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PRESS RELEASE : Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Somalia – Michael Nithavrianakis [April 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 17 April 2023.

Mr Michael Nithavrianakis MVO has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia in succession to Ms Kate Foster OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Nithavrianakis will take up his appointment during May 2023.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Mr Michael Stephen Nithavrianakis MVO

Spouse: Mrs Libby Nithavrianakis

Children: 2

Year Role
2022 to 2023 Milan, HM Consul General & Director Trade & Investment, Italy
2019 to 2022 Karachi, Deputy High Commissioner and Director Trade & Investment, Pakistan
2019 Kabul, Acting Deputy Head of Mission
2018 to 2019 FCO, South Asia & Afghanistan Directorate
2014 to 2018 Special Unpaid Leave, Managing Director of Castle Gordon Global Advisory Limited
2009 to 2013 Chennai, Deputy High Commissioner
2005 to 2009 Athens, Deputy Head of Mission and HM Consul-General, prior to this Director Trade & Investment, Greece
2001 to 2005 FCO, Crisis Manager, Counter Terrorism Department
2000 to 2001 Riyadh, First Secretary (Commercial)
1997 to 2000 Accra, Second Secretary (Political/Press)
1995 to 1996 FCO, Assistant Private Secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service
1984 to 1994 Various roles within the FCO and postings to Kuala Lumpur and Moscow, including roles in HR and Entry Clearance