African Studies

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Master's Programme in International Protection of Human Rights

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Guy Trouveroy


Guy Trouveroy was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1952.  His parents were diplomats.  Following them, he lived successively in the United States, the Middle East, Western Africa and Central Europe.

Starting in 1970, he studied both Law and Political Science at the Catholic University of Louvain, graduating in 1975.  A year later, he took a Master’s degree in Economic Law at the same university.

After his studies, Guy Trouveroy performed his military duties in the Belgian Army where he served as an officer in the cavalry (Recce).  He is now an honorary member of the reserve forces.

His first job was in the Secretary General’s Office of the European Commission (European Community stagiaire - 1976)

In 1977, he joined the Belgian Foreign Service.  In 1979 he was assigned as a cultural attaché to the Belgian Embassy in Bonn, Germany.

From 1980-83, he was Second Secretary at the Embassy in Damascus, Syria.

In 1983, he was sent as a First Secretary to the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations in New York, and as such represented Belgium in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (social issues and human rights).

His next assignment (1988-92) was as a Political Counsellor and Deputy Head of Post at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing, China.

In September 1992, he was appointed as Consul General of Belgium in Los Angeles, with jurisdiction over thirteen western states.  His principal task was to promote commercial exchanges, high-tech partnerships and investments between that part of the United States and Belgium.

In July 1995, Mr. Trouveroy became the Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps.

In July 1996, Mr. Trouveroy was called back to his Ministry to head the Asia-Pacific desk (Foreign Affairs and Trade).  During that same period, as the representative of the Minister of Foreign Trade, he was a Member of the Board of Ducroire, the Belgian Export Credit Agency.

September 1999: Mr. Trouveroy took up his assignment as Ambassador to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, with residence in New Delhi.

September 2003: Mr. Trouveroy was designated as Ambassador to Egypt and the Sudan, with residence in Cairo.

August 2006: Mr Trouveroy became the Africa Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels.

June 2009: Mr. Trouveroy was appointed as Ambassador to the Russian Federation and to the Republic of Belarus.

Mr. Trouveroy is married.  He and his wife Nathalie have three children.

Mr. Trouveroy enjoys sports, fencing, tennis and cross-country running. His hobbies include photography, and Oriental Studies (Middle East and Far East).

His hometown in Belgium is Brussels.

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