Diplomatic Adviser to the President

Diplomatic Adviser to the President

Callixte d’Offay was born in Uganda in 1950. He is married and has two children.

He began his career in 1976 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles as Deputy Head of the Protocol Department and he then took the responsibility of General Director at the External Relations Division of the same Ministry from 1987 until 1990. During that period, he served as non-resident Ambassador to several Asian countries.

In 1990, he was appointed Ambassador for Seychelles to France and to several European countries like Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Portugal and Germany and UK. During his posting, he also acted as the Head of Government’s Personal Representative to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and to the Food and Agricultural Organisation.

His main responsibilities covered political and diplomatic relations, economic and trade partnerships as he was also the Principal Spokesperson for sector development programs in fisheries. During his mandates, he was delegated and acted as Head of Delegation to participation in Ministerial Conferences convened by international organisations.

In February 2007, he went back to Seychelles as Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and became Secretary General in July 2007 of the same Ministry before being elected Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission in March 2008 for a period of four years.

Mr. D’Offay holds a Diploma in Philosophy from the Grand Séminaire of Angers, France.

He is a graduate with honours in Diplomacy and International Policies and Finance from the University of Oxford in Great Britain.

He was appointed non-resident Ambassador to Comoros, Madagascar and Mauritius in October 2012.

Ambassador D'Offay was appointed as the Diplomatic Adviser to the President on 15th January 2013.