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IQE signal Asian ambitions

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Sam Critchley has joined IQE in an International Consultancy role. He will be working out of Shanghai, China.

A former Isle of Man student, Sam has a Bachelor's Degree in History from Durham University, a Master's Degree in International Management from the ICN Business School in France, and has also studied at the University of Bologna in Italy and ECUST University in Shanghai. Sam previously worked for IQE during university holidays.
The appointment signals IQE's commitment to new business development in Asian markets, and one of Sam's first tasks will be to establish close links with local Chinese businesses, relevant authorities and to build a strong cultural understanding. In addition, Sam will be well placed to contribute to wider Industry and IOM Government efforts to raise the profile of the Isle of Man as a favourable jurisdiction to conduct business with.
Sam will be working closely with, Associate Director at IQE, Steve McCafferty, who is responsible for Strategy and Business Development and will combine his role with the completion of his international course and regular lessons in Chinese Mandarin.
On joining IQE, Sam said
This represents a great opportunity for me and IQE to play a part in this incredible period of change in the global economy.  I'm very excited to have signed for such a respected and forward-thinking company.  The prospect of unprecedented levels of Foreign Direct Investment coming out of China combined with an increasingly strong Yuan suggests that there is huge potential for Isle of Man businesses who can offer value to Chinese clients, and I'm convinced that IQE's ambition and expertise will put them in a pertinent strategic position.
Managing Director of IQE, David Karran, commented
 We are delighted to welcome Sam to IQE. Geographical diversification is a key strategic aim of IQE and the Far Eastern market offers exciting opportunities. Sam will play a key role in developing our business in this region and I wish him every success.

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