About the Ambassador
Mr. Jean-Marc Pisani presented, this Tuesday, October 11, his credentials to H.E. Mr. Macky Sall President of the Republic of Senegal. He is accredited Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Senegal.
His appointment is part of a renewed partnership between the EU and Senegal. An ambitious partnership based on trust, mutual respect and resolutely turned towards the future for the benefit of the population, in particular the Senegalese youth. In order to speed up and facilitate access to economic and social opportunities for young Senegalese, active players in the emergence of their country, the EU's actions are part of the "Global Gateway" strategy, of which most of the investment is intended to support intra-African trade. The shared objective of the EU and Senegal is to stimulate public and private investment in the fields of digital technology, energy and agriculture, and to strengthen health, education and research systems.
A civil servant within the European institutions, he worked for more than ten years at the European Commission on major EU policies - internal market, research, agro-food and pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries, trade, energy and climate. He then became deputy head of unit for multilateral relations, covering the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
From 2010, he specializes, at the European External Action Service, in countries in political and economic transition and in the common European external security and defense policy. In 2012, in charge of the crisis response division, he worked for four years on the Arab spring, the conflicts in the Sahel, and the Syrian refugee crisis. Between 2016 and 2020, Jean-Marc Pisani heads the division responsible for the conduct of EU civilian operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. From 2020, he became head of division in the Africa department, in charge of the Horn of Africa and East Africa.
Of French and Maltese nationality, Jean-Marc Pisani is a lawyer by training. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. Jean-Marc Pisani succeeds Ms Irène Mingasson, EU Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal from 2018 to 2022.