Stéphanie Seydoux was appointed French Ambassador for Global Health in 2018, representing France in international organizations such as The Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Unitaid.
In her role, she contributes to the design and implementation of the French Strategy for Global Health which focuses on strengthening health systems, promoting equitable access, with a particular focus on gender and on vulnerable groups. She took an active part in France’s participation to the multilateral response to the Covid crisis (in particular through ACT-A, vaccine sharing, development of local production capacities). She was also involved in the 6th Global Fund replenishment conference in Lyon, in October 2019.
After starting her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stéphanie Seydoux joined the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (IGAS) in 2004. From 2007 to 2010, she was Head of Equality Promotion at the French Independent Equality Commission. From 2010 to 2013, she was Deputy Ambassador at the French Embassy in Kenya. She was head of the French Women’s rights department from 2014 to 2017.
She is chair of the Council of the Virchow Prize for Global Health and a member of Insitut Pasteur’s “Assemblée des Cent”.
Stéphanie Seydoux holds a master’s degree in literature from the University of Oxford, a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and is a former student of the National School of Administration (ENA) – promotion “Léopold Sédar Senghor”.