Brigitte Curmi, French Ambassador to Malta
H. E. Brigitte Curmi is a career diplomat, expert on the Arab and Muslim world.
She holds a post-graduate degree in Arabic and Islamology from the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales and a doctoral degree from Sciences Po in Paris.
Before entering the diplomatic career, Brigitte Curmi was a senior researcher at the Centre d’études et de recherches sur le Moyen-Orient (CERMOC) in Amman, Jordan, between 1991 and 1994.
Between 1995 and 2003, she worked extensively for the French Foreign Affairs Ministry, first in Jerusalem as a cooperation attaché for the Palestinians and then in Paris as head of social development at the development directorate.
In 2003, she embraced the diplomatic career.
After two years as a Special Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa Director on cross-cutting issues, she served as the first secretary in the French embassies of Cairo, Beirut and Doha between 2005 and 2011, then became the deputy head of mission in Doha between 2011 and 2013.
She was assigned as the Middle East and North Africa expert at the Policy Planning in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 2013 and 2016.
Brigitte Curmi was appointed French Ambassador to Libya in 2016, a position she occupied until August 2018.
Distinctions : Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite and Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur