David Landsman

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David Maurice Landsman

David Landsman at Horasis Global India Business Meeting 2014.jpg
Landsman at the Horasis Global India Business Meeting in Liverpool, 2014
British Ambassador to Greece
In office
Preceded bySimon Gass
Succeeded byJohn Kittmer
British Ambassador to Albania
In office
Preceded byPeter January
Succeeded byRichard Jones
Personal details
Born (1963-08-23) 23 August 1963 (age 56)
Spouse(s)Catherine Louise Holden
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
University of Cambridge

David Landsman OBE (born 23 August 1963) is a British former diplomat and businessman, currently serving as the Director of Tata Limited; his last diplomatic position was Ambassador to Greece.


Landsman was educated at Chigwell School and Oriel College, Oxford, then gained a PhD in linguistics from Clare College, Cambridge in 1989 with a thesis entitled Theories of diglossia, linguistic variation and speaker attitudes, with special reference to recent developments in Modern Greek. He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1990, and worked in the Southern European Department. In 1997 he became Deputy Head of Mission in Belgrade. After a tour of the Balkans and Hungary, Landsman was appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of Albania. Before taking up his role as Ambassador to Greece in 2009 he served as head of the Counter Proliferation Department and was briefly seconded to De La Rue plc. He was appointed as Director of Tata Limited, the representative office of the multinational Tata Group in the United Kingdom, in May 2013.


  • LANDSMAN, David Maurice, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012, accessed 15 January 2013
  • Ambassador's biography as at April 2012 – British Embassy Athens via archive.org, accessed 15 January 2013