YDL | Christmas Party

Home for Christmas

Before London’s young diplomats parted ways for the Holiday Season, YDL members took the chance to unwind with a festive Christmas party hosted by the Copthorne Tara Hotel. Sadly as it turns out, this was the last event headed by YDL President Bartosz Tymkowski whose unexpected (but happy) promotion means he and his expectant wife Ilona will be heading home for Christmas. We wish him the very best of luck – both in his new job and as a new dad!


Mohamed El-Gindy and Hassan Shawky (both Egypt), Baharak Moradi (IMO), Magda Kozak (Poland) and Tsvetin Spasov (Bulgaria)

Beatrice Pauryte (Lithuania), Andrius Nikitinas (Lithuania) and his wife Viktorija

Emilia Plotka (RIBA ), Yuliya Klymko-Overchenko (Ukraine) and Jana Cechlovska (Czech Republic)

YDL Committee Member Riccardo Tordera Ricchi (Banca D’Italia), Bartosz Tymkowski (Poland) and Alejandro Piñeiro (Argentina)

Jana Cechlovska (Czech Republic) and Ana Elizabeth Gonzalez (Panama)

Elena Gorshkova (Russia), Stanislava Rumyantseva and Olga Belyaeva (Russia)

Copthorne Tara General Manager Andrew Tan

Elena Frison (Copthorne Tara Hotel) and YDL President Bartosz Tymkowski (Poland)

Irma Matus (Commonwealth Secretariat) and Rommel Romato (Philippines)

Mrs Ammar welcomes the Ambassador of Morocco HH Princess Lalla Joumala

Dominika Dorosz (Poland) and Barbora Posluchova (Slovakia)

Emeric Bernard-Jones (Dominican Republic) in a festive Christmas jumper with Lawson Lovell (Trinidad and Tobago)