Your role is to introduce two people to each other. Main rules are:

In social life

– Introduce a man to a woman
– Introduce young people to older people
– Introduce the least important people to the most important people
– Position in society is more important than gender and age
– Age is more important than gender.

In the business world

– Introduce the least important people to the most important people, so inside the company the most important person is the boss and outside it is the client
– Introduce your boss to a client
– Position in the company is more important than gender
– Officials (mayor, senator…) outrank non-officials

Begin with the superior’s name, add the introduction phrase, say the other person’s name and add some information about the second person. Then reverse the introduction by saying the second person’s name, followed by the introduction phrase and the superior’s name and information. Introduction should match, if you know the first and last names of both people, say both. If you add an honorific for one person, the other should also have one.

Example: Mr Brown, I would like to introduce Ms Ann Smith to you, who started yesterday in the mailroom. Ann, this is Douglas Brown, our CEO

Ann would be wise to call the CEO Mr Brown.

Pete, I would like to introduce to you Doug Brown, our CEO. Doug, I would like you to meet Pete Johnson who is considering our firm for his ad campaign.