Board Officers

Ramsey Jurdi

Ramsey Jurdi

PRESIDENT


The President supervises the affairs of the Council and presides over all meetings of the Board. The President is responsible for implementing all decisions of the Board of Directors.



Mohamad Itani

Mohamad Itani

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT


The Executive Vice President performs duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President or the Board of Directors and presides over Board meetings in the absence of the President.


Sammy Bousaba

Sammy Bousaba

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP


The Vice President, Membership is responsible for overseeing membership maintenance, new member development and the addition of related membership services and benefits.



Suzanne Ries

Suzanne Ries

VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS


The Vice President, Programs is responsible for overseeing the Council’s programs, meetings and events as well as developing and ensuring the success of new program initiatives.


Nabil Al Ouf

Nabil Al Ouf

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCIAL AFFAIRS & TREASURER


The Vice President, Financial Affairs & Treasurer is responsible for overseeing all financial receipts, disbursements, accounts, financial records and reports.



Charlie Daalder

Charlie Daalder

VICE PRESIDENT, LEGAL AFFAIRS & SECRETARY


The Vice President, Legal Affairs & Secretary is responsible for overseeing all official documents and records of the Council and all relationships with legal counsel or legal consultants.


General Board Members

Janet Gibbons

Janet Gibbons

The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.


Sura Al Alawi

Sura Al Alawi

The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.

Edgars Karklins

Edgars Karklins

The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.


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Toni Danilov

The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.

Nasir Abbasi

Zeydan Abuissa

The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.


 

Ex Officio Board Members

Nasir Abbasi

Shakir Farsakh

Commercial Attaché
US Consulate in Dubai


The Council maintains a permanent seat for the US Consulate’s Commercial Attaché. This Department of Commerce role typically rotates every three years. The Commercial Attaché acts as an important liaison between the Council and the US Consulate.


Bilal Sabouni

Bilal Sabouni

Chief Executive Officer
American Business Council in Dubai


The Council maintains a permanent seat for the organization’s CEO who is responsible for leading the administration and all its full time staff. Responsibilities include implementation of the Council’s strategy and managing all day-to-day operations.

John Podgore

John Podgore

Immediate Past President
ABC Dubai


The Council maintains a permanent seat for its Immediate Past President to ensure continuity and smooth transition of board leadership after elections. The role serves in an advisory capacity on the Council’s Board of Directors.