Marie Eve Chabot. Team AJC
Managing Director

Marie Eve Chabot is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant (CA-CPA) member of the Institute of Canadian Chartered Accountants. Marie Eve started her career in BIG five Accounting firms (Arthur Andersen and Deloitte). She has cumulated nearly 20 years experiences in Finance and Accounting roles in the Bank, technology and service industries. She joined AJC in 2019 to experience a new challenge after working 12 years supporting the development of BRED Bank in Vanuatu, one of the leading banks in the country. Since 2017, Marie Eve acts as honorary consul of Sweden in Vanuatu.

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Martin St Hilaire. Team AJC
Director

Our director Martin St-Hilaire is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a member of the Institute of Canadian Chartered Accountants. After obtaining an Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Laval University in Quebec City, Martin honed his skills at several “Big 4” accounting firms in Canada (Arthur Andersen/Deloitte) and New Caledonia (KPMG). He became a resident of Vanuatu in 2003 and was naturalized Ni-Vanuatu in 2017. Martin’s been a key player in the country’s financial industry, not only in his role at AJC but also as Chairman of both the Financial Centre Association (since 2015) and the Financial Markets Association (since 2020). He also sits on the boards of a number of Vanuatu businesses including Pacific Private Bank83 Islands DistilleryKacific Broadband SatellitesPDTC (the firm behind the Yumiwork incubator and co-working space); and he’s a partner in Singapore-based global mobility firm EC Holdings. Since 2022, Martin acts as honorary consul of the principality of Monaco in Vanuatu.

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Executive Secretary

Marie Paule Nabon is Executive secretary since October 2006 for AJC, Marie-Paule is a CPA graduate, having obtained certification in 1986 from the National Institute of Technology of Vanuatu. She is trilingual in French, English and Bislama. At AJC, Marie Paule takes care of the following services : Follow up with lands records; Immigration services (Business visa, special category visa, extended visitor visa, permanent residency visa, etc); Work permits; Business Licence applications; Liquor licenses.

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Nathalie Lawac. Team AJC
Secretary - Onshore Administrative Services

Nathalie Lawac joined the advisory department of AJC in November 2008. She liaises on a regular basis with the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC) and with the different departments of the Government of Vanuatu.

She looks after the following services: Local company formations; Local company renewals; Filing of annual returns; Applications to obtain foreign investment approval certificate (FIAC) from the Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA); Restructuring of companies (change of shareholding / change of directorship); Registration of business names; Renewal of business names.

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Olivier Weber. Team AJC
Manager, Corporate Services

Olivier Weber has a degree in Law (University of Aix-en-Provence) and Political Science (University of Lyon). Olivier joins AJC with more than twenty years of experience in corporate and commercial law at Belnet & associés, a historic Marseille law firm (now a member of the Fidal group).

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Simone Taga. AJC team
Secretary - Onshore Administrative Services

Simone Taga joined AJC in February 2013. At AJC, Simone looks after the following services: – Applications to open bank accounts; – Management of insurances for clients; – Incorporation of Charitable Associations; – Incorporation of Foundations; – Payroll management for clients.

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Candice Benard. Team AJC
Manager, Corporate Services and Alternate Compliance Officer

Candice Benard got her Brevet des techniciens supérieurs (BTS) in business and marketing in New Caledonia. She worked in the insurance industry for 4 years in New Caledonia and 6 years at Westpac and BSP as a Senior Relationship Manager with a portfolio of 300 clients. Candice also has experience managing small businesses in Port Vila.

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Kisito Kalnpel. Team AJC
Corporate Services

Kisito Kalnpel joined AJC in 2018, he is a member of the corporate services team. Kisito is trilingual, he speaks fluently French, Bislama and English.

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Director, Head Manager of Corporate Services and Compliance

Marine Dondelinger-Mathis is Director, Head Manager of the Offshore Corporate services department of AJC and Head Manager of compliance. She is a law graduate from the Universities of Nancy and Lyon (France) and has Master’s degrees in Corporate Law and Banking and Financial Law. Before joining AJC, Marine worked in one of the top-tier law firms in Luxembourg and in the banking area of Luxembourg. Her practice focused on the regulated investment funds areas and on corporate law. In Vanuatu, Marine takes care of both the offshore and onshore corporate services of AJC.

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Marie Brenda Pipite. Team AJC
Secretary - Offshore corporate services

Marie Brenda Pipite is part of the corporate department of AJC. She mainly takes care of the offshore structures and international companies. She liaises on a regular basis with the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission and Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit in order to make the structures incorporated by AJC fully compliant with Vanuatu regulation. Marie Brenda Pipite is fluent in French, English and Bislama.  

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Catherine Amusen. Team AJC
Secretary - Offshore Corporate services

Catherine Amusen is part of the corporate department of AJC. She obtained a Degree of bachelor of Laws in 2014 from the University of South Pacific and is now focusing on the offshore and legal files of AJC. Catherine is fluent in French, English and Bislama.

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Lydie Manwo. Team AJC
Secretary - Offshore Corporate services

Originally from Malekula Island, Lydie Manwo obtained a Management and Finance certificate from the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce, after graduating from Lycee Antoine de Bougainville,

Lydie started at the firm in June 2017. Lydie is part of the offshore corporate services team. She is trilingual in French, English and Bislamar.

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External Communication Coordinator

Pierre-Luc Chabot has a master’s degree in Sciences of Communication from Université de Montreal where he taught for 5 years after finishing his studies. In Canada, he managed a small communication company specialising in Web communication and online advertising. He moved to Vanuatu in 2017. He is fluent in French and English.

Creative Digital Marketing Consultant

Aaron Taravaki has started working for AJC Digital in Feb 2022. He has completed 3 years of Computer Science study at Edwards Computer Foundation, Port Vila from 2013 – 2015 and has an Advanced Diploma in Information Systems.

A native of Mele village in Efate, Vanuatu, is a multifaceted professional specializing in web design, branding, and marketing. With a past life as a divemaster spanning several years, his expertise combines creativity with a deep understanding of digital landscapes and brand development.
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Receptionist

Diana Salwai joined AJC in June 2009 as a receptionist. She participates in bookkeeping, account reconciliations and completes company payrolls. Diana is trilingual in English, French and Bislama.

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Junior Accountant
I started working for AJC in June 20, 2022 as an intern and I became a staff and currently working as a Junior Accountant. I have a degree in Administration Economic and Social which I have earned in 2022. I speak both French and English but I use more French because I am a francophone. I came from Ambrym, one of the Island in Malampa Province, I grew up in a village, in West Ambrym call Port-Vato. It’s a place where I have lot of good memories of my childhood.
 

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Audit and Accounting Manager

Anne-Laure Bosson immigrated from France to Canada in 2010 and graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2014. Anne-Laure is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) in Canada. Before joining AJC, Anne-Laure worked in the top employers accounting firms in Montreal as an auditor, but also in the IT industry, as a manager in accounting standards and as a financial controller. She was also a lecturer at HEC Montreal in Management Accounting and is still involved as a coach (HEC Montreal and CPA Canada). In Vanuatu, Anne-Laure takes care of the audit and accounting services of AJC.

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Senior Accountant

Anne Naviti has achieved her Advanced Diploma of Accounting in Kangan Institute (Australia) 2010  and Currently completing Bachelor of Commerce at USP. She Joined the Accounting and Auditing team as a Senior Accountant at AJC. She is fluent in Bislama and English. Continue reading…

Accountant

Josephina Molsul started working on November 2021 as a Junior Accountant & Auditor at AJC. She is a graduate with Economics and Social administration Licence in National University of Vanuatu. She speaks in French, Bislama and a little bit of English.

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Accountant

Evelyne Akua started working on January 2021 as an accountant at AJC. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Management at the University of New Caledonia. She speaks English, French and Bislama

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Accountant

I worked with AJC from 2009 till 2015 and left. I decided to come back so I started again on the 1st of September 2022. She is originally from Pentecost Island and is fluent in French, English and Bislama. left Vanuatu Institute of Technology with a Brevet d’Etude Professionnel in 2003. In 2007 and 2008, I went to ECF school taking software courses.  

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Accountant

Verisha Bakokoto I started working at AJC on July 2021 as an accountant. She has been graduated with a Master degree in economic and social science from the university of Toulouse 1 Capitole relocated in Port Vila Vanuatu in 2016. In addition, Verisha is fluent in French, Bislama and a little bit of English.

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Audit and Accounting Manager

Anne-Hélène Lefrancq immigrated from France to Canada in 2012 and graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2016. Anne-Hélène is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada. Before joining AJC, Anne-Hélène worked in the top employers accounting firms in Montreal as an auditor but also as a senior consultant in the Merger and Acquisition transactions department. She is involved as a coach at HEC Montréal. In Vanuatu, Anne-Hélène takes care of the audit and accounting services of AJC. 

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Accountant

Leyla Niowenmal started at the firm in March 2015 after graduating from Gisborne Girls’ High School (New Zealand) with a certification of NCEA Level 3. Originally from Malekula island, Leyla is fluent in French, English and Bislama which is an advantage in her relationships with our client base. She is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at a New Zealand university. With a strong work ethic and desire to constantly learn and improve, Leyla provides a professional, friendly service which is recognized by our clients.

Accounting, Audit & Supervision

Augustin Sablon du Corail started at the firm in 17th October 2022 doing Accounting, Audit & Supervision. He is originally from Auvergne region in central France and is fluent in French, English and a little bit of Bislama. Continue reading…