Professor Donald Ah-Chuen holds an M.B.A (University of Strathclyde, UK). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and holds an M.C.I.P.D (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK).
Professor Donald’s long career started with his appointment as the first Chief Internal Auditor of the Central Electricity Board of Mauritius followed by his promotion three years later to the position of Secretary and Head of Administration of the same organization. His hard work, administrative skills and initiatives, especially in bringing stability in the company’s state of Industrial Relations and securing a durable long-term Agreement on Wages and Conditions of Employment with the Workers’ Union which is automatically renewable yearly unless rescinded, were greatly appreciated by the Board which then granted him a scholarship to undertake post-graduate studies in Management in the UK. Shortly after successful completion of his studies he joined the University of Mauritius to Head the Centre of Professional Studies and in 1975 he became the first Mauritian to be appointed Professor of Management and Head of the School of Administration of the University. He subsequently served as Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University before he decided to move to Australia.
Professor Donald worked for a period of 12 years in Sydney in important professional roles in both Academia & Industry, becoming the CEO of Graham Group of Companies and finishing with distinction as Chairman of the Association of Steel Galvanizing Enterprises of Australia after which he returned to Mauritius in 1995 to contribute in the consolidation, diversification and further development of the ABC Group of Companies.
Professor Donald is a director of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd (SEM) and was its Chairman for the year 2018. He is also a director of P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited and the Managing Director of ABC Banking Corporation Ltd, listed on the SEM and DEM respectively. He is a former Board Director of the Development Bank of Mauritius and the Bank of Mauritius, and former Chairman of the Standard Bank (Mauritius) Ltd of South Africa. His other previous responsibilities include the Presidency of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Mauritian Institute of Management and the Association of Accountants of Mauritius, the Chairmanship of the Tertiary Education Commission of Mauritius, and that of the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation
Professor Donald was called by the Authorities to serve as a member of the Commission of Inquiry on Education, the Committee of Inquiry on the Amcol Project of Domaine Les Pailles, and as Chairman of the Committee of Inquiry on the Industrial Disputes in the Public Hospitals Service.
Prior to his appointment as Managing Director of ABC Banking Corporation Ltd in January 2012, Professor Donald was the founding Chairman of the bank which was originally set up by him as the ABC Finance & Leasing Company before its subsequent establishment 13 years later as a fully-fledged commercial bank.
Finally, in 2009 he was conferred by Government the distinction of G.O.S.K (Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean) in recognition of his valuable contributions to Commerce and Industry, Banking & Financial Services, and Tertiary Education.