Bernard Bajolet

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Bernard Bajolet
Bernard Bajolet par Claude Truong-Ngoc septembre 2015.jpg
Director of the Directorate-General for External Security
In office
10 April 2013 – 20 May 2017
PresidentFrançois Hollande
Personal details
Born (1949-05-21) 21 May 1949 (age 70)
Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, France
Alma materSciences Po, ÉNA

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

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]

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.