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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kyrgyz Republic

Robin Ord-Smith MVO has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Robin Ord-Smith

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.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name 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
1999 Legationsrat Erster Klasse, Auswaertiges Amt, Bonn
1998 Kuala Lumpur, Second Secretary State Visit
1994 – 1997 Kuala Lumpur, Third Secretary Political, Press and Public Affairs
1991 – 1994 Bucharest, Vice Consul
1991 Algiers, Entry Clearance Officer
1990 – 1991 FCO, Kuwait Emergency Unit, Consular Unit
1989 – 1990 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Germany Section, WED

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Published 9 March 2015
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