Ambassador Antoine Chedid arrived to the United States to assume his duties in July 2007, following his service as Head of the Bureau of International Organizations, Conferences and Cultural Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut from November 2001 until June 2007.
Prior to Lebanon, he was Ambassador of Lebanon to Greece from 1998 to 2000. He was Consul General in New York and the eastern States between 1991 and 1998, and in Los Angeles, California between 1984 and 1986.
As a senior career diplomat of the Foreign Service, Ambassador Chedid was member of the Lebanese delegations to twelve General Assemblies of the United Nations in New York. He also served as Presidential Adviser for American Affairs between 1989 and 1991 and as Head of the America Desk Office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Chedid entered the Foreign Service in 1978 and was posted overseas in the United States and Greece. As a young diplomat, he held the positions of Assistant to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consul, Press Attaché and Political Officer at the Lebanese embassy in Washington between 1979 and 1984.
Ambassador Chedid was born in Zahle/Lebanon in 1951. He is a lawyer graduate from the French University of Saint Joseph/School of Law. He is married to Nicole Saba and has three children, Georges , Rhea and Anthony.
He speaks fluent Arabic, French and English.