The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has hosted a dinner in honour of Mr Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group.
After dinner, Mr Rolet spoke about the transforming power of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), particularly in emerging markets such as Iraq.
He said that SMEs can spearhead profound societal change in countries which face political and other factors of instability, and spoke of the various initiatives his company is taking globally to build up and promote SMEs.
IBBC Managing Director, Christophe Michels, added:
“It was an immense honour and privilege for IBBC to host Mr Rolet, one of the busiest actors in the global economy.
“The dinner with Mr Rolet was part of the wide ranging effort the IBBC is undertaking to put Iraq firmly on the map as a country to do business in.”
Members in attendance included representatives of Amec Foster Wheeler, Bath Spa University, Constellis, EY, Garda World, HWH & Associates, International Islamic Bank, Mott MacDonald, Pell Frischmann, Perkins +Will UK, Petrofac, Rolls-Royce, Standard Chartered Bank and UB Holding.