About us

Green Sands is a company incorporated in the United Arab Emirates which provides clients with trusted market access in the MENA region through an extensive network of key decision makers within government, military and the private sector. With an in-depth knowledge and broad experience of operating in the region we will help you develop your business interests and achieve your goals. From market analysis/testing through to in-country support, Green Sands is able to provide comprehensive services tailored to your needs.

We are a professional business-to-business services company established to provide in-country support to companies wishing to develop or extend their market in the region. Our flexible approach to business is underpinned by our belief in long-term partnerships and in the knowledge that these are an essential element of regional business culture.

Whether you are a company who has already established a presence in the region or are looking at the market potential for the first time, Green Sands will provide a cost-effective service that will accelerate growth. The old adage that ‘if you’re not here, you’re not here’ is particularly true in Middle Eastern business culture but, by working with Green Sands, we will ensure that you are ‘always here’ .



Mark is an experienced senior executive who has lived and worked in the region for many years. He has held senior leadership positions as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of UK and Middle Eastern companies in the high technology, engineering, manufacturing, training and education sectors. As such, he has an expansive knowledge of doing business in the region and an extensive network of senior level contacts across all sectors.

Earlier in his career, Mark was an avionics design engineer who later moved into management positions in business development, operations and project management. During his career, he gained an executive MBA from Bath University in the UK and now continues to study Arabic history and language in his spare time. Although not fluent, he is able to read and write in Arabic with the help of his Arabic speaking wife who is a corporate lawyer in the region.

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Angus is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ business experience in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has lived in the UAE for the past 9 years and has also worked in Botswana, South Africa, India and the UK.

Prior to founding Green Sands he worked in senior leadership positions for multi-national companies in the engineering, consulting and private equity sectors. Angus has a particular interest in emerging markets and has an MBA from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

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