Ambassador’s Biodata [fr]
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- Christophe PENOT
French ambassador in Malaysia
2010-2014 : Director, Properties and Investment, MFA.
2005-2010 : Minister-counsellor, DHM, French Embassy, Tokyo
2003-2005: First counsellor, DHM; French Embassy, Ottawa.
2000-2003: seconded to the Préfecture de région Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, as special adviser to the Préfet de région for international cooperation.
1996-2000: Counsellor (political), French Embassy, London.
1995-1996: one year secondment to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London (Security Policy Department, OSCE section).
1991-1995: First secretary, Head of press and information Department, French Embassy, Tokyo.
1988-1991: Protocol officer at the French Presidency (Elysée), Paris.
1986-1988: Desk officer (India), Asia and Pacific affairs Directorate, MFA, Paris.
1983-1986: Second secretary, French Embassy, Hanoi.
January 1983: joins the MFA.
Born in Paris September 1955.
Married to Yukimi SAITO.
Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit), 2005
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor), 2012