Simon Penney


Britain in the Gulf:
The Past, The Present & The Future


Simon Penney was recently appointed as Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East.
Before the appointment, Simon spent many years in the banking sector with extensive experience leading Corporate and Financial Institution Groups and teams across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Simon has held roles in the Middle East with First Gulf Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland, prior to which he was with ABN AMRO Bank in South Africa and the UK. He has also worked in consulting at PwC and in project finance.
Simon has an Engineering degree from Reading University and a MBA from Nottingham University.