About Ms. Sonia Barbry
On September 10, 2018, Ms. Sonia Barbry took office as the Consul General of France in Bombay. She is the first woman to hold this position.
With her entire team, and under the authority of the Ambassador of France in India, Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, she is in charge of the states of Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli as well as Daman and Diu, in order to exercise the priorities of France in India.
Sonia Barbry is a graduate from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (in Hindi and civilization of South Asia). After several years in India as a student and then a French teacher at the University of Benares (Banaras Hindu University), Sonia Barbry joined, in 2004, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was in charge of France’s policy with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, before being deputed to India where she spent 4 years as a political adviser at the French Embassy in New Delhi.
From 2011 to 2015 she was responsible for press and communication at the French Embassy in Tel Aviv before returning to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris to become, until end of August 2018, the head of the Department responsible for the implementation of France’s relations with the countries of South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives).