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 in Washington, 1983-1986
-  Legal Affairs Directorate, French Foreign Ministry, 1986-1988
-  adviser to the office of the Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Public Works and Housing, 1988-1989
-  Analysis and Forecasting Centre, French Foreign Ministry, 1989-1990
(Press, information, communication), acting head of news, 1990-1993
-  Deputy Director, Deputy Spokesperson, 1993-1995
-  Spokesperson, Presidency of the Republic, 1995-2004
-  Director General of the French National Centre for Cinematography, 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 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2008-2010
-  on leave on personal grounds (Managing Partner, Brunswick Group Inc.), 2010-2014
-  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Rome, 2014-2017,
-  Permanent Representative of France to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, since October 2017.

Honours
-  Officier in the Legion d’honneur
-  Officier in the Ordre national du Merite

Languages spoken
English, Italian

Published on 05/09/2019

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