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The U.S.- U.A.E. Public Affairs Committee will consist of a Chair appointed by the Board of Directors, who shall be a Member of AmCham, and such other persons as shall have been appointed by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the U.S. - U.A.E. Public Affairs Committee's Chair and Co-Chair.

It will be the duty of this U.S. - U.A.E. Public Affairs Committee to represent members' business interests and concerns to: i) federal and state government agencies in the U.S.A., and U.S.- and M.E.N.A.-based trade associations; and, ii) U.A.E. and Abu Dhabi public sector ministries, departments, and government-related entities in the private sector. 

The Committee shall be structured into two (2) Working Groups covering separate but compatible focus areas for the benefit of AmCham’s members:

i. U.S. Working Group: Represent the members' business interests and concerns to the U.S. government by undertaking a variety of public affairs and education/training events, including the following: participating in AmCham MENA, structuring and attending "Advocacy Week" campaigns; managing relationships with groups having similar agendas such as AmCham Abu Dhabi's Washington, D.C. - based Advisory Committee, and coordinating AmCham Abu Dhabi's representational efforts with the American Business Council of Dubai.

ii. U.A.E. Working Group: Promote the best possible relations between the American business community and U.A.E. federal and Abu Dhabi emirate-level government entities, as well as Emirati government-funded private sector companies, including the management of relationships with the U.A.E. Ministry of Economy, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other governmental agencies of importance to members’ business operations in Abu Dhabi.

For more information or if you would are interested to join the U.S.-U.A.E. Public Affairs Committee, please contact:


Sharief Fahmy  
Chair, U.S.-U.A.E. Public Affairs Committee,
AmCham Abu Dhabi

Chief Executive Officer

Middle East General Enterprises

Michael Dishman
Chair, U.S. Working Group,
AmCham Abu Dhabi

Managing Director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Oshkosh Defense
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