Lord Boateng

Lord Boateng

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Boateng


Paul Boateng



Joined the Lords

27 June 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2002-05
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) 2001-02
Minister of State (Home Office) 1998-01
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) 1997-98
Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 1992-97
Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) 1989-92
Committee House Date
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Lords 2014-
Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) Lords 2011-12
Public Accounts Committee Commons 2001-02
Environment Commons 1987-89
Constituency Date
Brent South 1987-05

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director, Akyem Law and Advisory Services Limited (company owned 100 per cent by Member and wife (see category 4(a)) which receives payments relating to legal, regulatory, political risk and business intelligence consultancy services provided by Member; personal clients at present: World Property SA)
    • Non-executive Director, YooMee Africa AG (telecoms)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Barrister and Legal Consultant
    • Interim Chair, Africa Intellectual Property Trust (paid a fee/honorarium for work done to establish this not-for-profit organisation/charity registered in the United States by Light Years Inc of Washington DC)
    • Occasional broadcaster and writer (various media organisations)
    • Member, Health Policy Advisory Board, Gilead Sciences Inc
    • Chair, Advisory Board, Aventa Capital Partners
    • Occasional Consultant on African Governance for MRL Public Sector Consultants Limited
    • Member, Advisory Board of Protection Group International Ltd
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Akyem Law and Advisory Services Limited (see category 1)
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Rome, 11-12 November 2014, on behalf of APPG on Agriculture & Food for Development, to hold meetings with the UN agencies on food and agriculture: FAO, IFAD and World Food Programme; cost of air fare paid by Natural Resources Institute at University of Greenwich, which is a registered supporter of the APPG on Agriculture & Food for Development; subsistence costs were covered by Member personally and accommodation was provided at no cost to the APPG by British Ambassador to Italy in his residence
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Governor, London School of Economics
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee, Museum of London
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, International Youth (Duke of Edinburgh) Award
    • Governor, English Speaking Union
    • Member, Unified Board, Food for the Hungry
    • Trustee, The Planet Earth Institute (registered charity)
    • Trustee, Board of Trustees of Only Connect (OC) (registered charity)
    • Chair, Christian Aid's "In Their Lifetime" Appeal
    • Chair, BookAid International Board of Trustees
    • President, Africa International Business Forum