Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Tunisia Edward Oakden

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 2020Amman, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2013 to 2015FCO, Director, Middle East
2012 to 2013Strategic Trade UKTI, Managing Director
2010 to 2012Sectors Group, UKTI Managing Director
2006 to 2010Abu Dhabi, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2004 to 2006FCO, Director for Defence and Strategic Threats, and Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism
2002 to 2004FCO, Director for International Security
2002FCO, Head of Security Policy Department
1998 to 2002Madrid, Deputy Head of Mission
1997 to 1998FCO, Deputy Head, EU Department (Internal)
1995 to 1997Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
1992 to 1995FCO, Deputy Head, EU Department (External) & Eastern Adriatic Department
1988 to 1992Washington, Private Secretary to Her Majesty’s Ambassador
1985 to 1988Khartoum, Second Secretary
1984 to 1985Baghdad, Third Secretary (later Second Secretary)
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