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Nick joined Links Group as Chief Operating Officer in March 2017 following the strategic partnership with Equiom Group. In August 2018 he was appointed as Managing Director for Links Group.
Before joining Links Group, Nick was founder and CEO of Aldridges, assisting clients solve market entry and business development challenges across the Middle East and Africa.
As a former British Army officer who has lived and worked in the Middle East since 2003, Nick’s experience in the region includes business development and commercial management across wide range of sectors including; security and risk management, consulting, oil and gas, renewables, transport, construction and government. Nick’s particular expertise is helping companies achieve growth in challenging markets through geographic expansion and/or business line diversification.
Jo is the Head of Business Development Middle East and Asia, Equiom Group, having initially joined as Head of Business Development for Links Group in March 2017. In April 2018 Jo also joined the Board of Directors for Links Group and Equiom Middle East and Asia.
In her capacity as Head of Business Development, Jo is responsible for driving Group strategy and building the business development infrastructure across the Middle East and Asia and continues to build and enhance key strategic relationships whilst overseeing client management and strategic coordination for the region. Jo is also focused on elevating sales proficiency and performance to enable continued growth and development across the Group.
Jo brings with her a wealth of commercial and sales leadership experience, including more than 12 years within blue chip organisations such as GE Capital, IG Group and American Express.
Head of Business Development
Neil is the Country Manager for Qatar. He brings with him over 13 years of experience of doing business in the Middle East. Neil’s experience is in international trade, having developed business from America and Europe through to the Middle East and Far East. He has also held commercial positions where he was responsible for developing business in the Arabian Gulf; as well as managing a network of sales agents in 16 different countries around the world.
Neil’s most recent role was working with industry, government, research institutes and professional bodies within the UK in order to increase science and innovation capability. He was involved in a Ministerial-led international research programme, which strengthens research and innovation partnerships between the UK and 15 emerging (knowledge) economies.
Neil was also a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service serving in Mozambique, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Country Manager - Qatar