Hon. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne
Ambassador Maurice Jean Leonard Loustau-Lalanne was appointed Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine on the 30th December, 2016.
He studied Aviation studies in the United Kingdom. After returning to Seychelles in 1981 he was the first appointed Director General of Civil Aviation. In 1983, he joined Air Seychelles as Executive Director of International Operations, and subsequently became its Executive Chairman until 1988.
Mr Loustau-Lalanne has thereafter held the position of Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Transport for a period of ten years (1988 – 1998), followed by 5 years as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Environment (1998 – 2003) and 2 years in the Ministry of Health (2004 – 2006). He held the post of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) from 23rd January, 2006 to 30th June, 2010. He was seconded to Air Seychelles as the Executive Chairman on a temporary basis from March to September, 2011. Mr Loustau-Lalanne occupied the post of Ambassador/Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Transport of the Republic of Seychelles from 1st July 2010 to 31st May, 2016. He was seconded to the Health Care Agency on a temporary basis from April, 2016 and was appointed Secretary of State for Health from 1st June, 2016 to December, 2016.
Mr. Loustau-Lalanne is currently the longest serving Director of Air Seychelles Board which he joined in 1983. Having witnessed the creation of Air Seychelles in 1982, and actively participated in the pioneering role it played in the development of both the Transport and Tourism industry of the Seychelles remains a great sense of pride.
During his leisure time Mr Loustau-Lalanne enjoys Big Game Fishing and Environmental Protection Projects. His new sporting passion is Golf.
Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine
Republic of Seychelles
Kongress Halle 7.1b, Saal London