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IHG DIPLOMAT Of the Year Awards 2022

Photography from Roland Kemp www.rolandkempdiplomatic.com

Ambassadors and High Commissioners from over 80 countries (and diplomats from over 100 countries) attended the IHG DIPLOMAT magazine 2022 Awards Ceremony in the Ballroom of The Biltmore, Mayfair on Monday 25 April. DIPLOMAT presented 10 awards to some of the most influential diplomats based in the UK. The 200-plus guests were treated to a reception and canapés prepared by the hotel chefs.

In its twelfth year, the awards ceremony recognises the outstanding work and achievements of London’s diplomatic community who are trying to better their nations’ well-being. DIPLOMAT magazine identified 10 categories that recognise different levels of diplomacy, and winners were nominated by their peers.  The evening welcomed the massed ranks of London’s diplomatic corps, at what has become a key date in the capital’s diplomatic calendar. BBC Diplomatic Correspondent James Landale was the Master of Ceremonies, who performed with immense slickness and wit.

Sponsors were International Hospitals Group, Smythson, International Diplomatic Supplies and The Biltmore, Mayfair. Royal warrant holders’ Cleave & Co. produced the unique awards for the winners.

With over 180 diplomatic missions, a posting in London remains one of the highlights of any diplomat’s career. DIPLOMAT’s Editor, Venetia de Blocq van Kuffeler, said: “As the global centre for diplomacy, London has become more important than ever. This is an award ceremony for diplomats, with winners chosen by diplomats. This evening is about hard work and technique. It’s about people and professionalism.”




2022 Diplomat of the Year from Africa

Her Excellency Ms Linda Scott

High Commissioner of Namibia

2022 Diplomat of the Year from Europe

His Excellency Mr João Vale de Almeida

Ambassador of the European Union to the UK

 2022 Diplomat of the Year from the Middle East & North Africa

His Excellency Mr Mansoor Abulhoul

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates

2022 Diplomat of the Year from Central & South America

Her Excellency Ms Guisell Morales-Echaverry

Ambassador of Nicaragua

2022 Diplomat of the Year from Asia & Oceania

Her Excellency Dr Farah Faizal

High Commissioner of the Maldives

2022 Diplomat of the Year from Eurasia & the Western Balkans

His Excellency Mr Vadym Prystaiko

Ambassador of Ukraine

2022 Diplomat of the Year from North America & the Caribbean

His Excellency Dr Kevin Isaac

High Commissioner for St Kitts & Nevis

2022 Young Diplomat of the Year

Ms Rasha Haddad

First Secretary, Embassy of Lebanon

2022 Outstanding Contribution to Climate Diplomacy

Her Excellency Ms Saida Muna Tasneem

High Commissioner for Bangladesh

2022 Outstanding Contribution to Diplomacy in London

His Excellency Mr Ivan Romero-Martinez

Ambassador of Honduras


For enquiries contact Diplomat magazine Editor, Venetia van Kuffeler on

E: vvk@diplomatmagazine.com www.diplomatmagazine.com


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