John Howell MP was appointed the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy for Nigeria in January 2016. BEI members briefed him on their interests in Nigeria at the Houses of Parliament on 4 July, and later that month John made his first visit to Nigeria. John is pleased to be able to use this lunch to discuss with members his initial impressions of Nigeria, and how he can help members develop their business. We will also be joined by Richard Ough, Team leader for DFID's Nigeria Economic Growth Team, Samantha Hall, from the Nigeria Prosperity Team, and Laura Mackie from the Dapartment for International Trade (DIT, formerly UKTI).

John Howell has been Conservative MP for the Henley constituency since June 2008. On being appointed Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Nigeria in January 2016 John said that he was delighted to have been selected for the important task of boosting UK exports to one of the largest markets in Africa. He acknowledged that Nigeria is a market with challenges, but looks forward to using his international business experience to help UK companies increase our exports there.

John is also the EU rapporteur of the Justice Select Committee and a delegate to the Council of Europe. John has international business experience, initially gained as a partner in Ernst & Young, then through media work in central & eastern Europe.


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