The American Business Council Kuwait– AmCham Kuwait held its Board of Directors Election Night on Friday, May 3rd at The United States Embassy in Kuwait, in attendance of 80 ABCK Members and Non-Members.
In his opening statements, ABCK’s Chairman Oswaldo Rueda thanked the guests for being there, and he thank the current Board of Directors (BOD) for their work towards ABCK, and he gave his best wishes to the new running candidates. Then, he introduced the Ambassador- H.E. Lawrence Silverman. Ambassador Silverman thanked ABCK’s Chairman for his remarks, and then praised ABCK as an organization for the achievements in advocacy for American corporations and corporations with American interest, as well as the current BOD for their contribution to the organization.
The Vice-chairman Fred Shuaibi then went on to the podium in order to explain how the voting and the ballots worked, and then he introduced each of the candidate as each of them gave their speech on why they should be part of the BOD and what each would be contributing to ABCK. The running candidates were AIG MEA Limited, Equate Petrochemical Company, Fluor, Marafie Kuwaitia, Honeywell, Alghanim Cadillac, Raytheon, Boeing Aerospace, and Gulf Facilities Trading & Contracting (GFT).
Once the speeches were finalized, ABCK’s Chairman took the time to recognize the event’s sponsors: Cisco, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, and Marafie Kuwaitia, as well as Embassy staff: Senior Commercial Officer- Jeff Hamilton, and Budget Analyst- Irma Tongol, who have strongly supported ABCK throughout the years.
Corporate and Individual Members casted their votes into the Ballot Box, and the event was resumed with a buffet dinner sponsored by Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, followed by live entertainment from Jamstart.