His Majesty Appoints New Ambassador to Djibouti: Vinay Talwar

Mr Vinay Talwar has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti in succession to Ms Jo McPhail who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Talwar will take up his appointment during April 2023.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Vinay Talwar

2022 to 2023Dublin, Head of Economic Team
2021 to 2022Strasbourg, École Nationale d’Administration, FCDO and French Government Scholarship: MA in International Relations & Public Administration
2020 to 2021Paris, Head of Communications
2020Lima, Crisis Manager and Acting Deputy Head of Mission
2019 to 2020Khartoum, Political Counsellor
2018 to 2019Auckland, South Pacific Islands Project Lead
2018UK Mission to the WTO, UN and Other International Organisations (UKMIS Geneva), First Secretary, Migration
2015 to 2018Nouakchott, Head, UK Embassy Office
2013 to 2015House of Commons, Second Clerk, Select Committee for Energy and Climate Change
2013Yangon, Acting Head, Political Team
2011 to 2013FCO, Head, NSC Emerging Powers Team, Policy Unit
2010 to 2011Delhi, Political Officer, Climate Change and Energy Unit
2009 to 2010Juba, Head of British Embassy Office
2009Brussels, United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union, Press Officer
2008UK Permanent Representation to the United Nations New York, UNGA Team Leader, Second Secretary 5th Committee
2006 to 2008Guatemala City, Second Secretary Political (covering Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador)
2006Full Time Language Training (Spanish)
2005 to 2006UK Trade and Industry, Attaché, Overseas Attachment Scheme (OATS), New York
2004 to 2005FCO, Head, Forced Marriage Unit, Consular Directorate
2003 to 2004Joined FCO, Desk Officer, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia

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