Alain Fohr

Director, Institut Français Madrid & Institut Français Spain

Alain Fohr (source El Adelantado.com)

(photo: source El Adelantado.com)
 
Alain Fohr joined the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in 1978.
 
He first held positions at various universities in Ghana, Iraq and Morocco before being appointed Cooperation Attaché in Greece. After a first return to the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Paris, he was nominated Cultural Councillor in Mexico and Director of the French Institute of Latin America. He returned to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Paris in 2000 as a Human Resources Officer. This would be followed by a position as Cultural Councillor in Buenos Aires (2003-2004) and Councillor for Cooperation and Cultural Action, Director of the French Institute of Athens (2004 -2008).
 
From that date, he returned to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs as Head of Cultural and Artistic Cooperation, in the Cultural Diversity and World Heritage Department. Since 2010, he has been Cultural Councillor and Director of the French Institute in Madrid and of the French Institute of Spain.

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