BABCPHL Welcomes Emma Wade-Smith OBE

We are pleased to introduce and welcome Emma Wade-Smith OBE, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for North America and HM Consul General New York.

Emma is a distinguished British Diplomat with more than two decades of overseas assignments across Africa, Washington, D.C., Mexico, New York (United Nations), Chile, and a secondment to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the European Commission in Brussels. She has foreign policy experience spanning the globe and extensive crisis leadership experience, including being honored with an OBE for leading the FCO’s Crisis Department. In June 2018 Emma became HMTC for Africa, where she lived and worked since February 2016. Emma speaks Spanish, and is honing her French speaking skills. She is a Seahawks fan!

The British Consulate General in New York maintains and develops relations between the UK and the USA, providing services to British nationals living in and visiting New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Services involve handling a wide range of political, commercial, cultural, security and economic interests to the UK and our region. The UK government’s Trade Commissioner for North America drives trade and investment between the US, Canada and the UK. Emma officially moved into her new role on Monday, November 8.

We look forward to hosting a reception in Emma’s honor when she visits Philadelphia early in the new calendar year. Please stay tuned for more information regarding this special event, and in the meantime, please join us in congratulating and welcoming Emma.

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