H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed and Lord Mandelson inaugurate Global Counsel’s MENA office at Msheireb

H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed and Lord Mandelson inaugurate Global Counsel’s MENA office at Msheireb

H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), and Lord Mandelson, Co-founder and Chairman of Global Counsel, yesterday inaugurated Global Counsel’s new office in Msheireb, Downtown Doha.

Global Counsel is a strategic advisory firm that supports international investors, corporates, and government agencies on high-value investment decisions and business development in the region.

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The office opening has taken place during Lord Mandelson’s visit to Doha where he has been meeting senior Qatari officials and key stakeholders across a wide range of sectors in the interest of strengthening Qatar partnerships and supporting Qatar’s National Vision 2030.

Commenting at the inauguration ceremony, H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, said:

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Global Counsel to Doha. Lord Mandelson and his colleagues have built a fast-growing, international business and we are delighted that they have chosen to establish their first Middle East office at the Qatar Free Zone. Global Counsel can offer strategic advice to Qatari entities and international businesses looking to understand the latest thinking in regulatory trends, policy changes, and political impacts in the region and beyond. I wish them all the best as they build their business.”

Lord Mandelson added:

“It is with great pleasure that I inaugurate Global Counsel’s latest office.  I am delighted that we are partners with the QFZA and have established an office in Msheireb – the neighbourhood is a great example of the transformation underway in Doha and we are very pleased to be tenants here. Qatar offers unique strategic advantages for businesses who are looking to expand regionally and globally.”

Global Counsel’s new presence in Doha is its fifth international office and first in the Middle East. Global Counsel offers strategic advisory consultancy to corporates, investors and governments, helping them to explore opportunities and manage risk in politics, policy and regulation.  The full Global Counsel team numbers around 100 full-time consultants who have a background in public policy, business, academia and think-tanks.

Qatar Free Zones are designed to provide investors with a global competitive advantage across various key sectors, in addition to providing a business-friendly environment and world-class services that contribute to enhancing the financial and operational performance of companies.