French honorary consul recognized by CIG

| 30/04/2013

SuperStock_1570R-123652.jpg(CNS): Sebastien Guilbard has recently been recognised by the Office of the Deputy Governor as the Honorary Consul for France in the Cayman Islands. Guilbard will represent his native France and the French Miami Consulate from Cayman which has been his home for the past ten years. In his official capacity he is able to help French Nationals with official documents, as well as any problems or emergencies which arise. These issues include birth, death or voter registrations, loss of passports or French National IDs, liaising with the Miami consulate during hurricanes and natural catastrophes, as well as assisting French nationals in distress and/or missing persons.

Although French nationals must travel to Miami to renew their passports and IDs, Guilbard said he will be able to deliver passports to those residents on Grand Cayman so French nationals can at least avoid a second trip.

Guilbard is the General Manager for the St Matthew's Residence Hall and Residence Suites. His office is located at 115 West Bay Road, and he can be reached from 8am to 6pm at 949-2118. His e-mail addresses are:

Guilbard was born in Le Havre France but raised in West Africa, he returned to France in 1980 with his parents.  He has a Baccalaureate in Economics and attended ISG (Institut Superieur de Gestion) in Paris. He is married to Catherine Delapenha. He joined St Matthew's University in May 2001 in Belize as Campus Manager. Prior to bringing St. Matthew's University campus from Belize to the Cayman Islands in 2002he was a financial adviser for Norwich Union, and also managed hotel-restaurants in Monaco, Moscow and Belize. Guilbard has been a Rotarian for the past eight years and is currently president of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. He is also on the board of Cayman Crime Stoppers.

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