The Ambassador [fr]
Ms. Christine Fages is Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
As a career diplomat, she has held positions within the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in which she has dealt with issues related to the European Union, the Balkans, West Africa, the United States, international organizations (NATO) and crisis management.
Within the central administration, she was Ambassador and coordinator of the international Ebola Task Force (2014-2016) in charge of the French response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, deputy director for press and communication, deputy spokesperson (2009-2011) and head of the West Africa department (2007-2009).
Abroad, Christine Fages was first counselor (2012-2014) and political counselor at the French Embassy in the United States (2011-2012) during the 2012 American elections. Prior to that, she was Operations Advisor at the Permanent Representation of France to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (2003-2007), during the resumption by NATO of the military operation in Afghanistan, and Operations Advisor of the military transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina from NATO to the European Union. She was also Secretary of Embassy in Zagreb (1996-2001) in charge of the organization of the first European Summit between the EU and the Balkans, under French Presidency.
Just before joining the French Permanent Mission to the OSCE, she was, since February 2016, external rapporteur at the French Court of Auditors (Cour des comptes) within the fifth chamber (employment, labor, professional formation, immigration, city, housing and social affairs), in charge of immigration issues.
Christine Fages is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux (major "public services") and of the Faculty of Public Law of the Universities of Bordeaux and Grenoble. She was an exchange student at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She is a member of the "Cadres Dirigeants de l’État" pool.
She was made Knight of the “Légion d’Honneur” and of the National Order of Merit.
Christine Fages is married.