Deputy High Commission of Britain in Lagos gets new head

Laure Beaufils

The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos has officially welcomed a new Deputy High Commissioner, Laure Beaufils.

Beaufils, who is the first female Deputy High Commissioner, will head the United Kingdom mission in Lagos.

While speaking on her arrival, Laure said: “I’m delighted to be in Lagos and leading the UK mission here. I look forward to working with a variety of Nigerian partners to further progress the already strong UK-Nigeria relationship.”

The Communications Manager, British Deputy High Commission, Lagos, Wale Adebajo, noted that Beaufils was head of the UK Department of International Development in Rwanda since August 2014 where she managed a $100 million portfolio of programmes focusing on economic development, governance and social sectors.

Prior to holding this position, Beaufils worked in various positions in the UK government. She was the lead strategic adviser working for the British Prime Minister in his role as co-chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s high level panel on the post-2015 development agenda.

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