Francois EYNAUD (born 1961) joined Veranda Leisure and Hospitality (VLH), (subsidiary of Rogers Group), as CEO in August 2008. VLH is the 4th hotel group in Mauritius, owns 7 hotels and operates 50 villas and a 18 holes championship golf course under the brands Veranda Resorts (3 - 4 star) and Heritage Resorts (5 star). Francois was previously CEO of TropicKnits (CIEL Textile) and had a 18 years career in the textile manufacturing industry. From1983 to 1991, Francois worked for SAGEM, a French telecom company as Export Manager, travelling and living in various countries in Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands, Caribbean Islands, and United Kingdom. Born in the U.K., Francois is a dual citizen of Mauritius and France. He holds a degree of French Business School Institut Commercial de Nancy (ICN). In 2013 and 2014, Francois was the President of AHRIM, the influential Mauritian hotel association. He has an extensive knowledge of the Mauritian hotel industry and is currently looking at expanding VLH brands in the Indian Ocean.