East India Company launches new office in Qatar
The East India Company which had ventured into India in around 1600 AD for the purpose of trade and which later became the precursor of British rule in India has launched a new office in the Qatari capital of Doha in collaboration with local partner Nasser Al Ansari of Octagon International. Although the Company was dissolved in 1874, it was re-born in 2010 and a revived East India Company launched its flagship Fine Foods store in London’s Mayfair.
Since its creation in 1600 by The Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, the influence of The East India Company has been great.
India-born Sanjiv Mehta acquired the over 400-year-old company in 2005. The Company offers products that have been crafted by artisans and specialists from around the globe using elements that have been sourced for their quality.
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