Alexandre Stutzmann is the Director for External Policies in the European Parliament since December 2015. His role is to supervise and coordinate the activities of the secretariats of the EP's parliamentary committees dealing with external policies (Foreign affairs, Development, International trade, Human Rights, Security and Defence). He previously served as the Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (2014-2015) and as the Diplomatic Adviser of the last three Presidents of the European Parliament (Hans-Gert Pöttering, 2007-2009; Jerzy Buzek, 2009-2012; Martin Schulz, 2012-2014). His role as leader of the President's diplomatic team was to advise on and to coordinate the President's activities in all foreign policy related areas.
A graduate in German studies, political science, and law from the Ecole Normale Supérieure as well as the Sorbonne University in Paris, Mr. Stutzmann was also a postgraduate scholar at the European University Institute in Florence (1997-2001), where he focused on international relations, while teaching political science at New York University (1999-2001). A French native, his working languages include German, English, Italian and Spanish.