Ambassador of France to SA Christophe Farnaud [fr]

His Excellency Ambassador Christophe Farnaud arrived in South Africa in January 2017 to succeed Ambassador Elisabeth Barbier as France’s envoy to South Africa.

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Mr. Farnaud is an experienced diplomat who occupied the function as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Greece from 2007-2011.

Christophe FARNAUD was born on 8th April 1965.

Education:

  • Advanced Studies Diploma in History
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure Alumni
  • Institute of Political Studies Diploma
  • National School of Administration, 1994

Career:

  • French Embassy, Cairo, Second Secretary then First Secretary, 1994-1996;
  • French Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, 1996-1999;
  • French Embassy, Amman, 1999-2002;
  • Head Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs’ Private Office, 2002-2004;
  • On secondment to Ministry of Interior, 2004-2005;
  • Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister, 2005-2007;
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Greece, Athens, 2007-2011;
  • « Thales » Company, Vice-President International Relations then Vice-President Africa, March 2012 - December 2016.

Languages:

  • English
  • Arabic

publie le 05/03/2017

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