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32. Michel Boeri

michel boeri
Age 81
Occupation President, Automobile Club de Monaco
Nationality Monegasque
Position Last Year 41

Michel Boeri is the current president of the FIA’s Senate and a Vice-President of the World Motor Sport Council. He is also the president of the Automobile Club de Monaco and has held political places in Monaco’s government.

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At one time, he was expected to succeed Jean-Marie Balestre as president of the FIA, but Max Mosley got the post instead.

On 24 June 2009, when the Formula One Teams Association and the FIA did a deal to solve their differences about the F1 championship, Michel Boeri replaced Max Mosley in his capacity relation with F1, a rumour that Max Mosley later denied.

Today, events run by the Automobile Club de Monaco continue to be organised with the utmost respect for tradition and innovation while retaining the same bold vision that characterised the association’s founders and pioneers many years ago.

Michel Boeri recently commented on the future of the Monaco Grand Prix:

It’s difficult because we have gone from a ‘European’ style of negotiation with Bernie Ecclestone to a more ‘business-focused’ negotiation with the entirely American company we are dealing with.

When the Grands Prix were created in Europe and run by Europeans, there was a sense of tradition and history for each Grand Prix. The money aspect was undoubtedly important but wasn’t the main one. Today, if you take the Gulf countries, they will pay around 50 to 100 million dollars to stage a race.”

In 1984, the ACM headquarters first extended with the acquisition of the former Rambaldi garage on Boulevard Albert 1er, followed by the rental of premises belonging to the Rosso printing works.

Meanwhile, on Rue Grimaldi, the club purchased the Galerie Park Palace and rented its three adjoining boutiques before adding the SAMIPA building to its occupied premises.

This meant that between 1972 and 2015, the ACM’s owned and occupied premises increased five-fold.

That allowed for the introduction of a restaurant, a bar, private members’ rooms, a McGregor collections boutique, the ‘ACM Sport & Marketing agency, a ticket office for events and several technical areas rented out to Maison de France.

All of this expansion has been necessary to ensure the ACM’s efficient everyday functioning and effective communication between the association’s premises on Boulevard Albert 1er and those on Rue Grimaldi. This is to the immediate benefit of the organisation and management of Monaco’s motorsport events and the club’s members-only services.

The club’s long and illustrious history owes much to its volunteers and permanent members, who all exhibit common human values. This is in addition to an unswerving loyalty to the Principality’s institutions and a burning desire to be – on both a sporting and technical level – the best in the world in a global field where amateurism no longer has a place.

Today, events run by the Automobile Club de Monaco continue to be organised with the utmost respect for tradition and innovation while retaining the same bold vision that characterised the association’s founders and pioneers so many years ago…

Titles and Honours

Grand Officer in the Order of Saint-Charles (Monaco); Grand Officer of the Légion d’honneur (2012); Commander of the Légion d’honneur (2007); Officer of the Légion d’Honneur (2002); Commander in the French National Order of Merit (1999); Grand Officer of the Italian National Order of Merit; Grand Officer of the National Order of the Republic of San Marino; Commander in the National Order of Isabelle la Catholique; Commander in the National Order of Merit of the Ivory Coast; French vermeil Medal of the Sports.

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