Candidate for Member-At-Large 2024-2026

Courtney Sader

General Counsel 
Raytheon Emirates Ltd
Raytheon Saudi Arabia
Raytheon Doha

AmCham Abu Dhabi

Citizenship: USA
Falcon Club Member

Candidate’s Statement

If elected, I will focus on strengthening relationships with US government and industry colleagues as well as key UAE stakeholders, delivering impactful events and creating tangible deliverables, such as white papers, to promote our AmCham Abu Dhabi member objectives in government dialogues. I will work hard to increase the US- UAE partnership by working to establish meaningful and ongoing relationships with key UAE stakeholders. I also would work to deepen the relationships with the US government counterparts through joint efforts and consistent dialogue to promote the initiatives of importance to AmCham Abu Dhabi members. Solidifying the groundwork and relationships is critical to being able to deliver results to our members and the US-UAE business communities in a way that is measurable and sustainable over time.

Candidate Questionnaire

Candidate’s Bio

Courtney Sader is General Counsel, Board Secretary and Ethics and Compliance Officer for Raytheon Emirates ltd., Raytheon Saudi Arabia, and Raytheon Doha. Prior to Raytheon, Courtney served as Assistant General Counsel for Textron, based in Abu Dhabi. Courtney is the founder and Chair of Raytheon’s first employee resource group in MENA. In her role, she is part of the leadership team where she manages a team across the region focused on delivering clear and actionable legal advice to support the goals and objectives of the business. 

Courtney holds two bachelor’s and one master’s degrees from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctorate from Temple Law School.

Courtney serves as a Board Member and Vice Chairwoman at AmCham Abu Dhabi and is an active member of the Legal Affairs Committee and the Aerospace and Defense Committee. She is a former co-chair of the Business Leadership Alliance. In these capacities, Courtney has driven impactful and meaningful engagements for efforts of the American business community in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. She has co-authored white papers which have been utilized by the US and UAE government on issues of importance to AMCHAM members. She is passionate about bringing together and strengthening the bond between the US and UAE business community. 

Courtney has a husband and two kids who call Abu Dhabi home.