Biography of His Excellency Mr Gilles Thibault

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His Excellency Mr Gilles THIBAULT

Ambassador of France to Cameroon

• Born on April 14th, 1959, in Poitiers (France) ;
• Married, 4 children ;
• Officer of the Legion of Honor.

EDUCATION

• Master’s degree in public law
• Diploma of advanced studies in administrative sciences
• Former student of the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, promotion "Montcalm", 1982
• May - July 2001 Auditor at the Diplomatic Institute
• 2011-2012 Auditor of the 3rd Cycle of Sustainable Development

CAREER

From 1980 to 1999, Officer of Active in the Army:
• 1983-1989 : Chief of Section and then Deputy Company Commander at the 159th Alpine Infantry Regiment of Briançon (Hautes-Alpes)
• 1989 -1992 : Company commander then deputy officer in charge of operations and training at the 6th battalion of alpine hunters in Varces (Isère)
• 1992- 1995 : Office of the Director General Military Personnel of the Army, Department of Defense
• 1995-1999 : Seconded to the Ministry of Justice, aide-de-camp of the Grand Chancellor at the Grand Chancellery of the Legion of Honor

Since 1999, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs :
• 1999-2002 : At Headquarters, at the Ceremonial Branch (Protocol)
• 2002-2005 : First Counselor in Zagreb (Croatia)
• 2005-2009 : Consul General in Düsseldorf (Germany)
• 2009-2013 : Headquarters, Deputy Head of Central Services and Logistics and Senior Officer, Exemplary Administration Plan
• 2012-2013 : Also assistant director of buildings and logistics
• September 2013 : Ambassador of France to Burkina Faso
• December 2013 : Ambassador to the West African Economic and Monetary Union Commission (UEMOA)
• September 2016 : Ambassador of France to Cameroon

HONORS

• Officer of the Legion of Honor (Officier de la Légion d’Honneur) ;
• Knight of the National Order of Merit
• Military Value Cross
• Fighter’s Cross
• Overseas Medal (Lebanon and Middle East)
• Medal of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

Dernière modification : 11/10/2018

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