BPL Global is set to open a representative office in Dubai, bringing the broker’s total number of international offices to five.

The new office, based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), will be headed up by Harriet Smith. Smith joined BPL Global in February 2011 and in recent years has focused mainly on medium and long-term business for European corporate and banking clients. Her previous experience includes working in the Middle East as an analyst.

“Dubai is becoming an important hub for global business with an increasing number of our multinational clients, as well as insurers, establishing a presence in the DIFC. This move will allow us to continue to follow our existing clients’ global expansions, as well as putting us in a strong position to develop new business locally,” says BPL Global chairman, Charles Berry.

The new office is set to open in the next few weeks.