Lionel Beffre will take over as the Prince’s Government’s Minister of the Interior on Monday, August 5, succeeding Patrice Cellario, who will retire after nine years in the role.

Beffre, a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the National School of Administration, brings extensive experience to the position, having held senior roles including director of administration at the Paris prefecture, head of the Prime Minister’s office, and Prefect of Lot-et-Garonne, Eure-et-Loir, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques, as well as taking up post as the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia.

From the first Monday of next month, the French senior official will be working much closer to home as the Government Advisor – Minister of the Interior of Monaco.

HSH Prince Albert II expressed deep gratitude towards Cellario for his 42 years of exemplary service. Cellario made significant contributions in public works, environment, town planning, security, education, sport, and culture, enhancing Monaco’s development, stability, and attractiveness. His unwavering commitment and loyalty have been highly valued throughout his career.

Featured image courtesy of Direction de la Communication / Manuel Vitali: Patrice Cellario