Alain Le Roy


Alain Leroy
Alain Leroy
France Ambassador in Rome, former UN Under-Secretary General in charge of Peacekeeping Operations


li Biography

Born in 1953, throughout his career Alain Le Roy has distinguished himself through his vision, his courage and his exceptional dedication to serve the cause of peace in the world.


After starting his career in the private sector with large French industrial groups, he became a high-ranking civil servant in 1990 and referendary counsellor at the ‘Cour des Comptes’ (French Audit Office) in 1993.


Then Mr. Le Roy brought all his talent to the international arena. In 1995 he was appointed Deputy Special Coordinator for the UN in Sarajevo. He was then sent on mission to Mauritania as part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), followed by Kosovo from July 1999 to July 2000.


Appointed European Union Special Representative in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, then French Ambassador to Madagascar from 2006 to 2007, in June 2008 he became Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations for the United Nations, one of the most demanding positions of the UN Organization.


During the 3 years he served in this role he exercised indisputable leadership, commanding 120,000 men in 15 missions across the globe, and he managed a remarkable number of crises, with the constant concern to preserve and consolidate the peace process and to ensure the security of civilian populations.


He was appointed as France’s Ambassador in Rome in December 2011.


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