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Vol 2 2015

TAWASOL AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Newsletter ‘Connecting’ US & UAE Business

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ABOUT AMCHAM ABU DHABI AmCham Abu Dhabi, the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi, is a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. The mission is to promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, notfor-profit association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium size companies and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs. AmCham provides a uniquely situated platform through which executives pursue and discuss issues impacting business operations between the US and UAE.

CONTENTS AmCham Abu Dhabi Board of Directors........................................................ 4 Features Member Focus: Interview with Sharief Fahmy.............................................. 6 Highlights AmCham Abu Dhabi Hosts AmCham MENA Regional Council Conference................................................................................................................ 8 AmCham Abu Dhabi Announces Newly Elected 2015-16 Board of Directors..................................................................................................................... 10 AmCham Abu Dhabi Celebrates American Independence Day............. 12 Membership New Members.......................................................................................................... 14 Events

The Board of Directors is elected annually by members and includes four officers and 11 members at large. The Chairman of the Board is the spokesperson for the membership. AmCham Abu Dhabi is managed by an Executive Director and professional staff.

Events Gallery........................................................................................................... 22 Upcoming Events & Sponsorship Opportunity..................................................................................... 26

STAFF Theresa F. Weber Executive Director director@AmChamAbuDhabi.org Christina Struller Membership Director membership@AmChamAbuDhabi.org Christina Villaluz Accounting and Membership Manager accounts@AmChamAbuDhabi.org Janelle Pfluger Events Coordinator events@AmChamAbuDhabi.org Zenaida Carpio Administrative Coordinator admin@AmChamAbuDhabi.org Muhammed Ali Office Administrator office@AmChamAbuDhabi.org

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TAWASOL - VOL 2 2015 Newsletter Team Events Coordinator - Janelle Pfluger AmCham Interns - Karim Damerje and Lina Tarakji

Editorial Submissions: AmCham Abu Dhabi Trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi P.O. Box 43710, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. T: +971 2 631 3604 F: +971 2 633 0489 E: communications@AmChamAbuDhabi.org W: www.AmChamAbuDhabi.org Copyright 2015 AmCham Abu Dhabi

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015 - 2016

OFFICERS

Robert S. Harward

Sharief Fahmy

Peter Rafferty

John Habib

Chairman, AmCham Abu Dhabi

Vice Chairman,

Treasurer, AmCham Abu Dhabi

Secretary, AmCham Abu Dhabi Founding Co-Owner and

Chief Executive Officer, U.A.E.

AmCham Abu Dhabi

Senior Fund Manager

Lockheed Martin Global, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer

Abu Dhabi Investment

Managing Partner

Middle East General Enterprises

Authority (ADIA)

Qasimi Law Partners MENA

Members-AT-Large

Souad Al Hosani

Nasser Al Osaiba

Sana Bagersh

Wesley Covell

President

Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi

CEO

Vice President, Middle East

Nexus Business Services

Global Advocates and Legal

BrandMoxie

Business Development

Consultants

Christopher Davis

Marc Harrison, MD

Douglas L. Raaberg

Country Leader and President

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive, U.A.E.

Managing Director

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Government Affairs and Policy

Raytheon International Inc., U.A.E.

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Harris Corporation

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Timothy J. Richards

General Electric

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Elias Sayah

Heather Smith

Maurice Wingo

President

Vice President, Strategic

Director Marketing & Commercial

Sayah Engineering MENA

Projects

Dolphin Energy as Occidental

NMC Healthcare

Petroleum Senior Representative

Non Voting Members

Dao M. Le

Theresa F. Weber

S. Qaiser Anis

Regional Senior Commercial Officer

Executive Director

Auditor, AmCham Abu Dhabi

for the Gulf and Counselor for

AmCham Abu Dhabi

Partner Alliott Hadi Shahid

Commercial Affairs U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi

HONORARY MEMBERS

Danny E. SebrightÂ

Honorable Barbara A. Leaf

H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba

Ambassador of the

Ambassador of the

President

United States of America to the

United Arab Emirates to the

U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

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INTERVIEW WITH Sharief Fahmy Chief Executive Officer Middle East General Enterprises (MGE) Vice Chairman AmCham Abu Dhabi By Karim Damerje

Q. Tell us about MGE’s business role in the UAE. A. Middle East General Enterprises (MGE) is a diversified Holding Company covering a variety of business sectors including logistics, industry, real estate and investments. In terms of U.S. businesses, we currently sponsor DHL, and we are excited about our new growth sectors in aerospace, defense and events. With offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, MGE has created a platform for international companies to grow business in the United Arab Emirates and the wider Middle East region. MGE has operated for over three decades since its creation in 1982. It is a family managed business supported by a diverse team of dedicated professionals. MGE focuses on long term strategic partnerships with international companies to develop new businesses or increase the footprint of current businesses in the region. www.mgeuae.com

Q. What are the core values of MGE? A. Coming into a business relationship, we truly believe in long term partnerships. We are not interested in short term gains or benefits. Our core values are centered on transparency, open communication and trust. We employ these values to every aspect of our business. We have the flexibility to cater to all our partner’s needs, whether large scale or small, and this translates to our core values: transparency in sharing needs and issues; open communication in creating a dialogue; and trust in each other to reach a solution and outcome.

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Q. How did you get your start with MGE? A. I started my work with a common vision that I and the Vice Chairman, Mr. Saeed Al Ghanim, shared. Mr. Ghanim sees the UAE with great optimism and opportunity, and he strives to build a bright future for his country and community, by collaborating with the greater global community. I share the same vision. It was also the focus of my work at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi. It was this shared vision, that allowed us to collaborate to ensure a prosperous benefit for both countries.

Q. What is your advice for someone starting a new business in the UAE? A. First and foremost, with everything taking place in the UAE, companies need to show commitment. In order to build a lasting network and community within the UAE, it is important to have a relationship with a local company such as MGE. Secondly, as is with any company, it is vital to follow up. With a country that has such a vast range of products and services, following up with customers and partners, as well as catering to the local customer, shows commitment and goes a long way.

Q. What developments do you see in the near future for US-UAE business relations? A. It is only getting stronger as the country continues to grow. As the UAE grows multiples of its industry at once, we see a stronger US-UAE business relation. However, to pinpoint a specific

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growth area, we see manufacturing as the next big move in the UAE.

each congressional district in creating opportunities and keeping America strong.

The UAE will be hosting the next global manufacturing summit. This is a great initiative to have the international community come to Abu Dhabi and discuss manufacturing and what that entails for the UAE’s future.

Q. What leadership lessons do you consider to be the most important?

Q. What is your favorite aspect about being a member of AmCham Abu Dhabi? Why would you recommend individuals and companies to become a member? A. After moving to Abu Dhabi in 2008, I immediately attempted to get a better view of the community, and as such I joined AmCham in order to realize this view. Once I retired from the U.S. government, I decided to run for the AmCham board of directors. My favorite aspect of AmCham are the people. They are such high caliber people who have influenced my career. I am surrounded by smart professionals and we benefit each other both personally and in business, and this is something I am proud to be a part of. As for recommending people to AmCham, AmCham continues to grow and mature as a Chamber, and we are very excited on a board level to continue growing it. We see a value in having a global voice, especially when it ties back to our annual advocacy week in Washington D.C.

Q. What inspired you to be the Chair of the US-UAE Public Affairs Committee? A. Being an active member of AmCham for six years was my inspiration. Also, having lived and worked in Washington D.C. and having relationships with people in the government, I developed a passion to be the voice of the American expat community, and to speak on behalf of expats to members on Capitol Hill.

A. I believe in leading by example, and I believe in always paying it forward. I would not have had positions of responsibility, had it not been for leaders and mentors that I was lucky enough to have worked under. I truly believe that having a mentor can greatly influence your path, and I believe paying it forward and working with the community will further shape and enhance your future.

Q. As a former officer in the US Air Force, are there any specific aircraft that you look forward to seeing at the 2015 Dubai Airshow? A. The US Air Force has always had a strong relationship with the Dubai Airshow. Being an American, I would love to see US technologies, such as the F-22, F-16 and V22. I think there will be newer technologies that will be presented such as US-UAV products, which I am excited to see. UAVs are the future of aviation. In 2011, I was very fortunate to help bring the F-22 to the Airshow, and to me that aerial demonstration was eye-watering, hopefully I can see such a performance again.

Q. Do you have any particular hobbies or interests? A. I enjoy reading, exercise and soccer. However, I have recently picked up range shooting and golfing.

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AmCham Abu Dhabi hosts Amcham Mena regional council conference: “boosting cross mena business ventures and fdi from the United States” #Thinkmenabiz 2015 conference

Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman, AmCham Abu Dhabi and AmCham MENA, welcomes delegates to the AmCham MENA Regional Council Conference.

Leading business executives, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and government officials gathered on April 8, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi - Grand Canal, for the 2015 AmCham Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Council Conference. The AmCham MENA Regional Council represents nine AmChams: Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Morocco; Palestine and Tunisia. The event hosted by AmCham Abu Dhabi and AmCham MENA Chairman, Matthew E. Byrd, provided a platform to strengthen business ties between MENA region markets and the U.S. and is an annual highlight of the MENA business calendar. “AmCham Abu Dhabi is honored to host this year’s AmCham MENA Regional Council Conference,” said Matthew E. Byrd, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi and Chair of AmCham MENA. “The MENA region accounts for less than 5% of total U.S. trade. AmCham members living across this region know well the rewards of doing business here. We are convinced that this trade number could skyrocket if business leaders followed long-term strategies - and not daily headlines – in accessing these lucrative markets. This conference surely will have positive impact on commercial relations between the U.S., the U.A.E., and the wider MENA region.” Hisham A. Fahmy, CEO of AmCham Egypt, which is AmCham MENA’s Permanent Secretariat, remarked “This

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year’s MENA Council Conference has been successful in looking at some of the ways in which the region’s private sector can work together and contribute positively to economic growth and to face commonly known realities. U.S. businesses operating in the region have an increasingly important role to play as real engines for growth, as they continue to hire and expand within our growing region. We as the MENA Council of regional AmChams will continue to advocate for an enhanced commercial relationship between the region and the United States.” The four interactive sessions of the Conference, led by top industry executives, were 1) “Where are we now: Cross-MENA Trade & Investment: Present Realities-Future Potential”; 2) “Angels, Accelerators, VCs & Private Equity: Hype or Viable Funding Sources?” 3) “U.S. Investment in the MENA Region: Boosting Intra-regional Business Cooperation through Enhanced Supply Chain Systems”; and 4) “U.S. & Regional Government / Private Sector Initiatives for Economic Growth.” On the sidelines of the Conference, AmCham MENA representatives held a formal ceremony to approve a “Sign-On” letter that will be hand-delivered to the 115th U.S. Congress later in April. The signatories approved the policy position, which requests Congressional leaders to support U.S. exports, job creation and U.S.-inbound Foreign Direct Investment by adopting a “Residence-

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Based Taxation” system – a system adopted by every developed economy in the world - because U.S. expats living abroad represent “Economic Ambassadors” for U.S. goods and services and should not be taxed at a disadvantage compared to competitors in the global economy. Top corporate sponsors of the event were: Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways, General Electric, MetLife, Middle East General Enterprise, PepsiCo, Sultan International Holding, The Coca-Cola Company and The International New York Times.

Hisham A. Fahmy, Regional Coordinating Officer, AmCham MENA Regional Council and CEO, AmCham Egypt addresses the packed room.

From left to right: Walter Siouffi, Chairman, AmCham Morocco and Managing Director, Citibank Maghreb; Kamal Hassan, Founder, President & CEO, Innovation i360, UAE; Rabih Khoury, Chairman, Middle East Venture Partners, Lebanon; Tarek Sadi, Managing Director, Endeavor, Lebanon and Ahmed El Alfi, Founder & Chairman, Sawari Ventures, Egypt.

From left to right: Mohammed Bataineh, Chairman, AmCham Jordan and CEO, BADR Developments; H.E Juma Al Kait, Assistant Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, Ministry of Economy, UAE and Badr Al-Olama, CEO, Strata Manufacturing, UAE.

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AmCham Abu Dhabi announces newly elected 2015-16 board of directors AmCham Abu Dhabi held its 2015 Annual General Meeting on June 3, 2015 at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi where the members of the 2015-16 Board of Directors were elected. On July 1, 2015 the following individuals assumed roles as Board Officers and Members-at-Large for a one year term that expires June 30, 2016. Board Officers: Chairman: Robert S. Harward, Lockheed Martin Global, Inc. Vice Chairman: Sharief Fahmy, Middle East General Enterprises Treasurer: Peter Rafferty, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Secretary: John L. Habib, Qasimi Law Partners MENA Members-at-Large (alphabetical order):

The Annual General Meeting included reports by the Chairs of eight Board Committees on the work over the last 12 months. Matthew E. Byrd, on behalf of the 2014-15 Board of Directors, acknowledged AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Platinum Members, for their significant contributions to AmCham Abu Dhabi. Four outgoing Board Members were also thanked and given plaques recognizing their outstanding commitment to AmCham Abu Dhabi: Matthew E. Byrd, Mary Corrado, Saeed Ghanim and John Simmons. The Board of Directors expressed its appreciation to Dr. Qaiser Anis and the Nominating Committee, the 2015-16 Board nominees, and to all of the Members of AmCham Abu Dhabi who participated in the 2015-16 Board elections and attended the Annual General Meeting.

Souad Al Hosani, Nexus Business Services Nasser Al Osaiba, Global Advocates and Legal Consultants Sana Bagersh, BrandMoxie Wesley Covell, Harris Corporation Christopher Davis, Raytheon International, Inc. Marc Harrison, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Douglas L. Raaberg, Northrop Grumman Corporation Timothy J. Richards, General Electric Elias Sayah, Sayah Engineering MENA Heather Smith, NMC Healthcare Maurice Wingo, Dolphin Energy, Occidental Petroleum

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Celebrates American Independence Day AmCham Abu Dhabi celebrated the 239th anniversary of the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence at its annual “4th of July” Celebration on Friday, June 12, 2015. The theme of this year’s event was “Celebrating the Business of Cinema and the Arts” in honor of the filming of “Star Wars Episode 7” and “Furious 7” in Abu Dhabi. Over 500 business leaders, U.A.E. and U.S. Government officials, military officers, and other members of the Abu Dhabi community attended the celebration at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort with an official ceremony followed by dinner, dancing, and entertainment by Bravolia Exhibition and Event Organiser. Guests of honor, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, U.A.E. Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and the U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Ethan Goldrich, spoke about the importance of continued growing relations between the U.S. and the U.A.E. In his remarks, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan said “We welcome the knowledge, talent, and energy of thousands of American citizens who have lived and worked in our country. Our two countries share many common interests and values. At this global crossroads that is the U.A.E., our ability to be successful hosts to people from every other nation in the world has benefitted from a certain optimism, openness, understanding, friendliness and concern for each person as a unique individual. All of those characteristics we share with Americans and with all people of goodwill throughout the world.” He added, “Today the world admires the U.S.A. for the courage, wisdom, and competence of your founding forefathers. Let us all hope that the world will continue to pursue their vision of a just, peaceful, and prosperous society.” Ethan Goldrich, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, discussed the key role that AmCham Abu Dhabi members play in the U.A.E. business community noting that U.S. trade has become a key element of the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and U.A.E. He said, “The

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impact of this partnership can clearly be seen in the growth in our bilateral trade; our close and expanding defense ties; and our shared cooperation on a range of issues of mutual interest: from entrepreneurship to education to working together to help the U.A.E. achieve its goal of undertaking a mission to Mars early in the next decade.“ John Habib, Board Member of AmCham Abu Dhabi, commented “Each year we celebrate our nation’s patriotism and diversity with guests from the U.S., U.A.E., and dozens of other countries. What better theme for the 2015 celebration than the Business of Cinema and the Arts given the growing partnerships between the U.S. and U.A.E. By attracting exciting film production projects here – and heavily investing in new films produced elsewhere – the public/private partnership spawned have us dreaming of Abu Dhabi becoming a form of ‘Hollywood in the Arabian Gulf’ in the years ahead.” Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Abu Dhabi’s leading companies, including the event’s Gold Sponsor, Al Noor Hospitals Group, guests at the celebration were treated to an exciting and fun-filled evening. Guests enjoyed interactive booths and games showcasing American products and pastimes. In true American Independence Day spirit, the event featured the singing of the U.S. National Anthem, posting of the colors and flag, a magnificent fireworks display and culminated with guests dancing the night away. Top corporate sponsors of the event included: Al Noor Hospitals Group, Gulf Diagnostic Center Hospital, Cadillac, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Berkeley Middle East Holding, CH2M, Fast Rent A Car, Harris Corporation, Oshkosh Defense, Parsons, Sayah Engineering MENA, United Airlines and Etihad Airways.

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SPONSORS Gold Sponsor

Firework Sponsor

Patriotic Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Blue Sponsors

Automoblie Sponsor

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NEW MEMBERS

Platinum Members Omran Assa

David Welch

Vice President

President - Europe/Africa/Middle East

Samer Suleiman

Mansour Al Sayegh

CEO

Executive Director

Sohail Essa Jaffer

Mohammad Ali Makani

Deputy CEO

Head of Corporate Pension and Savings Scheme

Michael Davis

Carl Stanifer

CEO

Senior Advisor Healthcare Strategy

Ahmed Ahmed

James F. Todd

CEO

COO

Saad Al-Ghamdi

Radowslaw Piasecki

Corporate Members

Director of Sales and Marketing

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Senior Sales Manager

Jason Geideman

Marwan Al Mulla

Area Manager

General Manager

Christian Kurdy

Tarik Bellahcene

Managing Director Middle East

Managing Director EMEA

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Siddhesh Phadnis

Anshuman Pancholi

Sales Manager

Sales Manager

Dennis Allen

Stephen Drake

Partner

Partner

Affiliate Corporate Members

Abboud Bejjani

Yacoub Haddad

Regional Vice President

Government Affairs Director

Al Tareq Al Ameri

Steven Andrew Umfreville

CEO

Commercial Director

Mohammad Sabri

Ahmad Khalifeh

Managing Director

Regional VP

Martin J. Spethman

Liliane Nakad

Managing Partner

Global Account Service Manager

Tamara Bullock

Loretta Ahmed

Deputy CEO

CEO

Mazen Nubani Senior Director Government Affairs

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NEW MEMBERS

Salim Chami

Samer Costantine

Business Development Manager Cadillac

Senior Sales Consultant

Dr. Michael Bitzer

Dr. Sven Rohte

CEO

Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas Hochstettler

Ebrahim Alhajri

President

Director of External Relations & Collaborations (ERC) Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept

Pascale Bernard

Deepu Cyriac

General Manager

Sales Manager

New AmCham Abu Dhabi Members, March - July 2015

Your U.S.A. - U.A.E. Business Link in Abu Dhabi. Discover the power of partnership. Join AmCham Abu Dhabi today. For more information about AmCham Abu Dhabi: T: +971 2 631 3604 W: www.AmChamAbuDhabi.org E: inquiries@AmChamAbuDhabi.org

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NEW MEMBERS

Individual Members Fardus Ahmed

Linh Austin

William Bodie

Audit Manager

Senior Director, Operations

Executive VP

Ernst and Young

McDermott

Parsons International Ltd.

Christopher Bush

Johny Chaklader

Lindsay Faine

Business Development Manager

Attorney

Associate

Parsons International Ltd.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP

Patrick M. Fitting

Jay Huston

Jacquelyn Johnstone

Regional Sales Manager

Vice President, Middle East Region

Managing Director

Bell Helicopter / Textron Systems

Bell Helicopter / Textron Systems

BowenClarke

Michael Kelley

Miriam Khalifa

Tod Lambert

CMO

Attorney

Vice Chairman

ProVita International Medical Center LLC

Norton Rose Fulbright

ProVita International Medical Center LLC

Deborah Mends

Robert Mikhael

Kathryn Anne Miner

General Manager

Regional Director

Head of School and CEO

Viz Think Lab

Pfizer

GEMS American Academy

Mazen Muzaini

Howard Podolsky

Jeffery Quinn-Cane

Civil Engineer - Senior Cost Engineer

Group Chief Operation Officer / CMO

Associate

Group 3 Engineers Contractors

ProVita International Medical Center LLC

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Stan Ramirez

Noor Saadeh

Fadi Sidani

International Vice President

Business Development Manager

Marketing Strategy & Business Development

Lockheed Martin

NMC Healthcare

Manager American Center for Psychiatry & Neurology

Alishia Sullivan

Roula Terzian

Shahzad Zafar

Partner

Regional Communications Manager

Director, MENA Cyber Security Practice

Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP

CH2M

Load Raytheon International

Kassem Zayat Director of Operations & Business Director Elite Global Catering Company

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AFFILIATE Individual Members Donna Abboud

Iman Abu Omar

Manaf Afyouni

Client Services Manager

Manager - Events & Business Development

COO

Bank of Montreal

BrandMoxie

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Omar Abed Al Aziz

Talal Al Hashmi

Brij Bali

CEO

Programs Director

Operations & Development Manager

B4 GCC

Knowledge Point

Emirates Foundation

Christopher Beach

Michael Fornalik

Agnieszka Gajewska

Defense Systems Group UAE Country

Business Development Manager

Performance Manager

Director

International Bechtel Co. Ltd.

International Bechtel Co. Ltd.

Venu Gopal

Sandra Helayel

Jesper Hyseus

Strategic Business Director

Government Affairs and Policy Leader,

Complex Director of Sales

Elite Global Catering Company

Gulf

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu

General Electric

Dhabi

Mohamed Ibrahim

Sam Ioannidis

Edgars Karklins

Area Sales Manager

General Manager

Government Relationship Manager

Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

MetLife

George King

David Adgill Larsen

Douglas Lynch

Chairman Infrastructure Group, Inc.

Regional Director, Middle East Terma North America Inc

Director, Global Sales & Marketing Terma North America Inc

Katherine Malone

Maha Matraji

Claire Peacock

Director of Marketing

UAE Stakeholder Manager

Office Manager

St. Regis Abu Dhabi

International Bechtel Co. Ltd.

Northrop Grumman

Josette Rizk

Iyad Sabouni

Travis Alexis Simmons

Vice President, Institutional Sales

Director, Strategy & Development

Corporate Sales Executive

Bank of Montreal

AECOM

Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management LLC

Urs Solenthaler

Gregory Zoughbi

Deputy General Manager

Business Development Manager

Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Harris Corporation

Orbital ATK

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EVENTS GALLERY

AmCham Abu Dhabi Events Lunch & Learn Series - Featuring the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers March 1, 2015

AmCham Abu Dhabi Event: Strictly Social BBQ Dinner on the Beach sponsored by Qatar Airways - March 4, 2015

AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Event: Advancing Women and Pushing Boundaries Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the WOMEN ACHIEVE Initiative - March 11, 2015

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Falcon Club and Platinum Member Event: STRATA Tour - March 15, 2015

Joint Business Group Event: High Tea with Nisreen Shocair, President of Virgin Megastore UAE & North Africa - April 6, 2015

AmCham Abu Dhabi Event: Interactive Symposium on “Corporate Savings & Retirement Schemes”, sponsored by ADIB - April 16, 2015

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Falcon Club and Platinum Member Event: Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) Tour - April 19, 2015

Northrop Grumman and AmCham Afternoon High-Tea Networking Forum - April 20, 2015

AmCham Abu Dhabi Falcon Club and Platinum Member Event: Exclusive Tour of the GE Ecomagination Center - May 3, 2015

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Meet the Candidates Strictly Social - May 20, 2015

Roundtable Discussion Featuring the US Dept. of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Global Markets - May 25, 2015

Joint Business Group Event: The Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 - May 26, 2015

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UPCOMING EVENTS & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

SAVE THE DATES 2015 September 2

Joint Event: Bechtel and AmCham Abu Dhabi Exclusive Afternoon High-Tea Networking Forum

September 9

AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee Event: “Commit to Women Achieve Breakfast”

September 19

AmCham Abu Dhabi Board of Directors Meeting and Strategic Planning Meeting

September 29

AmCham Abu Dhabi Morning Briefing with Abu Dhabi Global Market

September 30

AmCham Abu Dhabi Welcome Back Strictly Social

October 18

AmCham Abu Dhabi Falcon Club and Platinum Member Event: Behind the Scenes Tour of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi with Dr. Harrison

October 21

AmCham Abu Dhabi Roundtable Summit

November 8

AmCham Abu Dhabi and ABC Dubai Airshow Kick-Off Breakfast

November 9

AmCham Abu Dhabi ADIPEC Kick-Off Breakfast

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY AmCham Abu Dhabi 6th Annual Excellence Awards and 16th Annual Charity Gala

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MEMBER DISCOUNTS

These companies offer AmCham Abu Dhabi members exclusive discounts and benefits upon presentation of a valid membership card. To view the complete list of member discounts, please visit our website, www.AmChamAbuDhabi.org

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MISSION: To promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

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