Manama, Bahrain – Head of Arabian Peninsula Department at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Mr. Neil Bush gave a keynote speech at the Bahrain British Business Forum Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting yesterday. Mr. Bush discussed the vision and direction of the FCO in the Gulf.
BBBF SIG Chairman Mr. Rick Hopper welcomed Mr. Bush and H.E. Mr. Simon Martin CMG, the British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, to the meeting.
H.E. Ambassador Martin said: “As the leading business forum in Bahrain, the BBBF works closely with the British Embassy and UK Trade and Investment team, particularly in this bicentenary year. Sharing information assists important businesses in the kingdom understand the direction of the British Government in comprehending foreign policy and resulting objectives.”
Prior to heading the Arabian Peninsula Department Mr. Bush worked for the Bank of England, the World Bank (as Deputy Country Manager for Kosovo), in private consultancy, and in the Department for Energy and Climate Change. In his current role, Mr. Bush is responsible for covering Iran, the Gulf and Yemen.