Board of Directors and Executive Staff

The Board of Directors of the ABCK-AmCham Kuwait consists of volunteers elected by the general membership and is supported by an ex-officio member representing the U.S. Department of Commerce and coordinating AmCham activities with the U.S. Embassy Kuwait. There are four officers and eleven Board Members. The Chairperson is the spokesperson for the membership.

Officers of the Board of Directors

Pete Swift

Chairman of the Board of ABCK-AmCham Kuwait
Senior Project |Manager
Focus Group Chair- Shipping & Logistics
Member - Programs & Events Committee
Member -…

Dr. Arezou Harraf

Vice-Chair ABCK-AmCham Kuwait
Chief Executive Officer
Chair of the Policy & Strategic Planning Committee
Focus Group Chair - Women in Business

Rashed Almunae

Secretary ABCK-AmCham Kuwait
Deputy CEO
Member - Policy & Strategic Planning Committee

Amit Arora

Treasurer ABCK-AmCham Kuwait
Partner | Tax
Vice-Chair of the Policy & Strategic Planning Committee
Committee Chair - Budget

Corporate Board Members

Anwar Almutlaq

VP Kuwait & Country Chair
Member- Policy & Strategic Committee

Alaeddine Karim

Country Manager
Vice-Chair of the Membership Committee
Focus Group Chair - IT/Cybersecurity
Member - Programs…

Jody Mangus

Assistant to the President
Chair of the Nominations & Elections Committee

Khadija Oubala

Member - Policy & Strategic Planning Committee

Mhanna Arawi

Sr. Regional Sales Manager - Kuwait & Iraq
Member - Programs & Events Committee

Rt. Brig. Gen. Musaed Al Hawli

Managing Director
Chair of the Membership Committee
Member- Programs & Events Committee

Omar Amireh

CEO & Head of Corporate Banking
Vice Chair of the Programs & Events Committee

Sam Jauhari

Focus Group Chair - Education
Member- Nomination & Election Committee
Member - Membership…

Tamer El Sallab

Head of Gulf States
Focus Group Chair - Healthcare

Small Enterprise / Individual Board Members

Chester Bryniarski

Projects Contracts Manager, Key Personnel
Chair of the Program & Events Committee
Member - Membership Committee

Omar Ben Naji

Managing Partner
Focus Group Co-Chair - Knowledge Economy
Focus Group Chair - Disabilities
Member - Programs…

Ex-Officio Members

Darrel Ching

Senior Commercial Officer

Paola De La Roche

Executive Director

Honorary Board Of Directors

Fred Shuaibi

Vice President/Partner-in-Charge
Focus Group Chair - Energy

Gregory J. Stevens


Jafar Behbehani


Executive Staff

Paola De La Roche

Executive Director

Jenson Joy

Operations Manager

Vivian Almehdari

Membership and Initiatives Manager

Samar Bqaeen

Public Relations & Events Manager

Aisha M A Alqabandi

Business Development & Partnerships Associate

Mary Herz

Office Secretary