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SBBC seeks to be the gateway for global business to one of the last untapped commercial frontiers in the world.
It is an independent non for profit company owned and driven by its members and working closely with governments and international institutions.
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SBBC promotes best practice and international standards as well as transferring Technology, Investment and Know-how to Somaliland, in support of the country's private sector and national aspirations.
Together, we grow Somaliland.
SBBC will develop a business and Investment community that supports the development of the country and the businesses of its members, both in Somaliland and from around the world... Join us !
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for the Federal Republic of Iraq and President of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). She is also the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. She is a member of the Association of Conservative Peers and sits on the government benches in the House of Lords, where she is co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Foreign Affairs and the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Baroness Nicholson was elected as a member of parliament for four terms of office, first to the House of Commons and second to the European Parliament. Her interests lie in foreign affairs, human rights, and defence and security.
She has been awarded seven honorary doctorates from universities in the UK, USA and Romania.
Rageh Omaar is among the most recognised and respected journalists working in western news media today. The award-winning writer and broadcaster has held a number of high-profile reporting roles, made documentaries for ITV, the BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera English and is a regular contributor to a number of UK newspapers.
As International Affairs Editor for ITV News, Rageh is one of the UK’s most prominent journalists. He has presented a number of documentaries exploring Islamic history and Islam’s place in modern Europe.
Rageh’s family is from Somaliland, many of his relatives live there and he travels to the country regularly. Rageh was educated at Cheltenham College before attending Oxford University where he studied modern history. He first came to prominence as a BBC World Affairs correspondent for his coverage of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Apart from presenting ITV’s main evening news programme, Rageh also hosts the channel’s multi-award winning international current affairs programme, On Assignment.
As the original founding member of the Somaliland National Library Ahmed Elmi is a highly experienced change-maker in societal and economic fields. Ahmed single-handedly without strategic support fought to establish the first national library in Somaliland. As a diaspora Somalilander and a naturalized British Citizen, Ahmed has established cross-community working relationships with key stakeholders that has culminated into concrete outcomes such as the establishment of Darussalam Masjid and Cultural Centre in London. His passion for his country of origin has seen him sacrifice his professional and family life to dedicate his efforts to offer a better and sustainable life to a multitude of Somaliland citizens. He has extensive experience in strategic assignments both at a national and international level. He is an active participant in nation building initiatives and has played key parts in the strengthening of Somaliland’s governance infrastructure through capacity building initiatives, promotion of democracy and transparency including organisation of the first ever televised debates of Somaliland political parties. He is currently involved in several business promotion initiatives leveraging his extensive network both in Somaliland and internationally in the areas of marine development, infrastructure, property development and oil and gas. He is now dedicated to developing the SBBC
Christophe Michels is Managing Director of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), an organisation he helped establish and has been working for since 2009. He joined the board of directors of IBBC in 2017. He has broad experience in working with British, Iraqi and US Government entities, international organisations and agencies such as the UN, WB and IMF, Think Tanks such as Chatham House, IISS and RUSI and trade groups such as the British, the American and the German Chambers of Commerce. Prior to IBBC, Christophe worked in Baroness Nicholson’s political office in the European Parliament (EP). There he was instrumental in establishing the first permanent delegation for relations with Iraq, and he was heavily involved in Baroness Nicholson’s other activities as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, focussing particularly on Kashmir, Iran, Turkey and the Mashreq countries. In 2008 Christophe worked for the EP as a consultant in the Iraqi Council of Representatives in Baghdad. He assists Baroness Nicholson in the House of Lords since 2009, mostly with regards to her work with the Council of Europe and Chairman of the APPG on Foreign Affairs. He supports the AMAR Foundation in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, the work of the Associatia Children’s High Level Group in Romania and Moldova, and the Russian Booker Prize. In 2012 he observed the early presidential elections in Yemen.