Christile Drulhe named new French consul-general to HK and Macau

Christile Drulhe has been appointed the Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, replacing Alexandre Giorgini.

“The specificities of the two territories within China including the rule of law, the one country, two systems principle, have made the prosperity of Hong Kong and Macau,” said Mrs. Drulhe in a video released on social media, “You can count on me to work with the local authorities and the civil society on the conditions for our relations with the two territories to continue to flourish wherever possible.”

She served as Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to the French Prime Minister from 2020 to 2022. She joined the French diplomatic service in 2004, first serving at the Directorate for Asia and Oceania at the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (2004-2007), before being appointed Political Counsellor at the French Embassy in Beijing (2007-2012).

She was appointed Head of the North East Asia Department (2015-2019). She then served under the French Permanent Representative to the Pacific Community (2019) and at the Directorate for Economic Diplomacy (2019-2020).

Christile Drulhe speaks French, English, German and Mandarin Chinese. She holds postgraduate degrees in Public Administration and in Sociology from Sciences Po Paris. She also majored in Philosophy at the Paris-Sorbonne University and in Chinese Studies at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Inalco).