H.E. Alisher Shaykhov
H.E. Alisher Shaykhov formally took up his appointment as Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Court of St James’s in October 2017. He holds a doctorate in Economics from the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies (1983). His career has included the post of First Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations of Uzbekistan (1994-1995), Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Germany and Austria, Head of the Mission of Uzbekistan to the OSCE (1996-1998), Ambassador to Japan (1998-2001), Ambassador to the Benelux countries, Head of the Mission of Uzbekistan to the European Community and the Mission of Uzbekistan to NATO (2001-2004), as well as the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade (2005-2006). Prior to his appointment to the United Kingdom he headed the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (2006-2017). His linguistic skills include Russian and Uzbek (native), and excellent English.