Serge Telle

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Serge Telle
Minister of State of Monaco
Assumed office
1 February 2016
MonarchAlbert II
Preceded byGilles Tonelli (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1955-05-05) 5 May 1955 (age 64)
Nantes, France
Political partyIndependent
Alma materSciences Po
National Institute for Oriental
Languages and Civilizations

Serge Telle (born 5 May 1955) is a French diplomat. He serves as the Minister of State of Monaco.

Early life[edit]

Serge Telle was born on 5 May 1955 in Nantes, France.[1][2] His father was an engineer.[2]

Telle graduated from Sciences Po.[1][2] He also earned a degree in Swahili from the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and another degree in Community Law.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[1] He was the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York City from 1984 to 1988.[1] He was a diplomatic advisor to Secretary of State Humanitarian Action Bernard Kouchner from 1988 to 1992.[1][2] He worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1992 to 1993,[2] and at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 1993 to 1997.[1] He was an advisor to Prime Minister Lionel Jospin from 1997 to 2002, with a focus on Middle Eastern and African affairs.[1][2]

Telle served as Consul General (later Ambassador) of France to Monaco from 2002 to 2007.[1] He was an advisor to Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner from 2007 to 2008.[1][2] 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.[1] He was also the president of the Agency for Cities and Territories of the Mediterranean from 2011 to 2016.[1] Telle was appointed Minister of State of Monaco on 1 February 2016, succeeding Michel Roger.[3][4]

Telle is a knight of the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit.[1] He is also a commander of the Order of Saint-Charles.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Telle is married to Guilaine Chenu, a television presenter.[2][5] They have a son, Alexis.[6] He is a long-distance runner.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "The Minister of State". Gouvernement Princier. Principauté de Monaco. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Navas, Christiane (February 26, 2016). "Serge Telle, Nantais et chef du gouvernement monégasque". Les Echos. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "New Minister of State selected". The Monaco Times. January 5, 2016. Archived from the original on January 12, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Serge Telle nommé ministre d'Etat à Monaco". Nice Matin. January 4, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "Guilaine Chenu, son mari envoyé spécial à Monaco". Gala. February 5, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Serge Telle: Immense fierté à Monaco devant sa femme Guilaine Chenu et leur fils". Pure People. February 7, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gilles Tonelli
Acting
Minister of State of Monaco
2016–present
Incumbent