Managing Partner

Martin St-Hilaire, Managing Partner of the firm is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) member of the Institute of Canadian Chartered Accountants. Holding a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Laval University, Quebec, Canada, Martin has extensive experience in Accounting, Audit and Financial Management, having previously worked for “big four” accounting firms in Canada (Arthur Andersen/Deloitte) and New Caledonia (KPMG). Martin has been a Vanuatu Resident since 2003 and he is currently the Chairman of the Vanuatu Financial Centre Association (


Pierre graduated from Universities of Nancy (France), Aix en Provence (France) and Luxembourg. He was an attorney at the bar (Avocat au Barreau) in Luxembourg and his practices focused on general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions as well as cross-border reorganizations. Pierre worked in several international law firms in Europe as well as for the financial regulator in Hong Kong. In Vanuatu, Pierre takes care of all corporate services that AJC provides to its clients and is able to assist them in all aspects of their projects in the country.

Manager Corporate Services and Head Manager of Compliance

Marine Dondelinger-Mathis is the Manager of the Corporate Services department of AJC. She is a law graduate from the Universities of Nancy (France) and Lyon (France). 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 investment funds areas and on corporate law.
In Vanuatu, Marine takes care of the offshore corporate services of AJC.

Senior Audit and Accounting Manager

Damien graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Damien has worked in public practice and commercial roles for over 15 years, holding CFO and senior management positions at various companies in Australia and Vanuatu.

Audit and Accounting Manager

Cedric Pheu completed his BTS in Accounting and Management in Port Vila and New Caledonia. He has worked as an accountant in several sectors for more than 10 years in France, New Caledonia, Australia and more recently Vanuatu. He is from Vanuatu and is trilingual in French, English and Bislama.

Manager Audit & Accounting

After graduating from University of Pierre-Mendes Grenoble France, with a Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies, and a Masters Degree in Accounting & Auditing, Pierre-Yves joined AJC o support the Audit & Accounting division. Certified with Xero, Pierre-Yves will assist you with your company and will introduce you to Xero’s innovative accounting software and its add-ons. Providing you more freedom and control, you will be able to focus on the heart of your business and its development. Bilingual (English/French), Pierre-Yves remains at your disposal at any time.

Executive Secretary

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.

Secretary - Onshore Administrative Services

Nathalie joined the advisory department of AJC in November 2008. 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;

She liaises on a regular basis with the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC) and with the different departments of the Government of Vanuatu.

Secretary - Onshore Administrative Services

Simone 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.


Gina Mulonturala started at the firm in January 2016. She graduated from the University of New Caledonia (UNC) with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Management. Gina has distinguished herself with her capacity to maintain strong relationships with our clients. She handles monthly declarations (VAT, VNPF) will respect your deadlines. Gina is a Xero Certified consultant, and is fluent in French, English and Bislama, allowing her to communicate easily with all our clients.

Personal Assistant - Offshore and legal 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.


Originally from Pentecost Island, Marie-Claudie studied accounting at Taki Vocational School. She has extensive audit experience, having been an auditor for more than 10 years. Marie-Claudie is the firm’s lead auditor and takes great pride in her work. She focuses on  understanding the nature of the client’s business, as well as maintaining an excellent relationship with the firm’s audit clients. Marie-Claudie is tri-lingual (English, French, Bislama).


Leyla Niowenmal started at the firm in March 2015 after being graduated 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 relationship with our clients. With great perseverance and strong desire to always do well, Leyla offers a great quality of daily work at AJC which is recognized by our clients.


Diana 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.


Sara Harry is a young accountant who has joined our team in January 2017. After being graduated from Lycée Français of Port-Vila (Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio), Sara decided to pursue her higher studies in Fiji to improve her english. She afterwards earned a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Social Administration with distinction from the University of Toulouse Capitole 1. Trilingual (French, Bislama and English) and kind, Sara will be able to listen and answer all your needs.


Recently graduated from the University of the South Pacific, Laucala (Fiji) with a bachelor degree in Accounting and Economics, Lynneth joined our accounting team in January 2017.She is  passionate by numbers and  will love to  assist you in understanding your financial reports and to contribute to your business decisions making. Originally from Pele Island, Lynneth is fluent in Bislama and English. Please, do not hesitate to liaise with her, she is available and willing to help you any time.

Secretary - Offshore and legal services

Catherine 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.


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


Stéphanie Mankon started at the firm in December 2017 as an accountant. She completed two years in accounting and management in New Caledonia in 2013. Stephanie is originally from the island of Ambrym and is fluent in French, English and Bislama.