Minister Jean Paul Adam

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Seychelles


The Hon. Mr. Jean Paul Adam is the current Minister for Foreign Affairs for Seychelles. He was first appointed to the post in 2010. Prior to this, Mr. Adam held the position of Secretary of State in the Office of the President.

Mr. Adam received his academic qualifications in the United Kingdom, gaining a degree in English Literature and French from the University of Sheffield and a Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Manchester.

Following his studies, The Hon. Mr. Adam began his political career at the Ministry of Foreign affairs, obtaining the post of Second Secretary in 2001. Between 2006 and 2009 he served in the Office of the President as Director General Presidential Affairs and as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In addition to his responsibilities as a public servant, Mr. Adam has achieved acclaim representing Seychelles at the international level as a competitive swimmer. He was a Bronze medallist in the Indian Ocean Games held in Seychelles in 1993 and at the African Games held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1999. He won silver and bronze in 1998 and 2003 respectively at the Indian Ocean games.

Between 2006 and 2009, Minister Adam engaged in the teaching profession as a part time lecturer with the Manchester University and Seychelles Polytechnic Twinning Programme where he taught International Politics. Mr Adam is also Member of the Board of Trustees of the Seychelles University Foundation since 2007.

“The Role of Small States in building a global Community”

A lecture by the Hon. Jean Paul Adam, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Seychelles
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)