About Us

From a humble beginning as a small makeup unit in Mauritius, we have emerged as a major player in the textile industry with a strong presence in Mauritius, Madagascar and South Africa, catering to leading international brands worldwide.

Overview

We started our journey in 1993 as a small makeup unit in Mauritius. Today, we've grown to be a major player in the textile industry with a presence in Mauritius, Madagascar and South Africa supplying top international brands across the USA, Europe and South Africa with 15M units annually.

Our strategic location grants trade agreements which help lower your costs. And, our innovative spirit means we're always using the latest technology and methods in our production process while being respectful of the environment and those we work with.

Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction in the textile industry. We strive to be recognized for our quality products, excellent service and be a leading player in the industry.

Vision

We aim to become a leading player in the African textile industry, providing exceptional service to our stakeholders and delivering top-quality products to the world's most prestigious international brands

Value

We believe in applying integrity to all we do, humility and respect towards our customers, employees and partners, and finding innovative solutions for our clients. These values drive every decision we make and shape our unique company culture.

Map of Operations

  • Headquarters
  • Knitting & Dyeing
  • Cut, Make & Trim Factory
  • Operational regions
Trade Agreements: • Europe’s EUR1 | • North America’s AGOA | • South Africa’s SADC

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The Directors

Our executive team is comprised of talented leaders who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our company. Together, they drive our mission forward, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of our industry and exceed our customers expectations.
Sharmila Banymadhub-Chakowa
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Daniel Giraud
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Vivian Masson
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Ian Espitalier Noel
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World Knits: Ian Espitalier Noel
Jitendra Bissessur
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World Knits: Jitendra Bissessur - Independent Non-Executive Director

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The Team

Sunny Smiles and Warm Welcomes from Africa.

Innovators, hard workers, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters. Every one of the 2,700 members of the World Knits family from Mauritius, Madagascar, and South Africa is cut from a different cloth. And every day, we come together to create a beautiful, multi-colored patchwork focused on meeting customer satisfaction.
Beas Cheekhooree
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Adrian H Espitalier Noel
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Maryvone Kwan
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Dixon Louis
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Michael Appadoo
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Melissa Blackburn
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Roland Espitalier Noel
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Yudheesha Napaul Crouche
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Francesca Berthelot
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Andy Chu Sun Wah
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Amar Gokool
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Vikash Nunkoo
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World Knits: Dixon Louis

Dixon Louis

Chief Financial Officer
Dixon joined WKL 18 years ago and has a deep understanding of our company's values, goals, and industry dynamics. He is a seasoned finance professional with more than 25 years of experience in reporting, financial operations and treasury management. He is a designated member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia, and he holds a master’s degree in finance from the prestigious University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. His contribution has been instrumental in the revamping of the group’s finance department.
Dixon leads the groups’ finance function including Corporate Finance, Group Treasury, Group Financial Accounts, Audit, Risk Management and Governance.
World Knits: Jitendra Bissessur - Independent Non-Executive Director

Jitendra Bissessur

Independent Non-Executive Director
Jitendra is the Chief Executive Officer of the Mauritius Investment Corporation Ltd (MIC) since March 2021, and possesses a wealth of leadership experience.

Formerly Director of the Economic Research and Analysis and Statistics Department at the Bank of Mauritius, he also served as an economist in the IMF's African Department. Jitendra's impact extended to the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, Statistics Board, and the IMF's Task Force on Special Purpose Entities.
Joining the Research Department of the Bank of Mauritius in 1991, he's amassed 30+ years of central banking expertise, excelling in macroeconomic policy and statistical analysis.

Jitendra Bissessur embodies a dedicated leader whose journey has left an indelible mark in the financial landscape."
World Knits: Beas Cheekhooree

Beas Cheekhooree

CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
Beas Cheekhooree brings strong insights and extensive experience to World Knits group. He has a proven track record in the T&A, as well as across the manufacturing sector over the last 35 years. He is an expert in strategic planning, turnarounds, and driving growth & innovation across various industries. He is dedicated and passionate about contributing to the local and regional business communities. He has held leadership roles in various associations, including Chairman of MEXA, Board member of Business Mauritius and Council member of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Beas holds a MSc in Strategic Planning from Heriott-Watt University and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Northeast London Polytechnic. He is currently a council member of MEXA and actively participates in the association's initiatives. He is committed to fostering a culture of excellence and efficiency and is dedicated to guiding World Knits group towards continued success and prosperity.
World Knits: Roland Espitalier Noel

Roland Espitalier Noel

Sales and Marketing Director

Roland is a seasoned Sales and Marketing Director with over 20 years of experience in the textiles industry. He began his career sourcing raw materials for a major Mauritian textile manufacturer. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the GM of the company's Hong Kong offices, where he was responsible for marketing the group's products to established USA companies.

In 2002, Roland joined a new company as a Sales Manager, where he honed his skills in fine knits and developed business mainly in the USA market. He later joined World Knits Ltd as Sales Manager and was promoted to Sales and Marketing Director.

As our Sales and Marketing Director, Roland uses his expertise and strategic thinking to develop and implement effective sales and marketing strategies that drive our revenue growth and profitability.

Yudheesha Napaul Crouche

Head of Human Capital

Following her role as Head of HR at RHT Holding Ltd, Yudheesha joined us in July 2022 as our new Head of Human Capital. With over 10 years of experience in the HR field, Yudheesha uses her expertise to oversee our talent acquisition, employee engagement, automation of HR processes, payroll digitalisation, employee relations, job profiling, job evaluation and remuneration mechanism. In addition to being an HR expert, Yudheesha has a deep love for mathematics and holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Technology, Mauritius and recently completed her postgraduate diploma in Applied Statistics with Operational Research. Yudheesha is also a member of the MIoD.

World Knits: Andy Chu Sun Wah

Andy Chu Sun Wah

Sourcing, Research and Development Manager

Andy is our Sourcing, Research, and Development Manager with over 20 years of experience in the textiles industry. He started as a Production Coordinator and worked his way up various merchandising and customer care roles for leading manufacturing companies in Mauritius. An adept multi-tasker, Andy thrives in fast-paced environments and can easily handle customer accounts and in-house requests, all skills he puts to use while providing technical support to our marketing and pricing teams, communicating with clients and negotiating on our behalf.

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Amar Gokool

Head of Quality Assurance

"Quality is not an act… it's a habit."

As our Head of Quality Assurance, Amar ensures that every garment off our production line is up to customer expectations without any compromise in Quality. With his 32 years of experience in the textile industry, Amar knows quality when he sees it and is a key player in making sure that we meet customer satisfaction goals. Amar's professionalism and passion for quality have seen him work for some of the island's leading textile manufacturers and he has even plied his trade abroad in the competitive Indian textile industry market. He believes in leading by example, loves taking on new challenges, and is also known for his excellent project management and process improvement skills.

World Knits: Francesca Berthelot

Francesca Berthelot

Compliance Manager

"A daring adventure !"

Francesca's 38 year long career in the textiles industry began when she joined General Knits as an Accounts Clerk Manager. From there, she moved to different departments and textile companies where she learned the ins and outs of many aspects of the industry. Now, she puts her experience to good use as our Compliance Manager at World Knits Ltd, where she ensures that the company is compliant with all relevant regulations and standards. Throughout her 38 years in the industry, Francesca has established herself as a daring adventurer, constantly pushing boundaries and achieving great success in her various roles.

World Knits: Melissa Blackburn

Melissa Blackburn

Design and Product Development Manager
Melissa knows the world of fashion design like the back of her hand. Following a degree in Textile and Fashion design from the University of Mauritius. She spent years learning the ins and outs of the industry by working in key creative and strategic roles from Head Designer to Head of Retail, and has even lectured at Ebene's Fashion Design Institute. Today, Melissa is our Head of Design and Product Development. She keeps us up-to-date on the latest industry/global fashion trends while leading our Creative and 3D Teams.
World Knits: Simon Harel - Executive Director

Michael Appadoo

Group production Manager

“The future you see is the future you get.”

As our Group Production Manager, Michael plays an essential part in our processes overseeing our entire production process and guaranteeing that we stick to our assigned production schedule and budget. In addition to two post graduate degrees in Business Management and Auditing and Financial Engineering, Michael has decades of experience overseeing production capacities of textile companies across Mauritius and Madagascar.

World Knits: Maryvone Kwan

Maryvone Kwan

Head of Sales and Marketing
Maryvone has a wealth of experience in the textiles industry. In 2005, Maryvone joined us as a Senior Merchandiser and demonstrated exceptional skills in managing the diverse aspects of the merchandising process, consistently ensuring smooth operations and successful outcomes. Her relentless dedication and contribution to the company's growth were recognized, leading to her appointment as the Head of Sales and Marketing in 2022. Today, Maryvone's leadership and strategic vision play a pivotal role in driving the company's sales growth and expanding its market presence. Her passion for delivering exceptional results, coupled with her ability to lead and inspire her team, makes her a valuable asset and a driving force behind our continued success.
World Knits: Simon Harel - Executive Director

Adrian H Espitalier Noel

Head of Procurement and Logistics
As our Head of Procurement and Logistics, Adrian ensures that our buying operations and logistics always run smoothly. Though his undergraduate degree from Curtin University in Perth is in Tourism Management, his career has always been within the clothing industry. Adrian was a garment merchandiser in the denim industry before starting as a Sales Representative. He then moved on to the Sales Manager Position with us, and is now, spearheading a vital element of our processes.
World Knits: Ian Espitalier Noel

Ian Espitalier Noel

Executive Director
Ian has been at the helm of World Knits since day one, and his commitment to excellence, expertise, and vision have played a major role in making us become a major player in the textile manufacturing field. With a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from America University, Ian is an accomplished expert in the textile industry, whose strategic oversight and guidance have been instrumental in shaping our organisation's success. His profound knowledge and extensive experience make him an invaluable asset to our team.
World Knits: Vivian Masson - Non Executive Director

Vivian Masson

Non Executive Director
Vivian Masson's vast experience and expertise in the MEDTECH and textile industry are invaluable assets to our group. With a Masters in economics from the esteemed University of Paris II Assas, Vivian has held leadership positions at Alliance Spinners, Price WaterHouse, Pfizer Medical Technology Group, and Stryker Trauma and Extremities, making him a true industry expert.
World Knits: Daniel Giraud - Independent Non Executive Director

Daniel Giraud

Independent Non Executive Director
Daniel Giraud is an Independent Non-executive Director with extensive knowledge and expertise acquired from various leadership roles. With a Master's degree in Management Science from Paris IX Dauphine and a Licence en Science Economiques, Daniel has established himself as a top business professional in the industry. Daniel's impressive background includes serving as the CEO of Floréal Group and the Director of Médine Group, where he played a crucial role in delivering numerous successful projects across the island. His profound insights and extensive experience make him an indispensable asset to the World Knits team.
World Knits: Sharmila Banymadhub-Chakowa - Independent Non Executive Director

Sharmila Banymadhub-Chakowa

Independent Non Executive Director
Sharmila is a distinguished expert in the fields of finance and wealth management.. As a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, she has established herself as a leading expert in financial risk management and compliance matters. Sharmila's impressive professional background includes serving as the Executive Director of CLSA Mauritius and Managing Director of Temple Corporate Services Ltd.
Vikash Nunkoo

Vikash Nunkoo

IT Manager
Vikash joined us in 2003 after gathering 23 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Starting his career as a programmer and then growing into software development, Vikash is now our group IT Manager and ensures the smooth running and efficiency of our IT infrastructure.