Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture since March 2012 was born on the 24th October 1954. He is from the island of La Digue. Married to Ginette Michel of Les Mamelles, Mahé in 1980 and he has two daughters, Christine and Michelle.
Alain St.Ange was formally the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front (SPPF) directly elected Member of the People’s Assembly for the La Digue Constituency (1979), and the Seychelles National Party (SNP) directly elected Member of the National Assembly for the Bel Air Constituency (2002).
In 2009 he was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles, and in 2010 promoted to the position of C.E.O of the Seychelles Tourism Board.
He was elected the first President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organisation in 2012. This organisation that comprises of the islands of La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Mayotte and Seychelles has earlier this year re-elected Minister St.Ange for a second term of office.
Alain St.Ange has authored or co-authored a number of books including the political history book ‘Seychelles, What Next?’ (1991), the Constitutional and Political History Book of Seychelles, ‘Seychelles, In Search of Democracy’ (2005), a second political history book, ‘Seychelles, The Cry of A People’ (2007), the book to document the annual sailing regatta that takes place in and around the Seychelles Islands, ‘Seychelles, Regatta 2010’ (2010), the book to mark the first edition of the Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria, ‘Seychelles, Enters The World of Carnival’ (2011), the book documenting the life of his own father, ‘Seychelles, Remembers Karl St.Ange’ (2011), the book to record the unique Coco-de-Mer, a national treasure of Seychelles ‘Seychelles, The Coco-de-Mer’ (2012), the book to document the island’s annual SUBIOS Festival of the Sea, ‘Seychelles, Festival of the Sea’ (2012), the book to mark the Centenary of the Inauguration of State House, the island’s highest office, ‘Seychelles, State House’ (2013) and a book on the underwater world of the islands ‘Seychelles Unexpected Treasures’ (2014).
Alain St.Ange studied Hotel Management and Tourism in Germany and France. He has worked in Hotels and Restaurants in Seychelles, the Channel Islands and in Australia.