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PRESS RELEASE : Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Alyson King [January 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 20 January 2023.

Ms Alyson King OBE has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in succession to Ms Emily Maltman who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms King will take up her appointment during April 2023.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Alyson Ruth Grace King

Married to: Ayman Jarjour

Children: 2

Year Role
2020 to 2023 Beirut, Deputy Head of Mission
2019 to 2020 UK Government Arabic Spokesperson and Senior Regional Communicator, based in Dubai
2018 Full Time Language Training (Arabic)
2016 to 2017 Scotland Office, Deputy Director and Head of Policy Division
2013 to 2016 FCO, Deputy Head, European Union Department (Internal), Europe Directorate
2010 to 2013 Khartoum, Head of Political Section
2009 to 2010 Full Time Language Training in Damascus (Arabic)
2008 to 2009 Brussels, United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union, Legal Adviser
2005 to 2008 European Commission, Secondment as National Expert on Sanctions and the Kimberley Process, Brussels
2004 to 2005 FCO, Assistant Legal Adviser, Legal Directorate
2003 to 2004 FCO, Desk Officer, Trade Policy/Slovenia, Europe Directorate
1999 to 2003 Davis Polk & Wardwell, Associate Lawyer, based in New York and London
1997 to 1999 Columbia University, Teaching Assistant, Human Rights Department (worked alongside studying for 2 Masters degrees)