Bio-data of the former Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler [fr]
Born on 8 September 1969, Alexandre Ziegler graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Institute of Political Studies) and holds a degree in history (the prestigious “Agrégation”).
He is an alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure as well as of the French National School of Administration (1995-1997).
He is fluent in English and German and also has a working knowledge of the Chinese language.
In 1997, he was appointed to the permanent post of Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by a 4-year stint at the Strategic, Security and Disarmament Affairs Division of the same ministry (1997-2000).
He served as Deputy Consul General in Hongkong (2000-2003), before being posted as First Secretary in Berlin (2003-2007).
He was then appointed Counsellor for Culture and Cooperation in Beijing (2007-2010).
Thereafter, he was appointed Head of Programmes and Network at the Globalisation, Development, and Partnerships Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2012).
From 2013 to February 2016, he served as the Head of the Foreign Minister’s Political Office (Directeur de Cabinet / Chief of Staff to the Minister).
He is married and has five children.