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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Algeria

Mr Barry Lowen has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Algeria

Mr Barry Lowen has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in succession to Mr Andrew Noble who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Lowen will take up his appointment in November 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Barry Robert Lowen
Married to: Karin Rhiannon Lowen
Children: Three
2016 – present FCO/Department for International Trade, Head, Trade Diplomacy Unit
2014 – 2016 FCO, Head, Economic Growth and Business Department
2010 – 2014 UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), Director for Trade and Investment, British High Commission, New Delhi
2008 – 2010 UKTI, Director Asia
2006 – 2008 FCO, Head, Engaging with Islamic World Group
2004 – 2006 Riyadh, Deputy Head of Mission and Consul-General
2003 – 2004 UKTI, Director Trade and Investment, Saudi Arabia
2001 – 2003 FCO, Deputy Head, Middle East Department
1997 – 2001 FCO, UK Mission New York, First Secretary (Finance)
1995 – 1997 FCO, Head, Iraq Section, Middle East Department
1993 – 1995 FCO, Head, Conventional Arms Exports, Non-Proliferation Department
1989 – 1993 Kuwait, Third then Second Secretary (Political)
1987 – 1989 Language training (Arabic)
1986 – 1987 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Middle East Peace Process, Near East and North Africa Department

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Published 13 June 2017