Ambassador designate H.E. Mr. Sohail Mahmood is a career diplomat, who joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1985. His first posting abroad was in Pakistan Embassy Ankara where he served from 1991-1994. He is one of the senior most officers of the Pakistan Foreign Service, who knows Turkish.
He has wide experience in the diplomatic service having served in various Pakistan missions abroad including Washington, New York, Ankara.
Mr. Sohail Mahmood served as the Ambassador of Pakistan to Thailand from 2009-2013.
Before assuming his duties at Ankara, Mr. Sohail Mahmood was Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad where earlier he served as Director General (2005-2009), Director (1995-1998) and Section Officer (1986-1991).
Born in 1962, Mr. Sohail Mahmood holds masters degrees in History and International Relations. He is married.