Biography

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Catherine Colonna, born on 16 April 1956

-  Masters degree in law
-  Advanced diploma in public law
-  Degree from the Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po)
-  Graduate of the Ecole nationale d’administration, "Solidarite" Year, 1983
-  Minister plenipotentiary, first class

Career
-  Attended the Ecole nationale d’administration, 1981-1983
-  Second Secretary at the French Embassy in Washington, 1983-1986
-  Legal Affairs Directorate, French Foreign Ministry, 1986-1988
-  Adviser to the Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Public Works and Housing, 1988-1989
-  Policy Planning Centre, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1989-1990
-  Press and information office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1993-1995
- Deputy spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,1993-1995
-  Spokesperson of the Presidency of the Republic, 1995-2004
-  Director General of the French National Centre for Cinematography (CNC), 2004-2005
-  Minister Delegate for European Affairs, 2005-2007
-  Member of the Foreign Affairs White Paper Committee, 2007
-  Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of France to the UNESCO, 2008-2010
-  On leave on personal grounds (Managing Partner, Brunswick Group Inc.), 2010-2014
-  Ambassador to Italy, 2014-2017,
-  Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, 2017-2019.
- Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, since September 2019.

Honours
- Officier in the Légion d’honneur
- Officier in the Ordre national du Mérite
- DCVO

Languages spoken
French, English, Italian

Published on 02/10/2020

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