Posted on May 29, 2019

Oxford Business Group (OBG) has appointed a new team to lead its operations in Qatar.

Gita Evele takes on the role of Country Director in Doha, working alongside Irfaan Jaffer who moves into the position of Editorial Manager. Together they will oversee the production of The Report: Qatar 2020, the Group’s 15th anniversary publication on the country’s economic development and investment opportunities, and other content. With a background in project coordination and implementation, Evele brings with her extensive experience of emerging economies, both in the Middle East and across Africa in markets ranging from Gabon and Cameroon to Cote d’Ivoire. Most recently she jointly oversaw the production of OBG’s reports on Oman, spending two years in the Sultanate.

Jaffer also moves to Qatar from Oman, where he led the editorial team in producing content on the country’s economic development for OBG’s most recent report and other platforms.Before joining the Group, he owned and managed a group of companies specialising inlong haul and public transport, commercial printing and retail servicesoperating in key markets across Africa. Jana Treeck, OBG’s Managing Director for the Middle East, said she was confident that the experience Evele and Jaffer had acquired while working across the Middle East and beyond would stand them in good stead as they prepare to lead operations on what is currently one of the fastest-growing economies in the region.

“As a rapidly expanding market in the midst of diversification, Qatar is of great interest to investors around the globe who are keen to learn more about its growth story,” Treeck said. “Given their knowledge of the region, I’m sure Gita and Irfaan will do a sterling job in providing decisionmakers with the facts and figures they need on the openings emerging across nascent sectors of Qatar’s economy.” The Report: Qatar 2020 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments. It will be produced with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Qatar Chamber of Commerce. OBG’s report will be available online and in print.

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