Saturday, January 06, 2007

All hail Datuk Jean Todt, Grand Officier of the Légion d’honneur

Jean Todt's just on a roll. He was just made a Datuk of the Malaysian state of Trengganu not so long ago, and now he's a Legionnaire of Honour... a Grand Officier, which is France's 2nd highest honour no less.

To keep up, looks like the Sultan of Trengganu (now the reigning DYMM Yang DiPertuan Agung) will need to give him a Tan Sri, which our second highest honour (in rank lah, though the large number of recipients might not convey the same prestige).

Todt receives prestigious honour
Friday, 05, January, 2007

Ferrari CEO Jean Todt has received further recognition for his work at the Italian squad, by being awarded France’s second highest honour.

The Frenchman has been made a Grand Officier of the Légion d’honneur, six years after he became a Commandeur by his home country's Prime Ministry.

The Légion d'honneur is the premier honour in France, with the Grand Cross the highest of five classes in the order.
Other related posts:
- On Todt's datukship: All hail Datuk Seri Ferrari
- Info on the honours of Malaysia and UK: Sir Datuk Seri
Todt's the white dude on the left looking on approvingly as his Malaysian wife works her charms.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with Jean Todt being called datuk? And I do think he has a lovely wife. I am sure he is very happy and proud of her.