Nicolas de Rivière took office as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York on 8th July 2019.
A graduate from the “Condorcet” class of French Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA), Nicolas de Rivière was previously Director General of Political and Security Affairs at the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (2014-2019). He also served as Assistant Secretary for United Nations, International Organizations, Human Rights and Francophonie (2011-2014) and Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York (2009-2010).
Vice-President of EADS-Astrium in 2001-2002, Nicolas de Rivière then served in the offices of two Foreign Ministers: first, as Counselor for Economic Affairs, Asia and North America in the office of Dominique de Villepin (2002-2004), then as Counselor for International Economic issues, Asia and Americas in the office of Michel Barnier (2004-2005).
Nicolas de Rivière has also served at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York (2005-2010) as well as in Washington (1997-2001) and The Hague (1994-1997).
Nicolas de Rivière was conferred the insignia of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in July 2015.