Kuwait: Oxford Business Group appoints new team for Kuwait project
- Kuwait: Wednesday, August 08 - 2012 at 09:31
- PRESS RELEASE
Oxford Business Group (OBG), the global publishing, research and consultancy firm, has appointed a new team in Kuwait to oversee its forthcoming report on the country's economy.
The publication will contain detailed analysis of the progress Kuwait has made in driving forward the first in a series of five-year national development plans (NDP 2010-14). It will also include a detailed, sector-by-sector guide for foreign investors, alongside a wide range of interviews with the most prominent political, economic and business leaders.
Nguyen joined OBG in 2010 as a Project Director, supporting a number of the Group's key operations across Africa, including its ventures in Nigeria and Morocco. She takes up her new post in Kuwait following a spell as OBG's Country Director in Ras al Khaimah.
A new member of the OBG team, Leoni-Mativo brings with him a wealth of experience in international business, management and European politics in emerging markets. Prior to joining the new Kuwait team he was part of the team working on OBG's current project in Ghana.
Nguyen said she was delighted to be taking up her new role at a time when Kuwait's major infrastructure projects were moving forward.
"Kuwait's bid to boost private sector participation on the back of significant government investment is gaining pace, as can be seen in its efforts to set up private partnerships for projects across the sectors," she said. "I look forward to meeting the key players and representatives across the country who are playing a part in making these changes happen and ensuring these and other exciting developments are documented in The Report: Kuwait 2013."
Leoni-Mativo added that Kuwait's favourable tax regime and access to regional markets should help the country as it looks to attract investors. "Our 2013 report will map out the country's plans for growth in key areas of industry, such as upstream and downstream activities, while highlighting its business-friendly environment, which will be of interest to global investors," he said.
OBG's Regional Director Michelle Solomon agreed that Kuwait's efforts to diversify its economy and channel funds into a long list of projects were already producing new opportunities for investors. She also voiced her confidence that Nguyen and Leoni-Mativo would make a valuable contribution to the Group's forthcoming project.
"Caroline and Mwongola bring with them an in-depth knowledge of emerging economies across the Gulf and valuable networking skills which will undoubtedly equip them well for this venture," she said. "I am sure that their hands-on understanding of Kuwait's progress in transforming itself into a regional commercial and financial hub will prove useful as they begin work on this highly-anticipated publication."
The Report: Kuwait 2013 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments. It will be available in print or online.
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