Lekha Nair was born on 17th October 1963. She is married and has a daughter.
Mrs. Nair did her schooling at the Regina Mundi Convent, Seychelles. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce-B Com in Accounting and Commerce from St Teresa’s College in Kerala, India as well as a Master of Science in Public Finance from Leeds Metropolitan University in United Kingdom.
In 1979, she joined the Ministry of Finance in her first job as an Internal Audit Assistant, and from there she worked her way up within the Ministry completing her studies in between. Over the years, she was promoted to various positions within this Ministry, including Chief Internal Auditor and Director General of Financial Planning.
In 2005, she was appointed as the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Finance, the only woman to hold the post, where she played a key role in trade liberalisation and successfully formulated and implemented the fiscal, economic and trade policies as part of the economic development of the country. In 2008, Mrs. Nair was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of the newly created Public Officer’s Ethics Commission, where she set up the ethics framework in the public service to deter corruption, enhance good values and boost credibility in the public service.
She joined Air Seychelles in 2010 as the Director of Finance, leading the company’s Finance Department and playing a strategic role in its most challenging times.
In April 01st 2012, Mrs. Nair was appointed Principal Secretary for President’s Office Administration and Finance and was responsible for the day to day running and the smooth operation of the Office of the President.
From February 2015, Mrs Nair was made the CEO of Seychelles Pension Fund, where she is currently ensuring that the national pension service is modern and appropriate to the workforce of Seychelles and managing its prudent investments.
Throughout her career, Mrs Nair has been on various Boards and Committees such as Nouvobanq, Public Utilities Corporation, Seypec, SIBA, Seychelles Pension Fund and Island Development Company to name just a few. She was also instrumental in setting up the National Tender Board. She is currently the Chairperson of the Development Bank of Seychelles and a Board Director of SACOS. The National Disaster Relief Fund is also under her chairmanship.
Mrs Nair was also the Alternate Governor of World Bank and Alternate Governor of African Development Bank amongst others.
Outside work, Mrs. Nair engages herself in charity and voluntary work and is a member of the SOROPTIMIST International club of Victoria, an international charity organisation for professional women.
Marie-Ange Waye-Hive has been General Manager at the Seychelles Pension Fund (SPF) since June 1999 and following the restructuring in February 2015, she became the General Manager of the Pensions and Benefits Division. She is the longest serving staff member of the SPF.
Mrs Waye-Hive did her primary and secondary schooling at Baie Ste Anne, Praslin and later attended Teachers Training College for two years. Upon completion of her studies she took up employment with Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare as their Praslin Branch Manager. She was subsequently transferred to Mahe where she broadened her experience and took on more responsibilities. She holds Certificate in General Management from the former Seychelles Institute of Management.
Mrs Waye-Hive joined the Social Security Fund (SSF) when it was first set up in 1979. She has worked in different sections and has been on several work attachments abroad where she gained international experience in social security matters. In 1991 the Seychelles Pension Scheme (SPS) was introduced as part of Government’s planned reforms of its pension administration. Mrs Waye-Hive was appointed Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the Scheme which was operated under the guidance of the SSF.
With the appointment of and SPS Managing Director and Board of Trustees in 1997, Mrs Waye-Hive continued to oversee the daily operations until 2006 when the Seychelles Pension Fund (SPF) replaced the Seychelles Pension Scheme. The introduction of the SPF also saw the introduction of payment of monthly pensions to its qualifying members.
As the General Manager of the Pensions and Benefits Division, she is responsible for the core functions (collection of contributions and payment of pensions and benefits) of the SPF. The Division is made up of the Benefits Section, the Processing Section, and the Compliance and Monitoring Section. The Praslin-La Digue Section also falls under her responsibility.
Mrs Waye-Hive was born on 20 June 1955. She is married with two sons.
Derick Ally joined the Seychelles Pension Fund as General Manager for Corporate Services in July 2015 from the Foreign Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Transport (2014-2015) where he was the overseeing the Protocol, Treaties & Consular Affairs Division. This was after an absence of nine years from Seychelles while he pursued his international civil servant career with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, serving as Executive Assistant to two Commonwealth Secretaries-General; Rt. Hon Sir Don McKinnon (2005-2008) and Ambassador Kamalesh Sharma (2008-2014). Prior to moving to London, he was Director General for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Presidential Protocol under President James Michel (2004-2005), and Chief of State Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for nine years (1995-2004).
Born in 1966, he grew up on Praslin where he had his primary education and then pursued his studies on Mahé. After his ‘A’ levels he studied pedagogy for a year and was awarded an ODA scholarship to study biological sciences and pedagogy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand (1988-1990). Upon his return to Seychelles, he taught mathematics at secondary level (1991-1994) at La Digue School.
He holds the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Seychelles, having been appointed in October 2014
His interests include history, nature and genealogy, among others.