|Minister of State of Monaco|
1 February 2016
|Preceded by||Gilles Tonelli (Acting)|
|Born||(1955-05-05) 5 May 1955
|Alma mater||Sciences Po
National Institute for Oriental
Languages and Civilizations
Serge Telle is a French diplomat. He serves as the Minister of State of Monaco.
Serge Telle was born on 5 May 1955 in Nantes, France. His father was an engineer.
Telle graduated from Sciences Po. He also earned a degree in Swahili from the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and another degree in Community Law.
Telle joined the French Foreign Ministry in 1982, when he first worked as Second Secretary at the Embassy of France, Dar-es-Salam in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania until 1984. He was the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York City from 1984 to 1988. He was a diplomatic advisor to Secretary of State Humanitarian Action Bernard Kouchner from 1988 to 1992. He worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1992 to 1993, and at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 1993 to 1997. He was an advisor to Prime Minister Lionel Jospin from 1997 to 2002, with a focus on Middle Eastern and African affairs.
Telle served as Consul General (later Ambassador) of France to Monaco from 2002 to 2007. He was an advisor to Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner from 2007 to 2008. He was the French ambassador to the Union for the Mediterranean from 2008 to 2012, and the interministerial delegate for the Mediterranean from 2013 to 2015. He was also the president of the Agency for Cities and Territories of the Mediterranean from 2011 to 2016. Telle was appointed Minister of State of Monaco on 1 February 2016, succeeding Michel Roger.
Telle is a knight of the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit. He is also a commander of the Order of Saint-Charles.
(The part of the post below taken from official sources)
The Minister of State is assisted by five Ministers appointed by the Prince.
The Minister of State is appointed by the Prince. He represents the Prince and is the highest authority after the Prince.
He is charged with the administration of the Country and, for this purpose, draws upon the State’s executive services, in particular the Military Force.
The five Ministers head the specialized ministries of the Administration. They submit administrative matters prepared by their ministries to the Minister of State at meetings of the Council of Government.
The Ministries are subdivided into Departments and Offices.
Civil claims submitted to the Minister of State
As Head of the State’s executive services, the Minister of State is the competent authority to decide on civil claims, internal appeals and appeals to higher bodies, pursuant to the provisions of OS 3.413 of 29 August 2011 laying down various measures on the relationship between the Administration and the public.
Applicants can thus have their claims or circumstances re-examined, or be informed of the reasons or grounds upon which an administrative decision has been based.
The current Minister of State is: His Excellency Mr Serge TELLE
H.E. Mr. Serge Telle, Minister of State of the Principality, who was appointed by Sovereign Ordinance on 19 January 2016, will take up his duties on 1st February 2016.
His date of birth is 5 May 1955
Diploma from the Institute of Political Studies
Diploma from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Swahili)
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Community Law
Professional career : main dates
From 1982 to 1984, Second Secretary at the Embassy of France in Dar-es-Salam (Tanzania).
From 1984 to 1988, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York, representative of France to the Third Committee (human rights/humanitarian law/international social issues).
From 1988 to 1992, Diplomatic Advisor in the Cabinet of Mr. Bernard Kouchner, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister with responsibility for humanitarian activities.
From 1992 to 1993, working for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, with responsibility for Balkan Affairs.
From 1993 to 1997, working for the United Nations Office in Geneva (Head of the United Nations Department for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).
From 1997 to 2002, technical advisor in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Africa and the Middle East,
From 2002 to 2007, Consul General, then Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Monaco.
From 2007 to 2008, Deputy Director of the Cabinet of Mr. Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.
From June 2008 to March 2012, Ambassador responsible for Euro-Mediterranean affairs, then the Union for the Mediterranean, Co-President of the monthly meeting of Ambassadors of the UfM.
From January 2013 to January 2015, Interministerial Delegate for the Mediterranean.
From 2011 to 2016, President of Avitem, Agency for Cities and Territories of the Mediterranean.
From February 2016, Minister of State of the Principality of Monaco.
Commander of the Order of Saint Charles
Knight of the Legion of Honour
Knight of the National Order of Merit
Telle is married to Guilaine Chenu, a television presenter. They have a son, Alexis. He is a long-distance runner.