Alexandre Ziegler born 8 September, 1969 in Paris, is a French diplomat.
Since 2016, he has been the Ambassador of France to India after having served as the Head of the Political Office (Directeur de Cabinet) of the then Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius.
Early life and education [edit | edit source]
Born on 8th September,1969, Alexandre Ziegler qualified for lectureship in History from École Normale Supérieure of Fontenay -Saint Cloud (1989-1994). He is a graduate from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (IEP – Paris, Public Service Section, batch of 1993) and an alumnus of the National School of Administration ( ENA, Marc Bloch batch, 1995-1997). After successfully graduating from ENA, he chose a diplomatic career, becoming a Counsellor of Foreign Affairs.
Career[edit | edit source]
Joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served in the Strategic, Security and Disarmament Affairs Division between 1997 and 2000. His first foreign posting took him to Hong Kong, where he was Deputy Consul General from 2000 to 2003. He was next posted as First Secretary in Berlin from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, he was appointed as Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Action in Beijing, China, where he stayed till 2010. In 2010, returning to the central administration in Paris, he was appointed Head of Programmes and Network at the Globalisation, Development, and Partnerships Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs till 2012, when he was called to join the office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Alexandre Ziegler was appointed as the Head of the Political Office (Directeur de Cabinet) of the then Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. Laurent Fabius, in June 2013. His tenure at the Minister’s office was marked by two international events. The first led him to actively participate in the negotiations of the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21). The second event was the negotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Vienna Agreement on the Iran nuclear programme. On 10th May, 2016, by decree of the President of the French Republic, Alexandre Ziegler was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Alexandre Ziegler is married to Véronique Ziegler, who is a teacher of history and geography. They have five children.
Awards/ honours[edit | edit source]
He received the French distinction of Knight of the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite) on 14th November, 2016.
References[edit | edit source]
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