Providentia is a Mauritius-based independent Wealth/Asset Management and Fund Management Company.

Providentia is fully licenced by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Mauritius as an Investment Adviser (Unrestricted); a qualifying licence for the provision of unlimited investment services, and a Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) Manager  which is most commonly known as Fund Manager.

Positioned as a niche and exclusive company, Providentia owes much of its success to its hand-picked team of competent, experienced and dedicated portfolio managers. In addition to having concrete track records, our professionals equally share one common goal which aims at delivering tangible results.

  • As an Asset Manager, Providentia provides daily portfolio monitoring , optimisation and investment strategies with a focus on performance and capital preservation within a discretionary mandate.
  • As a Fund Manager, Providentia provides adequate level of support while managing, monitoring and maximising the performance of the investment fund.

Beyond our traditional wealth and fund management activities, a major component of our business is dedicated exclusively to funds investing in Africa. By combining the position of Mauritius as an ideal and strategic platform for African investments and our extensive knowledge of the African business environment, we assist in the setting up and management of suitable investment funds that allow our clients to reap considerable advantages.

Providentia is proud to be one of the few asset management companies in Mauritius having a fully independent board, operational process and day-to-day administration.

In short, Providentia consistently seeks sustainable solutions whilst developing the necessary competences with its investors. We also provide clear, comprehensive and customized fund services with a proven track record.


To assist investors by providing added value to constructive and sustainable portfolio growth.


To be an innovative and trusted partner within the investment management space.


Our principles, expressed as our corporate values, are: Quality, Ambition, Teamwork, Integrity and Challenge.


Mr. Gilles Kichenin, Managing Director

Gilles has completed his Masters in Management at Institut Supérieur de Gestion – Paris (1990 Promotion). Gilles has started his career in the financial sector and matured in that same sector occupying various financial position in renowned companies ranging from Schweppes France (Paris) to Proval Sanders (Réunion) to Marie Brizard & Roger International (Bordeaux). In the second decade of his career, he specialised in the financial aspect relating to real estate and hotel management with SHLMR (Réunion) and the Apavou Group (Mauritius / Reunion). From 2013 onwards, he acted consecutively as director of Turquoise Capital Management Ltd and Providentia Asset and Fund Managers Ltd. Being a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors, Gilles has the opportunity to act as independent director for Global Business companies including a listed company on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.

Mr. Werner Allemann, Director

Werner started his career in Swiss Volk bank in Zurich whereby he worked in the front and back office. Werner then worked as registered representative and Eurobond-dealer for the US Broker Drexel Burnham Lambert. During the period 1990 to 2000, Werner was head of the stock exchange department with Foreign Commerce Bank. After its management for individual clients. During his career, Werner gathered sufficient experience and expertise in the field of portfolio management. sale to Overland Banque and subsequently to Bank Union Credit, he was deputy manager in charge of investment counselling and discretionary portfolio management for an international clientele. Werner is now the Partner of AGI Finance SA, a wealth management company based in Switzerland which offers investment counselling and portfolio

Mr. Logadarshen Rungien, Director

Darsen currently holds the position of Manager at JurisTax Ltd. He has been working in the Global Business sector for more than 6 years with leading management companies. Over the years, he has gained much experience in fund / company set up, structuring and administration, company secretarial, compliance and legal matters as well as building his interpersonal, client and people relationship management skills amongst others. Darsen also serves as director on the Board of certain GBC1, GBC2 and activity licensed companies duly licensed by the FSC. Darsen holds a BSC (Hons) in Management from the University of Mauritius and shall be completing his final exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in due course.

Mr. Adil Aboobakar, Head of Business Development

A CFA Chaterholder and a graduate in Finance and Accounting Honours from the University of Cape Town, Adil is a front line investment professional with over ten years of experience in the financial services industry, both in Mauritius and Switzerland Adil is passionate about finance and technology, convinced that technology will continue to shape financial services He is also a proponent of an ethical, equitable, innovative and sustainable Pan African business climate.