DP World boss addresses BBG members
Dubai, April 6, 2008
Vice-chairman of DP World and chairman of National Grid in the UK Sir John Parker shared his wisdom about company leadership and the increasing bi-lateral business links between the UAE and the UK.
Sir Parker addressed members of the British business community and their guests at a BBG lunch last week.
Sir John, who was knighted in 2001 for services to the defence and shipbuilding industries, discussed the longstanding relationship between Dubai and the UK, and spoke with passion about the dynamism of Dubai.
Instrumental in the P&O deal with DP World, Sir John opened the floor to questions about his role in the development of business with and from Dubai and why he believes British business can play a vital role, in partnership with the UAE, to benefit the economies of both countries and sustain strong economic growth.
“As a member of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Business Council for Britain, a Senior Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England, and Chancellor of Southampton University in the UK, we very much appreciated Sir John taking the time to address the British business community in Dubai,” said deputy chairman of BBG John Martin St Valery.
“Our members were inspired by his leadership, commitment and obvious passion for the UAE.”
Sir John is the latest in a long line of high profile speakers to share insight with the BBG. The goup recently welcomed mnister of foreign trade Shakha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi and executive president of Dubai School of Government Nabil Ali Alyousuf.
The group, which recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary, is one of the largest and most active business groups in the region.
It has more than 1,100 members, giving business people in Dubai and the Northern Emirates the opportunity to network, share knowledge and contribute to the community. – TradeArabia News Service