The Ambassador, François Goldblatt

François Goldblatt was appointed French Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia on 30 September, 2020.

Born on 19 January, 1960, François Goldblatt graduated from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (1981), Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (1985), and École Nationale d’Administration (1988).

He was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2014.

Career :

  • French Ambassador to Zambia and Special Representative of the French government to COMESA, 2020.
  • French Ambassador to Eritrea, 2016-2020.
  • Secretary General of the Forum for the International Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), 2016.
  • French Ambassador to Madagascar, 2013-2015.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of Global Economics and Development Strategies, 2012-2013.
  • French Ambassador to the West African Economic and Monetary Union, 2007-2010.
  • French Ambassador to Burkina Faso, 2006-2010.
  • Minister-counsellor at the French Embassy in India, 2002-2006.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Assistant Director of Budget and Financing Operations, 2000-2002.
  • Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, 1997-2000.
  • First Counsellor at the Embassy of France to the Russian Federation, 1994-1997.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Desk Officer in the Sensitive Exports Sub-directorate, 1992-1994.
  • First secretary to the French Delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Vienna, 1989-1992.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Desk Officer in the Disarmament Sub-Directorate , 1988-1989.

Last updated on: 3 February 2021