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Change of British High Commissioner to India

The Honourable Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of India.

Dominic Asquith

The Honourable Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of India in succession to Sir James Bevan KCMG, who has transferred to a non-governmental public body. The Honourable 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
2004 – 2006 FCO, Director Iraq
2004 Baghdad, Deputy Special Representative and Chargé 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
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

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Published 8 March 2016