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Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Peru

Mr Anwar Choudhury has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Peru.

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Mr Anwar Choudhury

Mr Anwar Choudhury has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Peru in succession to Mr James Dauris, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Choudhury will take up his appointment during August 2014.

Mr Choudhury joined the FCO in 2003 having served in private sector, the Royal Air Force, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office as Director. He was appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh in 2004 where he served for four years, returning to the FCO in 2008 as Director International Institutions responsible for multilateral policy. Thereafter, he worked on initiatives to improve the FCO, where he was presented the Institute of Government award for ‘Inspiration in Government’ for his work on Diplomatic Excellence.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Peru, Mr Choudhury has said:

I am thrilled. Peru is a rising country. There is a huge opportunity to further strengthen our relationship on trade and investment, education and security. Peru’s people, culture and cuisine are additional attractions and I am looking forward to working with our excellent team in Lima on our ambition for closer ties between the UK and Peru.’

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Anwar Bokth Choudhury
Married to: Momina Choudhury
Children: One son, two daughters
2012 – 2013 FCO, Director, Improving the FCO
2008 – 2011 FCO, Director, International Institutions
2004 – 2008 British High Commissioner - Dhaka
2000 – 2004 UK Cabinet Office, Director, e-Government
1995 – 1999 Ministry of Defence, Assistant Director
1993 – 1995 Royal Air Force, Consultant, Strategist
1986 – 1992 Siemens Plessey Plc, Consultant and Engineer

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Published 1 May 2014