Hogan Lovells Chair of Africa Practice, Andrew Skipper, honoured with MBE in Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee year

London, 7 June 2022 — Global law firm Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce that London-based senior counsel and Chair of Africa practice, Andrew Skipper, has been awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to British Trade and Investment in Africa. This honour comes on the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee year and celebrations.

Andrew, who has spent over 37 years with the firm, was honoured for his continued work, dedication, and services to facilitate business between the UK and Africa. As a former member of the firm's International Management Committee and co-head of the global Corporate and Africa practices, he has demonstrated leadership and commitment by instituting the four pillars of invest, operate, understand, and respect as the cornerstone of the firm's approach to doing business on the continent.

In a LinkedIn post, Andrew said: "I am delighted beyond measure to have received an MBE on the occasion of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. I am especially happy that this recognition relates to the work I have been doing in Africa, a continent I admire greatly, where I have so many friends, and which I know will be the focus of exciting global growth in coming years. I am looking forward to continuing to promote the relationship between the UK and the many countries of Africa in trade, culture, and art across my various roles."

Andrew is a regular speaker and writer on African affairs, promoting the influence and importance of African business and culture, including hosting "The A Perspective" podcast series (the latest episode, released today, can be found here). He will also join key members of the Africa practice on 28 June for our 9th annual Hogan Lovells Africa Forum, titled "Africa: On the Move" which is back in-person and takes place in the City of London.

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