Permanent Representative of France on the Council of ICAO
Speaker

Laurent Pic

Permanent Representative of France on the Council of ICAO

Since August 4th, 2020, Ambassador Laurent Pic has served as Permanent Representative of France on the ICAO Council.

Prior to his appointment, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Japan from 2017–2020.

Ambassador Pic joined the French Foreign Affairs Ministry on 24 March 1993. Since that time, he has held a number of positions including Chief of Staff of HE Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France from 2016 to 2017; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands, 2014–2016; Secretary General of the Conference of Ambassadors, April–September 2014; Diplomatic Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office, 2012–2014; Chief of Staff to the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2009–2012; Deputy Secretary-General of European Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office, 2008–2009; Second Counsellor at the French Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, Head of the Economic, Environment and Social Department, 2006–2007; First Secretary at the French Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels (Mertens and Antici Counselor), 2002–2006; Advisor to the Minister for European Affairs, 2001–2002; At Headquarters (European Cooperation) in charge of EU Development policy, 1997–2001; Deputy Head of Mission, Cultural Attaché, scientific and cooperation, Manama, Bahrain, 1995–1997; At Headquarters (European Directorate), in charge of Russia and the Caucasus, 1993–1995;

Mr. Laurent Pic is a Knight of the French National Order of Merit (14th November, 2011) and a Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour (13th July, 2019). He is a graduate of Political Sciences and the Institut National des Langes et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO).