The Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles
Vincent Emmanuel Angelin Meriton was born on 28 th December 1960. He has
three children. He completed his primary and secondary education in Seychelles and further his studies in Moscow where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Sociology from Moscow State University. He joined the world of work in 1978 as an Audit Assistant with the Department of Audit. From 1979 to 1981, he worked as an Assistant immigration Officer with the Immigration Division. Vincent Meriton then joined the National Workers Union in 1981 and held the post of Sector Secretary.
Upon his return to Seychelles In 1991, he worked as a Senior Training and Research Officer with the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs. He went back to the National Workers Union in July 1991 as National Secretary until he was appointed Director General for Employment Division in 1995, Director General for Youth Division in 2000 and Director General for Local Government Division in 2001. He served as Member of the National Assembly from 1998 to 2002.
Vincent Meriton was first appointed as Minister in January 2004 when he became Minister for Social Affairs and Employment. In 2005, he assumed the role of Minister for Health and Social Services, which he held until August 2006. In 2006, when he was appointed Minister for Community Development and Youth. In 2007, he became the Minister for Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture. In 2010 to 2011, he was the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.
From June 2011 to March 2012, he was the Minister for Community Development and Youth and from March 2012 to October 2016, he was the Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports. He was appointed Designated Minister in July 2010, a position he held till October 2016. On 28th October 2016, Mr. Meriton was sworn in as Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles. He holds the portfolios of Information, Blue Economy, Information Communications Technology (ICT), Foreign Affairs, Religious Affairs and Civil Society, and Inner and Outer Islands.