M. Axel Cruau took his post as Consul General of France in September 2012, with jurisdiction over the southwestern United States.
Before this assignment, M. Cruau was an adviser to the French Foreign Minister, with a portfolio including the United Nations and Global Affairs. He was Second Counselor in Beijing in 2009 and 2010, advising for strategic affairs and the foreign policy of China. He was First Secretary at the French Permanent Mission to the United Nations for five years, where he was first Press counselor and then in charge of strategic affairs.
Born in Nantes, in western France in 1973, he graduated from the French National School of Administration in 2001, after obtaining a degree in political science from the Institute for political studies in Paris. He also holds degrees in public law and history./.