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Victoria, Seychelles, May 19, 2022 – Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) has announced the appointment of Marie-May Jeremie as Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, effective May 10, 2022. Ms. Jeremie has succeeded Angelique Pouponneau who served in the CEO role from 2019 to 2022.

I am honored to have been selected for this role. SeyCCAT is recognised for the results it has delivered over the years, and for its efficiency and accountability. I am looking forward to working with the team, the Board, our donors, partners, and of course, all beneficiaries of SeyCCAT’s programs to amplify the impact of the trust,” said Jeremie.

Marie-May Jeremie holds a Master of Environment degree from the University of Melbourne. In the course of her career, she has held several senior positions in the government of Seychelles and has served on many Boards in the environment, conservation, and resource management sectors. Before joining SeyCCAT, Jeremie served as the Director General for Biodiversity Conservation and Management Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change, and Environment where she focused on biodiversity policy. She served as policy lead for ocean governance initiatives, including the Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan. Jeremie brings to SeyCCAT a wealth of experience in the environment sector, extensive network, and technical knowledge in marine conservation, ocean governance and international policies.

In the SeyCCAT leadership role, Jeremie will focus on building the sustainability of the Trust and also ensuring that SeyCCAT fully delivers its long-term impact. She will also continue fostering relationships with international partners to strengthen SeyCCAT’s positioning on the global ocean governance and climate change arenas.

I believe that SeyCCAT is playing a critical role in bringing much-needed innovative financing for climate change and marine conservation, both locally and internationally. SeyCCAT has been a case study for many other island countries on how to build community-led climate action and raise funds for this important work. Yet, SeyCCAT’s true legacy is here in Seychelles, with the people, and creating a tangible local impact is what I see as the strategic priority,” added Jeremie.

For further information please contact Ms Marie-May Jeremie at ceo@seyccat.org