History of the club

The Monaco Ambassadors Club, a non-profit association, was founded in 1973 with the encouragement of HSH Princess Grace of Monaco. A 200-strong group of respected diplomats, politicians, senior officials, successful businessmen, cultural icons, sports personalities, leading scientists, members of the press, and many others came together. The goal of the founders, who came from more than 40 different countries, was simple: to defend and promote the values of the Principality of Monaco throughout the world. Hence, wherever they went, each Member undertook not only to act as an ambassador of their own culture, but as an ambassador of Monegasque culture too. The Monaco Ambassadors Club was born!

Over 45 years later, under the Honorary Presidency of His Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Club continues its activities today with a rich history as a social club represented by a diverse group of members. Today, the MAC is more active than ever in pursuit of its mission, bringing together communities of different backgrounds and cultures while keeping political and religious neutrality, in a spirit of international friendship and multi-ethnicity.

Leonard de Raemy / Archives du Palais de Monaco / Institut audiovisuel

Mission statement

Ever since it was founded in 1973, the MACʼs purpose has remained resolute: to bring Monaco significant international visibility and regard. By bringing together a prestigious and accomplished assembly of friends of Monaco, with a range of expertise, the Club continues to further the profile of the Principality of Monaco throughout the world. By drawing global attention to Monaco’s continuing endeavours – particularly in the areas of health, sports, culture, environment, technology, business, communications and trade – we are able not only to raise awareness of what the Principality can offer, but also to share the values of our extraordinary home with others.

We provide our Members with the information, experiences and opportunities they need to deepen their understanding of Monaco. In turn, it is our hope that they will strive to share these invaluable insights with their friends and families, as well as their business connections and social networks all over the world. Finally, the Monaco Ambassadors Club offers an exclusive meeting place for both international and local key players, a space where our Members can meet and connect with other people of influence from all quarters, for a free and beneficial exchange of views and ideas.

Community & Network

Our community draws great strength from the diversity of its membership. The MAC is open to people of all origins, cultures and religions and offers its Members unique opportunities to meet influential personalities. It is a rallying point for individuals from all horizons – artists, scientists, sports- and businesspeople, politicians and others – to exchange views and ideas. With such a broad and dynamic range of nationalities, faiths, interests and expertise among our Members, we like to think that our Club embodies the same unmistakable vibrancy and generosity of spirit for which Monaco has long been famous.

Thanks to its privileged network of close and trusted relationships, the community of the Monaco Ambassadors Club has grown over the years. But there’s one thing all our Members still share: passion. A passion for Monaco; a passion for its ruling family and a passion for the incomparable stability and quality of life that one can enjoy in this most unique of principalities.

Although the MAC is undoubtedly an exclusive club, we are proud of the diversity to be found among our membership network.

As well as spanning multiple international, linguistic and cultural borders, our Members hail from an extensive range of industrial and service sectors.

Over the years, we have established and maintained strong relationships with many local and foreign clubs which we believe are of a stature equal to our own.

Activities

The Monaco Ambassadors Club strives to achieve its goals using an attractive range of events in the cultural, humanitarian, diplomatic, sporting and business arenas. Over the years, we have built up a strong tradition of creating exceptional receptions in the most exclusive locations for our Members.

Our annual Goodwill Gala is one of the most prestigious gatherings in the Principality’s already impressive social calendar. Each year, a diploma is awarded to a unique individual whose outstanding contributions to Monaco and to their professional field have earned them the honorary role of Goodwill Ambassador. With this, our glamorous summer parties and the unmissable Christmas Gala, the MAC’s programme of unforgettable occasions ensures an active and engaging social life all year round.

OUR SUPPLIERS

We endeavour to work in collaboration with those who can meaningfully support and contribute to the success of our efforts. That’s why – when selecting our suppliers – we will only consider those whose name, reputation and practices reflect the same impeccably high standards that we have set ourselves.

OUR ETHICS

We treat others as we would have them treat us. It’s that simple. 

In that same spirit, our rigorous Code of Ethics guides both our behaviour towards the environment and our approach in addressing those issues of importance to our Members and the Principality. 

Treating others as we would have them treat us is also the golden rule that forms the basis our Ethics Code on a personal level.

OUR CONDUCT

Ours is a respected institution because we conduct ourselves in a way deserving of that respect. 

Such behaviour has always been determined by our Code of Conduct, from the dignity and consideration we show each and every one of our constituents, to our firm adherence to all necessary rules and bylaws.

The Board

The Board of Directors is made up of Club Members who execute their roles for free. The Board aims to represent its constituents by promoting diversity in its profile. Culture, language, gender, life experience and commitment to both Monaco and our Club are some of the criteria used to consider candidates for membership of the Board, along with capabilities, enthusiasm and the ability to contribute to the advancement of the MAC.

 

HSH Prince Albert II HSH Prince Albert II Honorary President
Christian Moore Christian Moore President
Mike Powers Mike Powers Vice President
Christian-Alexander Rosengart Christian-Alexander Rosengart Treasurer & Head of Corporate Department
Alessandra Sparaco Alessandra Sparaco General Secretary
Mark Sandel Mark Sandel Board of Directors
Michael Lanteri Michael Lanteri Board of Directors
Kostadin Yanev Kostadin Yanev Board of Directors
Catherine Bernaz Catherine Bernaz Club Manager
Manon Delpont Manon Delpont Club Coordinator

BENEFACTORS

PARTNERS

PATRONS

Sirdar Aly Aziz
Mr Farhad Moshiri
Lady Bacardi
Lady Green
Mr Michael-Reza Pacha
Mr Michael Lanteri
Mr Kostadin Yanev
Mr Christian-Alexander Rosengart
Mr Giuseppe Boglio
Mrs Olivia Gaynor-Long

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