Biography of the Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland [fr]
Born in 1968, Valéry Freland is an Alumni of the French Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and of the French Ecole Nationale d’administration (Class Leopold Sedar Senghor). He has a Master’s Degree in Law.
After a few years spent at the Audiovisual Council between 1994 and 1997, he entered the Department of International Cooperation at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Upon graduating from the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 2004, he was appointed Foreign Affairs Advisor and was summoned to the Department of European Affairs to work as Officer.
Between 2007 and 2009, he served as Advisor for Audiovisual Media and Cultural Affairs at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels, during the French EU Presidency.
Back in Paris, he held office as Deputy Director of Audiovisual Media and Communication Technologies before being sent on assignment as Diplomatic Advisor to the Office of the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Frédéric Mitterrand (2009-2010).
In 2010, he was appointed as Advisor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs and Director of the French Institute in Tunis.
Before taking office in the United States on September 1st, 2015, he had been performing the duties of Deputy Director of University and Cultural Cooperation and Research since 2013.
He was made Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2010.