Playing the Long Game


Boardroom Issues and Photo Reports

  • FCO Leadership
    Photo Report
  • Visit of the Tanzanian Prime Minister
    Photo Report
  • Republic of Uganda Roundtable
    Photo Report
  • Visit of the Algerian Prime Minister
    Photo Report
  • Jérôme Ferrier
    Senior Vice-President, Corporate, Total, President, Association Française du Gaz and President of the International Gas Union (IGU)
    A stepping stone towards cleaner energy
  • Claire Chiang
    Senior Vice President, Banyan Tree Holdings
    Singapore's fiftieth anniversary
  • Abdalla Salem El-Badri
    Secretary Genral, OPEC
    Energy security: A long-term perspective
  • Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi
    Head of the Ennahda Party, Tunisia
    Islam and the Constitution of Tunisia


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HE Abdelmalek Sellal
    Prime Minister of Algeria
    Stability and progress
  • Alderman Alan Yarrow
    Lord Mayor of the City of London
    Strong and enduring partnership
  • Lord Risby
    Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Algeria
    An exceptional opportunity
  • Youcef Yousfi
    Minister of Energy, Algeria
    Promoting the unconventional
  • Abdeslam Bouchouareb
    Ministery of Industry and Mines, Algeria
    Diversifying through industry
  • Abdelmalek Boudiaf
    Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Algeria
    A health market open for all
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Rebuilding Algeria's tourism
  • Lakhdar Rekhroukh
    CEO, Cosider
    Synergy and development
  • Rich seams worth mining
  • HE Andrew Noble
    Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Algeria
    A must-explore opportunity
  • HE Amar Abba
    Ambassador of Algeria to the United Kingdom
    A new era of cooperation
  • Boubacar Traoré
    Resident Representative, African Development Bank Group, Algeria
    Partnership in action
  • Rt Hon Mark Simmonds MP
    Special Advisor, FIRST
    The time is right for Algeria
  • Saad Damma
    CEO, ATM Mobilis
    Mobile coverage of a vast country
  • Boumediene Derkaoui
    CEO, Group Saidal
    An enterprise on the move

Hong Kong

  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • Hon C Y Leung GBM GBS JP
    Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR
    Getting back to basics
  • Hon Carri Lam GBS JP
    Chief Secretary for Administration, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
    Navigating uncharted waters
  • Hon John C Tsang GBM JP
    Financial Secretary, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
    Finding opportunity in adversity
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    Keeping calm and carrying on
  • Hon Gregory So GBS JP
    Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
    Putting the tiger in China's tank
  • Hon Prof K C Chan GBS JP
    Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
    Playing a pivotal role
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    'Silicon Harbour' comes of age
  • Michael Lynch and Jerry Liu
    CEO, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Head of CreatHK, respectively
    Hong Kong joins the culture club
  • Hon Paul Chan Mo-Po MH JP and Hon Wong Kam-Sing JP
    Secretary for Development and Secretary for the Environment, respectively, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
    Promoting sustainable growth
  • Hon Eddie Ng SBS JP
    Secretary for Education, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
    Fueling the knowledge economy
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Writer, FIRST
    The city that never stands still
  • Lincoln Leong
    CEO (Ag), MTR Corporation
    An enviable track record


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HE Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
    President of the United Republic of Tanzania
    Legacy of achievement
  • HE Dr Ali Mohamed Shein
    President of Zanzibar
    Building strong partnerships
  • Rt Hon Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda MP
    Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania
    Making solid progress
  • Hon Bernard K. Membe
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, United Republic of Tanzania
    New frontiers for cooperation
  • HE Peter A. Kallaghe
    High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Kingdom
  • HE Dianna Melrose
    British High Commissioner to the United Republic of Tanzania
    Partnership in prosperity
  • Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE
    Lord Mayor of the City of London
    Open for business
  • Rt Hon Lord Mandelson
    Former Secretary of State and European Commissioner
    Celebrating progress
  • Baron Hollick of Notting Hill
    Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Tanzania and Kenya
    A new era for trade and industry
  • John Samuel Malecela
    Former Prime Minister and First Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania
    The greatest achievement
  • Jeremy Lefroy MP
    Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group on Tanzania
    Change for the better
  • Sir Andy Chande
    Statesman and Entrepreneur
    Ours is a unique union
  • Amini Kajunju
    President and CEO, The Africa-America Institute
    Equipping Tanzanian talent
  • Anna Semamba Makinda
    Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania
    A parliamentary perspective
  • Prof Mwesiga Baregu
    Professor of Politics and International Relations
    The new constitution
  • Prof Idris Rai
    Vice-Chancellor, State University of Zanzibar
    A state university for Zanzibar
  • Kenrick Cockerill
    CEO, Stanbic Bank (Tanzania)
    Funding development
  • Derek Hudson
    President, BG East Africa
    A proud partner
  • Keven Stander
    Managing Director, Sea Cliff Hotel
    Where business meets leisure
  • Devota Mdachi
    Acting Director, Tanzania Tourist Board
    An exotic destination
  • Prof Ammon Mbelle
    Lecturer, University of Dar es Salaam
    50 years of convergence
  • Dr Nick Cooper
    CEO, Ophir Energy
    Committed to Tanzania
  • Dr Freddy Manongi
    Chief Conservator, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority
    No caldera comes close
  • Karl Marshall
    General Manager, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
    An oasis in Dar es Salaam
  • Nick Lyne
    Senior Staff Write, FIRST
    The heart of East Africa
  • Irene Isaka
    Director General, Social Security Regulatory Authority
    Expanding social security
  • Prof John Nkoma
    Director General, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
    Telecoms, transformed
  • David Brewin
    Editor, Tanzanian Affairs
    Two shocking events trigger unity
  • Walter Bgoya
    Writer, Publisher and Activist
    The last word


  • Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE
    Chairman, FIRST Advisory Council
  • HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
    President of the Republic of Uganda
  • Sam Kutesa
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda and President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly
    Representing Africa
  • Maria Kiwanuka
    Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Republic of Uganda
    An open development model
  • Irene Nafuna Muloni
    Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Republic of Uganda
    Fueling economic growth
  • Amelia Anne Kyambadde
    Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Republic of Uganda
    A land-linked hub
  • Dr Rwamirama Bright
    Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda
    A primary source of growth
  • John Nagenda
    Senior Presidential Advisor, Media and Public Relations
    Uganda since independence
  • Abraham Bynadala
    Minister of Transport and Works, Republic of Uganda
    Roads to prosperity
  • Maria Mutagamba
    Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Republic of Uganda
    Culture, wildlife and hospitality
  • Stephen Asiimwe
    CEO, Uganda Tourism Board
    Uganda's hidden gems
  • Conservation management
  • Dr Frank Sebbowa
    Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority
    Investing in the pearl of Africa
  • HE Prof Joyce K Kikafunda
    High Commissioner of the Republic of Ugand to the United Kingdom
    Commercial diplomacy