Cecille El Beleidi

The British Consulate General in Jeddah

Cecille El Beleidi became the British Consul-General, Jeddah in September 2022. Cecille joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1983. Before, she has worked in Kuwait, Nepal, Morocco, Eygpt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and China.

Previous roles

Dates Role
2020 to 2022 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
2016 to 2020 British Consulate-General Chongqing, Consul General
2012 to 2015 Doha, Deputy Head of Mission
2010 to 2012 FCO, Head of Consular Overseas Residents Services Unit
2009 to 2010 FCO, Regional Lead, Corporate Services Programme
2008 to 2009 UKBA HR Transition Team
2003 to 2008 Jeddah, Deputy Consul General and Head of Trade & Investment
2002 to 2003 FCO, Arabic Language Training
1999 to 2002 Riyadh, Second Secretary Political and Press and Public Affairs
1996 to 1999 FCO, Assistant Private Secretary, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
1996 to 1996 Cairo, Entry Clearance Officer
1995 – 1996 FCO, Middle East Department
1992 to 1995 Casablanca, Senior Management Officer/Vice Consul/Entry Clearance Officer
1989 to 1992 Kathmandu, Accountant and Assistant Management Officer
1986 to 1989 FCO, Nationality & Treaty Department
1985 to 1986 Kuwait, Archivist
1983 to 1985 FCO, South America Department
1983 Joined FCO

The British Consulate General in Jeddah 

The British Consulate General in Jeddah represents the UK government in Saudi Arabia. The British Embassy and British Consulate General  in Saudi Arabia maintains and develops relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia. Our work covers a range of issues including trade and investment, education, culture, development, energy and climate security and defence. Find out more on our UK and Saudi Arabia news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Saudi Arabia. You can access UK government services while in Saudi Arabia.

Urgent Assistance

If you’re in Saudi Arabia and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online. If you’re in Saudi Arabia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +966 (0) 11 4819 100.


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