Ronald Jumeau

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Ambassador Ronald Jumeau meets with George W. Bush in 2007.

Ronald Jean Jumeau (born January 24, 1957) is a Seychellois political figure and diplomat. He held various ministerial positions in the government from 1998 to 2007 and has been Permanent Representative of the Seychelles to the United Nations and Ambassador to the United States since 2007.[1]

Jumeau was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He attended secondary school at Seychelles College, from which he graduated in 1975. Early in his career he was a journalist; he was the first Editor of Seychelles Agence Presse from 1980 to 1982, and he also worked as Chief Editor of the Seychelles Nation daily newspaper. Subsequently he was an adviser with special press duties at the Ministry of Education from 1991 to 1993, and he was Secretary to the Cabinet in the office of the President of Seychelles and at the same time secretary of four inter-ministerial Cabinet committees from 1994 to 1998; additionally, Jumeau was in charge of the government's relations with the National Assembly from 1995 to 1998.[1]

In 1992 and 1993, Jumeau was a member of the delegation of the ruling Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF) to the first and second Seychelles Constitutional Commissions. Since 1995, he has been a member of the Central Committee of the SPPF.[1]

Jumeau was Minister for Agriculture and Marine Resources from 1998 to 1999, then Minister for Culture and Information from 2000 to September 2001, Minister for the Environment from September 2001 to 2003, and Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (i.e. agriculture and marine resources) from 2003 to 2007. He was appointed as Permanent Representative to the UN in 2007, presenting his credentials on August 23, 2007;[1] he was also appointed as Ambassador to the United States, presenting his credentials on September 18, 2007.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "New Permanent Representative of Seychelles presents credentials", UN Press Release, BIO/3913, August 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Photo: President Bush With Ambassador Ronald Jean Jumeau of Seychelles", U.S. State Department website, September 18, 2007.