Synthesis has announced its further and official expansion into Mauritius. In South Africa, banking, online shopping and the award-winning GovChat is powered by Synthesis’ technology in one form or another. Synthesis partners with companies accelerating their digital journeys with cloud, digital platforms, emerging technology, managed services, intelligent data solutions, training, payment and regulatory technologies.
Synthesis planned to open its fourth office in Mauritius in 2020, however was delayed by the spread of COVID-19. The company still intends to open a local office and employ top Mauritius talent. Synthesis is no stranger to the island though, having worked with retail consumer finance firms, wealth managers and Mauritian banks for the past ten years. “Every day we see how technology can transform businesses and make them more competitive and therefore better equipped to meet customers’ needs. We want this for Mauritius. While working with Mauritian businesses, we witnessed the country's potential. We plan to put down roots and truly invest,” says Tjaard du Plessis, Synthesis Head of Digital and Emerging Technology.
Synthesis has partnered with BYRD Consulting as one of its first steps to invest in the island. BYRD, a Mauritian company led by CEO Alex Bechard, offers management consultancy services that help companies elevate financial strategy, accelerate growth and raise capital. BYRD’s team has a deep understanding of the Mauritian landscape, with Bechard being the co-founder of Fundkiss, Mauritius’ number one crowdlending marketplace.
This partnership now provides Mauritius businesses with a local channel to engage with Synthesis. Together with BYRD’s comprehensive understanding of Mauritius business and Synthesis’ innovation background, Synthesis seeks to enable Mauritius to embrace emerging technology and compete at a global level.
“We have seen what Synthesis is capable of doing and we are confident that Mauritian companies will greatly benefit from Synthesis’ extensive expertise in their digital transformation,” concludes Bechard.