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Peter Meyer joined the MEA as its Chief Executive in April 2014. Prior to this, he spent over 15 years working in Libya and the region as Chairman of Tilden International. His work involved the fields of aerial photogrammetry, remedial war work, and international airport certification for safety and security. With a wealth of involvement in the region, he is a firm believer in encouraging active business contact between the UK and the MENA countries, and hopes to use this depth of experience to further the work of the MEA. 

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Sheikh Bilal Khan serves on the MEA Advisory Board as Special Adviser to the Chairman and CEO. He is a leading figure in the global Islamic Finance industry and the recipient of multiple industry awards. Sheikh Bilal is uniquely positioned as both an English qualified solicitor from a 'Magic Circle' law firm and an award-winning Shari’ah Scholar. In his government business ambassadorial role as UK Trade & Investment Catalyst, he is promoting UK excellence internationally and the City of London in particular as a leading Islamic Finance hub.

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David Lloyd OBE joined the Middle East Association in April 2001, retiring from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office after 35 years. A graduate of the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies in 1970, subsequent regional postings included Kuwait; Desk Officer Syria and Jordan at the FCO in London; and Saudi Arabia as Head of the British Trade Office from 1988-93. His last posting was as HM Ambassador to Slovenia.

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Jacqui is responsible for the organisation and delivery of the MEA internal and external events programme including conferences, the MEA Annual Lunch, the MEA Mansion House Lunch, & VIP lunches. She is also responsible for looking after external clients who use the MEA facilities.

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Lindsey is our first point of call, as Receptionist of the MEA, and is Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive. Her previous experience has been in Public Affairs and Strategic Communications in a similar role.

0207 839 2137

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