Chairman & Managing Director
BuyDoBuy Advertising LLC – Diplomats
Summit LTD, UK – India International Trade
Centre - SME Chamber Of India – India GCC Business Council
Mr Sailesh Nathan is a well-established, award-winning entrepreneur based in Dubai also recognised and included in the Forbes Top 100 Indian Business Leaders list. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of BuyDoBuy Advertising LLC, a leading agency handling multi-national brands in Dubai, UAE and the founder and Chairman of Diplomats Summit Limited, UK.
Starting from humble beginnings at the age of ten and later as an events and brands' specialist in his hometown Mumbai, the entrepreneur has invested in diversified businesses internationally and now celebrates 25 years in the field.
His expertise is not restricted to his company, it extends towards the propelling and functioning of autonomous bodies like the Small and Medium Business Development Chamber of India (SME Chamber of India), for which he is the Chairman & Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa. He also holds the profile of Chairman & Regional Director for the India International Trade Centre (IITC-INDIA) and the India - GCC SME Business Council for the MENA Region.
Nathan works through his strong-network local and international governments and corporate bodies to foster opportunities and support businesses motivating them to expand their boundaries and explore new prospects. He has been the backbone for various trade development projects providing guidance and support to SMEs. Mentoring young & budding entrepreneurs in the growth of their business has been a cause close to his heart.
Having travelled extensively to many parts of Africa, USA, South America, India, Europe, Australia, Middle East and UK, he has orchestrated several international events, trade shows, SME conferences and networking meetings. His professional connections have enabled him to establish partnerships and offices in Mumbai, Dubai, UK, Italy and Kenya. A strong believer in the global community, he considers every travel an opportunity to further his network and form business relations, as a connection in one country can benefit another entrepreneur in another country, thus propagating the idea of a world without boundaries and full of opportunities. He has been invited by many countries and has had the honour of addressing various SME, International trade conferences and conclaves in India, UK, Europe and the UAE on emerging business opportunities, connectivity in business, funding, innovation, international trade, young & budding entrepreneurs, and development, marketing and promotion of SMEs. As a key speaker at the Maharashtra Economic Summit in Mumbai this Jan 2015, Mr Nathan has proposed the SMART CITY concept "I FIX MY CITY MUMBAI" Mr. Nathan is an avid member of the Dubai Press Club, writer contributing business articles to Gulf News and leading publications and is a part of many business networking groups.