Sherin Naiken confirmed as new STB Chief Executive


(Posted 28th June 2013)

(On the left the outgoing STB CEO Elsia Grandcourt and on the right incoming CEO Sherin Naiken)

A press release yesterday late afternoon from the office of President James Alix Michel, confirmed that the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt, will retire from STB on 30th June this year. Elsia, who served as CEO since the 01st of March last year, previously served as Deputy CEO under Alain St. Ange, before taking over as Chief Executive when Mr. St. Ange was appointed as Minister of Tourism and Culture.

The relevant part of the statement from the Office of the President in Mahe reads as follows:

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Following the resignation of Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt from the post of CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the President has appointed Ms. Sherin Naiken, formerly Principal Secretary for Tourism, as the new CEO of STB. Mrs Grandcourt has been nominated for a high level post in an international organisation.

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The announcement was part of a more comprehensive statement of new appointments and changes, which included the creation of a Department of Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation, which President Michel had mentioned in his recent State of the Nation address.

For now it is a fond farewell to Elsia Grandcourt, with whom this correspondent worked closely over the past years in her respective capacities and a warm welcome to Sherin Naiken, who will take charge on July 01st. Visit for more information on the destination and in particular of the upcoming key annual calendar of events festivals, the La Digue based ‘Festival of Assumption’ and the ‘Festival of the Sea – SUBIOS’ in November. Seychelles, truly Another World.

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