Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai presents his credentials to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti welcomed Mr Penney and wished him success in his new assignment

  
Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai presents his credentials to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates, presented his credentials to Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti Al Maktoum, Director of the Dubai office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti welcomed Mr Penney and wished him success in his new assignment.  He also expressed his hope that the long-standing political, economic, trade and investment ties between the two countries  would continue to go from strength to strength.  Mr Penney thanked Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti and said that he looked forward to working closely with our friends across the UAE. 

Simon Penney was appointed as Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HTMC) for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan in May 2018 and will continue in this role along with his new appointment as Her Majesty’s Consul General.  The HMTC cooperates closely with the wider diplomatic network and industry to coordinate effort overseas to promote UK trade and prosperity.  The HMCG is the senior UK official at the British Embassy in Dubai, and leads the UK Government’s work promoting economic, commercial, political and consular interests in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. 

Prior to Simon Penney’s appointment as HMTC, he had extensive experience of the UAE banking sector from his roles as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at First Gulf Bank and Chief Executive Officer with the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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