board member of MCB Forward Foundation, a subsidiary of MCB Group Ltd.