French Consul to Join CRI Community Advisory Board

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Philippe Létrilliart has accepted the invitation to become part of the Community Advisory Board of the Cuban Research Institute of Florida International University. The board is a distinguished group of persons interested in Cuban and Cuban-American affairs and includes representatives from various business sectors and professional backgrounds.

Mr. Létrilliart assumed office as Consul General of France in Miami on September 3, 2013. He was previously Head of the Department in charge of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010–2013).

Being assigned multiple times in Latin America, he began his professional stay abroad as a "coopérant" in Guatemala (1989–1990), before joining the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He subsequently held the position of First Secretary at the Embassy of France in Havana (1996–2000). Recently, he served as the Senior Advisor to the Embassy of France in La Paz (2006–2010).

During his career, Mr. Létrilliart notably served at the Protocol (1993–1996) and handled multilateral affairs as Deputy Representative of France to the economic and social UN Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok (2000–2003).

As part of the Center for Research and International Studies, he was also a Senior lecturer at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) (2003–2006). He is the author of the book Cuba, l'Eglise et la Révolution [Cuba, the Church, and the Revolution] (2005).

Born in 1963 in Casablanca, Philippe Létrilliart graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a Master of Contemporary History. He is married and has two children.