The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. hosted a Global Executive Conversation featuring Philippe Étienne, Ambassador of France to the United States. Ambassador Étienne participated in a conversation-style interview with David Rubenstein, Economic Club Chairman.
Ambassador Étienne has been the French Ambassador to the United States since June 2019. Immediately prior to this, Étienne, a career foreign service officer, worked as chief diplomatic adviser to the President of France, Emmanuel Macron (2017-2019). He was previously Ambassador to Germany, Permanent Representative to the European Union, Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and Ambassador to Romania.
A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure and the École Nationaled’ Administration, Philippe Etienne also holds the Agrégation (teaching diploma) in Mathematics, has a degree in Economics and is a graduate of the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Serbo-Croatian).He speaks English, German, Spanish, Russian and Romanian and is an Officer of the Legion of Honor and a Commander of the National Order of Merit.