Bernard Émié

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His Excellency
Bernard Emié
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French High Commissioner to Algeria
In office
1 August 2014 – 26 June 2017
Preceded by André Parant
Succeeded by Xavier Driencourt
French Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
2 April 2011 – 31 July 2014
President (1) Nicolas Sarkozy;
(2) François Hollande
Preceded by Maurice Gourdault-Montagne
Succeeded by Sylvie Bermann
Personal details
Born (1958-09-06) 6 September 1958 (age 59)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Spouse(s) Isabelle née de Chabannes La Palice de Tournon [1]
Alma mater Sciences-Po; ÉNA
Profession Diplomat
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Bernard Emié (born 6 September 1958) is a French career diplomat, who currently serves as High Commissioner in Algiers from 1 August 2014 until 2017.

Emié was the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 until 2014, and previously Ambassador to Turkey at Ankara.


Emié graduated with a Diploma in 1979 from Sciences Po, before going up to the École nationale d'administration (ÉNA). He joined the French Foreign Ministry as a Secretary in 1983.

He served as Second Secretary in New Delhi, India (1984–86), before being seconded by Jean-Bernard Raimond to the Foreign Ministry.

Emié was promoted as Counsellor at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., United States, before returning to duties at the French Foreign Ministry as Deputy Director for North Africa and the Middle East.

Emié served as Private Secretary (1993–95) to Alain Juppé, and as Minister-Counsellor to President Jacques Chirac.

In 1998, he was appointed Ambassador to the Jordan and, in 2002, was given the responsibility of being France's Director of North Africa and the Middle Eastern Affairs. In 2004, he was appointed as French Ambassador to the Lebanon.

Emié served as Ambassador to Turkey from 2007 until 2011 and as French Ambassador to London from 2011 until 2014, before being posted as High Commissioner to Algeria.

Personal life[edit]

Bernard Emié, of Belgian descent, married on 30 September 1989 Isabelle, only daughter of François de Chabannes (marquis de La Palice de Tournon),[2] by whom he has two daughters (Constance & Pauline) and one son (Louis).

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