Tuesday, 18 May 2021
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Permanent Representation to NATO

The Ambassador

Ambassador Lambridis Ambassador
Spiros Lambridis

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, May 1957
- 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.
Author of historical novels, hiking.
Foreign Languages : English, French, Italian (fluent). working knowledge of Spanish and some Hebrew.