(Ret) Amb. Spiros Lambridis is a career diplomat joining the Greek diplomatic service in 1983 after completing his studies in Economic and Political Science, European Integration, and International Relations. Among his many postings, Spiros has served in Tel Aviv, Brussels, Geneva, and Skopje, as well as playing a central role in the activities surrounding the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
From 2004, Lambridis was posted as Counsellor to NATO Headquarters in Brussels and later appointed Deputy Head of Mission before returning to Athens to lead the Foreign Ministry’s NATO department. Six years later, following roles in the Foreign Minister’s Cabinet and Greek Embassy in Israel, Spiros became Greece’s nominated Permanent Representative to NATO, a position he held for seven years before retiring in 2023.
(Ret) Amb. Lambridis has nine official State decorations awarded by Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Poland, Sweden and The Holy Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
He is fluent in Greek, English, French, Italian and Spanish and retains some Hebrew, Russian and Slav Macedonian knowledge. Additionally, Spiros is the author of six historical novels in Greek.