Chairman’s message

Dear ABCK-AmCham Kuwait Members and Friends,  


It is truly an honor, and privilege to step into the role of serving as the Chairman of the American Business Council- Kuwait (ABCK)-AmCham Kuwait. I have had the honor and privilege of serving as the Vice Chairman for the last two years. I want to thank our outgoing Chairman Frank Belonus for the great work that he has done to move the organization forward. His commitment to the organization and leadership is unrivaled. Thank you to our Board of Directors, Executive Director, and staff, and most importantly to all our amazing members for your continued support! ABCK – AmCham Kuwait is able to be successful because of everyone working together for a common goal.


AmCham Kuwait has been promoting and expanding American commercial interests in Kuwait since 1985. This core purpose remains the bedrock 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. This has never been more important than today helping businesses survive and overcome the COVID-19 crisis.


We are proud of our partnership with the US Embassy in Kuwait, where we work with our fantastic Ambassador and her incredible leaders and staff to encourage trade and investment, as well as empower and support Kuwait’s business community.


We commit to continue working together to support the business community. To be your business advocate, AmCham Kuwait continues to maintain good ties with a variety of government as well as private agencies and organizations.


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. Knowledge sharing, subject matter expert, and how-to webinars, roundtables, speed networking, and online speaker series have taken the place of traditional events as we attempt to improve the quality of our events. We will have in-person events as soon as we can safely meet following Kuwait law.


The value ABCK-AmCham Kuwait provides its members is more vital than ever, and I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge our Board of Directors’ incredible devotion, as well as our Executive Director’s and fantastic staff’s arduous efforts daily.


ABCK – AmCham Kuwait is committed to its members’ success, 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 a great year planned for all. I am honored to serve as your Chairman!




Pete Swift