Biography [fr]

Her Excellency Sylvie BERMANN

Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 21 August 2014

Minister Plenipotentiary

- Born on 19 October 1953 JPEG


- Degree in History (Sorbonne University)
- Graduate of the French Institute of Political Studies
- Graduate of the French Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Chinese)
- Graduate of the Beijing Language Institute


- 1979-1980: Vice-Consul, Hong Kong

- 1980-1981: Third Secretary, Beijing

- 1982: Second Secretary, Beijing

- 1982-1986: Foreign Ministry (Asia and Oceania Directorate), Paris

- 1986-1987: First Secretary, Moscow

- 1987-1989: Second Counsellor, Moscow

- 1989-1992: Head of the Southeast Asia Department

- 1992-1996: Second Counsellor, French Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York

- 1996-2002: Head of the Common Foreign and Security Policy Department, Political and Security Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris

- 2002-2005: Ambassador to the European Union’s Political and Security Committee, Brussels

- 2005-2011: Director of the United Nations and International Organizations Directorate, then Director of the United Nations, International Organizations, Human Rights and Francophony Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris

- 2011-2014: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Beijing

Honorary distinctions

- Officier de la Légion d’honneur
- Officier de l’Ordre national du Mérite

Spoken languages

- English
- Chinese
- Russian

Published on 15/10/2014

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