Previously reported by La Tribune, La Lettre and NEWS.MC among others, the successor to the outgoing incumbent Monaco Minister of State Pierre Dartout has officially been announced.

On September 2, the post of head of the Prince’s Government will go to Didier Guillaume, a former minister of agriculture in France, who has also served as a senator of the Drôme department between 2008 and 2020.

“HSH the Prince expresses his most sincere gratitude to Pierre Dartout for his exemplary service and his great loyalty,” commented the Prince’s Palace in a press release on Monday, June 10, before adding that “during his mandate in Monaco, Mr Dartout enabled the Principality to get through the health crisis while supporting the long-term objectives of sustainable development, digital transition, attractiveness and administrative modernisation. His Serene Highness will soon pay tribute to the qualities with which he fulfilled his mission.”

Apart from the prestige, the post of Minister of State comes with a villa with splendid see views and a monthly salary of 35,000 euros.

Featured image: Official portrait of Didier Guillaume