Diplomat of the Year Awards

London’s high achieving heads of mission were recognised in a glittering Diplomat of the Year Award ceremony at the Langham.

The winners were: Seychelles High Commissioner Marie Pierre Lloyd (Africa); Ambassador of Japan Keiichi Hayashi (Asia); Singaporean High Commissioner Chi Hsia Foo (Commonwealth); Kazakh Ambassador Yerzhan Kazykhanov (Eurasia); Portuguese Ambassador Joao de Vallera (Europe); Jordanian Ambassador Mazen Homoud (Middle East); Mexican Ambassador Diego Gomez Pickering (North America); Chilean Ambassador Rolando Drago (South America). YDL President Rafal Sordyl won Young Diplomat of the Year and The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Alistair Harrison was honoured for his “exceptional service to diplomacy” – a most deserving winner.