About Us


Lapidus Azuri positions itself as a unique business-enabling platform with 2 lines of activity to support and boost the performance of your businesses:


  1. Business Advisory
  2. Business-Facilitation and Relocation Solutions


Over the past decades, we have built a solid network of professionals and partners, spanning across 4 regions, namely the Indian Ocean Islands, Eastern Africa, India and Western Europe to deliver on our commitment for personalised solutions and excellence.

We open new horizons for you and your business

Leadership Team

Thiruthiraj is the founder CEO of the Lapidus Azuri Group. Over the past 12 years, he has developed a unique set of competencies and experiences, collaborating with foreign and Mauritian conglomerates, public-sector organisations, SMEs and. He notably collaborated with MCB Capital Markets, Lux Resorts, the Rogers Group and the Constance Group.


Since 2017, he has been intervening as Senior Advisor to an independent corporate finance and M&A advisory firm. In 2016-2017, Thiruthiraj played a  key role as Consultant in the formulation of the “2017-2026 National Master Plan for the SME Sector in Mauritius".Between 2012 and May 2015, he served as Corporate Manager -Investments at the Corporate Office of the Rogers Group and was, as such, involved in the strategic re-organisation of the Group following the spin-off of Cim and the launch of Rogers Capital. Prior to that, he effectively led, as Head of the Market & Economic Studies Department, the restructuring of the business intelligence function and the implementation of the Group revenue management system at Lux Resorts.


Thiruthiraj also intervened as part-time lecturer in financial systems (MSc in Financial Engineering) at the University of Technology - Mauritius.  He was a member of the Executive Council of the Mauritian Institute of Management and the Chairman of the Committee on Industrialisation of the Policy Forum. Thiruthiraj has published more than 25 articles on business and economic topics.


A former academic scholar of the French government, Thiruthiraj is the 1st person in Mauritius to be awarded the Certified International Wealth Manager designation (CIWM®), a graduate-level professional qualification offered by the International Association of Wealth Management (Switzerland). In 2001-2003, he completed a 2-year “Classe préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles de Commerce” with specialisation in economics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Management, a Master in Management/Diplôme Grande Ecole and an MSc in European Business from the EDHEC Business School (France), a triple-crowned (AACSB, EQUIS & AMBA) and leading European business school, and an L.LM. in International Business Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France). He also completed executive courses in strategy and negotiation at INSEAD and HBX I Harvard Business School.

Africa's Tree of Life

Just as the Baobab, Africa’s Tree of Life, is a symbol of strength, stability and resilience. Lapidus Azuri supports and guides you towards fruitful business ventures.




  • Founder CEO





  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Intelligence
  • Corporate Finance 
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Wealth Management
  • Private-Sector Development








  • Head of Business Facilitation
  • MD, CneS Marketing






  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition
  • Food Management
  • Business Development
  • Business Facilitation
  • Operational Marketing





Lavanya Pather is currently the Managing Director of CNES Marketing Ltd and the Head of the Business Facilitation Unit at Lapidus Azuri Consulting Ltd.


Lavanya has over 10 years’ experience in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Management. Her other core fields of expertise include: Business Development and Sustainable Agriculture. Since 2012, she has been providing individual counselling and group & corporate programmes on Nutrition & Dietetics.


In the first half of 2019, she counselled and monitored as Dietitian the Mauritian Athletes who took part in the 10th Edition of Indian Ocean Island Games, and served as Sessional Dietitian for the MCB Forward Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages.


From 2013 to 2016, she led the import-distribution function at CNES Marketing Ltd. Organic and wellness products were imported from Belgium, France and India and distributed through 15+ retail outlets across Mauritius. Since 2015, she has been spearheading the move of the Company towards sustainable agriculture.


Between 2009 and 2013, she worked as Dietitian and subsequently Head Dietitian at the Apollo Bramwell Hospital (ABH, now Wellkin Hospital), the largest private hospital in Mauritius. As Head Dietitian, she successfully restructured the Dietetics Department and aligned its performance with the ABH’s strategic goals.


Lavanya regularly intervenes in newpapers (5-Plus, Le Defi, Defi Sport, Essentielle and Week-End), on radio channels (Top FM and Radio Plus) and online (Rising News and Inside News) on topics related to Nutrition and Dietetics. Lavanya Pather holds a BSc in Nutrition, Food Service Management & Dietetics (Women's Christian College, India) and an MSc in Clinical Nutrition from the Sri Ramachandra University (India), a prestigious institution affiliated to the Harvard Medical College (USA). 

Thiruthiraj Pather

Lavanya Sunassy-Pather


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