New Cairo office
GLOBALSOURCE opened a new office in Cairo Egypt, enhancing our presence in the Middle East and Africa, and expressing our confidence in the future of Egyptian business. Leah Goldberger from our D.C. office set up the Cairo operation and hired the local staff, all in the midst of Egypt's post-revolutionary turmoil. Leah, who speaks fluent Arabic, is manager of the office in Giza's Messaha Street (pic).
Operations Manager named
KATERYNA Harding is appointed GlobalSource Operations Manager, with immediate effect. Based at company headquarters in Fairfax, VA, USA, Kateryna is already an experienced researcher and investigator with GlobalSource. Her new position widens her responsibilities to include client management, hiring, coordination between offices, and in general ensuring that we maintain the high standards of research, reporting, and general-professionalism that our clients have grown to expect from us. Kateryna's appointment is part of a reorganization in which we are giving greater autonomy to our regional managers.
Advisory Board meeting
ADVISORY Board members Bob Walters and Gen. Gen. Rashid Malik chatting at the annual board meeting of GlobalSource at the company headquarters in Fairfax VA. Despite the global economic crisis, the directors reported surprising growth and success in 2009 as demand for business intelligence services and insurance fraud investigations defied the recession.
GS marketing drive in Cyprus
GLOBALSOURCE directors and two Advisory Board members, Gen. Costas Achillides and Jim Paymar, spent a week on a marketing drive in Cyprus. They had several meetings daily with top executives on the island, including law firms, insurance companies, ship owners and managers, and government officials. Pictured, Costas Achillides, Bill Hutman, Managing Director, and Jim Paymar, in Limassol.
INTELLIGENCE Online, the respected French-based business intelligence report carried a front-page profile of GlobalSource advisory board. The article noted: "GlobalSource, the firm founded by former security industry executives has appointed an advisory board on which intelligence specialists rub shoulders with former private sector bosses. The firm's consultative board is chaired by Gerard Burke, an ex deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA) who founded one of the first business intelligence companies, Parvus, in 1984." Intelligence Online is a subscription service, but we quote most of the article on our News Blog.
Guest speaker at Munich, Cancun conventions
DIRECTOR Thomas O'Dwyer was the guest speaker at the prestigious annual convention of the European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA) in Munich, Germany. He delivered an address titled "Modern Terrorism and the Global Threat to Hotels." The slides presentation for the lecture can be found in our library at this link. Mr. O'Dwyer was also invited to Cancun, Mexico, where he was guest speaker at the biennial conference of Assa Abloy's Vingcard-Elsafe division.