Liz Beneski Bio

Liz Beneski

Chief Executive Officer
AmCham Abu Dhabi

Now serving in the Chief Executive Officer role at AmCham Abu Dhabi for five years, Liz is a tireless advocate of Abu Dhabi, the US-UAE trade relationship, and the United Arab Emirates. Well known as a passionate communicator, connector, and collaborator, she continues to energetically guide AmCham Abu Dhabi in its mission to maintain and build US-UAE relationships.

In 2022, she successfully collected 22 American companies to sign the UAE Gender Balance Pledge; she actively supports and mentors across programs such as StartAD at NYUAD, among others; she also volunteered during EXPO 2020 and the Special Olympics World Games. She loves all things Abu Dhabi and is well known for her “off the beaten path” tours of the Emirate and its hidden gems.

Before AmCham Abu Dhabi, Liz enjoyed a successful SME career spanning over 32 years, which focused mainly on the hospitality industry where she owned, built, and operated franchised hotel locations throughout Texas & Louisiana, as well as owning and operating restaurants, bars, consultancies, and more. A true businesswoman at heart, Liz leapt at the opportunity to build upon AmCham Abu Dhabi’s 3+decade strong history. A tireless advocate for US-UAE business collaboration and a community leader for equality in business, Liz holds a Bs/Bc from Shorter University. She has been a speaker at many industry events in the USA & UAE, was a key member of the Texas Business Travel Association and is a proud UAE Golden Visa holder and permanent Abu Dhabi resident.