Hervé Delphin presented his Letters of Credence to the Hon'ble President of India, Shrimati Droupadi Murmu on 23rd October, 2023.
With a career spanning 30 years with the European Union (EU), he is a specialist in foreign policy and international relations. Prior to his posting in India, he was heading the policy planning at the European Diplomatic Service, EEAS, where he also served as Acting Director of Strategic Communications and Foresight.
From 2014 to 2017, he was Head of the Unit in the European Commission in charge of the EU humanitarian and emergency response to major crises in the European Neighbourhood and the Middle East. Previously, he served as the Head of the Cabinet of European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva and as Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Commissioners Louis Michel and Karel de Gucht, responsible for the development policy and external relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
He is a visiting professor at the College of Europe, Department of International Relations and Diplomatic Studies, in Bruges (Belgium). He has published several papers and articles related to international relations and global strategic issues.
A French national, he was awarded the title of “Knight of the Legion of Honour” (Légion d’Honneur), the highest French National Order, in 2014.
Hervé Delphin holds a double Master’s degree in Political Sciences and Contemporary History from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.
He is married and father of five children.