Jacques Audibert is a French diplomat born in October 1960. Since 31 July 2014 he has been the Diplomatic Advisor to the President Francois Hollande.
After training at the University Center for Journalism Studies (CUEJ) he worked as a journalist at France-Soir, Matin de Paris and Radio-France. He then entered the National Administration School (ENA - 1988, promotion Michel de Montaigne). He was then appointed as Technical Advisor to the Office of the Minister for Industry and Regional Development Roger Fauroux (1988-1989). He was subsequently appointed as Second Secretary at the French Embassy in Bonn (1989-1993) then in charge of following up strategic business issues at the Directorate of Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-1995).
Appointed as Counsellor for Cultural Affairs and Scientific and Technical Cooperation at the French Embassy in Vietnam (1995-1997) he became Deputy Director of the Center for Analysis and Forecasting at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997- 1998) then Diplomatic Advisor to the Office of the Minister of Defence Alain Richard (1998-2001).
He was then appointed as Consul General in Quebec (July 2001 - September 2004), Minister-Counsellor at the French Embassy in London (September 2004 - June 2008), Director for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament at the Headquarters of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (June 2008 - June 2009) then Director-General for Political and Security Issues at the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (July 2009 - May 2014).
He joined the Office of Mr. Franc?ois Hollande as an Advisor, Sherpa at G7 and G8 Summits at the Presidency of the Republic (May 2014 - July 2014) before succeeding Mr. Paul Jean Ortiz as Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the French Republic.