CEO and Deputy CEO of SBC Appointed
Fri, 11 August 2017
The President of the Republic, President Danny Faure, presented Mr Bérard Duprès with his Instrument of Appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation and Mr Jude Louange as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, during a ceremony held at State House yesterday.
The appointments were recommended to the President by the SBC Board, and the President consulted with the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as required by the SBC Act, before making the appointments as per Section 5 (3) of the SBC Act 2011.
Mr Bérard Duprès is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Manager with several years of experience in managing radio transmitting stations for the BBC. He completed his Bachelors at the University of Bath in the UK, where he studied Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK) and also a member of the Chartered Management Institute (UK). Since June 2016 he has been the Corporate Services Manager at the British High Commission in Victoria. Prior to this, Mr Duprès was the Senior Local Manager at the BBC Atlantic Relay Station on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, and was the first non-British national to be appointed to this role. Mr Duprès has also served in the post of manager of the BBC Indian Ocean Relay Transmitting Station, at Grand Anse Mahé. He was the first Seychellois to be appointed to this role. He administered two radio transmitting stations in the United Arab Emirates, concurrently with the role in Seychelles.
Mr Jude Louange is a qualified journalist, radio and television producer with 35 years of experience in the media industry. He has a Master of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Media Production from the University of Bournemouth in the United Kingdom. He joined the Department of Information in January 1983 as a reporter where he produced news dispatches for the Seychelles Agence Press and the NATION. He was transferred to Radio Television Seychelles in 1988 where he joined the television newsroom and later the Television Production Section. Mr Louange headed the Television Production Section at the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation from 2003 until 2008 when he was appointed Radio Programmes Manager. Three years later Mr Louange moved back to television production where he hosted the popular Breakfast Show 'Bonjour Sesel'.
The appointment of the CEO and Deputy CEO of SBC is effective 10th August 2017.