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2022 Strategic Program Speakers
Ranil Jayawardena MP was appointed as Minister for International Trade in May 2020.
He was first elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire in May 2015, and was re-elected in 2017 and 2019.
Before serving as a Minister, Ranil was a Member of the International Trade, Home Affairs, Procedure and Arms Export Controls Committees, and was appointed by the Speaker of the House of Commons to the Chairmans’ Panel. He was also made Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party by the Prime Minister.
Prior to his election to Parliament, he was a Councillor, serving as Deputy Leader of the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. An alumnus of London School of Economics, he combined his service in local government with working for Lloyds Banking Group plc and is a Freeman of the City of London. He also has wide ranging commercial experience from the pharmaceutical, construction, transport and leisure sectors.
Ranil now lives in Bramley, in the north of Hampshire, with his wife, daughters and son.