Biography of Ambassador Jérôme Bonnafont

S.E. M. Jérôme Bonnafont
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland

Jérôme Bonnafont took up his post as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Office in Geneva and to the international organizations in Switzerland on September 1, 2021.

He was previously in charge of a mission on human resources policy at the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs after having been Director of the North Africa and Middle East Department (2015-2019), Ambassador to Madrid (2012-2015) and to New Delhi (2007-2011).

The ambassador served as advisor for global affairs and then spokesman for the Elysée Palace from 1997 to 2007 under President Jacques Chirac, chief of staff to Alain Juppé when he was Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2012) and advisor to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in 2020.

A graduate of the "Denis Diderot" class of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA -1986), Jérôme Bonnafont also served in New Delhi (1986-1989), Kuwait (1991-1993) and at the French Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1993-1995)

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