Oxford Business Group appoints new regional director for Gulf

Tue 06-09-2011 22:58 PM

WAM Abu Dhabi, Sept. 6th, 2011 (WAM) — Oxford Business Group (OBG), the global publishing, research and consultancy firm, has promoted Michelle Solomon to the position of Regional Director for its operations across the Gulf.

Solomon, who spearheaded OBG’s four reports on Abu Dhabi in her former role as Country Director, will oversee the preparation and production of the Group’s forthcoming publications for the region.


Solomon said she was delighted that her new role as Regional Director would bring an opportunity to continue monitoring Abu Dhabi’s progress in diversifying its economy away from hydrocarbons and relay the latest developments on the global platform.

“During my time in Abu Dhabi, I have closely followed the Emirate’s drive to boost the non-oil sectors’ contribution to economic growth and enhance its business-friendly environment as it seeks out new investment for its major projects,” she said. “It was a pleasure to meet the political and business leaders who are driving forward Abu Dhabi’s efforts to bring the private sector centre stage and I am delighted to be retaining my links with the Emirate as Regional Director.” Elizabeth Boissevain, OBG’s Director of Field Operations, said that Solomon brought an in-depth understanding of the workings of the GCC economies to her new role, together with valuable networking skills.

“Michelle has been at the forefront of a number of our country reports for the Gulf at a time when the region’s economies are in the midst of change,” she said. “Her recent spell in Abu Dhabi has given her a valuable insight into the progress that the Emirate is making in implementing its guiding framework for economic growth, the Economic Vision 2030. I know she will be keen to ensure that the latest exciting developments in the Emirate are captured in our forthcoming report as she moves into her new role.” OBG’s reports are firmly established in the Gulf as market leaders on foreign direct investment into each country. The forthcoming reports, which Solomon and the OBG teams will be preparing over the coming months, are set to offer up-to-date analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments across the economy.

Available in print form and online, the reports will also include interviews with leading political, economic and business figures from both the local scene and international community.

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