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New PS for Blue Economy appointed   |16 May 2023

New PS for Blue Economy appointed   

Phyllianne Ernesta, new PS for the Blue Economy

The Office of the President has announced the appointment of Phillianne Ernesta as the new principal secretary (PS) for The Blue Economy, effective from May 1, 2023.

This follows the recent appointment of Kenneth Racombo as ambassador.

Mrs Ernesta holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in anthropology from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and a Diploma in General Management from The Guy Morel Institute.

Mrs Ernesta has 18 years of work experience in the public service.

Mrs Ernesta joined The Blue Economy department in October 2016 as the director for Maritime Boundary Delimitation. In February 2019, she took charge of the Blue Economy’s Policy and Programme Management Division as acting director general and in January 2020 she was confirmed in the post of director general of the same division, a position she has held until her new appointment as principal secretary.


Press release from the Office of the President

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