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Jean-Pierre Thebault

French Ambassador




BA in History
Graduated from Institute of Political Studies

Former student at the Ecole National d’Administration, “Michel de Montaigne” class, 1988

Previous postings
Since January 2018 : Ambassador in charge of the preparation of the French G7 Presidency
2014-2018 : French Ambassador in Ireland
2010-2014 : Ambassador for the Environment, Paris
2005-2009 : Consul General of France in Hong Kong
2002-2005 : Deputy Head of Mission, French Embassy, Tokyo
2000-2002 : Diplomatic Counsellor to the Minister for Public Sector Transformation and the Civil Service, Paris
1999-2000 : Second Counsellor, French Embassy, Berlin
1997-1999 : Diplomatic Counsellor to the Minister for Spatial Planning and the Environment
1995-1997 : First Secretary, then Second Counsellor, Permanent mission of France to the United Nations, New York
1994-1995 : Second Counsellor, French Embassy, Zagreb
1993-1994 : Regional Head of Mission, European Community Monitor Mission (ECMM) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Croatia
1992-1993 : Technical adviser to Minister for Justice, Paris
1991-1992 : Policy officer at the Prime Minister’s Office, Paris
1988-1991 : Desk officer at the Economic and Financial Division, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Paris

Personal details
Born on 21st October 1961

German, English

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor), 2014
Officier de l’Ordre national du Mérite (Officer of the National Order of Merit), 2019