Born on 6 September 1958.
Son of Pierre Emié, company director, and Jacqueline Bernard.
Married on 30 September 1989 to Isabelle Emié, née de Chabannes La Palice Tournon.
Father of three children:
Constance, born in Washington DC (United States) in 1991
Pauline, born in Paris (France) in 1994
Louis, born in Amman (Jordan) in 1999
Graduated from the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) (1979).
Alumnus of the Ecole nationale d’administration (1981-1983).
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (2005); Officier de l’Ordre national du Mérite (2009); several foreign decorations.
Entered Foreign Ministry (secrétaire des affaires étrangères) (1983).
Asia-Oceania Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1983-1984).
Second then First Secretary, French Embassy in New Delhi, India (1984-1986).
Adviser in Foreign Minister Jean-Bernard Raimond’s private office (1986-1988).
First Secretary then Second Counsellor, French Embassy in Washington DC, USA (1988-1992).
Deputy Director, North Africa, Middle East and North Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1992-1993).
Adviser in Foreign Minister Alain Juppé’s private office, in charge of regional crisis management (1993-1995).
Counsellor and Deputy Diplomatic Adviser at President Jacques Chirac’s office, with particular responsibility for monitoring issues related to the United Nations Security Council and regional matters in Asia, North Africa and the Middle East (1995-1998).
French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (September 1998-2002).
Director, Middle East and North Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004).
French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Lebanon (2004-2007).
French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey (2007-2011).
French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2 April 2011 -)