Entrepreneurs Organization Qatar Chapter strengthens Qatari-Indian business ties during consultative session with Indian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Sanjiv Arora


Doha, Qatar, 2 December 2014: TheQatar Chapter of the world’s most influential network of entrepreneurs,Entrepreneurs Organization (“EO”), met today with the Indian Ambassador toQatar, H.E. Mr. Sanjiv Arora. The aim of the meeting was to discussways to strengthen entrepreneurial links between the two countries as acatalyst for economic diversification and growth.

Themeeting was held at the Grand Hyatt Doha, and covered a range of issuesincluding the ongoing deep-rooted ties between the nations, ways to increasethe flow of business ideas and expertise, and potential new ventures betweenthe two respective economies. 

Qatar’sfourth largest export market is India, after Japan, South Korea and Singapore.Qatar’s imported goods from India in the year of 2009-2010 constituted a totalof $537 million, while its exported goods for the same year amounted to $4.6billion.

The Indiancommunity in Qatar is estimated at 500,000 nationals, of which Indianprofessionals constitute an important segment of that community.

EO QatarVice-President, Abdulsalam Abu Isa, said: “As a local chapter of a globalorganization, linked to sister EO chapters in South Asia that have over 900members and a total of US$87 Billion in sales, the cultural diversity of ourentrepreneurial community in Qatar means that we can play a unique role inbridging entrepreneurial forces between companies abroad and companies basedhere in Qatar.”

During themeeting, a session was held to demonstrate the relationship between companiesabroad and in Qatar, organized by EO Qatar Board member Dr. Tejinder Singh,founder and CEO of BPO+. With its headquarters in Doha, BPO+ is considered thelargest Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company in the Middle East. ItsQatar-based workforce employs over 1,000 people who are servicing companiesacross Qatar and Oman through call centers, BPO and related services.

“To sharethe possibilities of offshore manufacturing in India, H.E. Ambassador Aroraintroduced the ‘Make in India’ initiative, as well as the different ways theIndian delegation can support all entrepreneurs in Qatar with introductions toIndian business organizations,” said Dr. Tejinder Singh.  “As Membership Chair of the EO Qatar Board,we welcome all Qatar-based entrepreneurs and business owners to engage with usin opportunities for networking and learning.”

The eventwas attended by Qatari and expatriate EO members, who engaged in a wide range ofdiscussions about business opportunities in the bi-lateral relationship betweenthe countries.

EO Qataris the country chapter of EO Global, a dynamic network of more than 10,000business owners in 46 countries with an average annual sales of $27 millionUSD. Members of EO Qatar are all self-made entrepreneurs and own successfulbusinesses that meet global minimum revenue requirements.  The organization’s membership is a diversemix of Qataris and expatriates from Europe, the Middle East, North America andAsia.

The EOQatar Chapter was established in 2009 and currently has over 20 members whoemploy nearly 3,000 employees. Members of EO Qatar are involved in varioussectors including Public Relations, Legal Services, Hospitality, WirelessCommunications, Multi-media, On-line Services, Business Process Outsourcing,Publishing, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Retail, Green Technologies andRenewable Energy. EO Qatar is established as a branch of the Qatar BusinessmenAssociation.

EO Qatarwelcomes membership enquiries, and for inquiries or more information, pleasecontact EO Qatar’s Communications Chair, David Goldstein, at david@assetlinkglobal.com, EOQatar’s Membership Chair, Tejinder Singh, at tejinder.singh@bpo-plus.com or visitwww.eoqatar.com.

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