Ambassador Spiros Lambridis

Permanent Representative – Greece
2016

  • Last updated: 23 Mar. 2018 10:22
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Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, May 1957

Studies

Economics and Political Science (BA) at the Law School of the University of Athens
Studies on European Integration at University of Reading
Master’s Degree (MA) in International Relations from Boston University.

Military Service

Second Lieutenant, Greek Army, 1980-1983 (Reserve Officer)

Diplomatic career

1983-1984:  Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1984-1989:  Directorate of European Political Cooperation, MFA
1989-1991:  First Secretary, Embassy of Greece in Tel Aviv
1991-1994:  Embassy Counselor, Permanent Representation of Greece to the European 
Communities and
1994:          Head of the Council’s Committee for the Accession negotiations with the
three Scandinavian countries and Austria.
1994-1997:  Director of the Alternate Minister’s for European Affairs Diplomatic  
Cabinet, MFA
1997:           Diplomatic Liaison of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the bidding 
Committee for the 2004 Olympic Games
1997-2000:  Consul General in Geneva -Switzerland
2000-2002:  Embassy’s Minister Counselor, Liaison Office of Greece to Skopje, fYROM
2002-2004:  Diplomatic Advisor of the President of the Organizing Committee of
the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games
2004:            Head of the Global Olympic Torch Relay ‘’ATHENS 2004”
2004-2008:   First Political Counselor to the Permanent Representation of Greece to NATO
2008:-2011:  Promoted to Minister Plenipotentiary and to Deputy Permanent Representative, 
Permanent Representation of Greece to NATO
2011-2012:   Director of the Ministry’s Directorate for North Atlantic Treaty (NATO)
2012-2013:   Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs
2013-2016:   Ambassador of Greece to Israel

Marital status

Married. Father of two.

Activities

Author of  historical novels, hiking.

Foreign Languages :

English, French, Italian (fluent). working knowledge of  Spanish and some Hebrew.