Robin Lamb

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Born25 November 1948
Alma materBrasenose College (Oxford), Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies
British diplomat specializing in the Middle East.

Robin Lambis a retired British diplomat.


Robin Lamb studied Arabic and history at Brasenose College, Oxford, and at the Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies (MECAS) in Lebanon.


He joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1971 and his career has been almost entirely devoted to Britain’s relationship with the Middle East – encompassing appointments to British Embassies in Bahrain (as Ambassador), Basra (as Consul General), Cairo, Jedda, Khartoum, Kuwait, Riyadh and Tripoli, as well as an assignment in Muscat. Appointments at the Foreign Office have included spells as a Director of Trade Partners UK (now DIT) and as Deputy Head of the Middle East Department. He left government service in April 2007.[1]

Lamb has been Director General of the Libyan-British Business Council since May 2009. Lamb is also Executive Director of the Egyptian British Business Council, a member of the Board of the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce and a Trustee of the British University in Egypt as well as a member of the Board of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.