My JCI Journey- With 2008 JCI Executive Vice President Aruna Pulton

I started my career in Quality Assurance Management back in 1992 in the Manufacturing sector and moved later to the Banking industry and the Hospitality business where I have been called to implement and sustain several Management Systems such as ISO 9002, Green Globe 21, SQF 2000, Malcolm Baldridge model for TQM, ISO 9001:2000, ISO9001:2008, ISO 22000 and ISO 14000.

In December 2006, I led the first two hotels of Mauritius to simultaneously achieve ISO 22000, a Food Safety Management System as their Quality Manager. For four years, I have been the country representative of City and Guilds in Mauritius.  I found my “ikigai” (calling) back in 2011 when I took the step towards becoming a self employed corporate trainer.

Holder of an MBA (Leadership and Innovation), I am registered with the local accreditation authority (Mauritian Qualifications Authority) in the fields of Management Skills, Development of Training Skills, Customer Care, Quality Assurance and Food Hygiene.

I joined JCI Quatre Bornes in 1993 and patiently climbed the ladder to National President of JCI Mauritius ten years later after having been Chapter President in 2001. I worked on several projects and fulfilled various positions both at local and national level.  In 2006, I launched my international career as JCI Vice President and was assigned to 10 countries (Botswana, Comoros, Kenya Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia). In that year, I  earned the recognition of the Most Outstanding JCI Vice President. In 2008, I was elected JCI Executive Vice President for Africa and the Middle East.  In addition to visiting and training in many of the countries, I chaired the JCI Africa & Middle East Conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

I have achieved the ultimate trainer’s level in JCI which is International Training Fellow status for having acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in Adult Learning and Coaching by training in more than 20 countries. This has immensely contributed to my career as a Professional Trainer.  I have trained in all the main corporate firms of Mauritius. I have been attributed the status of Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD) and form part of the training team of Cybèle Training and Consultancy, a UK based company with clients in Mauritius and Uniciti (Ex Talents), the Executive Education branch of Medine.

My life has been closely intertwined with JCI for nearly thirty years and I owe my professional success to the skills that I have acquired in the organisation. As a member, I had a clear objective to create positive change through the projects I would work on.

Being a member of JCI, not only opens doors to opportunities but also makes you develop and apply essential skills such as working in teams, effective communication, conflict management, time optimisation, prioritisation, public speaking and so many others that give you the edge in your professional career and your personal life.


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