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Mr Robin Ord-Smith MVO has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic in succession to Ms Judith Farnworth, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Ord-Smith will take up his appointment during June 2015.
Mr Ord-Smith joined the FCO in 1989 and has served in a number of diplomatic roles at home and overseas, including in Algeria, Romania, Malaysia, Germany, Japan and Iraq.
Mr Ord-Smith has also spent time seconded to the private sector as Marketing Manager Japan for BAE SYSTEMS and to the German Foreign Ministry and as Assistant Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Duke of York. Mr Ord-Smith was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan from 2012 until December 2014.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr Ord-Smith said:
I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic and very much look forward to returning to Bishkek and Central Asia. I hope to build on the achievements of the current Ambassador and the Embassy team and to further develop bilateral relations for the benefit of both Kyrgyzstan and the United Kingdom.
Robin Jeremy Ord-Smith MVO
2012 – present
Dushanbe, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2010 – 2011
UKTI, Policy & Communications Strategist, High Value Opportunities Programme
2007 – 2010
Assistant Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG
2006 – 2007
Tokyo, Director Trade Promotion
2003 – 2006
Tokyo, First Secretary Commercial
2002 – 2003
Tokyo, Innovation UK Campaign Director
2001 – 2002
Marketing Manager Japan, BAE Systems Tokyo
2000 – 2001
Language Training (Japanese)
1999 – 2000
FCO, Deputy Head, Indonesia and East Timor Section
Legationsrat Erster Klasse, Auswaertiges Amt, Bonn
Kuala Lumpur, Second Secretary State Visit
1994 – 1997
Kuala Lumpur, Third Secretary Political, Press and Public Affairs