«It's time to redistribute what life gave us». Vincent Lagarde, CEO
Vincent Lagarde, CEO of NATEC Group (specialized in medical devices manufacture in Mauritius) is an unconditional lover of Madagascar. Engineer by training, this solidarity-minded and responsible entrepreneur has built an eco-lodge on this magnificent west coast.
“The Eco Lodge Five Senses was born in a whirlwind, when an entrepreneur friend and myself found ourselves at the world’s end, enchanted by stretches of sand as far as the eye can see and a turquoise lagoon. We were immediately enthralled by this exceptionally wild and preserved environment, and went on to discover the daily lives of the inhabitants of the fishing village neighbouring Tsiandamba, with no water, no electricity, and no medical care. Eco Lodge Five Senses was built with the desire to seamlessly integrate the surroundings and nature, while also respecting the traditions of those who have inhabited this region for centuries. The idea of the Foundation has naturally imposed itself on me, CEO of a medical device group, whose company motto is: Our products save lives every day. In front of this medical desert, in front of so many men, women and children who live in courage, dignity and above all, the joy of living: the real lesson of life comes from them!At the heart of this project is our aspiration to better the Vezo people’s quality of life by implementing a range of innovative measures in healthcare, education, eco living, fishing and culture through my foundation, Dunes de Mer. The Eco Lodge Five Senses Lodge and Dunes de Mer Foundation are both my very personal projects.”