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Paul Boateng

Director, Akyem Law and Advisory Services Ltd

Biography

The Right Honourable Lord Paul Boateng (Baron Boateng of Akyem Wembley), a Barrister of Grays Inn, having completed a four year term as British High Commissioner to South Africa (2005 - 2009), was elevated to the Peerage in June 2010. He has 30 years’ experience in public life in law, politics and diplomacy. Until he stepped down to take the post of High Commissioner in 2005, he was a Member of Parliament (1987 – 2005), and he served as a Cabinet Minister and Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Tony Blair. He is a frequent writer, broadcaster and public speaker in Europe, Africa and the US.