UK appoints New ambassador To Somalia

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Mr Ben Fender OBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia.
Mr Ben Fender OBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia.
Horndiplomat-UK Government appointed a new Ambassador to Somalia. Ben Fender replaces David Concar who has been an Ambasidor in Mogadishu since 2016. Mr Fender will take up his post next month.
The following statement was issued today by UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Mr Ben Fender OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia in succession to Mr David Concar, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Fender will take up his appointment in February 2019.
CURRICULUM VITAE
Full name: Benjamin James Fender
2016 to 2019
FCO, Head, Security Policy Department
2015 to 2016
Tehran, Chargé then Deputy Head of Mission
2015
FCO, Deputy Head, Iran Department
2014 to 2015
Freetown, Deputy Head, UK Ebola Response
2012 to 2014
Kabul, Counsellor (Political)
2008 to 2011
Paris, First Secretary (Political/Military)
2007 to 2008
Seconded to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003 to 2007
FCO, Head, Iran team
1999 to 2003
Beijing, Second then First Secretary (Political)
1997 to 1999
FCO, Language training (Chinese)
1996 to 1997
FCO, Desk Officer for Palestine, Arab/Israel team
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