Chairman’s message


Dear ABCK-AmCham Kuwait Members and Friends,  

It is an honor to continue serving as the Chairman of the American Business Council- Kuwait (ABCK)-AmCham Kuwait. During the past 3 years, we have increased the number of initiatives and collaborations with our members, as well as other organizations. We have moved past a pandemic-driven environment and are thriving as an organization. We appreciate our members and the community who came together during trying times to support our business community. We will continue supporting bilateral trade relations between the US and Kuwait.

AmCham Kuwait has been promoting and expanding American commercial interests in Kuwait since 1985. This core mission remains at the foundation of everything we do. We continue to provide value to our members through information exchange, networking, advocacy, economic and market intelligence, participation in summits and conferences, access to key leaders and decision-makers, and much more.

We are proud of our partnership with the US Embassy in Kuwait. We work with the Embassy’s team to encourage trade and investment and empower and support Kuwait’s business community. We have been building the relationships and partnerships necessary to support the business community. We have done a great deal of work, but with your support, we have a great deal more to do.

We commit to continue working together to support the business community and to be your business advocate. AmCham Kuwait continues to maintain good ties with a variety of government, as well as private agencies and organizations for the betterment of the business environment, and the increase of American brands in the Kuwait market and vice-versa. The unprecedented growth of AmCham Kuwait is a reflection of these actions.

ABCK- AmCham Kuwait is dedicated to the success of our business community. We have changed to become not just your go-to source for information, but we have also refocused our efforts to meet the current difficulties affecting our business community. We are constantly evolving based on the needs of our members. Knowledge sharing, subject matter experts, how-to webinars, roundtables, speed networking, and online speaker series are now part of our day-to-day as we continue to improve and add value for our members through our initiatives.

The value ABCK-AmCham Kuwait provides its members is more vital than ever. I want to thank our Vice Chair, the Board of Directors, and our Executive Director with her outstanding team for all their amazing accomplishments daily. The success of the organization comes from having a great team, great members, great sponsors, great partners, and a heart. Everyone on the team cares about the success of AmCham Kuwait supporting the business community.

ABCK – AmCham Kuwait remains committed to supporting its members, promoting trade and investment between the United States and Kuwait, assisting you in difficult times, and assisting in the creation of a better business climate for all. We have even more planned for you all this year, and I am honored to continue to serve as your Chairman with your support!



Pete Swift

Chairman of the Board

The American Chamber of Commerce - Kuwait