Following his studies in Visual Communication in Paris, Vincent began his career as an Art Director at LOWE ALICE in 1998, one of the most successful French advertising agencies of that time. After seven years, he headed to his homeland as Creative Director of CIRCUS!. Under his creative direction, the agency became the most awarded in the region and won several awards in Africa, including The Loeries and The Sabre. In 2022, for the first time in history, CIRCUS! Offers Mauritius its first shortlist in Cannes Lions.
On top of running CIRCUS! in Mauritius, Vincent has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe Africa, a network of 63 agencies spread over the continent. His main role is to create and nurture a spirit of creative excellence throughout the relatively new network in Africa. He did so mainly through the launch of the Giraffes Awards, an annual celebration of the best work from the network.
Vincent is passionate about art. Besides being a songwriter and composer, he is a photographer with several exhibitions to his credit in Mauritius and Africa. He was selected among 30 African photographers for a major exhibition at the Pan-African Festival of Algiers in 2009. More recently, he was selected by Google Art in collaboration with Interactive Africa for an exciting project. Colour Hunting, Colours of Africa highlights one artist per country in a collaborative project to be featured on Google Art in 2022.
Juneed Durbarry is a customer and market research professional with more than 13 years’ national and international work experience in marketing, customer relation, banking and sales. He joined DCDM Research as a Qualitative Operation Manager, where he managed and established the research section while conducting over 150+ focus groups and delivered key strategic plans for clients in different sectors such as Banking, FMCG and Telecommunications. Having joined Circus in February 2017, Juneed is instrumental in developing and expanding the Research section within CIRCUS!, with a strong focus in innovative and actionable research designs to help clients’ pave their roadmap and ROI through an enhanced customer knowledge, customized target content, brand understanding & positioning and competitor benchmarking
Alexandra is a Social Media Strategist and the manager of Digital Communications at CIRCUS! With 7 years of experience in the agency, she has managed and grown more that 30 brands through her career. She is passionate about developing a relevant and agile department that has people at heart and grows brand-forward strategies.
With 20-plus years of media experience, Ariane brings a newsroom mindset, thanks to 15 years as an Editor and Director of Publications. Ariane left La Sentinelle Group as Group Director of Publications in 2012 to set up a Linguistic Department at PwC Mauritius. As a PR and Content Consultant, she has worked for high-end brands and organisations in various sectors (hospitality, insurance, corporate, agro-industry, FMCG), crafting their message and delivering creative reputation-enhancing PR campaigns.
Greg has worked over 20 brands, in 3 world-class organisations, over 12 years, managing both global and domestic brands. Within advertising, he’s come to specialise in orchestrating large and complex multi-disciplined teams in order to deliver truly integrated brand solutions. Greg has a broad breadth of marketing knowledge, skills and experience that he injects into the marketing environment. He always searches for the creative, innovative, yet practical solution that works. Over the years he has worked across almost all industry verticals and media channels. Greg manages multidiscipline teams and suppliers, brand vision and strategy, creative strategy, multi-channel communication planning & execution, digital optimisation, financial & commercial planning and research.
Fabrice is Mauritian & spent 18 years in Mauritius before going to study Graphic Design in Australia. He joined CIRCUS! in 2001 as a Graphic Designer before being appointed to the role of Creative Director in 2011. Fabrice participated in the brand building of major international and local brands and is one of the most awarded Creative Directors in the region.
After her studies in Graphic Design, Sharon started her career at CIRCUS! in 2002 as Art Director and was appointed Creative Director in 2011. She participated in the creation of some major rebranding exercises in the region including the Airport of Reunion Island, Sun Resorts & Air Austral and Telkom Kenya. She is one of the most awarded Creative Directors in the region.
Nausheen is an accomplished Administrative & Finance Manager who has been a key figure in the success of CIRCUS! Advertising for the past 13 years. Her unwavering dedication to her work has earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues, who describe her as a tireless worker and a valuable asset to the agency. Nausheen is known for her exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and positive attitude. She has implemented several processes and systems that have streamlined the agency's financial operations, resulting in improved efficiency.
Vissen recently joined the agency as HR Executive. Since joining, he has established a reputation of bringing valuable skills and experience to the team. As an HR Executive, Vissen has a crucial role in managing the human resources of the agency, ensuring that the team is productive, motivated, and engaged. With Vissen on board, we look forward to achieving greater success in managing our workforce and achieving our business goals.