BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Frédéric BILLET

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
Frédéric BILLET, Ambassador of France to Poland

since 18 October, 2019

Born on 20 July 1959 ; Besançon (France)
Married, two children (24 and 22) ;
Citizenship : French
Minister plenipotentiary, 2nd class

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Studies

-  PhD in 3rd degree Slavic studies ; Paris Sorbonne University
-  DEA Diploma (In-depth studies) in Slavic studies ; Paris Sorbonne University
-  DEA Diploma (In-depth studies) in military history and national defence studies ; University of Montpellier
-  Graduated from the Saint-Cyr Military Academy Coëtquidan.

Posts held

-  Winner of the contest for foreign service officers (Eastern Europe Section) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (January 1992) ;
-  National administration (Department of Europe) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (February 1992) ;
-  Student at the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence (IHEDN),Paris, France, (June-July 1994) ;
-  Serving the Office of the Minister of Financial Affairs and Foreign Trade, (December 1995-June 1996) ;
-  First Secretary at the French Embassy in Moscow, (1996-2000) ;
-  First Secretary at the Permanent Representation of France to OSCE, Vienna, Austria, (2000-2002) ;
-  Second Counsellor at the same Permanent Representation, (2002-2003) ;
-  Serving the Cabinet of the President of France (Protocol), (2003-2009) ;
-  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Tallinn, Latvia, (2009-2013) ;
-  National administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Chief of Protocol, France (2013-2016) ;
-  Director, Chief of Protocol, (2016-2019).

Honorary distinctions

• Knight of the French National Order of Merit
• Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour

Langues

• English
• Polish
• Russian
• Estonian
• Turkish
• Maghrebi Arabic

Dernière modification : 25/10/2019

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