Pierre Vimont is senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. From March 2016 to January 2017, he served as France’s special envoy for the Middle East peace process, and was nominated to be the personal envoy of the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to lead preparations for the Valletta Conference. From December 2010 to March 2015, he served as first executive secretary-general of the European External Action Service. He also served as ambassador to the United States and the European Union, and chief of staff to three former French foreign ministers.

Writing in the Cairo Review