Bernard Bajolet

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Bernard Bajolet
Head of the Directorate-General for External Security
Assumed office
10 April 2013
President François Hollande
Personal details
Born (1949-05-21) 21 May 1949 (age 67)
Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, France
Nationality French
Alma mater Sciences Po, ÉNA
Profession Diplomat
Bernard Bajolet (2015)

Bernard Bajolet (born 21 May 1949)[1] is a French diplomat. On April 10, 2013, he was appointed as Head of the French secret service, the Directorate-General for External Security (Direction générale des services extérieurs). Till April 2013, he was the French Ambassador to Afghanistan since 2011.

Early life[edit]

Bajolet was born in 1949 at Dombasle-sur-Meurthe and went to Lycée Henri Poincaré in Nancy, France.[1] He then studied at Paris' Sciences Po, and graduated from the École nationale d'administration in 1975. That same year he joined the diplomatic service.[1]

Timeline of diplomatic career[1][edit]



  1. ^ a b c d "Biographie de M. Bernard Bajolet". The French Embassy in Algeria. Archived from the original on 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-12-25.