Mr. Jean Paul Adam was first appointed to the post of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Seychelles in 2010. Subsequently, in 2015, he was appointed Minister of Finance. Prior to this, Mr. Adam held the position of Secretary of State in the Office of the President.
Minister Adam received his academic qualifications in the United Kingdom, gaining a degree in English Literature and French from the University of Sheffield and a Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Manchester.
Following his studies, Minister Adam began his political career at the Ministry of Foreign affairs, obtaining the post of Second Secretary in 2001. Between 2006 and 2009 he served in the Office of the President as Director General Presidential Affairs and as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition to his responsibilities as a public servant, Minister Adam has achieved acclaim, representing Seychelles at the international level as a competitive swimmer. He was a Bronze medalist in the Indian Ocean Games held in Seychelles in 1993 and at the African Games held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1999. He won silver and bronze in 1998 and 2003 respectively at the Indian Ocean games.
Between 2006 and 2009, Minister Adam engaged in the teaching profession as a part time lecturer with the Manchester University and Seychelles Polytechnic Twinning Programme where he taught International Politics. Mr Adam was also Member of the Board of Trustees of the Seychelles University Foundation in 2007.