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Asif Ahmad

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Preceded by  Stephen Lillie
Preceded by  Quinton Quayle
Education  Durham University
Succeeded by  Philip Malone
Role  Diplomat

Preceded by  Quinton Quayle
Name  Asif Ahmad
Preceded by  Stephen Lillie
Succeeded by  Mark Kent
Residence  London, United Kingdom
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Asif Anwar Ahmad, CMG (Bengali: আসিফ আনোয়ার আহমেদ; born 21 January 1956) is a British diplomat, serving as the British High Commissioner to the Jamaica and the Bahamas, formerly as British Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines. He is also accredited as Ambassador to Palau. He was the British Ambassador to Thailand from November 2010 until August 2012. He has been British Ambassador to the Philippines since July 2013.


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Early life

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Ahmad was born on 21 January 1956 in London, England. He is the son of the late Salahuddin Ahmad, a Pakistani and later Bangladeshi diplomat and Bandana Ahmad, an expert in social services in the UK. He was educated at the Community High School, Tehran and then Carlisle Technical College. He studied economics at Durham University, graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Later, he attended INSEAD and completed its International Executive Program in 1991.


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He joined National Westminster Bank, where he stayed until 1996, during which time he studied at INSEAD. His banking career included roles in International Banking, oversight of Coutts & Co and as Senior Manager of a network of high street branches centred at County Hall, London. He joined Business Link London in 1996, as a Personal Business Adviser, transferring to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1999. After a period in the FCO's Resource and Budgeting Department he was appointed to the Senior Civil Service and served as Head of the Commonwealth Department.

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In 2003, Ahmad was seconded to the Prime Minister's Office where he served as Head of the Communication and Information Centre for a period, and then to UK Trade and Investment where he was Director, Asia from 2004 until 2008. He returned to FCO policy work as Head of the South East Asia and Pacific Department, dealing with issues relating to ASEAN countries, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. For a short period in 2009, he ran the British Embassy in Rangoon.

In 2010, Ahmad was appointed as Her Majesty's Ambassador to Thailand and Laos. Apart from the UK, he has lived in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Japan, China, Poland and Thailand.

Awards and recognition

In January 2014, Ahmad was nominated for the Civil Servant of the Year award at the British Muslim Awards.

In 2017, Ahmad was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2017 Birthday Honours.


Key to the City

  • Cebu, Philippines (12 March 2015)
  • References

    Asif Ahmad Wikipedia

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