Mr. Drissi has over 25 years of professional experience in the French Diplomatic Service and the UN system.
With the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he rose to senior positions in the cultural and cooperation branch of the French Overseas Development Service – part of the France’s Diplomatic Service – holding posts in the United States, Italy, Brazil, Kenya and at the French Foreign Service Headquarters, where he conducted multiple missions in the field.
He joined FAO in 2008 as Head of FAO Office in Paris (France, Benelux, Monaco) and was then appointed Chief, Media Relations Branch (Office of Corporate Communications) in March 2012 in Rome (FAO Headquarters).
Mehdi Drissi was born in Rabat, Morocco, and holds both French and Moroccan nationalities. He holds a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Humanities from the University Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux, France; a National Certificate as Professor of Arabic Language and Culture; a Master of Arts and Humanities from the University Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux, France and a Master of Advanced Studies in Science of Teaching Languages and Culture from the University of Paris III La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France.
He speaks French, Arabic, English, Portuguese and Italian fluently and has a fair knowledge of Spanish.
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