Christopher Steiner appointed Prince Albert’s new chief of staff

The Palace on Monday announced that Christophe Steiner will fill the role of Prince Albert’s chief of staff, succeeding Laurent Anselmi who controversially left the position on 30th June.

Christophe Steiner is a 64-year-old Monegasque banker who served as president of the National Council from 2016 to 2018.

He was then appointed Ambassador of Monaco to France and the Principality of Andorra and has also worked within the Commission for the Control of Financial Activities (SICCFIN) and the Service Information and Control on Financial Circuits (SICCFIN).

“I am delighted with the appointment of Christophe Steiner to the position of Director of my Cabinet, a man of great experience who has held the highest political responsibilities in his career,” said Prince Albert II of Monaco in a Palace statement. “His depth of knowledge of public affairs and economic and financial issues will be a major asset to meet the current challenges of our country.”

Steiner succeeds Laurent Anselmi, who was forced to step away from the position of chief of staff after he was implicated in the so-called ‘Dossiers du Rocher’ (The Rock Files) affair.

He will officially take on his position on 4th September.


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