Mrs. Marie-Anne Coninsx
former European Union Ambassador
She was the first EU Ambassador at Large for the Arctic (2017-2019), was previously EU`s Ambassador to Canada (2013-2017) - where she extensively visited the Canadian Arctic, after having been before EU Ambassador to Mexico. Her other postings abroad include having served as the number two at the EU Delegations in New York (US) and in Geneva (CH), providing her with an extensive experience on multilateral issues. Marie-Anne Coninsx has been an official of the European Union for 35 years (1984-2019). She started her career in the European Commission at the Legal Service, and worked during 12 consecutive years as a staff member at Cabinets of three Commissioners, dealing respectively with External Relations and Trade, Internal Market, Development Policy and with relations with the European Parliament. She also worked at the External Relations Department at EU HQ, overseeing relations between the European Union and Latin America. Marie-Anne is Belgian. She is fluent in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish; she understand basics of Portuguese and Italian.