Director General for International Relations Ms.
Director General for Development and Regional Integration Mr. Kenneth Racombo
Mr. Kenneth Racombo is an economist with a career spanning over 14 years with the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during which time he also served a 3 year posting in the Seychelles Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa. Following the completion of a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management, Mr. Racombo took up the post of Director of Development and Regional Integration in 2011 before being promoted to the post of Director General in 2012.
Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Michelle Murray
Ms Murray began her career in diplomacy in 2006 as a 2nd Secretary in the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, Canada. In 2008 Ms Murray was posted for three years at the Seychelles Embassy in Paris, France, during which she also earned a Master's Degree in Strategic Management. Ms Murray returned to Seychelles in 2011 to take up the post of Director International Relations and in July 2012 was promoted to the post of Director General.
Following the swearing in of President Danny Faure, 4th President of the Republic, Ms Murray was appointed Principal Secretary Department of Foreign Affairs in the Office of the President in November 2016 and Ambassador in December 2016.
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Barry Faure
Ambassador Barry Faure has been serving as the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since his appointment by the President of the Republic in January 2013.
Ambassador Faure was previously serving as Secretary of State in the President’s Office, a role he assumed on 17th June 2010.
In 2009 Ambassador Faure was appointed the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, under the leadership of President Michel, who had assumed the role of Minister for Foreign Affairs. As Principal Secretary he was responsible for restructuring the Ministry and implementing the President’s policy of active economic diplomacy.
Prior to this, President James Michel appointed Barry Faure as Seychelles Ambassador to the European Communities, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal and Andorra in 2006. During his 3-year term, Ambassador Faure was the lead Ambassador Negotiator (Fisheries) of the Eastern and Southern African Region (ESA) for the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations of the European Commission.
Between 1995-1998, Amb. Faure held the post of Director for Investment and Trade Promotion at the Ministry of Industry. He was promoted to Director General for Local and International Business in 1998 and served as Director General of Economic Planning from 2002 to 2006.
Barry Faure entered politics in 1993 when he was elected Member of the National Assembly representing Anse Royale district for the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front Party. He was re-elected in 1998 and 2002 for the same constituency. While in the National Assembly Barry Faure was the chairman of the International Affairs Committee between 1996-2006 and a founding member of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary Assembly in 2005.
Amb. Faure began his career in diplomacy in 1992 as First Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Political Sciences from Havana, Cuba (1985). Upon his initial return to Seychelles in 1989, he worked at the Defence Academy as a Senior Civics Lecturer.
Amb. Faure completed his secondary education at Seychelles College in 1982 before joining the Ministry of Education as a supply teacher at Baie Lazare School and the National Youth Service.
Ambassador Faure was born on 27th July 1964 in Victoria. He is married and has three children.
Amb. Faure’s other responsibilities are:
- Chairman of the 2020 Development (Seychelles) Ltd.
- Chairman of the Seychelles 2020 Presidential Commission.
- Chairman of the PetroSeychelles.
- Director of the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management Ltd (CPTM).
- Joint Commissioner responsible for the Joint Management of the Seychelles-Mauritius Joint Zone of Jurisdiction.
Secretary of State, Foreign Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Marie-Louise Potter
Mrs. Potter was appointed Secretary of State, Foreign Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs in October 2016 in the Office of the 4th President of the Republic of Seychelles following the end of her mandate as Resident Seychelles Ambassador to the United States of America/Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport President Danny Faure