Daniel Jouanneau was born in Vendôme (Loir-et-Cher) on September 15, 1946. He completed his studies at Lycée Ronsard, at the “Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris” and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris. He is an alumni of the IEP, holds a master’s degree in Public Law and is a former student of the “Ecole nationale d’Administration”.
Daniel Jouanneau began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1971. He alternated between foreign postings and positions at the headquarters. In Paris, he was in charge of European affairs on numerous occasions (legal affairs department, political affairs department, Europe department, financial and economic affairs department). He was Chief of Protocol for the last two years of President François Mitterrand’s term, and for the first two years of President Jacques Chirac’s presidency. Before his nomination to Canada, he was Inspector General of Foreign Affairs.
Daniel Jouanneau served in Egypt (Press Counselor), in Guinea (Chief of the Cultural and Cooperation Mission), in Zimbabwe as Chargé d’Affaires. He was Ambassador to Mozambique and then Ambassador to Lebanon. He is the first French Ambassador to Canada to have served as Consul General in Québec (1987-1989).
Daniel Jouanneau presented his credentials to the Governor General of Canada on September 10, 2004.