the CEO OF EMIS
of the best things about being the CEO of EMIS is the opportunity I
have to visit so many interesting places. Uniquely amongst global
information providers, most of our staff are based in developing
countries which means I get to actually experience what it’s
like to operate in the markets we report on. I have been in Bulgaria
this week, visiting EMIS’ extensive editorial, technology and
finance teams in our Sofia office.
is a fascinating market for many reasons. Geographically, it is no more
than a 2 or 3 hour flight from nearly all European countries, affording
it numerous trade opportunities. Economically, the global crisis put a
sharp halt to previously rapid growth but the country has recovered
faster than its near neighbours. Demographically, the country faces a
potential crisis with a rapidly decreasing population due to migration
and low birth rates. From a business perspective, there are huge
positives in terms of low taxation and a highly skilled workforce but
there is also a high administrative burden. One of my maxims is that
you have to be prepared to accept the rough with the smooth in emerging
markets and Bulgaria is a good example of this. Although, for EMIS, the
positives have far outweighed the negatives up to now.
I expand on how Bulgaria became such an important location for EMIS in
I recently published on LinkedIn.
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through yarn and fabrics.
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