June 20, 2019

US Ambassador accredited to Monaco

HSH The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Ambassador Jamie McCourt to his right and Foreign Minister Gilles Tonelli to the ambassador’s right.

Friday, 16 March 2018, Principality of Monaco, Monaco City: HE Ambassador Jamie McCourt, non-resident head of mission of the United States of America to the Principality of Monaco (with seat in Paris) presented her credentials to His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince Albert II in the presence of the latter’s Chief of Diplomacy, HE M Gilles Tonelli – former Monégasque head of mission to the EU and the Benelux countries.

Ambassador Jamie McCourt hails from California yet was born in Maryland as Jamie Luskin. She is the founder and former CEO of Jamie Enterprises, an investment firm focusing in high-value real estate, biotechnologies and tech start ups.

Investments include ZipCar, Kite Pharma and Heal amongst others. As a philanthropist her core issues have been promoting business education, contemporary art as well as Jewish charities worldwide.

Originally she had been nominated by President Donald Trump to head the US Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium in June 2017, however, her nomination was formally withdrawn on 2 August 2, 2017 and au lieu the President nominated her as US Ambassador to the French Republic, the Principality of Monaco and Permanent Observer to the Council of Europe.

McCourt was confirmed as the US Ambassador to France and Monaco on 2 November 2017. She was sworn in on 11 December 2017, and subsequently presented credentials as Ambassador McCourt to President Emanuelle Macron on 18 December 2017.

For further information:

US Mission to the French Republic, Monaco and the Council of Europe: https://fr.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/

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