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Olivier Richard

Ambassador of France to Myanmar - Ambassadeur de France en Birmanie
Born March 13th, 1964 – Male – French • Since September 2015 Ambassador of France to Myanmar • February 2010 – August 2015 Ambassador of France to Zambia and Malawi Special Representative to COMESA • July 2007 – February 2010 French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (headquarters) Director, Resources and Network (i.e. Financial Affairs and Budget) at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development; in March 2009 renamed Directorate, Programmes and Network at the Directorate-General for Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships • July 2004 – July 2007 French Development Agency Country Director, China • August 2002 – July 2004 French Development Agency Country Director, Niger • August 1999 – May 2002 French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (headquarters) Head of the Asia-Pacific Desk at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development • August 1996 – August 1999 French Institute in Taipei Deputy-Director, Culture, Science and Education • August 1993 – August 1996 Embassy of France in Beijing First Secretary • July 1990 – August 1993 Embassy of France in Islamabad Successively Third, Second and First Secretary • January 1989 – July 1990 French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (headquarters) Desk Officer, Directorate for African and Malagasy Affairs • October 1986 – August 1988 Consulate General of France in Hong Kong Cultural Attaché EDUCATION: o Master’s degree in Chinese (October 1986) o Bachelor’s degree in French Studies (June 1984)