The Grand Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs is the head of the executive branch. He is responsible for the foreign policy and the diplomatic missions of the Order. He is also the Minister of the Interior, in charge of the relations with the 47 National Associations of the Order in the world. Under the authority of the Grand Master and the terms of the Constitution and Code, he is responsible for the representation of the Order to third parties, the carrying out of policy and the internal administration of the Order, as well as the coordination of the activities of the Government of the Order.
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H.E. Jean-Pierre MAZERY
Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion in Obedience
H.E. Jean-Pierre Mazery was elected Grand Chancellor by the Sovereign Council (the government of the Order) on 16 April 2005, following the resignation of H.E. Bailiff Count Jacques de Liedekerke.
He is a graduate of the Sorbonne, Paris, in Economics, Social Sciences and Philosophy and the Faculty of Law, and of Harvard Business School. He is a fellow of the Hague Academy of International Law and former adviser to the Centre for Post-Graduate Studies in Armaments, of the French Ministry of Defence.
An economist and a professor of strategic business studies, he has consulted for the OECD, was head of mission, Ministry of the Environment, councillor to the Ministry for Cultural Affairs, the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry for Culture and Francophonie, and the Ministry of Defence. He has been a counsellor for International Trade to the French government, an expert adviser to the French Economic and Social Council, and a professor at the Centre for Post-Graduate Studies in Business and at the Centre for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies in Paris. He is honorary chairman of the Association of the Fellows of the Institute for Higher Studies in National Defence in France.
Jean-Pierre Mazery, Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion in Obedience, was received into the Order of Malta in 1975. He was elected member of the Council of the French Association in 1979; Chairman of the Foundation des Oeuvres Hospitalières Françaises de l’Ordre de Malte (2002), and Vice-chairman and General Treasurer of the Association des Œuvres Hospitalières Françaises de l’Ordre de Malte (1990-2005).
From 1984 to 1994 he was a member of the Board of Auditors of the Sovereign Order. From 1990 to 2002 he was a member of the Council of the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem.
Elected a member of the Sovereign Council by the Chapter General of June 1999, he was President of the Order’s Board of Communications from 1999 to 2004. Re-elected a member of the Sovereign Council by the Chapter General of June 2004, was appointed Vice-Chancellor in October 2004.
Elected Grand Chancellor by the Sovereign Council of April 2005, he has been re-elected in 2009 by the Chapter General.
HE Jean-Pierre Mazery is Officier of the Legion d’Honneur (France), Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Order of Malta, Grand Cross of the Order Piano (Holy See), Grand Cross of the Italian Republic and holder of many decorations from other nations. He is also member of the Association of Historic Nobility of Portugal.