The London Speaker Bureau Opens Middle East Office

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The London Speaker Bureau opens the first international speaker bureau office in the Middle East, based in Oman, serving the Gulf states.

Based in Muscat, Oman, the office has been opened to meet a rising demand from speakers and experts in the Gulf states

The London Speaker Bureau has opened a Middle East office in Muscat, Oman in order to meet the increasing demand for Gulf states-based speakers and experts.

It is the first international speaker bureau to fully open in the Middle East and will further strengthen the company’s global presence.

The London Speaker Bureau Middle East will bring experienced business and political leaders to client events throughout the Gulf region (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates). It will also represent significant individuals based in the region.

Amongst the speakers represented by The London Speaker Bureau Middle East are Mishal Kanoo and Naranya Murthy.

Mishal Kanoo is Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family owned group of companies in the Middle East. The Kanoo Group has diversified interests including shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, oil & gas, power, and chemicals. Mishal is the 4th generation to run the vast organisation. Today, he sits on the boards of over 15 companies ranging in sizes from US$10m to over US$1billion. Most notably, he is currently the Chairman of Freightworks (UAE), Johnson Arabia (UAE), BRC (UAE) and Vice Chair of UACC (GCC) as well as his own Family Business.

Narayana Murthy is the Chairman of the Board of Infosys, and its Chief Mentor. He co-founded Infosys in 1981 and served as CEO for over 20 years between 1981 and 2002. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999, and now employs over 100,000 people world-wide. He served as the Executive Chairperson and Chief Mentor from 2002 to 2006, before becoming Non-Executive Chairman. Narayana was voted the "World Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young in 2003 and ranked as India's most powerful CEO for three consecutive years between 2004 and 2006 by the Economic Times. In 2004, TIME magazine identified him as one of ten global leaders who are helping shape the future of technology. In 2005, the Economist ranked him 8th among the 15 most admired global leaders and the Financial Times ranked him 28th among the world’s most respected business leaders. In 2007, he was chosen as the "Business Process Innovator" by the Economist.

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