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Didier Gamerdinger took office as Minister for Health and Social Affairs on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Minister Gamerdinger has taken over from Stéphane Valeri, who served in the post for seven years.
Following his appointment, the Council of Ministers held its regular meeting.
The new minister, 57, has served as a Counsellor of the Prince’s Cabinet since November 1, 2009. He first worked for the Government of Monaco in January 1989 in the Department of the Interior, rising to the post of Director General from February 1995 until October 2009. He has qualified in international law and holds a diploma from the French Ministry of the Interior in security matters.
Among the posts he has held in Monaco, Minister Gamerdinger has served as a member of the board of the Monaco Scientific Centre, and of the board of the Princess Grace Hospital. He is married with two children, and a keen sailor.
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