New Arrivals – Winter 2019

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

New arrivals

Reginald Farley
High Commissioner for Barbados

DIPLOMAT_2018-12-29_0096High Commissioner Farley is an accountant and former cabinet minister. He received his certified management accountant designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Nova Scotia in 2013.
He started his career teaching at the Barbados Community College. He later moved to the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation and then to the Barbados Chamber of Commerce as executive director (1992-1994).
He was appointed to Barbados’ Senate in 1994 and served as an MP with the Barbados Labour Party from 1999 to 2008.
As a minister, he held several portfolios, including industry, commerce and business development, industry and international business, economic development, education, youth affairs and sports and housing and lands. Since 2009, he has been executive director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados.

Ahmed Abu Zeid
Ambassador of Egypt

DIPLOMAT_2018-12-29_0098Ambassador Abu Zeid is a career diplomat with 24 years of experience in diplomatic and governmental affairs. He joined the foreign ministry 20 years ago and has worked in several positions at headquarters and abroad. Most recently, he spent three years as spokesman for the ministry.
Abu Zeid has also served in Washington, New York and at the consulate general in San Francisco.
At headquarters, he worked for nine years as an adviser to the cabinet of the foreign minister. Before joining the foreign service, he served at the Egyptian cabinet of ministers, information and decision support centre. He also worked for the Egyptian Social Fund for Development.
The ambassador is on the board of directors of Future University, the Atlantic Council and Ahram Canadian University in Cairo.

Yadmaa Ariunbold
Ambassador of Mongolia

DIPLOMAT_2018-12-29_0099Ambassador Ariunbold joined the foreign ministry in 1995 as an attaché in the consular department. He moved on to the embassy in New Delhi in 2000 and then returned as deputy director of the consular department.
In 2008, he became head of the consular section at the embassy in China and three years later, he was sent to Hong Kong and Macau as consul general.
In 2013, he became counsellor in the department of public administration at the foreign ministry and a year later, he became deputy director of public diplomacy. He was director of the consular department when he received his posting to Canada.
The ambassador has master’s degrees in law, economics and information technology. He is married, has three children and speaks Russian, Mongolian and English.
Saoud bin Abdullah Zaid Al-Mahmoud
Ambassador of Qatar

DIPLOMAT_2018-12-29_0100Ambassador Al-Mahmoud has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in management from Southwestern University in London. He joined the public service of Qatar in 1980 and was assigned to work with the International Police Organization, Interpol in 2000.
From 2001 to 2006, he worked as Interpol’s director for North Africa and the Middle East region and in 2006, he joined the interior ministry as head of the international co-operation directorate.
In 2014, he was named ambassador to Russia, a post he held until late 2016 when he returned to Qatar as an assistant to the prime minister.
Al-Mahmoud speaks Arabic, English, French and moderate Russian. He is married and has three daughters and one son.

Madukande Asoka Girihagama
High Commissioner for Sri Lanka

DIPLOMAT_2018-12-29_0101The high commissioner joined the foreign service in 1992 as an assistant director of the economic affairs division. In 1993, he was sent to Hungary as third secretary and became chargé d’affaires in Austria from 1994 to 1996. He returned to the foreign ministry in various positions until 2000 when he was sent to India as first secretary. He returned to headquarters three years later, and was then appointed deputy high commissioner in Australia from 2005 to 2008. He returned to headquarters for a year before becoming chargé d’affaires in UAE for six months.
He became director-general in the overseas administration division and then director-general of consular affairs until 2011 when he became ambassador to Oman.
Until his posting to Canada, he was director-general of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation.

Non-heads of mission

Afghanistan
Shabana Kargar
Third secretary

Albania
Ejona Hoxha
Minister-counsellor

Algeria
Faiza Latrous
First secretary
Noureddine Latrous
Minister-counsellor
Abdelkader Bradai
First secretary

Australia
Clare Alexandra Mearns
Third secretary

Austria
Nicole Haschka
Assistant attaché

Bahamas
Chanelle Patrice Brown
Counsellor and consul

Brunei Darussalam
Dk Rabiatul Haziqah Pg Yunus
Third secretary

Burkina Faso
Severine Bationo Kanssono
First counsellor
Florence Ouali Lengane
Attaché

China
Yawei Zhao
Third secretary
Yi Yang
Attaché
Huan Luo
Attaché
Changxue Yu
Minister-counsellor
Shengjie Li
Minister-counsellor
Jin Hou
Counsellor

Colombia
Monica Beltran Espitia
Assistant attaché

Cuba
Armando Lopez Avalos
Counsellor and consul

Dominican Republic
Rafael Jimenez
Counsellor
Tania Yosmery Estevez Rodriguez
Counsellor
Francisco Herrera Disla
Counsellor

Egypt
Sherif Badrawy M.M. Elbadrawy
Second secretary

Ethiopia
Gebretensae Tesfay Berhe
Minister-counsellor
Alemzewd Tamiru Demeke
First secretary

France
Emilie Vieu Ep Tota
Attaché

Ghana
Doris Addo
First secretary
Noble Mawutor Kudzo Alifo
Minister-counsellor
Benyamin Yahaya Tanko
Minister-counsellor

India
Vinod Kumar Sagar
Attaché

Italy
Jacopo Martino
Counsellor

Kazakhstan
Chokan Omarov
First secretary

Libya
Nasser M.B. Elbai
Attaché
Ahmed Suleiman Elbuzidi
Second secretary

Mexico
Erick Zendejas Hinestrosa
Deputy naval attaché
Alfonso Jose Motta Allen
Minister

Myanmar
Hnin Wai Lwin
Attaché

Nepal
Sharad Paudyal
Third secretary

New Zealand
Mark Paul Leddy
First secretary

Nigeria
Aminat Abdul-Azeez
Second secretary
Emmanuel John Udenyi
Defence attaché
Belinda Ikheme Edelifo-Lawrence
First secretary

Norway
Andreas Aure
First secretary

Peru
Carlos Garcia Palacios
Deputy head of mission

Philippines
Aisha Turingan
Attaché

Romania
Bogdan Manoiu
Chargé d’affaires

Saudi Arabia
Hussain Mohammed M. Aldajani
Counsellor
Mohammed Abdullah N.Alarwan
Attaché
Fahad Eidhah Turki Almalki
Attaché
Abdulkarim R. S. Attamimi
Attaché
Sulaiman Sulmi J. Almutairi
Attaché
Meshal Hizab Y. Alyousef
Attaché
Abdulrahman Ibrahem M. Almugarri
Attaché
Abdullah Saleh A. Khamis
Attaché
Mabark Fayaz H. Alshahri
Attaché
Meshari Fahad N. Bin Gharib
Attaché
Hisham Hassan A. Alkhalil
Third secretary
Mansour Ayed A. Almalki
Attaché
Ajlan Ali M. Alshehri
Attaché
Senegal
Oumou Kalsoum Sall
First counsellor

South Africa
Mantshane Akila Mapheto
Defence attaché

Spain
Juan Urbano Lopez De Meneses
Attaché

Tunisia
Ridha Chaabouni
Attaché

Turkey
Veli Topcu
Second secretary
Onder Boyaci
Second secretary

Ukraine
Oleh Nazarenko
Military attaché

United Kingdom
Catriona Grace Blyth Little
First secretary

United States
Eric Paul Kustra
Assistant attaché
Tjamas Demond Matthews
Assistant attaché
David Bruce Adams Jr.
Attaché
Robert Louis Stevenson Lamour
Attaché
Marcia Lynn Moore
Second secretary

Yemen
Khaldon Yaseen Saeed Noman
Counsellor

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