Marie-Anne Coninsx is the Ambassador of the European Union to Canada. She began her posting as the European Union's top diplomat in Canada in September 2013, after serving four years as Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico.
Her other postings abroad include having served as the number two at the EU Delegations in New York (US) and in Geneva (CH), providing her with an extensive experience on multilateral issues.
Ambassador Coninsx has been an official of the European Union since 1984. She started her career in the European Commission at the Legal Service, and worked during 12 consecutive years as a Staff Member at Cabinets of three Commissioners, dealing respectively with: External Relations, Trade; Internal Market, Relations with the European Parliament and Development Policy. She also worked at the External Relations Department at HQ, overseeing relations between the European Union and Latin America.
Ambassador Coninsx studied law at Gent University in Belgium and did post-graduate studies at Cambridge University (UK) and at European University Centre in Nancy (France).
Ambassador Coninsx is Belgian. She is fluent in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish; and understand basics of Portuguese and Italian.