Jean de Gliniasty
Jean de Gliniasty was Ambassador of France to Russia from 2009−2013. He is currently Director of Research for Russia and CIS at the Institute for International and Strategic Relations, IRIS, in Paris. Jean de Gliniasty is a professional diplomat with an extensive and successful career. He began his diplomatic service in 1975 in the Department of North Africa and Middle East of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in 1981 he became Deputy Head of the Center for Analysis and Forecasting. He held posts as Adviser to the Permanent Mission of France to the European Communities, Director of the Department for Development and Scientific, Technical and Educational Cooperation, Director of the Department for Africa and the Indian Ocean, and held positions in the Department of Political Affairs and Security and other departments. He served as Consul General in Jerusalem (1991−1995), Ambassador to Senegal (1999−2003) and Ambassador to Brazil (2003−2006). Jean de Gliniasty is Officer of the Legion of Honour (2008). He holds university degrees in philology and law, diplomas from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris and the National School of Administration.