BNI is a 35-year-old business and professional networking organization that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. BNI has over 270,000 members worldwide, in 74 different countries, from over 300 different types of professions, all of whom have benefited from increased referral business as a result of BNI.
In the United Arab Emirates there are over 550 members who have generated over AED1.5 Billion (over US$420 Million) in business through referrals since its inception in September 2005 to date.
Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of salespeople working for you! Because every single company and entrepreneur out there needs more sales. BNI provides a structured referral networking system to help generate referrals by sharing business connections
The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain®”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “What goes around, comes around.”
AED 194 B BUSINESS DONE
(in 12 Months)
35,000 REFERRALS PASSED
(in 12 Months)
DR. IVAN MISNER
Founder and Chief Visionary Officer
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer for BNI and is also an author, a humanitarian and an expert in the field of business networking.
Chairman and CEO
Graham Weihmiller joined BNI in 2014 to help execute BNI’s strategic plan that includes operational enhancements, continued membership growth, and ongoing global member expansion.
Bijay Rajnikant Shah, Anuradhha B Shah
Co-National Directors - BNI United Arab Emirates & Qatar
Bijay Rajnikant Shah and Anuradhha B Shah are the Co-National Directors for Business Network International (BNI) in the United Arab Emirates & Qatar.
The couple have won numerous BNI CEO awards for outstanding performance and business excellence in 2006, 2008 and 2013.
Bijay holds a Bachelor of Science in Banking & Finance from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff and a Master of Science in Shipping Trade & Finance from City University (London) whilst Anuradhha is a BPharm graduate from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff.
Both Bijay and Anuradhha recently also qualified as Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) from the International Franchise Association.
Through BNI, the couple are helping hundreds of entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through a structured system of referrals. BNI has been operating for 15 years in the UAE and currently has over 550 members. Over the last 15 years, BNI members have generated business worth over AED 1.3 Billion for each other.
Their burning desire is to grow the BNI Community to over 2,000 members in the UAE and educate young graduates on the benefits of networking at a young age!
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