Chairman, Redland (holding of Thomson Broadcast, GatesAir and Sipromad)

Ylias Akbaraly is the Chairman of Redland, an international group active in several sectors such as industry, finance, energy, technology, tourism, aviation, real estate and broadcast. Redland operates in Madagascar, Indian Ocean and Africa through Group Sipromad, and in the United States and France with Thomson Broadcast and GatesAir, making Redland the worldwide leader in the broadcast industry.

With an innate sense of business and after studying in Paris and Berkeley, Ylias Akbaraly, in 20 years, has succeeded in transforming the family group into one of the most successful companies in Africa.
Today, Redland represents more than 5000 direct and indirect employees with ofces in Antananarivo, Brescia, Cincinatti, Duba├», Mauritius, Paris and Rabat…
This reality is the result of the commitment of its 5,000 employees, all high-level professionals, and their pride in contributing to a collective adventure.
Ylias Akbaraly is known for his discretion, business elegance, optimism, energy and adherence to corporate
governance policies. He has received several awards such as the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Divas 2007, 2009 and 2018 – the Indian government’s highest recognition to a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) – for Businessman of the Year; the NRI Gold Medal
Award for Man of the Year and the National Order of Madagascar where he was elevated to the rank of Commander of the National Order of Madagascar.

Ylias Akbaraly has been awarded “CEO of the year” in December 2021 in Africa. Ylias Akbaraly is also involved in sharing his success with those who need it most through the Akbaraly Foundation co-founded with his wife Cinzia Catalfamo Akbaraly in 2008. A humanitarian organisation whose aim is to reduce
poverty through the sustainable development of social projects in the fields of education, nutrition, health, children and housing.