Board of Directors


Board Officers


Sammy Bousaba
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.
Vacant
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.
Edgars Karklins
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.
Roula Droubi
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.
Amer Afifi
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
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


Janecke Aarnaes
The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.
Sura Al Alawi
The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.
Shamsa Al Falasi
The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.
Abdulaziz Alhammadi
The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.
Robert Mikhael
The Board sets policies reflecting the objectives of the Council and takes decisions on matters affecting the membership.



Ex Officio Board Members


Cara Nazari
Managing Director
AmCham Dubai
The Council maintains a permanent seat for the Council's Managing Director.  This is a non-voting position as the role is compensated by the organization.  The Managing Director acts as an important liaison between the Council and all internal and external stakeholders.
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.
Anne Jafery
Immediate Past President
AmCham 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.