H.E. Mrs. Ginette de Matha presented her credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on Tuesday, 15 May 2012.

Ambassador de Matha is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995.  She was posted to the French Embassy in The Hague, the Permanent Mission of the United Nations in New York, and the OECD in Paris.  In 2007 she was appointed Consul General in Torino and Genova.  In 2009 she returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris and was placed in charge of international criminal justice in the Legal Department.

She was appointed Ambassador to Jamaica in March 2012 and is the Permanent Representative of France to the International Seabed Authority.