2nd April 2012, Dubai, UAE: The Links Group, leaders in company formation in the Middle East for 10 years, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of four senior positions in the UAE and Qatar. The new appointments will support the company’s continued growth in the two countries as it capitalises on the increased foreign investor interest in both markets.
Mr. Hamid Mojtahedi has been appointed In-house General Counsel for The Links Group. Hamid brings to The Links Group extensive corporate counsel practice having previously acted as Legal Counsel for the Land Holding division of Al Rajhi Investment Group in Saudi Arabia. Before that, Hamid was General Counsel for Hakim Group International Inc. in Canada.
Mr. Joe Hepworth joins the firm as Commercial Manager UAE with responsibility for The Links Group’s business development, organisational design, operations and risk management. Most recently Joe was the Regional General Manager of fast-growing retail and interiors company. Prior to his time in the GCC, Joe worked at two of the world’s largest shipping companies for over eight years in a variety of senior commercial roles in The Netherlands, China, Russia, Sweden, India, Pakistan and the UK.
Ms. Jenny Hunt has been appointed General Manager of The Links Group’s Abu Dhabi office. In addition to managing the existing business, Jenny will oversee the company’s marketing strategy in the emirate. Jenny brings to The Links Group a great depth of marketing communications experience having worked for several UK advertising agencies developing acquisition and retention programmes for a portfolio of blue chip clients. Before relocating to the UAE in 2009, Jenny ran her own consultancy business in the UK. Since then she has worked in client-side business development and marketing roles.
Lauren Wheeler joins The Links Group as Business Development Manager Qatar. Prior to The Links Group Lauren worked as a Sales Executive in Qatar for one of the world’s leading providers of shipping, logistics and marine services. Before that Lauren was the Personal Sales Manager at one of London’s top high street banks.
Commenting on the new appointments John Martin St. Valery, Founder and CEO of The Links Group said: “We have experienced significant growth in recent months with foreign investors looking to take advantage of the UAE’s pro-business environment and gain access to the many infrastructure projects in Qatar. Our strengthened management team will help to support that growth and identify new business opportunities. It is my pleasure to welcome them to the company during what is a very exciting phase in The Links Group’s development.”
About The Links Group
Established in 2002, The Links Group is a premier company formation specialist advising corporations and individuals on how best to establish a legal commercial presence in the Middle East. It provides an unrivalled network of corporate services to assist the company formation process with a particular focus on the UAE and Qatar. This includes company formation, legal structures, licenses and visa documentation, serviced offices, resource management and marketing support. It is also the only company of its kind to be associated with the Foreign Investment Office (FDI) of the Dubai Economic Department.
The Links Group difference is that foreign companies work with a highly structured board as their local partner as opposed to an unknown individual. This unique structure provides foreign businesses with a corporate entity to act as their nominee, local partner, shareholder or sponsor, thereby minimising the risks associated with appointing an unknown individual nominee.
The Links Group has an untarnished track record with over 300 clients, who represent combined annual revenues of over USD 3bn to their respective economies.
The Links Group is also recognised as a Dubai SME 100 company, a ranking of the top performing SMEs in the emirate.
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