Chairman CRC Africa
Prof. Armoogum Parsuramen, G.O.S.K. is Chairman of our fully owned subsidiary company CRC Africa, which is based in Mauritius. Former Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture and Minister of Education and Science of Mauritius for two consecutive terms both between 1983 and 1995, Prof. Parsuramen was also Director and Representative of UNESCO. He is currently the Founder President of the Global Rainbow Foundation (GRF), a Charitable Trust dedicated to the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, assistance to children and adults suffering from physical and mental disabilities. Prof. Parsuramen is also the Founder-President of the University of Third Age (Trust) Mauritius (U3AM) since 2013.
Prof. Parsuramen has been credited with being the architect of the Mauritian 10-Year Education Master Plan, which spearheaded the development of Mauritius Education system. He joined the World Bank in 1997 as Education Policy Adviser and Coordinator of the education component of the United Nations Special Initiative for Africa (UNSIA), administered by the World Bank. In 2004, Prof. Parsuramen returned to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to lead both the Secretariat of UNESCO Executive Board and that of its Governing Bodies serving therefore as Secretary of both the Executive Board and the General Conference. In 2009, Prof. Parsuramen was appointed Director of UNESCO, New Delhi Office and Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka, where he served until June of 2011, when he retired and returned home to Mauritius.