UK appoints Dominic Asquith as new envoy to India

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New Delhi, Mar.9 (ANI): The Honourable Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of India in succession to Sir James Bevan KCMG. Sir Dominic will take up his appointment during March 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: The Honourable Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG

Married to: Louise Asquith

Children: Four

2013 – present: Senior Adviser, Dentons LLP; Senior Director, Macro Advisory Partners; Senior Adviser, Group DF International; Chairman, Libyan British Business Council; Adviser, Tatweer Research; Adviser, Libya Holdings Group; Board of Advisers, Tamweel Capital; Board of Trustees, Institute of Statecraft

2011 – 2012: Tripoli, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2011: UK Special Representative Libya

2007 – 2011: Cairo, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2006 – 2007: Baghdad, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

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2004 – 2006: FCO, Director Iraq

2004: Baghdad, Deputy Special Representative and Charge d’Affaires

2001 – 2004: Riyadh, Deputy Head of Mission

1997 – 2001: Buenos Aires, Minister/Deputy Head of Mission

1997: Spanish Language Training

1996 – 1997: FCO, Drugs and International Crime Department

1992 – 1996: Washington, First Secretary

1990 – 1992: FCO, Private Secretary to Minister of State

1989 – 1990: FCO, Desk Officer, European Union Department (Internal)

1987 – 1989: Muscat, First Secretary

1986 – 1987: Damascus, Second Secretary and Head of British Interests Section

1984 – 1986: FCO, Arabic Language Training

1983 – 1984: FCO, Southern European Department

1983: Joined FCO, French language training followed by Soviet Department

1981 – 1983: Executive Secretary, Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Co-operation, London

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1981: Freelance Journalist, Amman

1979 – 1981: Researcher, Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding (CAABU)

1975: Researcher, Institute of Palestinian Studies, Beirut

1975: Musa Alami project, Jericho, West Bank (ANI)

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