Jean-Claude Schlumberger of France took up his post as the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo on 1 October 2012.
A career diplomat, he comes to the OSCE from Skopje, where he served as Ambassador of France from 2009 to 2012.
Ambassador Schlumberger was also posted to Germany, Algeria, the United States, Laos and Haiti. From 2006 to 2009, he was assigned to the Inspectorate-General of the Foreign Ministry.
He held senior positions in the Ministry’s department responsible for the United Nations and other international organizations and was Chief of Staff for Foreign Ministers Hervé de Charette in 1996 and Alain Juppé in 1993.