Nirmala Jeetah

Director, BIO Industry & Project Development – Economic Development Board (EDB)

Mrs. Nirmala Jeetah is the Director – BIO Industry and Project Development and oversees the healthcare, life sciences, and pharmaceutical sector as of 01 August 2021.  Prior to this appointment, she was Head of the CEO Office.  She was previously the Head of the Manufacturing- New Industries cluster at the Economic Development Board.  She is a graduate from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds a Master’s in Investment Promotion and Economic Development from Edinburgh Napier University, a Master’s in Quality Management from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and MBA in Innovation and Leadership from Ducerre Business School, Australia.


Mrs. Jeetah has acquired extensive experience in investment policy review, investment agreement negotiations, investment promotion strategies and investment project facilitation.  Since 2006 she has been very involved in leading the investment climate initiative in Mauritius and has represented Mauritius overseas to share the Mauritian experience in improving the ease of doing business.  She has been the chair of the SADC Investment Committee at the regional level during the period 2015 – 2017.  She has previously led the Planning & Policy cluster and Manufacturing, Freeport, and Agro-Industry at the level of Board of Investment.