Cécile La Grenade
Dame Cécile Ellen Fleurette La Grenade, GCMG OBE (born 30 December 1952) is a Grenadian food scientist, who serves as Governor-General of Grenada. La Grenade was sworn-in as Governor-General of Grenada on 7 May 2013 as the nation’s second female Governor-General.
La Grenade is the third of 5 daughters born to Allan A. La Grenade MBE, a public servant, and Sibyl Sylvester-La Grenade, a registered nurse. Her maternal grandmother, Mary Louise “Eva” Ollivierre-Sylvester, was the first woman in the British Windward Islands to serve on the legislative council of her country, after being elected in 1952, less than a year after universal suffrage.
La Grenade is a food scientist trained in the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of the West Indies, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate in food science from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her appointment as Governor-General was announced during the same week as the death of Grenada’s first female Governor, Dame Hilda Bynoe. Bynoe was the goddaughter of La Grenade’s maternal grandfather, Dr Cyril I. St Bernard Sylvester, an educator and public servant.
Dame Cécile La Grenade
|Governor General of Grenada|
7 May 2013
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Prime Minister||Keith Mitchell|
|Preceded by||Carlyle Glean|
|Born||Cécile Ellen Fleurette La Grenade
30 December 1952 
|Alma mater||University of the West Indies
University of Maryland, College Park
- Two Sicilian Royal Family: Knight Grand Cross of Justice of the Two Sicilian Royal Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
- United Kingdom: Dame Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of St Michael and St George
- United Kingdom: Officer of the Order of the British Empire