Henri Fissore, retired Ambassador, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grimaldi Forum, succeeding on October 1st Minister Plenipotentiary Jean Pastorelli, who had held the post since 2011.
A graduate of ESSEC and Sciences Po Paris, a former ENA student, 64 years old and the father of two children, Henri Fissore has worked in the Monegasque Public Service for 37 years.
He was notably the General Director of the Department of the Interior, before becoming Inspector General of the Administration as well as, for two terms, a member of the Government (first as Government Advisor for Finance and Economy, then for External Relations).
He has also served as Ambassador to Italy, to Japan, to Australia and to Portugal, completing his administrative career as Ambassador on mission to the Minister of State, focusing on issues related to attractiveness.
Henri Fissore was also a National Councilor (parliamentary).
His extensive experience in the functioning of Monaco’s institutions, particularly in the field of economic development, together with his international vision are all part of his expertise, which he intends to bring to the Grimaldi Forum.
Inaugurated in 2000, the Grimaldi Forum is headed by Sylvie Biancheri, General Director, and welcomes every year just over one hundred events, the vast majority of which are related to business tourism (congresses, conferences, trade fairs). Every year, it also organizes a major summer exhibition as well as shows of an international level.