About the International
Diplomat Business Club


The International Diplomat Business Club ("IDBC") sees the emergence of an exclusive social and business networking initiative that connects Diplomats, with Business Leaders and Influencers.

Our high profile events and activities are graced by people from different walks of life, including Ambassadors, Politicians, Chairmen and CEO's of businesses, entrepreneurs, high ranking professionals and those who have distinguished themselves in society.

The IDBC was created to provide a platform for trade and diplomacy that connects people from different countries to create opportunities for them to expand horizons.

Our principal aim is to increase worldwide cultural understanding by building meaningful global relationships, through friendship, diplomacy and compassionate commerce.





Dr Mansour Malik Chairman

Dr Mansour Malik

Dr Mansour Malik is the Chairman of both International Diplomat Magazine and the International Diplomat Business Club. A lawyer by profession, writer and speaker. He enjoys creating platforms to connect people through business.  He is passionate about how kindness and spritituality can help our people across the world find peace and friendship.  Compassionate Commerce is at the heart of his business ethos.

Deborah Taylor Executive Director

Deborah Taylor
Executive Director

A Chartered Secretary by profession, Deborah has more than 20 years’ experience working in the international trust and fiduciary industry.  Deborah started her own Trust Company and Lifestyle brand in May 2014, where she helps high net worth business people and families with their wealth planning, and the structuring of their financial affairs. Whilst working internationally, she has made many enduring friendships and connections throughout the world.  She sees the Club as a perfect platform to promote Global friendship, to improve cultural awareness and develop international business relations.

Gareth Bullen Executive Director

Gareth Bullen
Executive Director

Gareth worked for years in the utilities industry before setting up his own consultancy, where he has helped senior leaders across all sectors and has worked with clients such as Rolls Royce, NHS, RWE, Astra Zeneca, a number of local authorities and government office.

Gareth is viewed as a thought leader in the area of the intrapreneurial leader mind-set and now works globally with organisations regularly giving key note speeches on how businesses can become more intrapreneurial. Gareth is a contributor to research being carried out at Oxford University.  He became involved with the Club, as he would like to build better cultural understanding and tolerance between countries through enhanced commercial activity.

Gareth is also a visiting professor with the London College of International Business Studies and also has very close ties with Aston Business School, York College, Leeds University Business School and the Association for Corporate Entrepreneurship.