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Name: Noghès, Gilles
Current Position: Previous Ambassador
Gilles Noghès is the first ambassador of the Prince of Monaco to the United States. He presented his credentials to President George W. Bush on December 8, 2006. He has also served as the Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations since July 13, 2004.
Noghès holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (Switzerland) and an MBA from INSEAD, (Fontainebleau, France). He speaks French, English, German and Italian.
He joined the administration of the Principality of Monaco in 1979 and was first secretary at the embassy of Monaco in Bonn, West Germany from 1983 to 1985. From 1985-1993, Gilles Noghès also served as Monaco’s director of tourism and conventions.
For 10 years (1993-2003), Gilles Noghès served in Paris as minister-counselor at the embassy in France. He was also deputy permanent delegate to UNESCO. While in Paris, Gilles Noghès represented his country to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental body controlling the organization of world fairs.
Gilles Noghès was accredited from 2003 to 2004 as ambassador to Switzerland and to the Principality of Liechtenstein, as well as Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations Office in Geneva.
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