Justice Samia Andre is a Justice on the Court of Appeal. She was appointed on Thursday 7 April 2022.
Her academic background within the period of 1978 to 2019 are as follows: primary/secondary school Education at La Misere, Mahe, Seychelles, Seychelles National Youth Service in the Republic of Seychelles, Seychelles Polytechnic where she undertook her O and A level studies, University of Mauritius where she undertook her Bachelor of Laws with Honours and the Council of Legal Education where she pursued her Bar Finals-Attorney Examination Certificate.
She joined the State Law Office as State Counsel in the year 1999, received her admission as an Attorney-at-Law on the Roll of the Supreme Court in 2001 and worked as State Counsel SE II; Senior State Counsel; and Registrar General until October 2006. She was appointed Magistrate in October 2006, and then Senior Magistrate during which period she additionally presided over the Juvenile Court and Rent Board. She was appointed Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Seychelles in the year 2015.
She is currently working on completing her PhD.
During her tenure in the Judiciary she has undertaken several academic/professional studies comprising of Certificate in Management of Judicial Bench Skills in the year 2011, Certificate in Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills in the year 2012, and Certificate as a Civil Mediator in the year 2013 and all Certificates were obtained from the National Judicial College of Nevada USA.
She has additionally studied a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Family Law) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Laws (Family Law); and a Masters of Laws in the Specialization of Family Law.
She has been a member of several Boards and Tribunals namely, the Family Tribunal, Employment Advisory Board, Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation, Seychelles National Youth Council, National Arts Council, National Aids Council and the Survey Board.