Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General in Chicago
Consul General of France in Chicago
Guillaume Lacroix became Consul General of France in Chicago on August 29th, 2017. He oversees the relations between France and 13 U.S. Midwestern States.
He holds diplomas from the Institute of Political Studies and the Law School of Assas University in Paris. He speaks Swahili, a language he studied at the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris and in the field on the islands of Zanzibar, East Africa.
He started his diplomatic career in 1997. He was assigned to the Bureau of African Affairs, then to the French Embassies in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and in Washington DC.
He was also posted in two other diplomatic institutions: at the U.S. State Department as part of the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellow program and at the European External Action Service in Brussels.
From 2013 until 2017, he served in the cabinets of French Foreign Affairs Ministers as Counselor for African Affairs.
Guillaume Lacroix was born in 1971 in Auxerre (Burgundy). He is married and has two children.