Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Edmond began her career in November 2005 as a Senior Statistician at the National Bureau of Statistics. She remained with the Bureau for a period of about 5 ½ years following which she moved to the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment as an economist for a brief moment. In January 2012, Mrs. Edmond joined the Fair Trading Commission as a Competition Analyst and was later promoted to the post of Senior Competition Analyst in September 2012. In November 2013, Mrs. Edmond was given the responsibility of overseeing the Investigation and Market surveillance Department within the Commission.  

She was promoted to Principal Analyst in April 2014 and oversaw the newly named Competition and Market Surveillance department. In July 2017, she was appointed as Deputy CEO of the Commission for a duration of 3 years.   

In April 2023 Mrs. Edmond was appointed the CEO of the Fair Trading Commission. In terms of qualifications, Mrs. Edmond graduated with a BA econ (Hons) in Economics and Social Policy at the University of Manchester in 2005. Furthermore, during her ,years at the National Bureau of Statistics Mrs. Edmond attended several short courses including that of Statistics for National Accounts and also Survey Methodology and Sampling.  

Mrs. Edmond also received an award for an outstanding paper written for the Africa Symposia on Statistical Development. During her time with the Commission, Mrs. Edmond has also completed a Post Graduate diploma in Economics for Competition Law from Kings College in England via long distance learning in the year 2016.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Poussou joined the Fair Trading Commission in 2016 as Analyst in the Competition & Market Surveillance Department. In July 2017, she was assigned the responsibility of overseeing the Market Surveillance Department and joined the FTC Management team.

In January 2018, she was promoted to Senior Analyst. Having gathered a wealth of experience over the years, in January 2023, she was promoted as the Principal Analyst in the Department. In June 2023, Mrs Poussou was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Mrs. Poussou assists the CEO in the administration of the FTC and is also the Head of Operations. She is therefore responsible for the Consumer Affairs, Market Surveillance and Competition Departments, Education and Advocacy Unit and the Praslin Office.

In terms of qualifications, Mrs. Poussou graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies in International Hotel Management from the Shannon College of Hotel Management, National University of Ireland. Mrs. Poussou also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration. During her studies she obtained qualifications in management, business law, public policy, governance and finance. She has also gained experience in Competition and Consumer Protection law on the job and through attending various workshops and conferences.

Prinicpal Legal Officer, Legal Affairs Department


In 1999 Mr. Padayachy joined the Public Sector in the Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, specialized in Health Impact Assessment Unit. 

In 2006 Mr. Padayachy joined the Youth Health Center where he worked as a Senior Health Educator and Promotion officer in the Ministry of Health and thereon followed his advanced studies in Youth Development. In 2010 he started his Master in Leadership and Strategy in the Seychelles Young Leaders Programme with the National University of Ireland for 2 years. The degree covered 6 subjects (Human Resources, Leadership, Organisation and strategy, Finance, Economics and Research method).

In July 2010, Mr. Padayachy followed a course in Washington DC, as a participant from the Seychelles Young African leaders Programme.  

In August 2010 he became the Director of Youth Services Section within the Seychelles National Youth Council. The employee was responsible for the services of youth development programme / research on national level.  

In 2013 Mr. Padayachy was working as the Loans Manager at the Small Business Financing Agency (Ministry of Finance Trade and Investment). He was in charge of the loans department and supervising 6 staffs in the preparation of loans cases for approval.  

In January 2014 Mr. Padayachy joined the Fair Trading Commission as the Senior Compliance Officer heading the Consumer department and later promoted as the Principal Analyst.  

In 2018 Mr. Padayachy started his second Master in Business Administration and completed in 2020.  

Principal Analyst, Consumer Affairs Department
Ms. Annashanta Canaya commenced her career in 2007  as a Public Health officer, in the Public Health Authority with the Ministry of Health.  After serving 10 years with the Ministry of Health, she joined the Fair Trading Commission as a Senior Analyst in the Consumer Services Department.

In 2018, she embarked on a 2 years course for a Master in Business Administration from the University of West of Scotland and successfully completed the program. In 2023, she was promoted as a Principal Analyst in the Consumer Affairs Department and the Head of the department.

Her primary responsibility is to manage the operation of the Consumer Affairs Department to achieve the Commission’s mandate.

Senior Analyst, Competition Department
Ms Jumaye embarked on her professional journey as a young graduate in 2016 when she joined the Fair Trading Commission’s esteemed Competition and Market Surveillance Department. Her role entails promoting competition and enforcement of the Fair Trading Act 2022. Ms. Jumaye’s academic foundation includes a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business.

Ms. Jumaye has also engaged in numerous training for competition through the various capacity-building initiatives of the Fair Trading Commission. She has also represented the Fair Trading Commission on other platforms for competition matters.

Senior Analyst, Market Surveillance Department
Ms Barreau joined the FTC in 2017, as Analyst in the Market Surveillance Department.

In October 2023, she was promoted to the post of Senior Analyst. Her role is to oversee the work of the Department. During her years at the Commission, she has gained ample experience in the field of Consumer Protection.

Ms Barreau holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in International Hotel Management from the Shannon College of Hotel Management, National University of Ireland.

Human Resource and Budget Management Officer


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