Nicolas Chapuis is the newly appointed Ambassador of France to Canada.
From Asia to Canada, Mr. Nicolas Chapuis is a professional diplomat and a digital innovator. After earning undergraduate degrees in both Mongol Studies and History and two advanced diplomas in Chinese Studies, Mr. Chapuis was recruited by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in September 1980 to be the Press Attaché at the French Embassy in Beijing.
Two years later, Mr. Chapuis passed the state examination for French Diplomats with an East Asia major, and thus occupied a range of posts within the MFA and a number of French embassies around the world, particularly in Asia. Over the course of his career, he has held posts in Boston, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, and London. His first ambassadorship was in Mongolia (2003-2005) where he opened the French Embassy in Ulan Bator. He was also Prefect of the Département des Hautes-Alpes between 2009 and 2010. As the French MFA Chief Information Officer, a position he held between 2011 and January 2015, he implemented the first professional social network within the diplomatic corps, replacing the traditional cable system. As of February 4th, 2015, Mr. Chapuis is the new Ambassador of France to Canada, succeeding Mr. Philippe Zeller (2011-2015).