H.E Mr Christophe PenotAmbassador of France to Australia

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- Since June 2017: French ambassador in Australia
- 2014-2017 : French ambassador in Malaysia
- 2010-2014 : Director, Properties and Investment, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Paris
- 2005-2010 : Minister-counsellor, DHOM, French Embassy, Tokyo
- 2003-2005 : First counsellor, DHOM, French Embassy, Ottawa
- 2000-2003: seconded to the Préfecture de région Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, as special adviser to the Préfet de région for international cooperation.
- 1996-2000: political Counsellor, 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 for Foreign Affairs, Paris.
- 1983-1986: Second secretary, French Embassy, Hanoi.
- January 1983: joins the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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