After trainings in Brussels, Luxemburg and London at the end of the nineties, Mr. Chantry started his diplomatic career in Berlin, Germany and later, from 2002 to 2005, he headed the Belgian diplomatic office in Kosovo.
From 2005, Mr. Chantry started his journey throughout the African continent. Firstly in DRC, where he served as Political Advisor at the Embassy in Kinshasa, then moving to Bukavu to reopen the Consulate-General.
After an intermezzo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels as desk officer for DRC, Rwanda and Burundi, he was sent to Addis Abeba as Belgian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti and the African Union, from 2011 to 2015. From 2015 to 2019, he became Ambassador at the Belgian embassy in Abidjan, overlooking Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Back in Brussels, he headed the Diplomatic Trainee Programme at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after which he was sent to Kampala, as Belgian Ambassador to Uganda and South Sudan.