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Mr Edward Oakden CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Tunisian Republic in succession to Mrs Louise de Sousa who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Oakden will take up his appointment in October 2020.
Curriculum Vitae
Full name: Edward Oakden
Married to: Dr Florence Eid PhD
2015 to 2020
Amman, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2013 to 2015
FCO, Director, Middle East
2012 to 2013
Strategic Trade UKTI, Managing Director
2010 to 2012
Sectors Group, UKTI Managing Director
2006 to 2010
Abu Dhabi, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2004 to 2006
FCO, Director for Defence and Strategic Threats, and Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism
2002 to 2004
FCO, Director for International Security
FCO, Head of Security Policy Department
1998 to 2002
Madrid, Deputy Head of Mission
1997 to 1998
FCO, Deputy Head, EU Department (Internal)
1995 to 1997
Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
1992 to 1995
FCO, Deputy Head, EU Department (External) & Eastern Adriatic Department
1988 to 1992
Washington, Private Secretary to Her Majesty’s Ambassador
1985 to 1988
Khartoum, Second Secretary
1984 to 1985
Baghdad, Third Secretary (later Second Secretary)

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