Marc Schwartz

After 1,150 years, it continues to perform an essential mission as an exponent of our country’s sovereignty while minting the country’s coinage on behalf of the National Government.

Its history has not prevented Monnaie de Paris from evolving, from changing with the times, from looking ahead to the future.

The institution has undergone far-reaching transformations over the past ten years. It has switched centuries without surrendering the core elements that define its identity. It has opened itself up and has engaged new horizons while remaining true to its past.

For this reason, the institution reaps the benefit of its outstanding industrial know-how, with its factory in Pessac allied with the renowned excellence of its Paris workshops and, at the same time, it has turned into a leading cultural bellwether.


The MetaLmorphose (MetaLmorphosis) project will open in the Fall and is a powerful connection between these two identities.

This enduring link between the crafts, culture, and our industrial mission is one of our sources of strength. The two emblematic venues, namely, the workshops at the quai de Conti and the factory in Pessac, are two sides of the same coin. We lay claim to the community of history and, even more importantly, to the future.

Every day, each of the institution’s 450 employees plays his or her part in writing a new chapter, cognisant of the challenges still to be faced — with courage and determination — in order to live up to the heritage that has been handed down to us. That is our duty to history and a source of pride to us.


Marc Schwartz, born in 1963 in Paris, is Chief Counsellor at the Cour des Comptes (Court of Auditors) and teaches economics within the media and cultural industries, in the School of Public Affairs at the Sciences Po in Paris (The Institute of Political Studies).
He was appointed Auditor at the Cour des Comptes in 1988, joined the Treasury Directorate in 1992 before his appointment as financial advisor for South-East Asia at the French Embassy in Singapore in 1994. He was advisor to the Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry and the Secretary of State for the Budget (Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Christian Sautter, Florence Parly) from 1997 to 2000, he was also Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade (Jacques Dondoux).
He joined France Télévisions in 2000, as Chief Financial Officer before being promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of group resources and synergies. He founded A&S Conseil in 2006, a strategic consulting firm and in 2010 became a partner at Mazars, responsible for the public sector and media, before becoming the global head of the public sector. He returned to the Cour des Comptes in 2014 and was the general rapporteur for the enquiry into the State as shareholder published in 2017.
He has carried out numerous official missions : in 2008, he negotiated the agreement between the State, the Post Office and the press; in 2012, he was a mediator during the conflict involving Google and publishers from the French press; in 2014, he took charge of the working group on the future of France Télévisions; he negotiated the agreement on value distribution and digital music development in 2015.
He was appointed Médiateur du Livre (responsible for the conciliation of litigation concerning book pricing and public publishing) in 2016, he became Chief of Staff to the Minister of Culture (Françoise Nyssen) in May 2017 and in January 2018 was appointed head of a commission to reflect on press distribution. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of La Monnaie de Paris by decree of the President of the Republic in November 2018.
Marc Schwartz is a graduate of the Sciences Po in Paris. He has a Master’s Degree in Company Finance and an Executive MBA. He is a former pupil of the ENA (National School for Administration) - Michel de Montaigne's Class.