UK Appoints New Deputy High Commissioner To Nigeria

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UK Appoints New Deputy High Commissioner To Nigeria

Ben Llewellyn-Jones has been appointed by the United Kingdom to be the new British Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) for Lagos , Nigeria.

Commissioner Prior to that, he was the British High Commissioner to Rwanda from 2011 – 2014. Nigeria

SportWap notes that Llewellyn is an accomplished diplomat, having served in various parts of the world including Nigeria.

He takes over from Harriet Thompson who recently concluded as DHC in Abuja and Lagos for four years.

The new DHC will be focusing his time and energy on supporting trade, investment and development in Nigeria. And growing commercial links between the UK and Nigeria.

He previously worked at the British High Commission in Abuja in the role of Political Counsellor.

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From August 2017 to August 2020, he was most recently Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa. Where he worked in particular to promote trade and investment.

Prior to that, he was the British High Commissioner to Rwanda from 2011 – 2014.

Throughout his career, Llewellyn-Jones has held a range of responsibilities. Including leading UK policy to prevent dangerous climate change. And work to support UK agencies tackling organised crime.

He worked as Deputy Head of the Climate Change and Energy Department at the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 2009 and 2010, and as Head of the Third World Relations Team at the UK Home Office during 2006.

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He worked in Brussels at the UK’s Permanent Representation to the EU for four and a half years, and has led the UK delegation at a number of EU and UN senior multilateral meetings.

worked as Deputy Head of the Climate Change and Energy Department at the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 2009 and 2010, and as Head of the Third World Relations Team at the UK Home Office during 2006.

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