Her Majesty the Queen has given orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to Mr. Jean-Pascal Sibiet, President of Franco-British Connections and Member of the Franco-British Council, for services to UK/France relations.
This award recognises ten years of volunteer work serving linguistic, intellectual, scientific, artistic and academic exchanges between students and young professionals from France and the United Kingdom. Jean-Pascal received the insignia from Lord Ed Llewellyn at the Ambassador’s residence with family, friends and key Franco-British players
A graduate of the Sciences Po doctoral school, Jean-Pascal Sibiet began his career in Franco-British relations in 2008 when he formed the Franco-British Comparative Project, an academic prize for the best contributions to the comparative analysis between France and Britain. After the general adhesion met during conferences and debates, Jean-Pascal became the president of the first Franco-British students association, known today as Franco-British Connections, a position he still holds.
Following the 2016 EU Referendum in Britain, Jean-Pascal Sibiet co-founded the Franco-British Young Leaders programme for professionals aged 30-40 with a track record of excellence on both sides of the Channel who take part in collective initiatives around issues common to both France and Britain. He chairs the French Committee of the Franco-British Young Leaders Programme.
Jean-Pascal Sibiet regularly publishes opinion articles covering multilingualism, intercultural competences and higher education with a Franco-British outlook. Last week, he gave a speech on the perspective of Higher Education in 2030, for the 10th year anniversary of the Cambridge University Engineering Department and CentraleSupelec partnership.
In addition to his role at Franco-British Connections, Jean-Pascal Sibiet is an Insurance Consultant at Sia Partners and serves as an Advisor to the Board of Trustees at the University of London in Paris.