Meet the new Ambassador of France to Australia, H.E. Mr Christophe Penot @ Thales Australia

    October 12, 2017


    Meet the new Ambassador of France to Australia, H.E. Mr Christophe Penot - Thursday 12 October

    The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry is delighted to invite you to meet H.E. Mr Christophe Penot, the new Ambassador of France to Australia for a networking evening in Brisbane on Thursday 12 October.

    In a special series of events running from Melbourne, to Sydney and Brisbane, members of the French-Australian business community will be given the chance to meet H.E. Mr Christophe Penot and hear his vision for the French-Australian agenda. The French Ambassador will address the current positive momentum in the bilateral relationship between France and Australia, particularly regarding our economic and trade relations.

    In Brisbane, the event will take place at the premises of our Patron member, Thales Australia at Eagle Farm, where we will be welcomed by Paul Feighan, Director Services & Support, Thales Australia - and given a tour of the site.

    H.E. Mr Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Australia

    Personal details
    Born in Paris, September 1955
    Married to Yukimi Saito, April 2011

    Knight of the Legion of Honour
    Knight in the National Order of Merit

    Previous postings

     27 June 2017: Ambassador of France to Australia
    • 2014-2017: Ambassador of France in Malaysia
     2010-2014: Director, Properties and Investment, Ministry Foreign Affairs
    • 2005-2010: Minister-counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission, French Embassy, Tokyo
    • 2003-2005: Minister-counsellor Deputy Head of Mission, French Embassy, Ottawa
    • 2000-2003: seconded to the Préfecture de région Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, special adviser to the Préfet de région for  international cooperation
    • 1996-2000: counsellor (political), French Embassy, London
    • 1995-1996: one year secondment to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London (Security Policy Department, OSCE section)
    • 1991-1995: first secretary, head of press and information Department, French Embassy, Tokyo
    • 1988-1991: protocol officer at the French Presidency (Elysée), Paris
    • 1986-1988: desk officer (India), Asia and Pacific affairs Directorate, Ministry Foreign Affairs, Paris
    • 1983-1986: second secretary, French Embassy, Hanoi
    • January 1983: joins the Ministry Foreign Affairs


    Thursday 12 October 2017, 5.45pm to 8pm.

    - 5.45 pm Arrival
    - 6.00 pm Site Tour
    - 6.30 pm Speeches
    - 7.00 pm to 8 pm Food & Wine

    Click here to add the event to your personal calendar.


    Thales Australia
    1/17 Sugarmill Road
    Eagle Farm, QLD 4009

    Free parking is available on site and adjacent streets.
    here to view the location on a map.

    TICKETS (Prices incl. GST)

    Patron Members: 1 free ticket
    All other members: $30
    Non-members: $50

    Note that the number of attendees is limited at 50.

    Dress code: Business attire.



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