Nne Nne Iwuji-Eme, a career diplomat of Nigerian descent has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique. She will take up her new role in July 2018.
She is the first British black female career diplomat to be appointed High Commissioner.
Ms Iwuji-Eme has spent 16 years in the Foreign Office, in different roles. She has also worked at Defra & Royal Dutch Shell.
Ms Iwuji-Eme said:
“It is an honour & a privilege to be appointed High Commissioner to Mozambique. I hope my appointment as the first British black female career diplomat to this position will inspire young talent, regardless of race or background, to pursue their ambitions in the Foreign Office. I look forward to forging even stronger connections between Britain & Mozambique two close members of the Commonwealth family.”
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:
“….it’s important that we have the brightest and the best batting for Britain. Our great diversity is an invaluable asset…with some of the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa is an important partner post Brexit. NneNne has the vision, experience & energy to take our relationship with Mozambique to the next level, & I congratulate her on her appointment.”
Congrats NneNne! Well done and more grease to your diplomatic elbow
By Esosa Aihie