Dame Cécile La Grenade

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Dame Cécile La Grenade

Designation: Governor-General
Country: Grenada
Age: 68

Dame Cécile Ellen Fleurette La Grenade (30 December 1952), GCMG DStJ OBE, is a Grenadian food scientist currently serving as the governor-general of Grenada since 2013.

La Grenade was born in La Borie, St. George’s, Grenada. She attended St. Louis’s RC Girls School and received her Secondary school education at St Joseph’s Convent, St. Georges. She pursued her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of the West Indies in 1974. She later obtained a master’s degree and a doctorate in food science from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1983.

Before returning to Grenada in 1992, La Grenade was employed at the US Food and Drug Administration to manage the family business. From 1992 to 2013, she became the Managing Director of De La Grenade Industries, known for producing high-quality value-added agro-products primarily from nutmeg pods.

 In 2006, she became a member of the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s Steering Committee as the OECS Private Sector Representative From 2007 to 2010. Soon after, she served as the Chairman of the Public Service Commission in Grenada.

La Grenade was sworn in as Governor-general of Grenada on 7 May 2013, becoming the first female to hold that office. In April 2013, she was conferred with the title of Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St. George by Queen Elizabeth II.

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