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Danny Faure

Danny Faure

Danny Faure
Danny Faure 2013-04-23.jpg
 
4th President of Seychelles
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 October 2016
Vice President Vincent Meriton
Preceded by James Michel
Vice President of Seychelles
In office
1 July 2010 – 16 October 2016
President James Michel
Preceded by Joseph Belmont
Succeeded by Vincent Meriton
 
Personal details
Born (1962-05-08) 8 May 1962 
Kilembe, Uganda
Political party People’s Party

Danny Antoine Rollen Faure was born on 8 May, 1962 to Seychellois parents in Kilembe, Uganda. He has five children and four grandchildren.

He completed his primary and secondary education in Seychelles and graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of Havana in Cuba.

Upon his return to Seychelles in 1985, he worked as an Assistant Curriculum Officer with the Ministry of Education and Lecturer at both the National Youth Service and the Seychelles Polytechnic. In June 1989, he was appointed Director of the National Youth Service.

As a young man, Danny Faure worked with the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front. He became the Chairman of its Youth Wing and was elected as a member of the Central Committee of the Party. In June 2009, he was appointed Secretary General of the Party.

With the return of Multi-Party Democracy in Seychelles in 1993, Danny Faure was appointed Leader of Government Business of the majority Party in the National Assembly, a post he served for 5 years from 1993 to 1998.

Danny Faure was appointed as Minister in April 1998 when he became Minister for Education. In 2001, he assumed the role of Minister for Education and Youth, which he held until July 2006. In 2006, Mr Faure was appointed as Minister for Finance. He was assigned portfolio responsibilities for Trade in July 2007 and Industries in August 2009.

He oversaw the implementation of the first generation of reforms under the IMF macro-economic reform programme which started in October 2008. He continues to direct the second generation of reforms as part of the on-going economic programme.

Danny Faure served as Designated Minister from April 2004 to June 2010.

In July 2010, Mr Faure was appointed Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles, holding Ministerial portfolios for Finance and Trade, Public Administration, and Information Communication Technology.

On 16 October 2016, Danny Faure was sworn in as the President of the Republic of Seychelles. He is the Head of Government and holds the Ministerial portfolios of Defence, Public Administration, and Legal Affairs. (The part of the article above taken from statehouse.gov.sc  )

Background and education

Danny Faure with Theresa May

Faure was born to Seychellois parents in the western Ugandan town of Kilembe. He completed his primary and secondary education in Seychelles. He studied at a university in Cuba, graduating with a degree in political science.

Career

In 1985, at the age of 23, Faure started working as an assistant curriculum officer at the Seychelles education ministry. He also worked as a lecturer at both the National Youth Service and the Seychelles Polytechnic.

In 1993, following the return of multiparty democracy to the island nation, Faure became the leader of government business in the National Assembly, serving in that capacity until 1998. That year, he was appointed as Minister of Education. Over the years, he has served in various ministerial capacities including youth, finance, trade and industries, public administration and information and communication technology.

In 2006, he was appointed as Minister of Finance by President James Michel. During his tenure at finance, Seychelles embarked on a series of economic reforms, recommended by the International Monetary Fund. Faure oversaw the first generation reforms, which ran from October 2008 to October 2013. Faure served as designated minister between 2004 and 2010. He became Vice President on 1 July 2010, while retaining the finance portfolio.

Background to presidency

President James Michel announced on 27 September 2016 that he would resign, effective on 16 October, and transfer power to Vice President Faure. The announcement coincided with the election of an opposition majority in the National Assembly. As there were four years of Michel’s term remaining, it was to count as a full term for Faure. Faure was accordingly sworn in on 16 October 2016

Personal life

Danny Faure is divorced. He is the father of three daughters and one son.


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