Marie-Antoinette Rose-Quatre appointed CEO of African Union’s APRM

Marie-Antoinette Rose-Quatre appointed CEO of African Union’s APRM
Marie-Antoinette Rose-Quatre appointed CEO of African Union’s APRM

Africa-Press – Seychelles. Seychellois diplomat Marie-Antoinette Rose-Quatre has secured a significant role within the African Union as the chief executive of the African Peer Review Mechanism continental secretariat.

Her appointment was made official following the conclusion of the 37th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly Heads of State and Government Summit on Tuesday.

Out of 321 applicants, Ambassador Rose-Quatre stood out, being among the six finalists selected to undergo a thorough interview process and various tests.

“It is very strange because I could not believe that I came out first,” she expressed, noting that despite being a moment filled with pride, her focus is currently on mentally and physically preparing herself to assume the role.

Starting her four-year term in June, Ambassador Rose-Quatre will primarily be based at the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) headquarters in South Africa, though her duties will take her across member states. Her mandate is renewable once.

“I am looking forward to joining the APRM and AU family, and to do my small part in pushing forward the AU agenda 2063, and working for the betterment of member states,” she stated.

As chief executive (CEO), she will oversee policy formulation, promote AU shared values, and lead efforts toward achieving Agenda 2063.

Addressing her leadership style, Ambassador Rose-Quatre emphasised the importance of fostering an environment which encourages teamwork and team effort, providing others with opportunities, as well as extensive consultations when a decision is required.

“I know, and I trust that all the experience that I have accumulated at national level, and as a representative for Seychelles overseas, will surely help me in my new role,” Ambassador Rose-Quatre added.

The summit has assured her full support of the AU in fulfilling her mandate, also entrusting her to take full and effective charge of the APRM continental secretariat, as the institution’s legal representative.

Recognising her extensive experience as ambassador to AU member states, member of parliament, and leader of government business in the National Assembly of Seychelles, the APRM stated in a press release issued yesterday that her “extensive experience and leadership will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success and growth of the APRM.”

Ambassador Rose-Quatre expressed gratitude for the support she’s received from close friends and all who have supported her throughout her career.

She concluded by encouraging fellow Seychellois to explore opportunities beyond their borders, noting the potential they hold.

“Seychellois possess immense potential. Our nation has a lot to offer, yet at times, we overlook opportunities beyond our borders. In today’s world, there are numerous prospects abroad. My wish is that this success story motivates fellow Seychellois to explore their potential and seek roles within international organisations,” Ambassador Rose-Quatre added.

The AU is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).

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