BIRGER. & Symantec Presentation on GDPR, Madagascar


BIRGER. Madagascar and Symantec delivered a presentation focusing on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The presentation was followed by a cocktail.

Date:         21 September 2017

Time:         16hrs to 18hrs

Venue:       Grand Urban Hotel, Antananarivo





16:00 - 16:30   Welcome and Registration

16:30 - 16:45   Cyber Security Awareness - Parwez Bhugalee

16:45 - 17:30   General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Daryl Rivet

17:30 – 19:00   Discussion and Cocktail



Jacques Harel

Chief Executive Officer

Jacques Harel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Studies from the University of Westminster, London and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has worked several years for Hacker Young in London and De Chazal du Mée in Mauritius, gaining expertise in various economic sectors. He is the Chief Executive Officer of BIRGER. since April 2007, a technology company operating in Mauritius, the Indian Ocean Islands and Africa.


Parwez Bhugalee

Executive - Marketing and Business Development for BIRGER.

Parwez Bhugalee is a graduate from the University of Cape-Town, holding a BSc Degree in Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications and Electronics. He is also a certified Project Manager and holder of a Management and Leadership certificate.
Having started his career outside of Mauritius as a junior Systems Engineer, Parwez worked for 3 years in overseas markets before joining BIRGER. in 2003.
Between 2003 and 2007, he worked as a Project Leader and eventually as a Project Manager, handling and supporting specific projects with the appropriate teams.
Between 2007 and 2014, his career path took him to a management role in the Enterprise Systems and Solutions business unit and the Head of BIRGER. Technology and Services division to develop our solutions offerings on the local and regional market. During that time, his responsibilities also included the strategic relationship management with Symantec to develop our portfolio of offerings in the security sphere.
As from July 2014, Parwez has been promoted to the role of Executive - Marketing and Business Development of the company with a strategic focus on the development of our business in East Africa.


Daryl Rivet

Territory Manager - English Speaking Africa, Symantec AGC.

Daryl Rivet is the Territory Manager for English Speaking African countries, including East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands for Symantec. In this role, he is responsible for overall sales and strategic market management across the territory, while driving new business growth in the commercial and enterprise segments.
Prior to this role, Daryl served as commercial and Channel manager for Africa looking after the channel of partners and ensure growth of revenue and competencies within the Symantec African channel of partners.
Before joining Symantec in January 2013, Daryl worked with the company for seven years through a channel distribution partnership. Daryl has 14-years experience in various sales, Technical, operations and business development roles for both local and international companies.
Outside of work, Daryl enjoys spending time with his family and friends.