Marie-France Roussety

Mrs Marie-France Roussety (born L’Homme) was elected as the President of the English-Speaking Union (Mauritius Branch) on Monday 6th June 2016.

Mrs Roussety is very much involved in social activities.  She joined the ESU in 2002 and was appointed as one of the three Vice-Presidents of the Union in July 2011.  She is an active member of the Executive Committee, helping in numerous activities.  Mrs Roussety’s first assignments as President of the ESU were in Rodrigues, namely for the Spelling Bee and Story Telling Competitions.  She was interviewed live on radio and emphasized on the importance of the English Language and the objectives of the ESU.

Mrs Roussety strives to continue serving ESU with enthusiasm and devotion.

Hereunder is a brief summary of Mrs Roussety’s professional career and social interests:


  • Formerly Head of English Department at Lycée Labourdonnais
  • Elected member of Parliament in 1983, then Parliament Private Secretary for 5 years
  • Appointed Minister for Civil Service Affairs & Employment (1990 – 1995)
  • Ambassador of Mauritius in Paris (1996-2000)
  • Also Ambassador to UNESCO and to the “Conseil Permanent de la Francophonie” – Work recognized by the French Government. Received the title of
    ”Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite » in the year 2000.
  • Ambassador of Mauritius in Canberra, Australia (2006-2011). Accredited also to New Zeland and Japan.
  • Roving Ambassador of Mauritius to the Republic of Seychelles and to two African countries (Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville (2012 to 2015) – Attached to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Mauritius.
  • Member of Rotary Club Vacoas.
  • President of the English-Speaking Union