The UAE chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC UAE) launched the Commission on Trade & Investment at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.
Ahmad Lootah, Chair of the ICC UAE Commission on Banking and ICC UAE Board Member with the newly appointed steering committee of the Commission during the launching ceremony of the Commission on Trade & Investment. He mentioned that Trade & Investment Commission has huge scope in the UAE and he is confident that the commission will initiate many activities and projects to serve the trade and business community with the support of the ICC UAE Board of Directors and Secretariat. He said “The timing of the establishment of this important commission could not be better, with the UAE currently a top destination for foreign direct investment in the region and in the top tier across the World”.
During the meeting, Members elected eight members Steering Committee for the term 2022 – 2024.
- Abdullah Hanou, General Manager, Al Shouf Furniture
- Elif Pekcetin, Managing Director, Felix International General Trading LLC
- Evrim Karayel, General Manager, Fourseas Trade International DWC LLC
- Hani Selim, General Manager, Kempinski Palm Jumeirah
- Imad Basem Awad, Sales Manager, Right Hand DWC LLC
- Ismail Pekcetin, General Manager, Felix International General Trading LLC
- Olena Shyrokova, Legal Advisor, Araa Group Advocates & Legal Consultants
- Saiyad Irshad Ahmad, Relationaship Manager, Mashreq Bank
Elif Pekcetin, Managing Director, Felix International General Trading LLC was elected as Chair of the Trade & Investment Commission while Olena Shyrokova, Legal Advisor, Araa Group Advocates & Legal Consultants as Vice Chair. Imad Basem Awad, Sales Manager, Right Hand DWC LLC was appointed as Coordinator for the activities of the commission.
Elif Pekcetin, Chair of the Commission thanked members for electing her as Chair and she said “the members of the trade & investment commission brings a huge amount expertise and talent to ICC UAE”.
Olena Shyrokova, the newly elected Vice Chair of the Commission, thanked the members for their faith and encouragement in electing her as Vice Chair of the Commission. She assured the members that the commission will get underway with a plan of action immediately.
Imad Basem Awad expressed his pleasure and excitement to work with the chair and the steering committee and he is standing by to welcome new members and coordinate activities and events which will promote trade and investment within the UAE
Vincent O’Brien, Director of ICC UAE thanked all the members and assured them of the full support of the ICC UAE Secretariat.