BAB Chief Executive Honored
Richard Fursland Receives CBE
London, June 18: Richard Fursland, CEO of BritishAmerican Business and the British-American Business Council, was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for his services to British business in the United States.
“We are all delighted with this recognition of Richard’s outstanding leadership in building BAB into the pre-eminent transatlantic business organization with a large blue-chip membership, top-quality programming and substantial influence with government”, commented Gary von Lehmden, Chairman of BritishAmerican Business. “His commitment and contribution to building our organization and serving our member companies has been truly exceptional”.
“Whatever we may have achieved over the past decade and more is a result of the tremendous collective efforts and support of our professional staff, volunteers and members “, commented Richard Fursland. “This recognition, which I’m honored to accept, reflects their achievement.”
Richard was closely involved in the establishment of BritishAmerican Business in 2000 and has served as its CEO ever since: he has also served concurrently as CEO of the British-American Business Council, the largest transatlantic business network with 2,500 member companies based in 23 major business centers throughout North America and the UK. He was previously honored with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2005.
About BritishAmerican Business
BritishAmerican Business has grown to become the leading transatlantic business organization, dedicated to helping companies connect and build their business on both sides of the Atlantic.
Our membership includes the world’s leading multinationals and middle-market companies, including most of the major American and European players in banking, pharmaceuticals, energy, aerospace/defense, insurance, accountancy, law, real estate, telecoms, management/business consultancies, airlines and the media. We provide them with access to practical, measurable business expansion opportunities by delivering high-caliber networking and targeted marketing platforms, as well as top-quality business intelligence and regulatory advice and influence.
We incorporate the American Chamber of Commerce (UK) and British-American Chamber of Commerce which we merged in 2000 to create a single, pre-eminent business organization to serve its members on both sides of the Atlantic.