Pierre Duquesne is an alumnus of the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA) and the Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP) in Paris. From 1980 to 1996, Pierre Duquesne held various positions in the Treasury Department of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Duquesne was Advisor to the Prime Minister for economic and financial, internal and international affairs. From 2001 to 2007, he held the position of Executive Director for France at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In 2008, he joined the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs as the Ambassador in charge of economic, reconstruction and development issues. From October 2014 to October 2017, he was Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the OECD.  In October 2017, Mr. Pierre Duquesne was appointed Ambassador, Interministerial Delegate for the Mediterranean. During this time, he was in charge of the CEDRE Conference held in April 2018. Since September 2020, Pierre Duquesne has held the position of Ambassador in charge of coordinating international support to Lebanon.

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