(Posted 20th September 2022)
Seychelles has woken up to the sad news that Dr. Peter Larose, the former Seychelles Minister of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning of the Republic of Seychelles had died. Dr Larose was appointed Minister in 2016. He was a former Executive Director of the World Bank Group (WBG) comprise of; (i) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), (ii) International Finance for Corporation (IFC), (iii) International Development Association (IDA), and (iv) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) based in Washington DC, USA from November 1st 2014 to October 31st 2016. Dr Larose was honoured during the 2016 International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Group (WBG) Annual Meetings with joint first prize award from CIVICUS.
Former Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles was a Cabinet Colleague of Dr Peter Larose and said in a statement earlier that the islands had lost a great son and one who believed in the ability of the Seychellois. “He was a supportive Cabinet Minister in my bid for the position of Secretary General of the UNWTO and at every meeting held in his office he showed that he was following the feedback from the Community of Nations and went further to message his own contacts in International Organisations to push the Seychelles Candidature at the Madrid elections. He saw the greater picture and the merit of having a Seychellois heading International Organisations” said Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine.
Dr Peter Larose is said to have been a great visionary as a Seychelles Cabinet Minister and spoke with experience he amassed from his time at the World Bank. “As Seychelles bids farewell to a former Minister of Finance, and as we express our sympathy to his family, we also say we lost a friend who was also ready with advise and guidance even whenever his expertise was sought” former Minister St.Ange said
www.ATCNews.org expresses condolences to the family and friends of the late Peter Larose.