The Links Group, one of the UAE’s leading providers of commercial facilitation and advisory services, has strengthened its management team in Qatar with the appointment of Mr. David Burgess as General Manager. The new appointment will support increasing demand from foreign investors to establish a commercial presence in the Middle East.
In addition to contributing to the development of the business in Qatar, David will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations and activities. David will also remain the Australian Consultant for The Links Group providing strategic support to the company’s local operations.
David brings to The Links Group extensive service industry experience gained from his senior management positions in both public and private companies. He has worked at Managing Director and CEO level for a diverse range of commercial and residential property service companies in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and UK. Most recently David was Divisional CEO of a large privately owned business in Dubai, a position he held for five years before returning to Australia to establish his own consultancy business.
Commenting on the new appointment, John Martin St. Valery, founding partner of The Links Group, said: “We are experiencing significant growth in the number of foreign investors looking to expand to Qatar to take advantage of the business opportunities available in the country and the wider region. While the oil and gas sector continues to dominate Qatar’s economy, the leadership remains committed to its diversification agenda and recognises the need for foreign expertise to support this.
“We are delighted to offer David an additional role within our firm and have every confidence his contribution will strengthen not only the services that we offer our clients, but also the overall performance of the business.”