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Meet the Secretary of State and Principal Secretary

THE SECRETARY OF STATE

Ambassador Marie Pierre Lloyd was born in Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles on 15th June 1952. She has served as the Secretary of State for Health since 1st February 2020. She is divorced with two daughters.

Ambassador Lloyd has previously held several senior positions in the public service. She was Minister for Employment & Social Affairs from August 2006 to June 2007, and Minister of Health & Social Development from July 2007 to June 2010.

In October 2012 she was appointed Seychellesโ€™ High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and non-resident Ambassador to several other countries. She returned to Seychelles after her posting in December 2016.

Ambassador Lloyd has also founded and led several initiatives aimed at empowering women, girls and other vulnerable groups. In 2014 she won the Social Driver Award from the London-based Grassroot Diplomat, and in 2016 her leadership and dedication to the diplomatic service was recognized by her peers and she was awarded Diplomat of the Year Award for Africa.

THE PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

Dr Bernard Valentin is a general medical practitioner with post graduate qualification in health services management.

He has occupied various high positions in the local and international health sector, including the position of Special Advisor to the Minister for Health and Principal Secretary for Health.

He has served for three years on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization. In the late 1990s Dr Bernard Valentin served, for one term, in the National Assembly of Seychelles as an elected member of that body.

Dr Valentin is also a seasoned creative writer and news commentator for the print media. In 2013 and 2016, he won highest awards for literature writing in the creole language. He has published two books and a third is being published.

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