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Guillaume Lacroix

Consul General of France in Chicago

@GJ_Lacroix

Biography

Guillaume Lacroix became Consul General of France in Chicago on August 29th, 2017.

He holds diplomas from Institut d’études politiques de Paris and Université Panthéon-Assas. He speaks Swahili, a language he studied at Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales in Paris and in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

He started his diplomatic career in 1997. He was assigned to the Department of African and Indian Ocean Affairs in Paris, then to the French Embassy in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and to the French Embassy in Washington.

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 Laurent Fabius and Jean-Marc Ayrault as Counsellor for African Affairs.

Guillaume Lacroix was born in 1971 in Auxerre (Burgundy). He is married and has two children.



Promoting French-American relations in the Midwest



Detroit (MI), September 23-24, 2018. Consul General Lacroix is back to Detroit for the second Annual « Rendez-vous » and to present the Legion of Honor medal to WWII Veteran Bernard Wojnowski.
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Valparaiso (IN), August 31, 2018. Consul General Lacroix visits Valparaiso University in Indiana.
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Bourbonnais (IL), August 31, 2018. Consul General Lacroix visits Bourbonnais in Kankakee County, Illinois.
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DeKalb (IL), August 29, 2018. Consul General Lacroix visits DeKalb High School.
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Conneaut (OH), August 18, 2018. Consul General Lacroix awards four WWII veterans the Legion of Honor medal at a special ceremony in Conneaut.
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Novi (MI), August 16, 2018. Consul General Lacroix awards WWII Veteran Elvin "Al" Rasof, the French Legion of Honor.
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Novi (MI), August 16, 2018. Consul General Lacroix awards WWII Veteran Harold W. Ortwine the French Legion of Honor.
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Des Plaines (IL), June 22, 2018. Consul General Lacroix awards WWII Veteran Xenophon "Fonda" Doudalis, the French Legion of Honor.
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Toledo (OH), June 16, 2018. Consul General Lacroix visits Toledo, Ohio for the first time.
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Chicago (IL), June 15, 2018. Consul General Lacroix congratulates Lycée Français de Chicago Class of 2018 graduates.
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Chicago (IL), June 12, 2018. Consul General Lacroix celebrates "Award Toward Excellence" students of Alliance Française de Chicago.
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Milwaukee (WI), June 2018. Consul General Lacroix congratulates Milwaukee French Immersion School on 40 year anniversary.
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Chicago (IL), June 9 2018. Consul General Lacroix attends Biennial fundraiser of Alliance Française de Chicago Woman’s Board.
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Kansas City (MO), June 5, 2018. Consul General Lacroix presents the insigna of Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms to Elimane Mbengue, Director of the Academy Lafayette, a French Immersion school in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Chicago (IL), June 3-4, 2018. Consul General Lacroix welcomes Dr. Ned Sharpless, Dr. Muriel Dahan, and Professor Norbert Ifrah to the Consulate during the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
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Minneapolis, (MN), June 1, 2018. Consul General Lacroix interviewed by Star Tribune following boy’s rescue
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Vincennes (IN), May 26, 2018. Consul General Lacroix unveils the statue of François-Marie Bissot, Founder of Vincennes, Indiana.
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Paris, France - Indianapolis, Indiana, May 25, 2018. Consul General Lacroix participate in the Inauguration of the first non-stop flight Paris-Indianapolis with Delta Air Lines.
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Ste Genevieve (MO), May 6, 2018. Consul General Lacroix participate in the dedication of the « Centre for French Colonial Life »
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St. Louis (MO), April 24, 2018. Consul General Lacroix meets the American Jewish Committee of St. Louis and visit the Alliance Française.
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Cincinnati (OH), April 18 & 19, 2018. Consul General Lacroix’ first visit to Cincinnati.
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Lena (IL), March 7, 2018. Ribbon cutting and launch of a new line of cheese made in Illinois thanks to a U.S.-France partnership.
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Indiana, February 27 & 28, 2018. Consul General of France and Business France - Chicago promote France as a destination for business and investments, develop new partnerships and reach out to key U.S. investors.
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Chicago, February 22nd, 2018. Consul General of France discusses France and Europe at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Nebraska, February 12 & 13, 2018. Consul General of France is back to Nebraska to promote students mobility.
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Indiana, January 30 & 31, 2018. Consul General of France & Business France Chicago promote business relations in Indiana.
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Lexington (KY), January 26, 2018. Legion of Honor presentation ceremony for WWII Veteran Dr. Marvin D. Mills, 96.
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Kentucky, January 24-26, 2018. Consul General Lacroix’ first visit to the "Bluegrass State".
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Chicago (IL), December 18, 2017. Consul General Guillaume Lacroix meets with Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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Chicago (IL), December 14, 2017. Reception at the residence of France to honor Mamadou-Abou Sarr named by Crain’s Business Chicago – “Top 40 under 40” 2017.
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Chicago (IL), December 12, 2017. French DJ Petit Biscuit in concert in Chicago.
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Chicago (IL), December 3, 2017. Illinois Bicentennial Day at Navy Pier Winter Wonderfest with Governor Bruce Rauner.
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Chicago (IL), November 30-December 1st, 2017. Annual meeting of the Honorary Consul of France for the Midwest region.
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Cleveland (OH), November 20-21, 2017. Consul General Lacroix’s first visit to Cleveland, OH
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Dover (OH), November 20, 2017. Legion of Honor presentation ceremony for WWII Veteran Jesse Reese, 92.
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Hutchinson (MN), November 18, 2017. Legion of Honor presentation ceremony for WWII Veteran Elvin "Speed" Homan, 93.
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Minneapolis (MN), November 17, 2017. French American Chamber of Commerce of Minneapolis Annual Gala at the Guthrie Theater.
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Chicago (IL), November 17, 2017. Visit of the Newberry Library and its rich collections of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material spanning six centuries.
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Detroit (MI), November 15, 2017. Visit to Detroit. Meetings with economic diplomacy partners, contemporary art stakeholders, and leaders of urban revitalization.
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Bloomfield Hills (MI), November 14, 2017. Legion of Honor presentation ceremony for WWII Hero, entrepreneur and philanthropist Morton "Mort" Harris, 97, at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills.
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Chicago (IL), November 13, 2017. Grand opening of Pays de la Loire Region North American bureau.
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Kansas City (MO), November 11, 2017. Veterans’ Day 2017, official ceremony at the National World War I Museum and Memorial of the United States.
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Kansas City (MO), November 11, 2017. Visit of the Académie Lafayette, a French Immersion Public Charter School in Kansas City.
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Garnett (KS), November 10, 2017. Legion of Honor presentation ceremony for WWII Veteran William Brecheisen Sr., 95, of Chanute, Kansas.
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Lafayette - West Lafayette (IN), September 30, 2017. Speech by Consul General of France Guillaume Lacroix on the occasion of the 50th Feast of the Hunters’ Moon and 300th Anniversary of the foundation of Fort Ouiatenon.
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Affton (MO), September 29, 2017. Legion of Honor presentation ceremony for WWII Veteran Harry C. Reed, 93.
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Springfield (IL), September 28, 2017. Legion of Honor presentation ceremony for WWII Veteran Rev. Gerald "Gerry" W. Raschke.
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Omaha (NE), September 9, 2017. Remarks by Consul General Guillaume Lacroix on the occasion of the Centennial Gala of the Alliance Française d’Omaha.
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Last modified on 28/09/2018

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