Patrick Leclercq

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Patrick Leclercq
20th Minister of State of Monaco
In office
29 March 2000 – 1 May 2005
Monarch Rainier III
Albert II
Preceded by Michel Lévêque
Succeeded by Jean-Paul Proust
Personal details
Born (1938-08-02) 2 August 1938 (age 78)
Lille, France
Nationality French
Political party Independent
Alma mater Sciences Po, ÉNA

Patrick André Leclercq (born 2 August 1938) was the Minister of State of Monaco. He was appointed on 5 January 2000,[1] replacing Michel Lévêque. He had previously served as France's consul / ambassador to Spain,[2] Egypt (Jordan[3]), Montreal (Canada), as well as in the Foreign Ministry.[3]

Patrick André Leclercq was born in Lille, attended the prestigious Lycée Janson de Sailly, and graduated from the Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA).

He was due to formally step down on 1 May 2005 and to be replaced by Jean-Paul Proust, but Proust's inauguration was deferred for a few weeks owing to the death of ruling Prince Rainier.[1]

He was subsequently appointed to the board of the Monegasque company Société des Bains de Mer,[1] and he holds the Order of Saint-Charles.


Foreign honours[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Minister of State Patrick Leclercq leaves". The Riviera Times Online. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Leclercq, Jean Rochereau de la Sablière et Serge Pinot - Archives - Les Echos" (in French). Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Armand Berard, 85; Was French Envoy To United Nations". The New York Times. 20 November 1989. p. 11. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Nomination by Sovereign Ordonnance n°15560 of 18 November 2002 (French)
Preceded by
Michel Lévêque
Minister of State of Monaco
Succeeded by
Jean-Paul Proust