Karl Offmann

President of Mauritius

Karl Auguste Offmann, GCSK (25 November 1940 – 12 March 2022) was a Mauritian politician.[1] He became President of Mauritius on 25 February 2002. He was president until Paul Bérenger became his prime minister and nominated a new president on 1 October 2003.

The Honourable
Karl Offmann

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3rd President of Mauritius
In office
25 February 2002 – 7 October 2003
Prime MinisterAnerood Jugnauth
Paul Bérenger
Vice PresidentRaouf Bundhun
Preceded byAriranga Pillay (Acting)
Succeeded byAnerood Jugnauth
Personal details
Born(1940-11-25)25 November 1940
Port-Louis, British Mauritius
Died12 March 2022(2022-03-12) (aged 81)
Political partyMilitant Socialist Movement
Spouse(s)Marie Moutou
ChildrenGilles Bernard
Hans Eric

Offmann died on 12 March 2022, aged 82.[2]


  1. East, Roger; Thomas, Richard J. (2001). Profiles of people in power : the world's government leaders (1. ed.). London: Europa. p. 347. ISBN 978-1-85743-126-1.
  2. Karl Offmann n’est plus (in French)