H.E. Joël Rault is the former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Mauritius in France and other major European capitals.
As Ambassador he represented the President, the Government and each of the Ministers of the Republic of Mauritius. He informed and negotiated on behalf of the State while ensuring the advancement of relationships with European countries. He successfully protected the interests of the State and that of Mauritian nationals and is unanimously recognised as one of the most dynamic Ambassador of Mauritius.
Joël Rault was a prominent member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, where he also chaired the Group of the 50 Island States. He additionally represented Mauritius at the OECD Development Center, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, the International Exhibitions Bureau and the FAO amongst other international institutions.
He has a double public / private competence and is recognised as a professional with vast experience in the management of public and private companies.
Joël Rault holds a DESS in Business Law and International Taxation and an MBA. He is also an emerging leader of the Harvard Kennedy School.
Ambassador Rault nurtures an extensive international network of leaders in Governments as well as in leading private companies, giving him privileged access to influential decision-makers.
Before he was appointed Ambassador, Joël Rault was successively General Manager of the Mauritius Tourism Authority and Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister. He was Special Adviser to the Ministry of Finance and Member of the Board of Directors of one of the most important banks in the Indian Ocean, only to mention a few.
Ambassador Rault is a board and advisory board member of some global companies benefitting from his expertise, his network and his reputation.
Joël Rault is currently the Chairman of Hermès Advisory, a strategic advisory firm based in Paris and offering a wide range of services to both international companies private and public organisations.
Ambassador Rault is the Chief Representative Officer of Gawah Holdings Inc. Europe incorporated in Paris.