Press release

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Qatar

Mr Ajay Sharma is to succeed Mr Nicholas Hopton as Her Majesty's Ambassador to Qatar.

Mr Ajay Sharma has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar in succession to Mr Nicholas Hopton, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Sharma will take up his appointment during November 2015.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Ajay Sharma
2015- present Chargé d’affaires to Iran
2012 – 2015 FCO Head of Iran Department, followed by Non-resident Chargé d’affaires to Iran
2008 – 2012 Paris, Deputy Head of Mission
2007 – 2008 Tehran, Deputy Head Mission
2007 Language training (Farsi)
2005 – 2007 FCO, Deputy Head of Security Policy Department
2003 – 2005 Ankara, Head of Political Section
2002 – 2003 Moscow, Head of Economic Section
2001 – 2002 Language training (Russian)
2000 – 2001 Secondment to Her Majesty’s Treasury
1997 – 2000 Ankara, Second Secretary Political
1996 – 1997 Language training (Turkish)
1995 – 1996 FCO, Desk Officer Hungary & Slovakia, European Department
1995 Joined FCO

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