General Secretary - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France
Lycée Albert Schweitzer, Mulhouse
University of Strasbourg School of Law and Economics (1969-1973), master’s degree in law
French National School of Public Administration (ENA), 1975-1977
– Joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977 with the diplomatic rank of Secrétaire des Affaires étrangères and was posted to the Ministry’s United Nations Directorate.
– Technical Adviser in the Private Office of the Minister for Foreign Trade (1980-1981).
– Counsellor, Permanent Representation of France to the European Communities in Brussels, (1981-1984).
– Head of Department, Petroleum Directorate, French Ministry of Industrial Redeployment and Foreign Trade (1984-1985).
– Attached to the Prime Minister as Deputy Secretary-General of the Interministerial Committee for European Economic Cooperation (1985-1990).
– Minister-Counsellor, French Embassy in Rome (1990-1992).
– Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the European Communities in Brussels (1992-1997).
– Head of the European Cooperation Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (January to May 1997).
– Director of the Private Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1997- 2002).
– Appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the European Union in Brussels (2002-2009)
– Appointed Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on 14 April 2009.