Jean-Pierre Mazery

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His Excellency

Jean-Pierre Mazery
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Born (1942-12-05)5 December 1942
Paris (16th arrondissement)
Nationality French
Occupation Grand Chancellor and Minister (SMOM)
Known for Order of Malta
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H.E. Bailiff Jean-Pierre Mazery (born 5 December 1942 in Paris) is a French economist and was the Grand Chancellor (and Foreign Minister) of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), a post he has held from 2005 - 2014.


Mazery studied at the University of Paris and Harvard Business School before becoming an economist. Mazery has been a Knight of Malta since 1975, as Knight of Magistral Grace. On 16 April 2005, he was elected Grand Chancellor of the Order, following the resignation of H.E. Bailiff Count Jacques de Liedekerke and was re-elected to this office in 2009.[1]

He first served under Prince and Grand Master Andrew Bertie and, since 2008, under Prince and Grand Master Matthew Festing at the Palazzo Malta in Rome. In recognition of his high office in the Order, he was promoted Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion in Obedience. 0n 30 May 2014 Mazery has not been re-elected as Grand Chancellor; in his place was elected Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, while in place of the Grand Commander d'Ippolito was elected Fra' Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein, thus reconfirming the traditional attribution of these positions to members of the nobility, the custom is not always respected.

Personal life[edit]

Mazery, whose father Pierre Mazery was an architect, married in 1973 Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, a writer.[2]

They have two sons and a daughter.

Honours and awards[edit]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Chapter General of 2009.
  2. ^ Heirs of Europe webpage
  3. ^, § 5 : décret du 31 décembre 2009 portant promotion et nomination (NOR : PREX0928983D) : ministère des affaire étrangères et européennes : Protocole : « M. Mazery (Jean-Pierre, Marie-Louis), économiste, président de la fondation française de l’ordre de Malte. Chevalier du 15 avril 1998. »
  4. ^ Nomination by Sovereign Ordonnance n°2406 of 14 October 2009 (French)
  5. ^
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Count Jacques de Liedekerke
Grand Chancellor of Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM)
2005 – 2014
Succeeded by
Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager