Tribute to Patrick Rousseau
Message of the French Ambassador, Mr. Alexandre Ziegler.
New Delhi, 16 March 2017
It was with deep grief that I learnt of the passing of Mr Patrick Rousseau, General Manager of Véolia India, President of the India Section of Foreign Trade Counsellors of France, and Vice-President of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
I wish to acknowledge his great contribution to the development of Indo-French economic ties. Along with being a lover of India – a country he understood well and was thoroughly acquainted with – he was also a fervent upholder of France’s interests. On a personal note, he had also extended a very warm welcome to me on my arrival in India, becoming a dear friend in the course of the intervening months.
An extremely dedicated person well appreciated by one and all, Patrick’s passing will leave a great void in the French community.
On behalf of all the staff members of the Embassy and Consulates General of France in India, I extend my heartfelt condolences to his near and dear ones.