About Our Team
Wilfred T. Adderley II
Wilfred T. Adderley II is the Second Secretary/Vice Consul and Head of Chancery at The Bahamas High Commission. Mr. Adderley joined his country’s Foreign Service in 2013 and was posted to the High Commission in 2016. Mr. Adderley became President of the Young Diplomats in London for the 2017/18 year and was elected for a second term at the YDL AGM in October 2018.
Mr. Adderley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Masters’ Degree in Communication, with an emphasis in International Relations and Development from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies from Oxford University, Oxford, UK. He speaks English and Spanish and is an accomplished musician, singer and pianist. He was awarded a Chevening Scholarship in 2014 and is a Chevening Scholar 2014-2015. He is the Political Officer and has direct oversight of Chancery matters at the High Commission.
Born in Milan in 1988, he graduated in International Law at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome with a master in diplomatic science at LUISS School of Governance. Before moving to London to work in consultancy (2014), he has lived in Egypt, studying Arabic at the American University of Cairo.
Since September 2015 he is Advisor at the Representative Office of the Bank of Italy in London which is also the Office of the Financial Attaché of the Italian Embassy in the United Kingdom.
In addition to English and Arabic, Riccardo speaks French and Russian; at the age of 18 he obtained a degree in Viola at the Conservatoire of L’Aquila (Italy).
Siobhan Flax is the Social and Cultural Officer at the Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) London Office. Within this role she leads on matters relating to BVI-UK partnerships, engagement with British Virgin Islands students and residents in the United Kingdom (UK) and the development and promotion of the BVI’s cultural offering. Prior to joining the public service, luxury hospitality management was her forte.
Siobhan holds a Master degree in Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy from Loughborough University London and a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Georgia State University in the United States.
Siobhan currently serves as the Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Young Diplomats in London Association. Cancer outreach and research is also one her passions and she has led annual fundraising drives for the cause over the past five years. Though she misses the tranquillity of the Virgin Islands, she feel privileged to have lived in London for the past seven years where she can immerse herself in global culture in one breath and in another she can find herself knee-deep in the vast British countryside.
Giorgi Kobakhidze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1989. He graduated in Law at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a master in International Law.
Since August 2018, Giorgi Kobakhidze is counsellor at the Embassy of Georgia to the UK. Before starting his job at the Embassy, he worked in the International Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Giorgi Kobakhidze speaks Georgian, English and Russian languages.
Born and raised in Porto, Maria graduated in Law at Portucalense University and specialised in Mediation and Conflict Management at the Portuguese Ministry of Justice.
Previous to being nominated as Legal Attaché to the Embassy of Portugal in London, she worked in the Probation Services and as Deputy of the Governor on a high level security prison and her work covered multiple aspects of Criminal Law and Social Integration.
As Legal Attaché, she is responsible for the legal and social departments of the Consulates of Portugal in London and in Manchester.
Maria speaks English and French, and is an active member of the London International Gospel Choir.
Svetozar has studied at universities in Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, and the USA, and holds B.A.s in History and Political Science/International Relations, as well as an M.A. in International Relations and European Studies; he is working on a Ph.D. in History of Ideas.
Svetozar has been a diplomat for 7 years.
He is interested in art and enjoys painting, skiing, and travelling.
Member of the YDL Committee since 2017.