The Arab British Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Embassy of Libya in the United Kingdom, invite you to join our webinar, Opportunities in Libya to be held on 28th July 2021 from 11:00am to 12:00pm BST.

Prospects for an economic revival in Libya have grown considerably with the installing of an interim government and an anticipated influx of investment.  The Libyan economy is projected to see major growth in GDP in the next few years arising from stability, rebuilding of infrastructure and resumption of oil production. Recent high-level ministerial and business discussions between Libyan and UK counterparts have highlighted many areas of potential productive collaboration, namely renewable energy, the diversification of non-oil sectors, the development of free zones and others key sectors.

We will be joined by Mr Ezuldeen Alkaryouy, Head of investment promotion and international cooporation with the General Authority of Investment Promotion and Privatisation in Libya. The discussion will be chaired by The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Chairman of the ABCC, and will be joined by Mr Bandar Reda, Secretary General & CEO of the ABCC.

Join us for what will be a timely and informative webinar.



Mr Ezuldeen Alkaryouy, Head of investment promotion and international cooporation, General Authority of Investment Promotion and Privatisation in Libya

Mr Alkaryouy is Head of investment promotion and international co-operation with the General Authority of Investment Promotion and Privatisation in Libya. He is a member of airports investment promotion team, a member of the team preparing E management and is part of the technical team preparing Libyan tender documents.

He has extensive experience of working in Libya’s housing sector as a management executive including as assistant to the general manager of the Libyan Housing and Infrastructure Board. Mr Alkaryouy holds a BSC in earth sciences from the Faculty of Science, Tripoli University (1997-98), an MSC Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Tripoli (2015-2019) and is currently at the faculty of law, Zitouna University, Libya (2018-present).



The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Chairman, The Arab British Chamber of Commerce

The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean is a senior Labour member of the House of Lords and a business leader. Formerly Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Baroness Symons was a Minister in the UK Government from 1997 until stepping down in 2005. Among her government posts she was Minister for the Middle East, Minister for International Trade and Minister for Defence Procurement, and the Prime Minister’s envoy to the Gulf.

Previously a trade union general secretary, she was an Equal Opportunities Commissioner and a governor of the London Business School. As well as working closely with DLA Piper, Baroness Symons is now involved with a number of other commercial organisations, including roles as a non-executive director of British Airways, and as an advisor to other companies, including those with strong Middle East links, and with a number of not-for-profit organisations, including the International Red Cross.


Mr Bandar Reda, Secretary General & CEO, The Arab British Chamber of Commerce

Mr Bandar Reda took up his position as Secretary General and CEO of the ABCC on 1st March 2019. As CEO for the Chamber, Mr Reda will contribute his expertise and a proven track record, along with his combined experience as a diplomat and extensive hands-on experience in the private sector to help bring the Chamber to the next level. Mr Reda has a distinguished professional career of more than a decade in banking and corporate industry at SABB HSBC Saudi Arabia, prior to taking up senior positions in the diplomatic service of his country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as the Commercial Attaché in the UK & Europe and before that in Italy and the Saudi delegation to BIE in Paris.

Mr Reda holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Orlando USA. He was an Executive Member of the Saudi-Italian Business Council, Council of Saudi Chambers; a Member of the Business Youth Committee, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce; a Member of the Saudi Economy Association; and a Member of the Saudi Arabian legal accountants. Mr Bandar Reda’s undoubted experience and abilities is clearly demonstrated in his extensive career of service in both public and private sectors. This appointment will enable him to make a vital contribution to the strengthening of the Chamber’s activities and extend its influence as the leading strategic business services organisation in the UK working to improve bilateral trade.




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