Staff

Ms. Debbie Horsman

Ms. Debbie Horsman completed her 3 years studies at SBSA in December 2016, she graduated from the Academy in 2017 and was awarded the Presidents Cup. Ms. Horsman went on to study a Degree in International Hotel Management at the Vatel Mauritius Hotel and Tourism Business School accredited in France. Ms. Horsman has a vibrant personality, is approachable and friendly. She loves helping others and is proud and honored to be working alongside her past lecturers.

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Mrs. Rasika Basnayake

Mrs. Rasika Basnayake Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce! Mrs. Rasika Basnayake attended schools in her home country Sri Lanka where she subsequently progressed to university level. At University of Sri Jayewardenepura, she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with First Class Pass, specializing in International Trade. She is also partly qualified in Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK exams. Mrs. Basnayake has worked in the education field starting as a Tutor in University of Sri Jayewardenepura, then moving on as a visiting lecturer in University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2006. She was then employed as an Accounting Lecturer in Seychelles Polytechnic in 2006. From 2009 she also undertook duties of Course Leader for the Accounting & Business Studies Programme Area. In 2015 Mrs Basnayake moved to her current position as AAT Coordinator and Internal Quality Assurance Moderator, ensuring the successful delivery of AAT courses. Mrs Basnayake also undertakes teaching modules for both full-time and part time AAT students. Mrs Basnayake is also a member of the SBSA Governing Board. Mrs. Basnayake is very passionate about teaching and a very innovative lecturer. She is well regarded as a dedicated lecturer who is able to explain very well in her expertise area. The Academy is proud to have such a person who is determined to take SBSA to greater heights.

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Mr. Kurtis Confait

Mr. Kurtis Confait is a past graduate of the academy.  At the beginning of the year 2021 he was appointed to the post of Assistant Lecturer at the academy teaching Book-Keeping, Business Accounting & Basic Office Mathematics. Mr. Confait graduated with a Diploma in Office Management & Administration, attained his City & Guilds Certificate up to level 3 & was also the recipient of the City & Guilds Award in his graduation cohort for his performance. He is a respectful & hardworking individual who is always ready to learn and develop new skills. Colleagues describe Kurtis as a good team player and a very quiet person.

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Ms. Saffia Robert

Diploma in Office Management and Administration Ms. Saffia Robert graduated in March 2020 with a Diploma after completing 3 years of study at SBSA. She also attained City and Guilds Qualifications up to Level 2, as well as a credit in Basic Quickbooks Accounting Software. Ms. Robert was appointed in the post of Office Assistant to the Director soon after her graduation. She enjoyed her three years as a student at SBSA and was extremely happy to return as a member of staff. In 2020, Ms Robert was promoted to the post of Assistant Lecturer. It has been a long-standing dream of hers to move into the teaching profession and with SBSA she definitely saw her real ‘Gateway to Opportunities’.

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Mrs. Rosealette Dodin

Mrs. Rosealette Dodin Degree in Social Science with Specialisation in Social Work Rosealette Lydie Dodin holds a degree in social science with specialisation in social work from the University of Seychelles as well as a diploma in social work from the NIHSS (National Institute of Health and Social Studies) in partnership with the Edith Cowan University. She was recently promoted to the post of Lecturer. She is friendly, trustworthy, confident, and multi-skilled, amongst many other values which enables her to discharge her role as lecturer.

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Mrs. Sylvine Bonne

Mrs. Sylvine Bonne Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Mrs Sylvine Bonne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in International Business obtained from the University of London in 2019. After completing her studies in secondary she studied four years to obtain her diploma in Primary Teacher Education from the National Institute of Education. She has eight years of teaching experience. Sylvine also worked with Mason’s Travel for one year, in the Marketing department. She is a friendly person and her interests are mostly faith-based. Sylvine encourages good discipline in her students.

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Ms. Aisha Elizabeth

Ms. Aisha Elizabeth Diploma in Office Management and Administration Ms Aisha Elizabeth completed her 3 years studies at SBSA in December 2019. In February 2020 Ms Elizabeth was appointed in the post of Assistant Lecturer at SBSA for Word Processing, Information Technology and Bookkeeping. Ms Elizabeth graduated with a Diploma in Office Management and Administration in March 2020. She also attained City and Guilds qualifications up to level 3 as well as a distinction in Basic Quickbooks Accounting Software. Ms Elizabeth has a great personality, she is a quiet and approachable individual who portrays good professional attitude with students and all staff members. Ms Elizabeth had such a wonderful experience at SBSA as a student and decided to come back and continue to be part of the SBSA family. She is happy to be back, teaching students what she learned and providing them with the knowledge she gained at the Academy.

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Mr Kasipillai Sathiyamoorthy

Mr Kasipillai Sathiyamoorthy Bachelor of Commerce Mr Kasipillai Sathiyamoorthy earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) special degree from the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1994 and a Post-graduate Diploma in Education from the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has taught Accounting and Business studies at A level and O level at Trinity College, Kandy, Sri Lanka for 8 years. Mr Sathiyamoorthy taught accounting at the School of Advanced Level Studies at Anse Royale, Seychelles from 2006 to 2018, and also taught evening classes at SIDOL from 2006 onwards. Currently he is lecturing financial management, book-keeping, auditing, and WEAF at SBSA. He is a hardworking and outgoing person with a friendly attitude to both his colleagues and students. He is a fantastic team player who has played hockey and cricket at university and during his days of youth.

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Mr. Frank Van Kerkhove

Mr. Frank Van Kerkhove Mr. Frank Van Kerkhove obtained a Diploma in Information Technology at the Hoger Instituut St. Lodewijk, Antwerp, Belgium, in 1987, and has worked most of his career in the IT field in Seychelles in private and public sector, holding various technical and managerial positions. Mr. Frank Van Kerkhove is currently employed as an IT  Lecturerer With a varied skill set and years of experience, he is still eager to learn and engage in different challenges.

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Ms. Telma Sauzier

Ms. Telma Sauzier Ms. Telma Sauzier holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature obtained from the University of London in 2014. After obtaining her A’Levels in 2005, she continued her studies at the National Institute of Education where she obtained her Diploma. She started work as an English teacher in 2008 and has spent 10 years teaching at Anse Royale Secondary School. From September 2018 Ms. Sauzier moved to SBSA where she currently teaches Business Communication. Ms. Sauzier loves sports, especially handball, and has twice received the award for this in the Annual Sports Awards ceremony.

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Mr. Nicholas Oduor

Mr. Nicholas Oduor Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Mr. Nicholas Oduor is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an advanced Diploma graduate in Project management from Kenya Institute of Management. After graduation Mr.Oduor has had opportunities to work as an accountant in various companies and as a part time lecturer. With his wealth of both class and practical work knowledge, he has an added advantage while lecturing the accounting students relating the practical aspect of the class study. Away from the professional line he has an outgoing personality and a team player who loves outdoor activities like travelling and site seeing.

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Mrs. Zelda, Collette Julie

Mrs. Zelda, Collette Julie Bachelor of Education in English! Mrs. Zelda, Collette Julie holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary); 2004-2005; major in English with 11 years’ experience teaching in secondary schools at IGCSE level where she taught English as First Language and Second Language Courses. She is Accredited as an IGCSE English as a Second Language Examiner for Speaking Examination. Mrs Julie has three years’ experience as a lecturer teaching at Professional centres; having taught at the Seychelles Tourism Academy before moving to the Seychelles Business Studies Academy where she currently teaches English for Business Communication and Customer service. Mrs. Julie has a tendency to be reserved and critical. She favours a prudent approach to matters and will evaluate them according to their accuracy before acting. Disciplined and diligent, she can quickly turn the ideas of a team into concrete actions and practical plans. She is concerned when errors are made, and thus prefers to polish and scrutinize the work for errors, subjecting it to the highest standards of quality control. Mrs Julie maintains a strong focus on given tasks and team members often have a great deal of trust and confidence in her.

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Mr. James Elizabeth

Mr. James Elizabeth Master’s Degree in Business Administration! Mr. James Elizabeth has been an accounting lecturer at the Seychelles Business Studies Academy for the last ten years. During his time at the academy he has also worked as Programme leader for Diploma in Business Studies and Accounting and also as a member of the Academic Committee. Mr. Elizabeth holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with the University of West Scotland as well as a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Financial Management with University of Sunderland U.K. He is also a member of Association of the Accounting Technician U.K (M.A.A.T), and a member of Association of Business Executives U.K (M.A.B.E), He is a devoted lecturer and is well respected by both students and colleagues of the academy.

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Mr. Juma John Juma

Mr. Juma John Juma Master of Arts in Human Resource Management Mr. Juma John Juma acquired a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Madurai Kamaraj University in India, in 2002. He also attained a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Economics and Tourism from Kurukshetra University in India, in 2000. Mr. Juma has always worked in the training field starting as Human Resource Management Lecturer at Stonebic College, then moving on as Human Resource Management Lecturer and Head of Business Studies Department at Nairobi Institute of Business Studies. From 2007 to November 2014 Mr Juma worked as Reception Operation and Services Lecturer at the Seychelles Tourism Academy where he was also Head of Programme for Reception Operation and Services. In December 2014 Mr Juma joined Seychelles Business Studies Academy as Lecturer. Mr Juma currently lectures Principles of Customer Service and Business Communication for both programmes; Office Management and Administration and Business Studies and Accounting. He is a member of Academic Committee, Social Committee, and Safety Committee. Mr. Juma is an amiable, open minded person, who is a great team member. He is a well- respected person who also gets on well with all his colleagues and students. He is very passionate about the students’ accomplishments.

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Ms. Marlene Rapide

Ms. Marlene Rapide Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Financial Management! Ms. Marlene Rapide gained a Bachelor in Computer Information System from the University of London in 2014. Ms. Rapide joined Ministry of Education in 2004 as a System Support Officer. She joined teaching in the year 2007 starting as an IT lecturer at Visual Arts programme area, then moving on as IT lecturer with the Seychelles Business Studies Academy. She’s a member of the Academic Committee and an active member of the Social Committee and loves to organise activities for students. She is very devoted towards the success of her students and ensures she dedicates her time to them, even when it means giving them extra time. A very caring and approachable teacher who ensures that each student feel at ease to talk to her anytime.

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Mr. Nilan Fonseka

Mr. Nilan Fonseka Bachelor of Information Technology! Mr. Nilan Fonseka earned a Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, in 2005. He also earned a Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education in Sri Lanka, in 1996. He also gained Assessor Award from AAT (UK). Mr. Fonseka has worked in the education field starting as a Mathematics and IT teacher in the Secondary school in Sri Lanka from 1998 to 2005. Mr Fonseka was employed as the IT lecturer at the Seychelles Business Studies Academy (SBSA) from 2006. Currently he is lecturing in Computerised Accounting, (Sage and QuickBooks Packages), Spreadsheets and Business Statistics Subjects. Mr. Fonseka is a very helpful individual, not only to students but to other members of staff. He provides support to all social activities organised and can be counted on to ensure all is organised to a high standard. He is very approachable and viewed as a dedicated member of the SBSA team by all.

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Mr. Peter Kiplagat Arap Too

Peter Kiplagat Arap Too Bachelor of Commerce Degree! Mr Peter Kiplagat Arap Too is a Kenyan citizen aged 30. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting specialization) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) having graduated with a First Class Honors, in October 2011. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA) part qualified. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of accounting and finance, having worked at Maersk Kenya limited as an Assistant Accountant-receivables from December 2011 to December 2012. Further, this was richly enhanced at Eliora Energy Limited where he worked as an Accountant from January 2013 to December 2014. He is currently a Lecturer at the Seychelles Business Studies Academy (SBSA), Lecturing management and financial accounting related courses (Basic Accounting, External Auditing and Financial Performance). He is knowledgeable in IT user skills with proficiency in Microsoft office computer packages, SAP, QuickBooks and sage pastel accounting software. He is a hardworking, ambitious and self-driven individual with outstanding organizational skills. He is also a result oriented team player with ethical values and a capacity to work in a fast paced, dynamic multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision. Additionally he also possesses excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

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Mr. Alain Reddy

Mr. Alain Reddy Bachelor Degree in Education! Mr. Alain Reddy has 27 years in the Education field. He started as a primary teacher then moved to secondary. As from 5 February 2008 he was transferred from Plaisance Secondary School to Seychelles Business Studies Academy (at that time School of Business Studies and Accounting). During his time at the Academy he undertook duties of course leader for Diploma in Office Management and Administration and that of Coordinator of Studies. Mr. Reddy has three Diplomas and a Bachelor Degree in Education and he is currently teaching Business French and Citizenship Education at the Academy. He is a very devoted lecturer and well respected by students and colleagues of the Academy.

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