H.E. Vincent GuérendAmbassador of France to Ireland

Vincent Guérend was appointed French Ambassador to Ireland on 23 September 2020. His previous postings focused on European Affairs and Asia.

Vincent Guérend was previously Chief of Staff of the Secretary of State for European Affairs, EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei-Darusalaam (2015-2019), the first Director for Finance and Corporate Support in the European Commission and European External Action Service (EEAS) when the Service was set up, Deputy Chief of Mission at the French Embassy in Ankara (2009-2011), member and subsequently Deputy Chief of Staff of Mrs Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU Commissioner for External relations and Neighbourhood policy (2004-2009), political counsellor at the French Embassy in New-Delhi particular in charge of internal issues including Jammu-and-Kashmir (2001-2003).

He was the first deputy secretary general for Franco-German cooperation in 2003-2004 following the creation of joint Franco-German cabinet meetings in 2003. In this capacity, he was advisor to the German Minister for European Affairs and contributed to the coordination and preparation of the work of the Franco-German joint cabinet meetings.

He started his professional career in the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs in the EU Department, as an editor for internal market and the eurozone (1997-1999). He was then editor in charge of the negociation of the Treaty of Nice during the French Presidency of the EU council (2000).

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