Selwyn Gendron graduated from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, UK, with a Ph. D in Theoretical Physics. He returned to the Seychelles in 1981 and started his career in public service at the Ministry of Education, leaving government in 1994 as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Industry. He has served as a director and as chairman of various boards of several state-owned enterprises, including holding the post of Executive Chairman of the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC). In 1996 he left public service and joined the Gondwana Group of companies as Executive Chairman. Until recently he was Chairman of the Board of the Seychelles Petroleum Corporation (SEYPEC). Selwyn was also one of the founding members of the private ‘Independent School’, for which he served as Chairman of the Board of Governors and as a director for over 10 years.