Trade License Zone appoints Advisory Board

First row (Left to right): Julia Jackle, Mohammed S. Al Sharif, Graham Raynor
Second row (Left to right): Leon Gifford, Sven Boermeester and Warren Subel

Dubai, UAE: Dubai-based business setup agent Trade License Zone has appointed six members to its advisory board.  

Ms Julia Jackle, CEO and co-founder of Creative971; Mr Mohammed S. Al Sharif, Chairman of the Al Sharif Group of Companies and Major General Dubai Police, Ret; Mr Graham Raynor, Chairman of the Clifford Group; Mr Leon Gifford, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of the Fire Safety & Protection Group and of Activate the agency; Mr Sven Boermeester, Group Chairman of Global Village Ventures LLC and CEO of; and Mr Warren Subel, Founder and CEO of Lionfish, have joined the board with immediate effect. 

Advisory boards have long been instrumental to the success of businesses large and small. The knowledge, experience and opinions shared with and put forward to decision-makers can potentially change strategy and accelerate growth. 

This is certainly what Karl Hougaard, Founder and Managing Partner of Trade License Zone, expects from the new appointments: 

“We are pleased to announce this key strategic step in the next level of our growth. No one person can know everything, and business environments change almost daily. Therefore, working with a trusted knowledge pool like this is fundamental for business preparation and staying agile, while remaining on track in today’s business world.”

Trade License Zone offers company formation services to local and international businesses and individuals from a wide range of industries. Hougaard knows that supporting such an array of industries requires a broad and deep knowledgebase – something he is certain the new appointments bring to Trade License Zone:  

“I am very privileged to be supported by and learning from this very talented and knowledgeable group of advisors. Each member of the board is an expert in their field and brings with them a vast amount of industry and strategic knowledge – along with many years of business and life experience. 

As we look to continue our rapid growth strategy, extend in particular our Mainland offering and open several key international representative offices, the timing of these appointments could not have been better”. 


About Trade License Zone
Trade License Zone is a one-stop-shop for business setup in the UAE. The company offers guidance and support with free zone and mainland license and visa applications as well as a range of other business support services. Based in Dubai, Trade License Zone operates from two branches – one in Dubai Media City (HQ) and another in Jumeirah Lake Towers. In addition to company setup services, Trade License Zone offers a full suite of office solutions, including co-working space, dedicated fully-furnished offices, meeting room facilities, reception management and a number of other associated services. With numerous partnerships with free zones throughout the UAE, the business setup agent is able to offer streamlined and cost-effective packages to a local and global customer base.

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