Rupert has been a communications consultant since 1994. He has been with Brunswick for over 20 years, initially in London and then moving to the Gulf to launch the business in 2007. He started his professional life in the British Army, training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, after which he went on to serve a Short Service Commission. Rupert has a BA Honors from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.
Rupert has advised on a large number of transactions throughout his career. In recent years these have included: Emaar Properties on the IPO of its development business, National Bank of Abu Dhabi on its merger with First Gulf Bank, Sorouh Real Estate on its merger with Aldar Properties; Emirates REIT on its NASDAQ Dubai IPO and Al Noor Hospitals Group on its successful London main market listing and subsequent sale to Mediclinic International.
Harmonizing and consolidating the UAE’s markets and infrastructure will ensure the United Arab Emirates retains its position as the gateway to the region. From the shacks of the pearl divers huddled beside the creek in Dubai to skyscrapers soaring from the scorching desert – in less than 40 years, the United Arab Emirates has transformed itself into the Arabian Gulf’s powerhouse.
By Alexander Blake-Milton
11 October 2010