[caption id="attachment_29414" align="alignnone" width="640"] Maryse Battaglia, Isabelle Contenseau-Realini and Virginie Cotta. Photo: Facebook Conseil National de Monaco[/caption]
Leader of the National Council, President Stéphane Valeri, has announced a number of important appointments to strengthen the administrative teams working with the elected assembly.
In order to distinguish the political dimension from the administration, a Cabinet of the President of the National Council has been reconstituted.
According to announcements made in the official Journal de Monaco of March 12, Virginie Cotta will act as Chief of Staff. Ms Cotta, who holds a Doctor of Law, had been Director General of the Department of Social Affairs and Health since 2012. As Head of Cabinet, she will be in charge of coordinating project managers directly related to the President of the National Council, including the implementation of the political project of the majority.
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Maryse Battaglia also joins the President's office and becomes a Social Affairs Officer. Ms Battaglia was Technical Advisor in the Department of Social Affairs and Health in charge of the Commission of Graduates Insertion.
Isabelle Contenseau-Realini, who has worked alongside Stéphane Valeri since 2003, both during his years at the National Council and when he became Minister of Social Affairs and Health, becomes Head of the Secretariat of the President.
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An air traffic controllers’ strike on Thursday, March 22, will result in several cancelled departures at Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport. Out of the total of at least 34 cancellations, 31 are Air France flights to Paris. Three BA flights to Heathrow and Gatwick have also been cancelled, according to the Airport.
More airlines are expected to notify the airport authority that flights will be cancelled. See live flight information here.
Meanwhile, the rail unions expect many services to be cancelled on the same day, with only 40 percent of TGV services likely to run, 25 percent of intercity services and about half of TER regional trains. Monaco Monte-Carlo depends on the TER services and the daily commute is likely to be complicated.
Other French professionals due to strike are teachers, with 10 percent of schools likely to be closed in Paris on Thursday.
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Barclays Private Bank has announced several appointments, which authenticate the opportunities it sees for growth in Monaco and Switzerland, as well as demonstrating its strong team with a depth of talent.
Gerald Mathieu will move from Monaco to Switzerland to take the role of Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Barclays Bank (Suisse). As a result, Andrew Mott and Sophie Saurini have been appointed to lead client and market engagement in Monaco, supported by the sales management team.
Ms Saurini joined Barclays in 2011 and has been leading a team of Private Bankers in Monaco focused on UHNW clients.
Mr Mott has been with Barclays for 35 years and has been leading the Monaco UK team of Private Bankers for the past seven years.
Jean Daniel Troy will continue in his role as Deputy General Manager for Monaco and Kamran Djavadi, in his role as EMEA Head of Business Delivery and Control, will carry on working closely with Francesco Grosoli, CEO, Private Bank EMEA & Monaco Branch, and the leadership team to deliver Barclays ambitions across EMEA and the whole Private Banking and Overseas Services business.
Mr Grosoli told Monaco Life, “With Gerald in Switzerland, Andrew and Sophie in Monaco and Steve Klemme, who recently joined as Head of Middle East, we have a strong and experienced EMEA leadership team in place for Private Bank and Overseas Services to support the delivery of tailored and relevant solutions for our clients.
“We’ve got a strong mandate for growth and Monaco plays a significant role in delivering this ambition.”
Barclays has been reinvesting in the Private Bank and Overseas Services business over the last 12 months, with over 100 hires, furthering the bank's commitment to EMEA, Switzerland, Monaco and MENA.
The recent appointments emphasise the bank’s focus on enabling colleagues to reach their full potential through development and mobility opportunities.
Barclays long-term vision continues to be about making decisions and doing business that positively impacts clients, customers and shareholders, as well as the communities in which they operate.
As an example, the Monaco branch celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with a highly successful in-house event featuring local businesses. Guest speakers included award-winning Sommelier Julia Scavo, health and nutrition coach Madeleine Karlsson and Kasey Robinson from the association She Can He Can, which aims to inspire girls to take leadership roles.
The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation was also represented, as well as Bel Air Fine Art, HRH Jewels, Fragonard and Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa.
Article first published March 21, 2018.
Until 15 February, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Exhibition – “Monaco Explorations: Return to Macaronesia”. Twenty-two images in XXL format illustrate the highlights from Monaco Explorations’ first mission to Macaronesia, from Madeira to Cape Verde
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Sunday 17 December, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle Camille Blanc
Screening of Bob Fosse’s Cabaret, in collaboration with the Visual Archives of Monaco, organised by Monaco Dance Forum
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