UAE businesswomen hail Malaysian counterparts; keen to pursue investment partnerships

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KUALA LUMPUR: UAE’s leading businesswomen were on Tuesday full of praise for their Malaysian counterparts and expressed great interest in exploring investment opportunities in the South East Asian country with their new-found friends.
Raja Easa Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council and Managing Director of corporate conglomerate Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, and Fatima Al Jaber, President of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and COO of Al Jaber Group, said they were keen to work with high-profile businesswomen in Malaysia on sectors ranging from healthcare to fashion to sukuk (Islamic bonds).

“We see a lot of highly accomplished and visionary women business leaders in Malaysia, and we are very keen to explore the immense opportunities,” said Ms Al Gurg, who along with Ms Al Jaber and seven other top UAE businesswomen are in Malaysia for the Power Ladies UAE-Malaysia Roundtable 2011 tour.

“Regarding relations with the UAE, we want to take the commercial ties to the next level with the help of the businesswomen here, in mutual understanding and respect, and to make a difference.”

The UAE ladies met with leading women from the Malaysian corporate world during a presentation by the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and its investment promotion agency Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on Malaysia’s investment scene at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Earlier on Tuesday, the ladies paid a courtesy call to Tan Sri Sidek Mohd Hassan, the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia in Putrajaya.

Ms Al Jaber said the gathering of businesswomen from UAE and Malaysia offered a “very interesting approach to bringing businesswomen together in order to build up cooperation”.

“I see that there are a lot of women at the top ladder in Malaysia, and I congratulate them. I hope women can do some things better,” said Ms Al Jaber.

The Power Ladies tour, organised by Inside Investor, runs from December 5-9 and is aimed at providing the UAE guests with a greater understanding of the business opportunities available in Malaysia.

The UAE delegation also features Faiza Al Sayed, of the Al Fahim Group; Fathiya Saeed Al Khamari, founder and main designer for Oh, la la! Abbaya Couture; Khawla A Lootah w/o HE Sheikh Khalid M Al Qassami, a Director on the board of WorldSpace Middle East; Sara Ismail Mohamed, CEO of Al Bashayer Investment Company, art enthusiast Samia Abdullah Saleh, founder of the Courtyard Gallery, Huda A Al-Matroushi, Vice President General Services of GASCO, and Nashwa Al-Qubaisi, an Emirati advocate.

Tuesday’s MITI/MIDA presentation featured addresses by by Dato’ Noharuddin Nordin, CEO of MIDA, and Datuk Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Secretary General of MITI.

Among those representing the Malaysian business community were Dr Wong Lai Sum, CEO of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, Dato’ Hafsah Hashim, CEO of SME Corp Malaysia, and Shireen Kandiah Fuad, Manager of the Capital Market Professional Unit at the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

Together with more than 20 leaders from the Malaysian private sector, the group engaged in lively discussion on mutual opportunities in sectors such as healthcare, fashion, cosmetics, furniture, logistics, contract manufacturing, IT services, sukuk investments and others.

A presentation by MIDA on latest investment trends and business opportunities showed that over the last three years, UAE companies have conducted eight projects worth $53.16 million in Malaysia.

Currently, the top UAE companies in Malaysia are IFFCO, engaged in petrochemicals, and Oilfields Supply Center, which manufactures heat exchangers, MIDA data shows.

 

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KUALA LUMPUR: UAE’s leading businesswomen were on Tuesday full of praise for their Malaysian counterparts and expressed great interest in exploring investment opportunities in the South East Asian country with their new-found friends.
Raja Easa Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council and Managing Director of corporate conglomerate Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, and Fatima Al Jaber, President of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and COO of Al Jaber Group, said they were keen to work with high-profile businesswomen in Malaysia on sectors ranging from healthcare to fashion to sukuk (Islamic bonds).

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KUALA LUMPUR: UAE’s leading businesswomen were on Tuesday full of praise for their Malaysian counterparts and expressed great interest in exploring investment opportunities in the South East Asian country with their new-found friends.
Raja Easa Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council and Managing Director of corporate conglomerate Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, and Fatima Al Jaber, President of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and COO of Al Jaber Group, said they were keen to work with high-profile businesswomen in Malaysia on sectors ranging from healthcare to fashion to sukuk (Islamic bonds).

“We see a lot of highly accomplished and visionary women business leaders in Malaysia, and we are very keen to explore the immense opportunities,” said Ms Al Gurg, who along with Ms Al Jaber and seven other top UAE businesswomen are in Malaysia for the Power Ladies UAE-Malaysia Roundtable 2011 tour.

“Regarding relations with the UAE, we want to take the commercial ties to the next level with the help of the businesswomen here, in mutual understanding and respect, and to make a difference.”

The UAE ladies met with leading women from the Malaysian corporate world during a presentation by the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and its investment promotion agency Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on Malaysia’s investment scene at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Earlier on Tuesday, the ladies paid a courtesy call to Tan Sri Sidek Mohd Hassan, the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia in Putrajaya.

Ms Al Jaber said the gathering of businesswomen from UAE and Malaysia offered a “very interesting approach to bringing businesswomen together in order to build up cooperation”.

“I see that there are a lot of women at the top ladder in Malaysia, and I congratulate them. I hope women can do some things better,” said Ms Al Jaber.

The Power Ladies tour, organised by Inside Investor, runs from December 5-9 and is aimed at providing the UAE guests with a greater understanding of the business opportunities available in Malaysia.

The UAE delegation also features Faiza Al Sayed, of the Al Fahim Group; Fathiya Saeed Al Khamari, founder and main designer for Oh, la la! Abbaya Couture; Khawla A Lootah w/o HE Sheikh Khalid M Al Qassami, a Director on the board of WorldSpace Middle East; Sara Ismail Mohamed, CEO of Al Bashayer Investment Company, art enthusiast Samia Abdullah Saleh, founder of the Courtyard Gallery, Huda A Al-Matroushi, Vice President General Services of GASCO, and Nashwa Al-Qubaisi, an Emirati advocate.

Tuesday’s MITI/MIDA presentation featured addresses by by Dato’ Noharuddin Nordin, CEO of MIDA, and Datuk Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Secretary General of MITI.

Among those representing the Malaysian business community were Dr Wong Lai Sum, CEO of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, Dato’ Hafsah Hashim, CEO of SME Corp Malaysia, and Shireen Kandiah Fuad, Manager of the Capital Market Professional Unit at the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

Together with more than 20 leaders from the Malaysian private sector, the group engaged in lively discussion on mutual opportunities in sectors such as healthcare, fashion, cosmetics, furniture, logistics, contract manufacturing, IT services, sukuk investments and others.

A presentation by MIDA on latest investment trends and business opportunities showed that over the last three years, UAE companies have conducted eight projects worth $53.16 million in Malaysia.

Currently, the top UAE companies in Malaysia are IFFCO, engaged in petrochemicals, and Oilfields Supply Center, which manufactures heat exchangers, MIDA data shows.

 

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