Jean-Paul Proust

Jean-Paul Proust

Minister (head of government) of Monaco
Date of Birth: 03.03.1940
Country: Monaco

  1. Biography of Jean-Paul Proust
  2. Political Career
  3. Later Career
  4. Minister of Monaco
  5. Awards and Honors

Biography of Jean-Paul Proust

Jean-Paul Proust was born on March 3, 1940, in Pays de la Loire region of France. He grew up and lived in France, later becoming a prominent figure in Monaco. Proust graduated from the Paris Political Institute and obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Political Career

From 1966 to 1967, Proust served as a civil administrator in the French Ministry of Interior Affairs. He then held the position of sub-prefect and director of the Cabinet of the prefecture of Val-d'Uaz from 1967 to 1972. He continued his career as the director of local authorities in the Ministry of Interior Affairs from 1972 to 1974 and as a sub-prefect and secretary-general of the Assembly from 1974 to 1975.

In 1975, Proust became the director of the Administration Cabinet in the Ministry of Interior Affairs. The following year, he was appointed as a first-class civil administrator. He served as a first-class sub-prefect from 1977 to 1981 in the Lorient region and then became the director of the Department of Fisheries in the Ministry of Marine Affairs from 1982 to 1985.

Later Career

From 1985 to 1986, Proust was responsible for Mediterranean integrated programs in the Ministry of Planning and the development of new territories. He also served as an ad hoc prefect in 1985. From 1986 to 1987, he was the director of the Department of Protection and Security Measures for the Population in Case of Emergency Circumstances in the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Proust held various positions as a prefect and representative of central authority in different departments and regions from 1987 to 1999. He served as the prefect of Guadeloupe from 1989 to 1991, the prefect of Limousin region and Upper Vienna from 1991 to 1992, the prefect of Normandy and Seine-Maritime from 1992 to 1997, and the prefect of Provence, South Defense Zone, and Bouches-du-Rhône from 1997 to 1999.

In 1999, Proust became an ad hoc prefect and later served as the director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Interior Affairs, Jean-Pierre Chevenement, from 1999 to 2000. He then held the position of the prefect of Paris Police from 2001 to 2004 and the state councilor for extraordinary service from 2004 to 2005.

Minister of Monaco

Since June 2005, Jean-Paul Proust has been the State Minister (head of government) of Monaco. Like his predecessors in this position, Proust is not a citizen of Monaco but has played a crucial role in leading the government of the Principality.

Awards and Honors

Throughout his career, Jean-Paul Proust has been recognized for his contributions and achievements. Some notable awards and honors include:
- Commander of the Legion of Honor
- Commander for Merit in the National Order
- Knight of the Palmes Académiques for achievements in agriculture and maritime activities.