A graduate of Harvard Business School, the University of Pittsburgh and the Istitut d'Etudes Politiques, Jean-Claude has had a long and meaningful career in the public finance sector - initially as an economist at the IMF, subsequently as an advisor to a member of the European Commission followed by service to the Inter-American Development Bank. More recently, Jean-Claude has been based in Monaco, serving as Director of the Compagnie Monegasque de Banque as well as the Managing Director of the Monaco Banker's Association. Post-retirement, Jean-Claude advises La Compagnie Financiere Edmond de Rothschild in Monaco, serves as a non-executive director of easyGroup Holdings and was appointed to the board of the Societe des Thermes Marins, a subsidiary of the prestigious SBM in Monaco. In 2008 Jean-Claude was accredited as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in the Principality of Monaco. A multi-lingual French national - who has been appointed both Officier de l'Ordre de la Republique Tunisienne as well as Chevalier de l'Ordre de Saint Charles in Monaco - J-C brings his considerable French panache and elegance as well as deep local knowledge to the quarterly meetings of the Foundation's Conseil d'Administration.