Newsletter 08/2018

Business News Abu Dhabi

Consul General Dubai, Trade Commissioner Middle East and Africa

AusBG would like to welcome Ian Halliday as the new Australia's Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, & the Middle East.

 Mr Halliday, was previously the Managing Director of Dairy Australia. He has had over 20 years’ experience as a leader in the private sector and experience in the commercial food and agribusiness sector in Asia and the Middle East. AusBG looks forward to working closely with Austrade to promote Australian Business opportunities in the Middle East as we head towards Expo 2020 Dubai.

While we welcome Mr Halliday, the AusBG Board and its members would like to take this time to personally thank Gerard Seeber for his continued support as the Senior Trade Commissioner and Consul General over the past six years. It has been an honour and pleasure to work with you.

Mr Seeber was appointed the Consul General & Senior Trade Commissioner for the Middle East in February 2012 to continue his successful international career with Austrade in which he started in 1987. During Mr Seeber’s time in the Middle East, Austrade has accelerated the bilateral ties between Australian and the Middle East, and Australia’s connections are strong with the UAE and continue to grow in new industries and sectors.

In particular, the AusBG would like to thank Gerard who was instrumental to the Australian Business Groups in the GCC region in the establishment of Australian Business Middle East Association ABM and continued to give his endorsement and support for ABMA for the past two and a half years.

AusBG Board and members wish Gerard all the best and success in his new role.

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