Antonin Baudry was appointed Cultural Counselor for France in the United States (French Embassy) and Permanent Representative for French Universities in the United States in September 2010.
Mr. Baudry (born May 6, 1975) has training both as a civil engineer and as a literary scholar. After graduating from high school with a scientific diploma with honors in 1992, he pursued his undergraduate education by first taking French preparatory classes at the Lycée Louis Le Grand in Paris. Successful completion of a competitive exam gave him entrance to the prestigious French graduate school of engineering, the Ecole Polytechnique, in 1994. After completing his coursework at the Ecole Polytechnique, he attended the Ecole Normale Supérieure, where he completed a Master’s Degree in literature and cinema in 2002.
Mr. Baudry’s ensuing career has been a hybrid of diplomatic and cultural enterprises. From 2002 to 2004, he was a Diplomatic Envoy for the Office of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs. He then became a Technical Advisor in the Office of the French Minister of the Interior. In 2006, Mr. Baudry worked as Technical Advisor and Director of International Cultural Affairs, Francophonie and International Economic Affairs in the Office of the French Prime Minister. In 2006, he was appointed Cultural Counselor for the French Embassy in Spain.
Since September 2010, Mr. Baudry has been serving as Cultural Counselor for France in the United States and Permanent Representative for French Universities in the United States in the French Embassy’s office in New York. The mission of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.is to enrich and strengthen the robust spirit of partnership between the two countries in the economic, political and cultural spheres, through various educational and cultural initiatives. In this role, Mr. Baudry has made the development of language programs and university partnerships his priority.
Source: Information provided by the Office of the President, November 2012