Valerie Amos

Director at University of London - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Valerie Amos

Valerie Amos

Director at University of London - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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Career Highlights

Royal African Society
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

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2040

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

03/13/1954 - Guyana

Age

66

Number of Awards

8

Interests

Cricket

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President at University of London - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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Head of Admissions at University of London - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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Deputy Director & Pro-Director (International) at University of London - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at United Nations Foundation

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Course Director of Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art at University of London - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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Director at University of London - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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Chancellor at University of Cambridge

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Crossbencher at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Valerie Amos
Director at University of London - The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Education
Sociology
Class of 1976

The University of Warwick (informally known as Warwick University or Warwick) is a public research university in Coventry, England and in London, England. It was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education. Warwick Business School was established in 1967 and Warwick Medical School was opened in 2000. Warwick merged with Coventry College of Education in 1979 and Horticulture Research International in 2004. Warwick is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Britain, and is notably one of the few universities founded in the latter half of the 20th century that has enjoyed large academic success.

MA in Cultural Studies

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage. Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

Research in Applied Education

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. UEA is ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world and is consistently in the top ten for student satisfaction. It is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science. Located in 320 acres of rolling parkland but just two miles from the centre of the cathedral city of Norwich the University is part of the Norwich Research Park which is home to nearly 3,000 scientists working in several world ranked institutions. Sporting facilities on campus include the University Sportspark which houses an Olympic sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international sporting events. UEA also has the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival which has included famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all alumni of UEA's Creative Writing course).

Memberships
Member
Current

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Lord President
2003 - 2007
Member
Prior

University of Birmingham Guild of Students engages in the development of skills outside of study, have fun, and meet new people. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

Career History
Secretary of State for International Development
2003 - 2003
Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
2001 - 2003

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide. It was created in 1968 by merging the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office. The head of the FCO is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly abbreviated to "Foreign Secretary" (currently Boris Johnson). This position is regarded as one of the four most prestigious appointments in the Cabinet, alongside those of Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary. Together with the Prime Minister, these are the Great Offices of State. The FCO is managed from day-to-day by a civil servant, the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, who also acts as the Head of the Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service. This position is held by Sir Simon McDonald, who took office on 1 September 2015. Safeguarding the UK’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict. Building the UK’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth. Supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular services.

Director
2015 - 2020

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
Prior - 2008

Sierra Rutile Ltd. explores, produces and markets industrial minerals. The firm’s products include rutile, titanium dioxide minerals, ilmenite and zircon. It produces titanium feedstock industrial minerals primarily, rutile, with some associated ilmenite and smaller quantities of zircon. The company was founded in December 1971 and is headquartered in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

Institute for Public Policy Research is a British private company located in London that engages in research and development in social sciences and humanities. It was founded in 1988 by John Leonard Eatwell and Clive Richard Hollick.The company says this about itself: IPPR was the brainchild of Clive Hollick, who developed the idea for an independent progressive think tank in 1986. With John Eatwell, Lord Hollick spent two years establishing the institute, which was publicly launched in 1988. Tessa Blackstone was our first chair and the late James Cornford our first director. One of our first reports recommended congestion charging for London and we have been having real impact on policy at a national and local level ever since.

Non-Executive Director
Prior

Travant is an active, long-term manager which invests in dynamic companies across sectors with a focus on financial services, telecoms/IT, energy, mining services, agribusiness, logistics and transportation, consumer goods and real estate. Their investment focus is on West and Central Africa including Angola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal. They invest selectively outside of their focus sectors.The firm seeks to invest USD 10-200 million in well structured professional companies equipped with the skills and resources needed to adequately address the market. Their ideal investment is between USD 25-35 million and for larger opportunities they co-invest, typically participating in growth, consolidation and transplant opportunities with firms seeking to build upon an existing platform to reach a wider market or to expand operations.In addition to board participation, Travant's internal consulting practice helps investee companies to improve systems and processes, recruit top people and facilitate business development through introduction to strategic partners and customers. They aim to exit investments through trade sales, IPOs or leveraged recapitalizations in three to five years after the initial investment.

Chair, Executive Board
Current - 2020

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Member, Task Force on Humanitarian Access
2019 - Current

Center for Strategic & International Studies, Inc. provides strategic insights & policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. Its projects focus on areas such as AIDS, arms control, conflict resolution, NATO, the environment, immigration, intelligence, trade, health care, OPEC, space policy, and terrorism. The company was founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

MASTERCARD FOUNDATION'S WORK IS GUIDED BY ITS MISSION TO ADVANCE LEARNING AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION FOR PEOPLE lIVING IN POVERTY

Awards & Honors
2018
University of Bristol
2017
Middlesex University
2016
Order of the Companions of Honour
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