Francis Lott, born in 1941

Director of Ofpra from August 1991 to May 1996

Minister Plenipotentiary
Distinctions : Officier de la Légion d’honneur et de l’Ordre national du mérite

A former student of the ENA Institute (Turgot class of 1968), Francis Lott was assigned to the general administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before being appointed Second Secretary then First Secretary in Moscow between 1971 and 1974. He was posted to the French Permanent Representation to the European Communities until 1978. He then went on to serve as Deputy Director at the central administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1982, before working in the private sector as Secretary-General of Havas Agency, prior to becoming Director of Ofpra.

He was subsequently appointed Director-General Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1996, Ambassador of France to the Ivory Coast in 1998, Ambassador in charge of overseeing the compensation process of the victims of the Holocaust in 2001 and Ambassador of France to Argentina in 2003.