Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
His Excellency Bernard Fautrier, a Monegasque citizen, was born in Monaco in 1945. He is married with Jocelyne and has two children and three grandchildren.
He completed his primary and secondary studies in Monaco up to the baccalaureate level. Then, he studied at the Institut d’études politiques in Paris, from which he graduated in 1965 and obtained a Master’s degree in political science from the Faculty of Law of Paris in 1967.
Starting as a civil servant within the French Ministry of Economy, he returned to Monaco in 1969. There, he was put in charge of the Urban Development Division, and was later appointed as the Director General of the Public Works Department.
From 1984 to 1995, he was Government Counsellor (Minister) for Public Works and Social Affairs for the Government of Monaco.
From 1995 to August 2003, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Principality of Monaco to Switzerland and to United Nations Office at Geneva, as well as Minister for International Cooperation.
He has been active in the field of environment and international relations, chairing the organising committee for EVS 21, the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea until November 2003, the Ramoge Agreement and MC2D (Monaco Sustainable Development, an NGO active in this field).
In 2006 he has been appointed as Minister Plenipotentiary, Head of Missions to the Prime Minister for sustainable development issues, and more precisely for mobility and energy matters. He is also Vice-President and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and a Member of the Oceanographic Institute’s Board of Directors.
In 2009 he has been appointed President of the Monaco Committee of the World Energy Council.