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Ms Marie-May Jeremie

Ms Marie-May Jeremie



Marie-May Jeremie (Muzungaile) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT). Ms Jeremie holds a Masters of Environment Degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia and an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Edith Cowan University, also in Australia.

Ms Jeremie is a highly skilled senior executive with a strong interest and experience in biodiversity conservation, ocean governance, science-to-policy advocacy and the establishment and management of protected areas in the Seychelles. She is a trained conservation biologist who has been actively involved in national biodiversity conservation and environmental management, as well as the development of environmental policies and legislation in the Seychelles. Over the past 12 years, she has been active in conservation work for both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Ms Jeremie is also a seasoned negotiator of multilateral environmental agreements, including but not limited to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nairobi Convention, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; and Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction. She has served on many boards in the environment, conservation and resource management sectors. Before joining SeyCCAT, Ms Jeremie served as the Director General for the Biodiversity Conservation and Management Division where she focused on the establishment and implementation of all biodiversity-related policies and legislation. She plays an instrumental role as policy lead for ocean governance, including the work on the Seychelles marine spatial plan.