Jean holds a Masters in Economics and began his career in 1984 as an economist with the Central Bank of Seychelles, rising to Director-General of Research before being promoted to General Manager on January 1, 1993. He joined the private sector in 1995 and is currently the Managing Director of Corvina Investment Company Limited, holding director positions in various subsidiaries/associates, including Mahe Shipping Co Ltd, Corvina Management Services Ltd and Aquarius Shipping Agency Ltd. He has served as Managing Director of H Savy Insurance Co Ltd and is presently the Chairman of the board. He is a director of Le Refuge du Pecheur Ltd, the holding company of Lemuria Resort and Ephelia Resort and sits on the board of the management company of both resorts. He is also a director of Seychelles Breweries Ltd (a Diageo Plc subsidiary) and Air Seychelles Ltd, the national carrier.
In 2005, he re-joined the Central Bank as a non-executive board member, a position he held until April 2009. On July 27, 2009, he was appointed as Chairman of the board of Barclays Bank (Seychelles) Ltd and continues to serve in this role as of date.