Mrs. Sonye Allanah
Member, Advisory Board, She Forum Africa
Sonye Allanah is a graduate of Foreign Languages. A former career diplomat of over twenty-four years, she has served in Nigerian Embassies in Paris, Dakar, Bonn and Berlin. She has vast experience in Protocol practice at the highest level, having served as the first female Director of Protocol to former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. Over the years, she has closely assisted in the organisation of State and Official visits, including that of Queen Elizabeth II, the King and Queen of Spain, Margaret Thatcher and President Bush, to mention but a few. She has organised numerous Protocol and Etiquette Training Programmes and Retreats in various States all over Nigeria and at the Presidency. Mrs. Allanah speaks fluent French, German and English.
She is a certified Etiquette/Image Consultant and serves on several Boards, including the prestigious CONSIMA Protocol and Finishing School of Abuja, Mrs. Allanah is currently the Deputy General Manager, Government Relations and Public Affairs, at Total E&P Nigeria Ltd.