H.E. Hamid Baeidinejad
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UK
H.E. Mr. Hamid Baeidinejad, the new ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Kingdom, is a carrier diplomat in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was born on 11th October 1962 in Tehran and was graduated from the School of International Relations affiliated to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989 and joined the MFA the same year.
He started his carrier as the expert on the UN affairs in the MFA and participated for the first time as the representative of Iran in 1991 in the UN General Assembly. He participated actively in the disarmament negotiations particularly on the Chemical Weapons Convention within the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and consecutively its implementation within the newly established Organization known as the OPCW in the Hague.
Mr. Baeidinejad was assigned as the First Secretary from 1992 to 1996 to the Permanent Misson of Iran to the UN office at Geneva. He continued his carrier in Tehran as the Director for Disarmament in the MFA and from 1999 to 2002 was assigned as the senior Counsellor in the Iranian Permanent Mission to the UN Headquarter in New York.
After his return to Tehran he was appointed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the director for Multi-lateral political Affairs and then the Director-General for International Political affairs. He served as the Ambassador and Iran's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Mission at Geneva from 2008 to 2011.
Mr. Baeidinejad's area of expertise is disarmament, international security and multilateral diplomacy and has participated in many international and multilateral negotiations. Ha has been chairing numerous international meetings and has led Iran's delegations to many international conferences and meetings. In August 2013 until his recent assignment as the new ambassador of Iran in London, Mr. Baeidinejad was Director-General for political and international security affairs in the MFA and served as one of the senior members of the new Iranian nuclear negotiating team who negotiated the Joint Plan of Action( JPoA). He continued to serve as the member of the Iran's nuclear negotiating team implementing the JPoA and negotiating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). In addition to a great number of policy statements, working papers, policy papers and briefing booklets, he has written a number of books and substantive articles particularly on disarmament, multilateral diplomacy as well as UN affairs. He has family with three children