Trade Manager

James Maley-Craig

Trade Manager

Name: James Maley-Craig

Position: Trade Manager

Home Country: New Zealand

Years spent in the UAE: 23

Favourite place in the UAE: I love exploring the deserts of the UAE, but absolute favourite would have to be Liwa.

Interesting project that you have worked on: Working for a government department as technical lead to move operations from one country to another. I enjoyed the collaboration involved with different people in different countries.

Since joining the BCB, I have managed multiple trade missions and market briefings for Arab Health, GITEX, AI Everything, GESS, Arab Lab, CABSAT and supporting Santander Bank with their Middle East market research, briefings and trade missions.

Piece of advice for doing business in the UAE: Generally, there is not a huge sense of urgency when doing business in the UAE. It will take more time to achieve your goals and you will become familiar with the phrase ‘Inshallah’.

Interesting fact about you: When I was 22 I walked the length of New Zealand on my summer break from University.