Business English Introductions Lesson

When introducing colleagues, coworkers,  customers and/or clients to each other in a business setting it is important to pass along information about their job title or function at their company.

 The structure of an introduction is like this:

1. Introduce your guest:             

        May I introduce Mr. Anthony Kim from Kookmin Bank?

2. Introduce the other person to your guest:

          Mr. Kim, this Janice Andersen.

3. Describe the other person’s job function:

          She’s responsible for international logistics.


 May I introduce [name] from [company]?
 I’d like you to meet [name] from [company].


Formal: Job Function
She’s  + responsible for + pricing our underwriting business
He’s + in charge of + negotiating our shipping rates
I’m** Informal: training our sales representatives
takes care of + our purchasing department
hedging our raw material costs.

** you can also use this format for introducing yourself

Now add the responses you learned in the Greetings Section

Initial Greeting
How do you do? I’m pleased to [finally*] meet you.
It’s nice to [finally*] meet you.
Hi, Nice/good to meet you.
Hello, Pleased to meet you.
Response to the Greeting
How do you do? It’s nice to meet you too.
I’m pleased to meet you too.
How do you do? Nice/Good to meet you too.
Hello, Pleased to meet you too.
Hi, (very informal)
* finally makes the greeting more cordial and friendly

The complete dialog would go like this:

You: May I introduce Anthony Kim from Kookmin Bank?
You: Mr. Kim, this is Maurice Gerard.  He’s responsible for our air cargo division.
Mr. K: How do you do. I’m very pleased to meet you Mr. Gerard.
Mr. G: I’m pleased to meet you too, Mr. Kim. 

** depending on the country and culture, conversation may remain formal using Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr. etc.

Now you are ready for the Business English Introductions Activity page

Business English Introductions Lesson