Her Excellency Nicole Bintner-Bakshian

Nicole Bintner-Bakshian is the ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United States, based in Washington, D.C.

In 1999 after early assignments in Vietnam, Pakistan and India, Ms. Bintner-Bakshian joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she served in many capacities. In 2000, she became deputy Head of Protocol and served for four years as private secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs before joining the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines, as advisor to the Executive Board. She returned to diplomatic service as deputy Chief of Mission in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, and Bangkok, Thailand, until she became Luxembourg’s first ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to becoming the ambassador of Luxembourg to the United States, Nicole Bintner-Bakshian, as the Duchy’s diplomatic representative in Africa
In 2017 she set up Luxembourg’s first regional embassy in Dakar, Senegal, covering Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger as well, while also serving as the country’s Special Envoy to the Sahel region.

Ms. Bintner-Bakshian studied at the University of Luxembourg, the European School of Management EAP-ESCP (Paris, Oxford, Berlin), as well as at the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand).

Ms. Bintner-Bakshian was born in Pétange, Luxembourg in 1970. She is married and has two daughters. Ambassador Bintner-Bakshian speaks fluent German, French, English, and Luxembourgish. She likes traveling, reading, exploring the outdoors, pilates and yoga.