The British Libyan Business Association aims to be recognised as the leading impartial Libya-focused business sector association supporting UK companies, NGOs and public sector organisations.

The British Libyan Business Association was launched in 2022 to promote trade and investment between Libya and Britain in a non-discriminatory and non-political manner. Its founding members all have significant interest in Libya and wish to enhance the UK’s role as a major trading partner

The association is an active, intuitive and content-rich voice for British companies doing business with Libya and vice versa for Libyan companies, its committee and members are all actively involved and engaged in business in Libya.


Jon Hancock
Jon HancockChairman
Director, The Libya Consultancy
Alex Breingan
Alex BreinganFounding CEO
Director, ALTA Consulting
Jonathan Biles
Jonathan BilesFounding Secretary
CEO, Gate Group
Lydie Sheehan
Lydie SheehanObserver
Country Director, The Department for International Trade (DIT)
Jonathan Dart
Jonathan DartFounding Honorary Member
Director of International Relations, Oasisairbridge
Mark Browning
Mark BrowningFounding Honorary Member
Lime Street
Khaled El-Kanuni
Khaled El-KanuniFounding Honorary Member
Director, Marawid Company


The Association works to create and sustain a favourable business environment.

The Association strives to assist and introduce new trade and investments to both countries that can benefit and enhance the common economic interests of our member companies.


To promote Libya as the regional centre to conduct business throughout North Africa and onwards into the continent.

To complement and improve relations between British and Libyan business communities through the active participation of the membership.

To demonstrate to the local business community the interest and commitment of British businesses in Libya.

To act as a forum for the exchange of information related to local business opportunities through regular meetings and information portals.

To educate and support British and Libyan businesses to further mutually beneficial commercial engagement.

To liaise with the British Embassy in Libya on matters of interest to the Association and to cooperate with the Embassy and support its initiatives of promoting British interests in Libya.

To work with external partner agencies to provide support and synergy across enterprise sectors.

To represent the interests of British business in the state of Libya as and when appropriate.

To provide factual information on the Libyan environment and the commercial and legislative landscape.