By order of the President of the Republic dated 17 April 2003, taken on The report of the Prime Minister, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister responsible for European affairs and aimed at his execution by the Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor, having regard to the statements of the Council of the Order that the Present promotion and appointments are made in accordance with the laws, decrees and regulations in force, are promoted or appointed foreign dignitaries residing in France whose name follows:
Ministry of Business
Foreigners in France
To the rank of knight
M. Haddad (Rabah) (Algeria), Retired; 48 years of professional activities.
M. Herreweghe (Philippe) (Belgium), Music Director of the Orchestra of the Champs-Elysées; 32 years of professional activities.
M. Olofsson (Lars) (Sweden), president of company; 27 years of professional activities.
M. Provera (Corrado) (Italy), director of company; 41 years of professional activities.
Foreign in France
Au grade officer
M. Ortono-Such (Juan), general of the corps, commander of the European Corps; 44 years of military service.
At the rank of knight
M. Collart (Jacques), diplomat; 32 years of civil services.
M. Jacqmin (Marc), General Division, Deputy General Commanding the European Corps; 34 years of military service.