Christian Lefèvre is the founder and owner of Coquille Bonheur, a Destination Management Company (DMC) in Mauritius that focuses on sustainability.

With extensive experience in the tourism field, he has worked in various countries including Comores, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Seychelles, and Mauritius. Throughout his career, Christian Lefèvre has held several high-ranking positions and has developed a keen eye for detail, a passion for marketing, and a unique talent for branding.

His journey began by launching and managing Tourism Services Comores in Grande Comores for five years. He then established Tourism Services Zimbabwe and spent another five years building this operation. He was seconded to Tanzania to assist in setting up a safari operation before moving to Seychelles to run Travel Services Seychelles. In 2000, he returned to Mauritius to head up White Sand Tours and AVIS Rent a Car.

Later, he initiated a management buyout of IBL Tourism BU and subsequently sold his shares to create "Coquille Bonheur." He now serves as the Owner and Managing Director of Coquille Bonheur, a highly regarded DMC in Mauritius. He works with international tour operators and local communities across the country.

Christian Lefèvre played a pivotal role in the establishment of Itsandra and Galawa Sun Hotels in Comores, partnering with Sun Resorts. In Zimbabwe, he successfully launched an inbound and safari operation and served as an executive member of the Zimbabwe Tourism Board. In Seychelles, he marketed and managed Travel Services Seychelles (currently known as Creole Services Seychelles) and oversaw the Desroches and Alphonse Lodges, as well as the Surf Island Lodge. He also served on the Seychelles Tourism Board during his time there.

As a highly accomplished and visionary executive, Christian Lefèvre boasts nearly four decades of professional experience in tourism management. He possesses a deep understanding of the industry and has a proven track record in driving sales growth through the identification and development of new business opportunities. His exceptional communication and interpersonal skills enable him to foster mutually beneficial relationships both internally and externally. He excels in problem-solving, quickly grasping new ideas and concepts, and creating innovative solutions. With strong commercial acumen, he thrives in results-oriented environments and excels in leading highly skilled teams. His resilience and tenacity are evident in his relentless pursuit of success.

Christian Lefèvre is a certified member of the "Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport," a fellow member of the "Mauritius Institute of Directors," and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Leicester, specializing in Applied Industrial Economics and the Management of International Tourism. He has served on various tourism and business-related advisory boards in the region and Africa. In 2014, he was appointed as the Chairperson of the "Tourism Authority" by the Mauritian government. His exceptional leadership led him to receive the prestigious "CEO of the Year" award from the Africa Leadership Awards in December 2019. He currently serves as the President of the newly formed tourism association "F.I.T." (Friends in Tourism).

Christian Lefèvre established his company, Coquille Bonheur, in October 2006 with a clear vision of providing an exceptional customer experience. His goal was to create a DMC where clients would be delighted, and employees would be enthusiastic about being part of a caring company. Drawing on his extensive background in destination management, hotels, lodges, transportation, and finance across various countries, he founded Coquille Bonheur with a focus on service, quality, authenticity, personal care, flexibility, and a commitment to innovative services, quality, and customer satisfaction.

In conclusion, Christian Lefèvre is a respected figure in the local community, prestigious tourism industry organizations, and Mauritius as a whole. His dedication to sustainability and excellence has propelled Coquille Bonheur to success, setting an example for other companies in the hospitality sector.

Date: 25 July 2023