The Ambassador’s biography

M. Alain du Boispean, french Ambassador - JPEG
Mr. Alain du BOISPEAN
Minister Plenipotentiary
Born 2nd August 1951

Academic Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (in Japanese Studies)
Bachelor of Law
Graduate degree in Public Law, Paris
Graduate degree from the Institute of Political Sciences, Paris


1977 : Department of African Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris)
1978-1979 : National Service
1979-1983 : Third, then Second, then First Secretary at the French Embassy in Tokyo (Japan)
1983-1985 : First Secretary at the French Embassy in Pretoria
1983-1987 : Department of Consular Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris)
1987-1991 : Consul General in Krakow (Poland)
1991-1995 : Deputy Director in charge of Southen Africa and Indian Ocean (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris)
1995-1997 : Ambassador of France to Tanzania
1997-2000 : Ambassador of France to Chad
2000-2002 : Special adviser to the Director of Asian Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris)
2002-2004 : Chief of Staff of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
September to December 2004 : Secretary General of the French Delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations
January 2005 : Special representative for the liaison with the French victims of the Tsunami in Asia
2005-2008 : Ambassador of France to Malaysia
2009 – 2011 : Representative at the FNEP (National Foundation for Enterprises and Performance)
2013 – 2014 : Economic Ambassador for the regions
Since 29 September 2014 : Ambassador of France to Vanuatu


Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite


German, fluent
English, fluent
Japanese, fluent
Polish / Spanish / Malay

Published on 04/11/2014

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