The Association of Human Resource Professionals of Mauritius (MAHRP), formerly known as the Association of Personnel Managers, has been in existence since 1976. Its main aim is to promote and develop professionalism in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development in the Republic of Mauritius. MAHRP attempts to take a positive and initiating role, seeking to influence the occupational and social environment, legislation, industrial relations and management thinking. MAHRP aims to be the guardian of high standards in the practice of Human Resource Management and Development.


To enhance the stature, capacity, competencies, contribution, and credibility of their members and proactively position the people agenda for sustainable results.


To be the leading professional association, collaborating on national, regional and international issues for the advancement of the profession of HR Management for the benefit of all stakeholders.


  • Knowledge
  • Professionalism.
  • Integrity
  • Success.

Strategic objectives

  • Provide essential and comprehensive development opportunities and resources.
  • Create a forum for exchanging mission-critical ideas, experiences and strategies.
  • Empower our success through collaborations with other professional associations.
  • Strive for the growth, recognition, and proficiency of human resources.
  • Promote industrial peace and contribute to the enhancement of the competitive advantage of the nation.
  • Pursue excellence and best practices in the management of people – the key asset.


The Mauritian Association has been instrumental in the creation of the African Human Resources Confederation which represents the African continent on the World Federation of People Management Associations. Areff Salauroo is presently its President.


The association has three categories of membership, namely; Student Members, Individual Members and Corporate Members.