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TAWASOL AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Newsletter ‘Connecting’ U.S. & U.A.E. 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. AmCham Abu Dhabi’s vision is to be an innovative organization creating trusted commercial partnerships that broaden U.S. - U.A.E. relationships. Our 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.

Cleveland Clinic, consistently recognized as one of America’s best hospitals, is now available in Abu Dhabi, reducing the need to travel abroad for acute medical care. Specializing in the treatment of Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye and Respiratory & Critical Care conditions.


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Features Member Focus: Interview with Platinum Member Brian Lott................



AmCham Abu Dhabi Hosts IDEX 2017 Kick-Off Breakfast....................


AmCham Abu Dhabi’s WOMEN ACHIEVE Celebrates its Fourth Anniversary................................................................................................................


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 U.S. and U.A.E.

National Defense Companies Council and AmCham Abu Dhabi Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Increased Cooperation in the Defense Industry..............................................................................................................


AmCham Abu Dhabi Announces Newly Elected 2017-18 Board of Directors........................................................................................


AmCham Abu Dhabi Celebrates American Independence Day................


AmCham Abu Dhabi Corporate Social Responsibility...................................


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.

Membership New Platinum and Corporate Members........................................................


New Individual Members.....................................................................................


Events Events Gallery..........................................................................................................


Upcoming Events and Sponsorship Opportunities...................................


Theresa F. Weber Executive Director Christina Struller Membership and Events Director Christina Villaluz Accounting and Membership Manager Muhammed Ali Office Administrator

Karim Damerje Communications Coordinator




Zenaida Carpio Events Coordinator


AmCham Abu Dhabi Board of Directors......................................................

AmCham Abu Dhabi Announces 2017 Excellence Awards Winners....




Rose Ann Laurel Administrative Coordinator

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TAWASOL - VOL 2 2017 Newsletter Editor Communications Coordinator - Karim Damerje 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: W: Copyright 2017 - AmCham Abu Dhabi







Sharief M. Fahmy

Christopher J. Davis

Paul F. O’Brien

Brian Lott

Peter Rafferty

Elias Sayah


Vice Chairman


Chief Communications Officer,

Senior Fund Manager


Chief Executive Officer

Country Leader and President

Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Group Communications

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Sayah Engineering MENA

Middle East General Enterprises

Raytheon International UAE

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Mubadala Investment Company

Maurice Wingo

Donald M. Wix, Jr.

Dareen Zoughbi

Vice President Marketing

Director, International

Founder and CEO

Dolphin, Occidental Petroleum

Customer Relations

Nadereen Consultancy


John P. McGowan Jr.

Manaf Afyouni

Khuloud Al Nuwais


Chief Operating Officer

Chief Sustainability Officer

Legal Counsel and Founder

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Emirates Foundation

Lockheed Martin Global, Inc.

JPM Legal Advisors Worldwide Ltd.


Nasser Al Osaiba

Peter Christensen

Rula Dajani

Dao M. Le

Theresa F. Weber

Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi

Associate Vice Chancellor,

Country Director

Regional Senior Commercial

Executive Director

Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel

Finance & Planning and CFO


Officer for the Gulf and Counselor

AmCham Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi

for Commercial Affairs U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi


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Chief Communications Officer, Group Communications Mubadala Investment Company Board Member AmCham Abu Dhabi By Karim Damerje

Q. Mubadala Investment Company recently formed from a merger between International Petroleum Investment Company and Mubadala Development Company, can you tell us more about the history of Mubadala Investment Company and what led to the merger?

developing new talent, particularly among our workforce of UAE nationals. Many of them have become federal ministers, CEOs, and sector experts in their own right. And of course our mission to represent the UAE at its commercial best around the world is a point of pride for every Mubadala employee.

A. Mubadala was created in 2002, largely to be a catalyst for economic diversification of the Emirate through investments in a number of strategic sectors such as health care, renewables and aerospace. IPIC was founded in 1984 under the same principle, although focused largely on creating value and diversification in the overseas petroleum and petrochemical sectors.

Q. How did you get your start with Mubadala Investment Company?

Unifying the two companies as Mubadala Investment Company makes perfect sense for the long-term vision of Abu Dhabi for many reasons. First, it creates a global investment champion with $125 billion in assets and a solid balance sheet. Second, the new entity has over 68,000 employees in the Group across 5 continents and over 30 countries, giving it more competitive scale. Finally, within the combined portfolio there are opportunities to draw on expertise in key sectors – such as real estate, financial investments and manufacturing – to create global champions for the UAE that will add more jobs in growing clusters of innovation, such as the Khalifa Industrial Zone and Nibras Aerospace Park.

Q. What are the core values of Mubadala Investment Company? A. The core values of Mubadala have been a quartet of guiding principles driving our behavior as employees and investors: Accountability; Integrity; Partnership; and Inspiration. We believe those values are true to the heritage of the UAE and reflect our commitment to a commercial mindset that is responsible, agile and results-oriented.

Q. What project of Mubadala Investment Company are you most proud of? A. As Mubadala’s Chief Communications Officer, nothing makes me prouder than our company’s role in


A. I came to Abu Dhabi in 2009, helping to create the Advanced Technology Investment Company and the semiconductor manufacturing giant GLOBALFOUNDRIES as part of the Mubadala Group. It allowed me to use my communications and public affairs background to help build a new industrial champion in a key sector for the UAE, and that led to my appointment as head of communications at Mubadala in 2012.

Q. What long-term vision Investment Company have?



A. Mubadala’s vision is to make money, through smart investments and creation of global champions across a number of sectors key to the UAE, with strong commercial returns that help diversify the Abu Dhabi economy. We have already made great progress: GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s second-largest semiconductor manufacturing company; Yahsat is a leader in satellite communications, with two satellites already launched and another coming in 2018; Nova Chemicals in North America and CEPSA in Spain are energy giants; Masdar is world-renowned for its investments and leadership in sustainability; and EGA is one of the largest aluminum manufacturers in the world.

Q. Mubadala Investment Company currently has investments in more than 30 countries, what American companies have you invested in? How does that influence Mubadala Investment Company’s vision? A. The US is a key market for Mubadala, and has been a significant partner in working with us to create some of the global champions I mentioned above. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is one of the largest employers

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in upstate New York, with over 8,000 employees at facilities in that state and in Vermont and California. We have also partnered with leading institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, to create Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which has been an incredible addition to the region’s healthcare landscape. We invest in AMD; GE; Carlyle Group; and a number of others. Companies including IBM, Related Companies and Occidental Petroleum have become strategic partners in sectors such as technology, real estate and energy. Of course, in the aviation and defense services sector, we work very closely with Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and others, so our US partnerships are critical to our long-term success.

Q. What are your thoughts as the newly appointed Chairman of AmCham’s Roundtables Committee? What plans do you have for the committee?

strong ties to many AmCham members, and being able to work with one, strong organization across many sectors is an advantage for us. We also appreciate the leadership of the Ambassador and her involvement in encouraging stronger business ties between the two countries, which AmCham helps facilitate.

Q. What do you do to relax after work? Do you have any particular hobbies or interests? A. I’m fairly religious about swimming every day after work. It’s one of the benefits in living in a warm climate year-round, that you can hit the pool no matter the season. It helps clear my mind and mark the separation between the work day and night at home. I also like to cook and listen to music. I’m a passionate opera fan, book reader, film buff and tennis enthusiast.

A. The Roundtable Summit scheduled for October is a great opportunity to get down to business, to talk about how we can deepen ties across our two countries in sectors that are critical to the economies of both. It’s through this kind of dialogue that business is deepened and extended, and I’d like to think we can be focused on a long-term plan to drive business as well as coordinate on big events.

Q. What Corporate Social Responsibility activities do you participate in? A. Mubadala is quite active in the UAE community, supporting a number of initiatives focused on STEM activities as well as general presence for key Abu Dhabi events such as ADSW. We also encourage our portfolio companies to engage in robust CSR initiatives, such as Mubadala Petroleum’s work in Thai fishing communities and EGA’s support for new infrastructure and schools in West Africa.

Q. What is the most important lesson you have had to learn as a leader? A. Empowering my team rather than being a sole contributor. I’m fortunate to work with a fantastic group of experienced professionals, so I give them as much latitude as possible to deliver the work they can do best with clear direction.

Call for submissions: Do you have something you would like to share with AmCham Abu Dhabi members? We accept submission of articles from members. Inclusion in the newsletter is not guaranteed. Submit information to:

Q. What is the best part of being a Platinum Member of AmCham? How does the AmCham Membership help Mubadala Investment Company? A. AmCham’s a great organization with an important mission, and both the social and business function are vital in Abu Dhabi. Mubadala benefits by having such

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Announces 2017 Excellence Awards Winners Engineering MENA and is responsible for the overall management of the company and expansion in the Middle East and North Africa. He is the President and Founder of two additional companies; GEFCO Trading and Liwa Petroleum and Technology. Elias has more than 30 years of international business and engineering experience in the U.S. and Middle East and actively promotes trade between the U.S. and U.A.E. by bringing U.S. companies to the U.A.E. and helping to establish joint ventures. Elias serves as President of the American Concrete Institute U.A.E Chapter and as Governor of the American Society of Civil Engineers Region 10.

At AmCham Abu Dhabi’s 7th Excellence Awards and 17th Charity Gala, top business and community leaders came together to recognize leading U.S. and U.A.E. companies, institutions and entrepreneurs for their dedication to strengthening U.S.-U.A.E. commercial relations. The finalists were honored Friday, January 27, with an evening gala at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, with guest of honor, the Honorable Barbara A. Leaf, U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E. “AmCham Abu Dhabi is very proud to recognize the winners of the 2017 Excellence Awards,” said Sharief Fahmy, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi. “This year’s Awards winners are exemplary individuals and organizations who are the best in class in their fields. Their dedication to excellence in their work has strengthened the U.S.-U.A.E. commercial relationship.” The Excellence Awards applaud best-in-class American and Emirati individuals and businesses for their achievements in the local business community. The winners of the five awards are: Saif Mohamed Al Rumaithy, Managing Director, Al Rumaithy Establishment received the Young Achiever Award, which recognizes a young entrepreneur under the age of 40 who has demonstrated smashing success in professional practice and exemplifies a commitment to excellence by inspiring others in launching U.A.E. based business opportunities. Saif is the Managing Director of Al Rumaithy Establishment, the commercial arm of the Al Rumaithy Investment Group (RIG), which has over 40 years of experie n c e i n multiple sectors


including aviation, defense, oil & gas, alternative energy, civil defense, physical security solutions and information and communication technology. Saif is also the co-founder of Roomhopper Group (U.A.E.). He is also member of the Managing Committee of National Defense Contractor Council (NDCC) under Tawazun Economic Council. Alishia K. Sullivan, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP, received the Woman in Business Award, which recognizes a working female who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and accomplishment by pushing barriers, overcoming challenges and setting an example of perseverance and professionalism. Alishia is a partner of Squire Patton Boggs and a member of the firm’s Sovereign and Institutional Investors industry group. Her practice focuses on representing institutional investors in investments in private investment funds, including private equity, hedge, infrastructure and real estate funds, and direct investments and co-investments. Alishia is a member of the organizing committee of the U.A.E. chapter of 100 Women in Finance and serves as an AmCham Abu Dhabi WOMEN ACHIEVE Ambassador. She is also an active advocate for several of the firm’s pro bono clients, including an international humanitarian organization and two children’s homes. Elias Sayah, President, Sayah Engineering MENA, received the Falcon Individual Award, which recognizes an individual demonstrating an outstanding commitment to sustainable U.S.-U.A.E. business relations. Elias serves as President & CEO of Sayah

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Bechtel received the Falcon Organization Award, which recognizes an organization demonstrating an outstanding commitment to sustainable U.S.- U.A.E. business relations. Bechtel’s presence in the U.A.E. spans over 50 years across multiple business lines: Infrastructure, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, and Mining & Metals, with a signatory project delivery being the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi, a multi-billion dollar program. Bechtel has a history of delivering successful projects in the Middle East including in the U.A.E. over several decades. Current projects in the U.A.E. include the petrochemical plant for Borouge 3 and an alumina refinery in Taweelah.

Proceeds raised from the event are donated to local charities and educational institutions, in support of U.A.E. aid programs and initiatives. The four beneficiary organizations this year are: Emirates Red Crescent, the Make-A-Wish Foundation U.A.E., the American Community School of Abu Dhabi and St. Joseph’s School. 2017 was declared the U.A.E’s Year of Giving and AmCham Abu Dhabi is proud to continue the tradition of raising funds for deserving local organizations. 2017 marks the 17th year of AmCham giving back to the community. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of 17 leading Abu Dhabi companies, guests were treated to an entertaining and elegant evening. Sponsors of the 7th Annual Excellence Awards and 17th Charity Gala were Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Lockheed Martin Global Inc.; Northrop Grumman; The Captain’s Club; Berkeley Middle East Holding; Raytheon International; Harris Corporation; Middle East General Enterprises; Oshkosh Defense; Sayah Engineering MENA; Etihad Airways; Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority; AV Concepts; Dinner in the Sky; Sarky Jewelry; Spinneys and The New York Times.

New York University Abu Dhabi received the Bridge of Excellence Award, which recognizes an organization that bridges the gap in bilateral trade relations and demonstrates a commitment to cross-border business alliances or joint ventures. New York University Abu Dhabi, which welcomed its inaugural class in 2010, was established in partnership with New York University and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and founded upon a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century. New York University Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated at once to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges to undergraduate students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world. From its campus on Saadiyat Island, New York University Abu Dhabi offers regular public programs, including intellectually stimulating public lectures and speaker series, scintillating performances and unforgettable exhibitions in the arts.

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Hosts IDEX 2017 Kick-Off Breakfast stature of the industry, whilst developing home grown talent that will drive its future.” Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, Commanding General of the United States Army Central (USARCENT), Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) discussed the growing U.S.-U.A.E. partnership during his keynote address. “We are stronger together, and, as part of the U.S. Central Command team, I am delighted to be here today to reaffirm our commitment to our U.A.E. partners and to the Gulf region. The critical partnership between the U.A.E. and the U.S. is key to a more secure and stable region. I want to thank AmCham Abu Dhabi, Ambassador Leaf, and H.E. Homaid Abdulla Al Shimmari for this great event.”

AmCham Abu Dhabi held a high level kick-off breakfast on February 19, 2017 at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, just before the opening of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017. Over 250 AmCham Abu Dhabi members and guests attended, including senior U.S. and U.A.E. military officers, government officials, and leading defense executives. The highlight of the industry focused event were compelling keynote addresses by Homaid Abdulla Al Shimmari, Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace & Engineering Services, Mubadala Development Company and Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, Commanding General of the United States Army Central (USARCENT), Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC). For over 20 years, the AmCham Abu Dhabi IDEX KickOff Breakfast has been held on the first day of IDEX to facilitate networking and collaboration between locally based companies in the sector and visiting U.S. aerospace and defense industry executives. Attending this high-profile event has become a tradition among U.S. military leaders, diplomats and local and visiting industry CEOs. Some of the distinguished attendees included U.S. Defense Attaché to the U.A.E., Brigadier General Joseph Rank; U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Major General Steven Farmen; Deputy Director of the Office of Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy, Dr. Jerry McGinn and U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E., The Honorable Barbara A. Leaf. The kick-off event was opened by AmCham Abu Dhabi Chairman Sharief Fahmy, who warmly greeted the soldout crowd. “IDEX is a globally recognized international


platform for showcasing the U.S. defense industry, and it’s a valuable opportunity to grow the commercial partnerships that broaden the U.S.-U.A.E. bilateral relationship,” said Fahmy, underlining the significance of the U.S.-U.A.E. trade relationship, and the vital role that the defense industry plays. Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf, during her welcome address, hailed the U.A.E as a strong U.S. partner in the region. “The United Arab Emirates has been a strong U.S. partner and ally in Gulf security for more than two decades. The success of this relationship is due in large part to the cutting-edge technology of America’s U.S. defense and security industry. As the U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E., I am committed to continuously improving defense cooperation between our countries, and to ensuring that the U.S. defense industry is optimally positioned here in the Gulf and in markets around the world. AmCham Abu Dhabi is a solid partner for the U.S. Mission in achieving this goal.”

IDEX is a biennial event that takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), and is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defense. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region. This event was possible thanks to the generosity of sponsors DynCorp International, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Northrop Grumman, Orbital ATK, Bell Helicopter, Boeing International Corporation, Oshkosh Defense, Parsons, Middle East General Enterprises and Raytheon.

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During his keynote address, Homaid Abdulla Al Shimmari, Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace & Engineering Services, Mubadala Development Company said “In 2017, the global aerospace industry is becoming even more dynamic than ever before. Here in the U.A.E., Mubadala is proud to play a major role in the nation’s economic diversification. Leveraging our strengths and global partnerships to revolutionize the industry, we continue to invest in advanced manufacturing solutions and capabilities that wor k in u nison to prom o te a n d advance the

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AmCham Abu Dhabi’s WOMEN ACHIEVE Celebrates its Fourth Anniversary “Mastering Mentorship and Sponsorship for Professional Success”

been recognized as an imperative for achieving organizational success. I am fully committed to enabling an environment where women are guided and offered opportunities to realize their full potential, where their invaluable contribution is recognized.” Huda Al Musallami, First Senior Officer at Etihad Airways discussed the challenges she faced and her demanding training schedule as one of the U.A.E.’s few female pilots. She also highlighted the positive mentorship she received to overcome challenges in becoming one of the U.A.E.’s leading female commercial pilots. “One of my mentors, who was the first female Jordanian pilot, encouraged me to persevere noting that we are all behind you. Sometimes it only takes one person to make a difference.”

WOMEN ACHIEVE, a women’s advancement initiative launched by AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee, celebrated its fourth anniversary on March 1, 2017 at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi. The event featured a keynote address by The Honorable Barbara A. Leaf, U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E. and an interactive panel discussion about mastering mentorship and securing sponsorship with Ambassador Leaf, Dr. Maryam Matar, Founder and Chairperson of the U.A.E. Genetic Disease Association and Huda Al Musallami, Senior First Officer at Etihad Airways. In addition to the panel, the event included success stories from WOMEN ACHIEVE Ambassadors and remarks by WOMEN ACHIEVE corporate sponsors on why they sponsor professional development initiatives for female executives. AmCham Abu Dhabi Chairman Sharief Fahmy addressed the sold out crowd in his welcome remarks. “We are proud of AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee and the exceptional success of the WOMAN ACHIEVE Initiative with over 50 signatory companies. WOMEN ACHIEVE is a positive example of the contribution of AmCham Abu Dhabi to the business community in the U.A.E.” “Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Women in Business Committee’s WOMEN ACHIEVE Initiative,” said Dareen Zoughbi, Chairperson of the Women in Business Committee, AmCham Abu Dhabi. “This celebration of women’s advancement was organized to coincide with International Women’s Day and the U.S. National Women’s History Month which is celebrated in March. We are truly honored to receive support from


our WOMEN ACHIEVE signatories, Ambassadors and sponsors and look forward to continuing to work together in promoting women’s empowerment in the workplace.” During her keynote address Ambassador Leaf said, “When a women succeeds she opens a door for more women to walk through.” Additionally, she urged women to highlight the accomplishments of their friends and colleagues noting that when we draw attention to their successes “the world learns that strong effective women are the rule, not the exception.” Ambassador Leaf then joined a panel with Dr. Maryam Matar of the U.A.E. Genetic Disease Association and Huda Al Musallami of Etihad Airways, which was moderated by AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee Co-Chair Anna Heystek. During the panel discussion, Dr. Maryam Matar, Founder and Chairperson of the U.A.E. Genetic Disease Association highlighted women’s inclusion and empowerment in the workplace. “It is a proven fact that including women in leadership and senior management adds to the bottom line of an organization. The United Nation’s sustainable development goals seek to change the course of the 21st century, providing women full and equal access to participation in leadership positions in science technology and innovation.” Dr. Matar also discussed her personal obligation to the WOMEN ACHIEVE initiative. “Empowering women and girls has

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shadowing, coaching, and mentorship programs. Considering female candidates for new opportunities. Supporting female rising stars in their efforts to move into leadership positions. Encouraging women to serve on boards of different organizations. Offering fair remuneration to female employees. Promoting internship to female candidates.


Following the panel discussion, success stories from AmCham Abu Dhabi WOMEN ACHIEVE Ambassadors were given by Hana Al Khatib of Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel and Nicoleta Dobrata of Parsons. In addition, Julie Lewis, AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Co-Chair moderated a discussion with WOMEN ACHIEVE sponsor representatives Sherif Zaki of Bechtel and Chantelle March of UPS on why they chose to sponsor professional development initiatives for female executives. The event concluded with AmCham Abu Dhabi Executive Director Theresa Weber presenting Fay Gabriel with a special award recognizing her 20 years of dedicated service to AmCham Abu Dhabi. “Fay Gabriel has served on the Board of AmCham Abu Dhabi, chaired numerous Committees and most importantly served as a role model and mentor for many women in the U.A.E.” The interactive event also included a video, sponsored by United Eastern Medical Services, which highlighted the work of the Women in Business Committee. The event was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Bechtel, Northrop Grumman and UPS. The principles of the WOMEN ACHIEVE Initiative include, providing a professional organizational environment conducive to the advancement of women. Encouraging women to grow through training,

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National Defense Companies Council and AmCham Abu Dhabi Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Increased Cooperation in the Defense Industry

MOU to promote collaboration, identify business opportunities between NDCC and AmCham Abu Dhabi Defense Committee members. The National Defense Companies Council (NDCC), a group created by Tawazun Economic Council with membership drawn from UAE private and public sectors, and the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi (AmCham Abu Dhabi), the leading trade association for US businesses based in Abu Dhabi, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in the defense industry. The MOU is aimed at boosting collaboration and identifying business opportunities between and among NDCC and AmCham Abu Dhabi Defense Committee members in the field of supporting and developing defense industries. The MOU was signed in Abu Dhabi on May 25, 2017 by H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Muhairi, Chairman of the NDCC Managing Committee and Sharief Fahmy, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi. Following the signing, Al Muhairi said the MOU was in line with the NDCC’s objectives of liaising and facilitating joint projects between national defense contractors and international partners and contributing to the expansion of the defense manufacturing sector. “We are pleased to enter into this collaboration with AmCham Abu Dhabi, and we sincerely hope that it will reflect positively on creating more business opportunities, exchanging expertise and sharing best practices between UAE and US businesses,’’ he added. Fahmy, of AmCham Abu Dhabi, said the Defense Committee’s purpose is to promote closer association among resident aerospace and defense companies. The Committee enhances aerospace and defense business by improving government-to- i ndust ry re lationships


and industry-to-industry partnerships and increasing understanding of US and the UAE’s security priorities and regulations. “The membership of the AmCham Abu Dhabi Defense Committee represents a diverse range of US companies with vast defense industrial expertise and experience. We are honored that the NDCC has partnered with AmCham Abu Dhabi in the first MOU with an Abu Dhabi based business and trade association, and we believe this partnership will accelerate expansion of the UAE’s defense industrial base while strengthening UAE – US business relations.” The NDCC, which is empowered by the Tawazun Economic Council, acts as a backbone for the national defense industry and creates channels for effective communication between the local defense contractors and international industry players to offer potential business opportunities that would serve the interests of the country. Part of the Council’s strategy is to exchange ideas and share their experiences with their counterparts to strengthen the relations between industries and support SME development programs. The partnership between the NDCC and the AmCham Abu Dhabi Defense Committee falls in line with AmCham Abu Dhabi’s mission to promote commerce, investment, and goodwill between its membership, the US, and the UAE. Strategic cooperation between the NDCC and the AmCham Abu Dhabi Defense Committee will accelerate achievement of shared UAE – US objectives, and further strengthen relations.

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Announces Newly Elected 2017-18 Board of Directors AmCham Abu Dhabi held its 2017 Annual General Meeting at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi on June 7, where the members of the 2017-18 Board of Directors were elected. On July 1, 2017 the following individuals will assumed roles as Board Officers and Members-at-Large for a one year term that will expire June 30, 2018. Board Officers: Chairman: Vice Chairman: Treasurer: Secretary:

Sharief Fahmy Middle East General Enterprises Christopher J. Davis, Raytheon International Inc., U.A.E. Paul O’Brien Abu Dhabi Investment Authority John P. McGowan Jr. JPM Legal Advisors Worldwide Ltd.

Members-at-Large (alphabetical order): Manaf Afyouni, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Khuloud Al Nuwais, Emirates Foundation Nasser Al Osaiba, Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel Peter Christensen, New York University Abu Dhabi Rula Dajani, AMIDEAST Brian Lott, Mubadala Investment Company Peter Rafferty, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Elias Sayah, Sayah Engineering MENA Maurice Ross Wingo II, Dolphin, Occidental Petroleum Donald M. Wix, Jr., Lockheed Martin Global Inc. Dareen M. Zoughbi, Nadereen Consultancy

AmCham Abu Dhabi, member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce, has been advocating the development of trade, commerce, and investment between the United States of America, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates since 1986. AmCham is an independent non-profit association of companies and individuals, including Fortune 500 companies and prominent business leaders. As the largest western trade association in Abu Dhabi, AmCham provides a unique platform through which executives pursue common business interests. Through the support of its members, AmCham is the recognized voice of U.S. business in Abu Dhabi. Benefits include: • • • • •

Increased American trade and business opportunities Insight into U.S. and U.A.E. trade policies High profile business and community events Customized business services Sponsorship opportunities

The Annual General Meeting was kicked off with opening remarks by Executive Director Theresa F. Weber. Chairman Sharief Fahmy provided the Call to Order and an overview of AmCham Abu Dhabi. Following his remarks, Board Committee Chairs reported on their accomplishments over the last 12 months. The Finance report was provided by Peter Rafferty, Programs reported by Elias Sayah, Women in Business by Dareen M. Zoughbi, Arts & Culture by Sana Bagersh, Roundtables by Timothy J. Richards, U.S. – U.A.E. Public Affairs by Sharief Fahmy, Legal Affairs by John P. McGowan Jr. and Membership by Wesley Covell. In addition, the 2017 Membership Directory was unveiled. Wesley Covell, on behalf of the 2016-17 Board of Directors, acknowledged AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Club and Platinum Members, for their significant contributions to AmCham Abu Dhabi. In addition, Sana Bagersh, Wesley Covell, Peter Rafferty and Timothy J. Richards were given plaques to recognize their outstanding commitment to AmCham Abu Dhabi. The Board of Directors expressed its appreciation to Dr. Qaiser Anis and the Nominating Committee, the 201718 Board nominees, and all the Members of AmCham Abu Dhabi who participated in the 2017-18 Board elections and attended the Annual General Meeting. @AmChamAbuDhabi AmCham-Abu-Dhabi For more information, visit,



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AmCham Abu Dhabi Celebrates American Independence Day AmCham Abu Dhabi celebrated the 241st anniversary of the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence at its annual “4th of July” Celebration on Friday, July 7, 2017. As the celebration was held on 7-7-17 and started at 7 pm, the lucky numbers inspired AmCham Abu Dhabi to celebrate Las Vegas and the state of Nevada. Hundreds of business leaders, U.A.E. and U.S. government officials, military officers, AmCham Abu Dhabi members, and the greater American community attended the celebration at InterContinental Abu Dhabi. The event included an official ceremony, posting of the colors and flag by the U.S. Marines, a cake cutting, dinner, games and dancing. Guests of honor, U.A.E. Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan and U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi Charge d’affaires Ethan Goldrich, spoke about shared values and the importance of the U.S. - U.A.E. relationship. In his remarks, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan said, “I am deeply honored to be celebrating with you tonight. We in the United Arab Emirates have always admired your principles and your success. Our country is fortunate in being able to call the United States of America a friend. Our political, commercial, and educational linkages are deeply rooted in confidence and trust and provide a strong and stable foundation for our friendly relations, now and in the future.” He added “The U.A.E. and every other nation that has studied the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the history of the United States recognize the necessary connection between freedom and happiness. The friendship between the U.S. and the U.A.E. will surely endure as we each in our own way reinforce the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Ethan Goldrich Charge d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy said “On the 241st birthday of the Anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence, we should remember that many of the American founders were businessmen and merchants. We take pride in the role


U.S. industry has played in creating strong democratic and economic institutions that have endured for more than two centuries. Time and again, American companies have moved the world forward with their visionary ideas and technological advances.” He noted “I have been especially privileged to serve here with a dynamic and active American citizen community to shape the diplomatic and commercial relationship between the U.S. and U.A.E. – a relationship that generates $26 billion in two-way trade and supports tens of thousands of jobs in both countries. I thank AmCham Abu Dhabi for what you do to promote America and American business.”

Gold Sponsor

Patriotic Sponsors

During his welcome remarks, Sharief Fahmy, Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, recognized both active and retired U.S. Military in the audience and thanked them for their service. He commented, “As we celebrate the 4th of July and American Independence we applaud the contributions of American patriots at home and abroad. We are proud to share our culture and heritage tonight with distinguished guests from the U.A.E.” He also thanked AmCham Abu Dhabi Executive Director Theresa F. Weber for her leadership and Board Member Elias Sayah for his contributions as Chairman of the Programs Committee.

Bronze Sponsor

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Abu Dhabi’s leading companies, including the event’s Gold Sponsor, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, guests at the celebration were treated to an exciting and fun-filled evening. They enjoyed classic American food and a variety of activities including patriotic themed trivia, golf, archery and traditional all-American 4th of July games. In true American Independence Day spirit, the event featured the posting of the colors and flag by the U.S. Embassy Marine Color Guard. The event ended with firework displays from across the USA and a balloon drop with guests dancing the night away.

Blue Sponsors

Top corporate sponsors of the event included: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Bell Helicopter, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and Oshkosh Defense.

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AmCham Abu Dhabi Corporate Social Responsibility AmCham Abu Dhabi made signification donations to four organizations as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives in 2017. The donated funds were raised at the 7th Annual AmCham Excellence Awards and 17th Annual Charity Gala held on January 27, 2017. Charitable donations of this magnitude have been made by AmCham Abu Dhabi on a formal basis for the past 17 years, in keeping with AmCham’s commitment to promoting goodwill between the U.S. and U.A.E. by giving back to the community.

achievement in economics, geography, business or social sciences and exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit in the community.



Emirates Red Crescent: Established in 1983, The Emirates Red Crescent is the U.A.E.’s main relief and aid society. An AmCham delegation visited the Abu Dhabi headquarters in March to present a check in support of humanitarian projects. H.E. Rashed Mubarak Al Mansoori, Deputy Secretary General for Local Affairs, Emirates Red Crescent commented, “We would like to thank the initiative of AmCham Abu Dhabi for its continued support of the various activities of Emirates Red Crescent and its humanitarian programs. With the help and support of donors like AmCham Abu Dhabi, the programs and activities of Emirates Red Crescent are constantly expanding and spreading to areas that suffer from vulnerability.”

H.E. Rashed Mubarak Al Mansoori of Emirates Red Crescent receives AmCham Abu Dhabi Delegation

Raytheon has been a committed partner of the UAE for 30 years. We are dedicated to enabling a brighter future, working together to help the UAE achieve its visionary goals for a better tomorrow.

Make-A-Wish Foundation: Established in 2010, the U.A.E. chapter of The Make-A-Wish Foundation is dedicated to bringing joy, strength and hope to children living with lifethreatening diseases. In March, Hani Al Zubaidi, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation U.A.E., received the AmCham delegation noting, “It is our pleasure to receive this generous donation from AmCham Abu Dhabi for the third consecutive year, which will support the foundation in reaching out to more children with life-threatening medical conditions. We are proud of our partnership with AmCham Abu Dhabi during the past years which has helped us grant wishes to hundreds of children in the U.A.E.” @Raytheon Hani Al Zubaidi, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation, U.A.E. thanks AmCham Abu Dhabi Delegation

Raytheon @raytheoncompany Raytheon

St. Joseph’s School: Established in 1967, St. Joseph’s School is a primary to secondary school with an Indian curriculum that provides a high quality, affordable and value based education. In March, an AmCham delegation visited the school to present a scholarship check to Joseph Flynn, Managing Director of the St. Mary’s Group of Schools, which includes St. Joseph’s. Joseph Flynn thanked AmCham stating, ”We are very grateful to AmCham Abu Dhabi for their generous donation. AmCham Abu Dhabi’s continued support will help us provide financial aid to a number of students in need.”

Sr. Carmen, Principal of St. Joseph’s School, accepts AmCham Abu Dhabi scholarship donation

American Community School (ACS): Established in 1972, the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS) is a nonprofit, college preparatory institution with students representing 50 countries. Each year at the ACS graduation, AmCham Abu Dhabi presents a scholarship award to a senior attending college in the U.S. who has demonstrated outstanding © 2017 Raytheon Company. All rights reserved.


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PLATINUM MEMBERS Saif Mohamed Al Romaithy

Mohammed Ayyub

Chief Executive Officer

General Manager

Jan Diggs

Mohamed Eliwa Shalaby

Global Business Development Director

Founder and CEO

Raeda Al Sarayreh

Imad Feghali

Regional Director of Corporate Affairs/UAE Country Manager

Vice President, Growth & Sales - Middle East & Asia Pacific

Dr. Alfred H. Bloom

Dr. Fabio Piano

Vice Chancellor


Saad Al-Ghamdi

Matt Cooper

Director of Sales and Marketing

Director of Sales

Charles Clifton

Tarek Y. Shoukri


Global Private Equity and Sovereign Investment Funds Strategy Lead

James R. Hetherington

Courtney Sader

General Manager and Vice President

Legal Counsel


Preston McIntyre

Steven Grisby

Managing Director

Principal Partner

Kavitha Panicker

Amany Ahmad Elbagoury

Managing Director

Legal Advisor, General Law

Justin L. Stone

Neda Mirbashiri

Emma Moorhouse

Director, International Business Development

Director, Business Development Middle East

Business Development Executive

Jagdish Tahalyani

Pavan Kumar

Channels Sales Manager India & GCC

Managing Director

Nadia Younis

Salim Skafi

Government Affairs & Regulatory Director

Business Unit Director

Abdul Khaliq Saeed

Baha Salama


SVP Commercial and Business Development



Gary W. Rosholt

James S. McCarter

Corporate Vice President

Director - International Sales

Mohamed Mahdi Mansour

Jeanine M. Mansour

Vice President, Regional Director for MENA

Biomedical Engineer / Healthcare Planner

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Dr. Howard S. Podolsky

Carl Stanifer

Arunava Mitra

Subham Chattopadhyay

Chief Medical Officer


Director, Middle East & Africa

Senior Manager

Arthur Cozad

Howard Gough

Nabila Nouinou

Ali Niazi

CEO MENA and Global IPMI

CEO - Cigna Middle East



Stephen Flott

Haitham Omar Saleh


U.S. Tax Specialist

Karim Palmieri


Maya Allison

Alaeddin Awaidah

Business Development Manager

Gallery Director and Chief Curator

Global Competency Leader, Healthcare

McDermott Middle East, Inc.

New York University Abu Dhabi

Project Management GE Healthcare

Head of Global Strategy

Jeremy Shayler

Hussain Hadi

Business Development Director, Middle East

Head of Middle East Publishing

Joe Hazel

Barry Bedford

Hospital Director Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital

Hospital Director Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital

Mustafa Faizani

Claudia Maldonado


Zone Growth Leader - IMETA

Rick Bateman

Lisbeth Beneski

Dr. Sarah A. Boswell

Vice President Finance

Head of Marketing


FedEx Express

Royal Catering

Al Areej School

Eng. Stephen Bridgman

Linda A. Clark

Michael Corbin

Senior Director, Facility Operations



Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Corniche Hospital

Corbin Crossroads Consulting, FZE

Ryan Cork

Brigadier General Miguel A. Correa

Daniel Lee De Semple

Senior Director of Clinical Operations

Senior Defense Official / Defense Attaché

Vice President - Delivery & Risk, Middle East

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

US Embassy

& Asia Pacific CH2M

Jay Gladis

Lindsey G. Gyngell

Lena H. Haddad


Account Manager


Squire Patton Boggs (MEA) LLP

SR Technics Switzerland Ltd.

Sayah Engineering MENA

Dr. George Hanna

Faiza Haseeb

Ryan W. Heggs

Chief Executive Officer

Manager, Neurology Institute & Physician

Contracts Manager

AIC Management Consultancy FZE

Business Development

AAL Group Ltd.

Jeffrey P. Kemprecos Executive Director, Emerging Markets Public Policy

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Zeydan Abuissa General Manager

Mohammad Sa-ed Jarallah

Tracy Lavin

Deborah Leyva

CEO & Founder

Director, Community Relations

Head of Human Resources

Jarallah Enterprise Management

New York University Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways



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Jay Little

Brian M. Long

Rick Marcrum

Rockwell Collins


Academic Director/Director of

Regional Programs Director

Boeing International Corporation

Policing and Security, FORGE Training and Management Consultancy

John F. Mau

Deborah O. Mayfield

Ellen McNeil

Logistics Analyst

Alliances Director


Rockwell Automation L.L.C.

Accenture Middle East and North Africa

Asteco Property Management, LLC

Paul Misci

John Pandtle

Sascha Rodenberg

Commercial Manager

Head of U.S.- Internal Equities Department

Director of Strategy


Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

Al Taif Technical Services

Anastasia Choulina

Harry Dawson

Ahmad Dib

Senior Manager

Business Development Manager

Sales Manager- Corporate

Central Bank of the U.A.E.

Northrop Grumman

Etihad Airways

Nicoleta Dobrata

Dr. Grace M. Eid

Dina El Mofty

MEA Marketing Manager

Specialist Dentist



Advanced American Dental Center


Dr. Siham Hasb Elrasoul

Joanna Fletcher

Robert Hugh Frazer

Medical Director, Consultant Pediatric

Finance Director, Middle East & Africa

Executive Director - Head of ME & Africa

Cardiology / Head of Pediatric

Tiffany & Co.

Northern Trust

Lana Gamal-Eldin

Abdo Ghaoui

Mohammed Kamal

Director Corporate Affairs, Middle East

Enterprise Account Group Director, ISMEA

Country Manager

Philip Morris Management Services


UPS Middle East FZE

(Middle East) Limited

UPS Middle East FZE

Liyuan Li

Julio Perez

Andy Syms

Global Patient Services Representative

Sales Manager

Regional Sales Director, MENAI

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr


Nader Taha

Ian Taylor

Alexandros Yiagos

Executive Director

AVP Sales & Commercial

Senior Project Manager

JP Morgan

Turbine Services & Solutions

Langan International

HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers

Ghassan Schbley

Candice Schultz

Fuad A. Shatara

VP - Middle Eastern Affairs

Head of English Department,

Vice President

Chenega International Consulting, LLC

English Teacher

Mubadala Investment Company

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Robert Thomas

John Trunzo

Ronald David Tuggle

Sr. Systems Administrator

Private Equity Associate


Vocera Communications

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Knowledge Point Educational Consultant LLC

Kelly A. Wix

Mohammed Zhort

Vice Principal

Regional Sales Manager

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)

FedEx Express


Zaher Abu-Hijleh

Ahlam Al Hammadi

Senior Architect

Operations Manager

Supervisor - Marketing & Communications

Sayah Engineering MENA


Turbine Services & Solutions

Mouza Al Houqani

Mohammed A. Al Qurashi

Alex Al Shakarchi

Application Analyst

General Manager, Government Affairs

Vice President, Private Sector - Sales,

Zakum Development Company (ZADCO)


Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific




Lilia Andreeva

Zeinab Ataya

Alina Bilousova

Account Director - Business Travel

Marketing Manager

Sales Specialist – Business Travel

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Fakih IVF Fertility Center LLC

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

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AmCham Abu Dhabi U.S. Expat Tax Seminar for Americans Living Abroad presented by PwC February 8, 2017

AmCham Abu Dhabi New Year Strictly Social at Our New Platinum Member Roberto’s Restaurant & Lounge - January 11, 2017

Breakfast Roundtable with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Middle East and Africa, U.S. Department of Commerce - January 31, 2017

AmCham Abu Dhabi Morning Briefing with Platinum Member Reed Smith LLP on Strategies that Work for Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Top Talent - February 7, 2017


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AmCham Abu Dhabi Women in Business Committee Event: Feel Your Way to a Lighter You, Physically and Emotionally - February 13, 2017

Joint Event: Cyber-Security Event, Securing the Cyber Realm, co-hosted by AmCham Abu Dhabi, BBG, CBC, FBG and Reed Exhibitions - February 15, 2017

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Joint Event: The Exclusive Defense Roundtable, co-hosted by AmCham Abu Dhabi and British Business Group - February 20, 2017

Morning Briefing with The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington on the Trump Administration’s GCC Policy - April 10, 2017

AmCham MENA Council Annual Forum: SMEs - Unlocking Economic Potential, supported by nine AmChams (Abu Dhabi-U.A.E., Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia) in Bahrain - March 15-16, 2017

Joint Event: Expo 2020 Dubai® - Learn More About Wide-Ranging Opportunities for the Business Community, co-hosted by AmCham Abu Dhabi, AusBG, BeNeLux, CBC, FBG, PBCUAE and PBCAD - April 12, 2017

Joint Event: Strictly Social, co-hosted by AmCham Abu Dhabi and Italian Business Council of Abu Dhabi at Glo Lounge sponsored by Rosewood Abu Dhabi - March 29, 2017

Workshop - “Dine like a Diplomat” by The Protocol School of Washington® - April 18, 2017

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Women in Business Committee Masterclass - “Engaging with the Press - How to Best Get Your Story Told by the Media” by Middle East Public Relations Association - April 20, 2017




Joint Event: Value Added Tax in the U.A.E. - Implementation and Latest Update, co-hosted by AmCham Abu Dhabi, BeNeLux, FBG, SBC, PBCUAE and PBCAD - May 22, 2017

Joint Event: Saudi Arabia and Vision 2030 - Practical Opportunities for Businesses in the GCC, co-hosted by AmCham Abu Dhabi, AusBG, BBG, CBC, FBG and SBC - May 2, 2017

Meet the Candidates Strictly Social sponsored by Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi - May 24, 2017

Legal Affairs Committee Morning Briefing - Setting Up a Business in the U.A.E. - May 17, 2017

Joint Business Group Iftar, co-hosted by AmCham Abu Dhabi, AusBG, BeNeLux, CBC, FBG, AHK, IBC, PPBC, PBC and SBC - June 12, 2017

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U.S.-U.A.E. Public Affairs Committee Suhoor - June 14, 2017

2017 September 17

Morning Briefing with the Regional Senior Commercial Officer for the Gulf and Commercial Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Abu Dhabi

September 24

Exclusive One-on-One Consultation Sessions with Trade and Economic Officers in the Gulf and Levant

September 24

Joint Networking Reception with visiting Trade and Economic Officers in the Gulf and Levant

September 26

Morning Briefing with Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Investment in ADX

September 27

Welcome Back Strictly Social

October 2-6

Advocacy Week in Washington, DC, USA

October 18

9th Annual Roundtable Summit

November 12

AmCham Abu Dhabi and ABC Dubai Airshow Kick-Off Breakfast

November 13

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) Kick-Off Breakfast


Supported Events: January 26

AmCham Abu Dhabi 8th Annual Excellence Awards and 18th Annual Charity Gala

July 6

AmCham Abu Dhabi 4th of July American Independence Day Celebration



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Delivering a wide spectrum of services from simple eye tests to complex eye surgery Part of Moorfields London, the oldest eye hospital in the world, Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi delivers the same exceptional standard of diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Highly experienced eye consultants in their respective fields carry out all procedures including: • • • • •

Cataracts Corneal Glaucoma LASIK Lazy eye

• • • •

Oculoplastics – Cosmetic & Therapeutic Paediatric Ophthalmology Retinal eye diseases associated with diabetes Squints

If you or any of your family have any concerns, please contact us today as early detection and treatment can prevent serious and lasting consequences. To request an appointment call +971 2 635 6161 or visit today. ABU DHABI, UAE 38

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VISION To be an innovative organization creating trusted commercial partnerships that broaden U.S. - U.A.E. relationships.

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.


AmCham Abu Dhabi P.O. Box 43710, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 2 631 3604, Fax: +971 2 633 0489 Email: Website:


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