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Sir Nigel Sheinwald

Former British Ambassador to the U.S.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald was British Ambassador to the United States for five years (2007-2012). Previously, he served as Foreign Policy and Defence Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and Head of the Cabinet Office’s Defence and Overseas Secretariat (2003-2007), as UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the European Union (2000-2003), and as Europe Director in the Foreign Office (1998-2000). He also served in Moscow and as Foreign Office Press Secretary. In March 2012, Sheinwald retired from the Diplomatic Service and is currently a non-executive director at Shell, a senior adviser to the Universal Music Group, and a visiting professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London.