Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico Jon Benjamin

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Jonathan Benjamin

Married to: Carolina Vasquez

Children: One son

2017 to 2020FCDO, Director of Learning, Principal of the Diplomatic Academy; also FCO, Alternate Director, Operations, COVID-19 Taskforce (March – June 2020)
2014 to 2017Accra, High Commissioner and Her Majesty’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso
2009 to 2014Santiago, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2009Full-time Language Training (Spanish)
2008 to 2009Secondments as adviser to the Boards of AIG (New York) and Eurasia Group (New York)
2005 to 2008New York, Deputy, later Acting, Consul-General
2002 to 2005FCO, Head, Human Rights Policy Department
2000 to 2001FCO, Deputy Head, Drugs and International Crime Department
2000FCO, Head, Zimbabwe Emergency Unit
1996 to 1999Ankara, First Secretary (Head of Political Section)
1995 to 1996Full-time Language Training (Turkish)
1993 to 1995FCO, Private Secretary to Minister for Europe and Latin America
1992 to 1993FCO, Head of Section (Central Asia/Caucasus), Eastern Department
1988 to 1991Jakarta, Third, later Second Secretary (Political)
1987 to 1988Full-time Language Training (Indonesian)
1986 to 1987FCO, Desk Officer for Burma and Laos
1986DFID (then ODA), Desk Officer for Pakistan


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