Chairman’s message

Dear ABCK-AmCham Kuwait Members and Friends,  


It is truly and honor and privilege to continue serving as the Chairman of the American Business Council- Kuwait (ABCK)-AmCham Kuwait. Thank you to our Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff, and most importantly to all our amazing members for your continued support! ABCK is because of you and remains for you!


Since 1985 ABCK has been promoting and developing American business interests in the State of Kuwait. This fundamental goal remains the foundation to all that we do. We continue to serve our members through knowledge sharing, networking, advocacy, economic and market insight, involvement with summits and conferences, access to key leaders and decision makers and much, much more. This has never been more important than now, as we face the unprecedented impact and aftermath of the covid-19 pandemic crisis together.


ABCK continues to sustain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations in order to be your business advocate. We are proud of our relationship with the US Embassy in Kuwait, working closely with our amazing Ambassador and her incredible leaders and staff to promote trade and investment, and to empower and support our business community in the State of Kuwait. We continue to work with the US Chamber of Commerce and with the newly formed US- Kuwait Business Council in Washington D.C. which provides yet another means to address US-Kuwait business and investment interests. We are happy to have great relationships with numerous Kuwaiti leaders and organizations as well, to include KIDPA which is dedicated to improving trade and investment, and its procedures in Kuwait. All of this is done to provide our members advocacy, a voice in US-Kuwait business, and to support our business community as we face an ever-changing, fluid business landscape currently impacted by this global crisis.


ABCK- AmCham Kuwait is committed to our business community and your success. We have adapted to be not only your trusted source for information, but also refocused our efforts to address the challenges our business community is facing today. Knowledge sharing, subject matter expert, and how-to webinars, roundtables and online speaker series are now in leu of our traditional events as we strive to help you address your crisis management challenges and adapt to our new business environment. With that being said, this crisis will pass, as they all do, and we look forward to playing a key role in your recovery efforts and bringing the business community back together again through our traditional events such as back-to-business, Thanksgiving, and the Annual Gala. The ABCK- AmCham Kuwait family will continue to take care of each other, and together we will adapt and overcome these challenges and be stronger and better for it.


The added value ABCK provides its members is more important now than ever, and I would be remiss to not recognize the amazing commitment by our Board of Directors, and the tireless efforts put forth daily by our Executive Director and phenomenal Staff!


ABCK- AmCham Kuwait remains dedicated to its members and their success, focused on promoting trade and investment between the US and Kuwait, supporting you in challenging times, and helping build a better business environment for all! I look forward to continuing to serve as your Chairman!




Frank Belonus