Born in Seychelles on the 30th October 1966, Peter is the second of the 5 siblings of two well-known Seychellois politicians – Ministers Guy and Rita SINON. After meeting former President and founder of the ‘Seychelles People United Party’ (SPUP) in Kenya in the early 60’s both followed him to Seychelles to join and work to bring about independence for Seychelles through the party platform as mobilisation mechanism. The rallying cries of ‘Seychelles for Seychellois – Fearless in Dignity’ echoed on the mountains and valleys until 29th June 1976 when independence for Seychelles became a reality.
Guy SINON was Minister for a multiple of portfolios at different times starting with Education in the coalition Government, Foreign Affairs immediately after the Coup D’etat on 5th June 1977 and later Minister for Administration and Political Affairs. Forced into retirement from Ministerial duties due to ill-health, Guy was superseded as Minister by his wife Rita who assumed the position of Seychelles’ first woman Minister with portfolio responsibility of Internal Affairs. She passed away following a brief but severe cervical cancer illness whilst Peter was in his second academic year in University on the 8th May 1989. Guy her beloved husband would follow two years later. Ironically on both occasions Peter arrived hours too late to have a last word from either of his parents travelling home from East Anglia University.Read More
Minister Sinon has spent as many years (10) in the public service in Seychelles as in Africa.
This means that he knows Africa (at AfDB he also worked with other international organizations) as much as he knows Seychelles, making him the most African of Seychellois.
Holder of a Master’s degree in development economics, Minister Sinon has in his 20-year long career spend the first decade working his way up from economist to director-general in the division Economic planning and later International economic affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
|2010-2012||Chairperson of the ACP-EU Fisheries Mechanism.|
|2008–2010||Board Member of “Nature Seychelles”.|
|2006–todate||Member of the ‘Institute of International Finance’ of the World Bank.|
|1996–todate||Member of ‘Commonwealth Technical Partnership Management”.|
|1998-1999||Principal Coordinator of the Steering Committee overseeing the production of the Environmental Management Plan of Seychelles 2000-2010, financed by the government and the World Bank.|
|1996-1997||Principal Coordinator of the ‘Seychelles Long Term Vision 2020’.|
|1995-2000||Member of the National Climate Change Committee of the Seychelles.|
|1995-1999||Coordinator, Indian Ocean Network for Environmental Economists.|
|1992-1999||Member Board of Directors of the Development Bank of Seychelles.|
|1991–1993||President of the ‘Seychelles Academic Association’.|
|1988–1990||President of the ‘Afro – Caribbean Association’ – University of East Anglia.|
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