Marc Perrin de Brichambaut
|Marc Perrin de Brichambaut|
|photo by Mikhail Evstafiev|
|Secretary General of the
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
June 2005 – 30 June 2011
|Preceded by||Ján Kubiš|
|Succeeded by||Lamberto Zannier|
29 October 1948 |
Marc Perrin de Brichambaut (born 29 October 1948) is a French career judge and diplomat. Until 30 June 2011 he was the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Prior to his appointment as OSCE Secretary General in June 2005, Ambassador de Brichambaut held senior positions in the French administration as a member of the Council of State, as well as in international organizations, including in New York as Special Assistant to the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for International Economic and Social Affairs. He was also adviser to French Foreign Minister Claude Cheysson.
In 1983 and 1984, he was Chief-of-Staff to Roland Dumas, then Minister of European Affairs, and after Dumas became Foreign Minister, de Brichambaut continued to serve as his Chief-of-Staff.
From 1991 to 1994, Ambassador de Brichambaut was the head of French Delegation at the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (later (OSCE) in Vienna, and from 1994 to 1998, he headed the French Foreign Ministry's Legal Division.
Before being appointed as OSCE Secretary General he was Director for Strategic Affairs at the French Defense Ministry.