MERICS Team header

 

Maurice Gourdault-Montagne
Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

Maurice Gourdault-Montagne is the Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs since 2017. He began his career in the diplomatic service in 1978. Gourdault-Montagne was the French Ambassador to Tokyo from 1998 to 2002. From 2002 to 2007, he was the Senior Diplomatic Counsellor to the former French President Jacques Chirac, and went on to be the French Ambassador in London, Berlin and Beijing between 2007 and 2017. He is a graduate of Institut d'Études Politiques, Paris and Institute for Oriental languages and civilization (INALCO), as well as Paris-Assas, where he completed his master’s degree in Law.