The American Chamber of Commerce Bahrain (AmCham Bahrain) announced the successful conclusion of its Annual General Assembly Meeting (AGM) which was held at the Capital Club on 16 July 2014.
Presided over by Mr. Qays H. Zu’bi, President of AmCham Bahrain, in the presence of its members and other members of the Board of Directors, the meeting focused on highlights and successes from the year, doubling membership, increasing visibility through conducting major events, initiating committees and conducting round tables to discuss issues of concern of its members. The meeting also discussed adding further value to its members and entering into strategic partnerships to strengthen and compliment its strategic ambitions relevant to the promotion of business between Bahrain and the United States. Later discussions turned to approving Constitutional Amendments, approving of Audit Reports and Financial Statements, with major emphasis on good corporate governance.
Importantly, the meeting also marked the appointment of two well-known business professionals to the AmCham Bahrain Board. Mr. Daniel Taylor was appointed as Director of Individual Members on the Board of Directors and Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt as a Board Member.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Daniel Taylor, said, “As an American citizen, a businessman and a long-term resident of Bahrain, I am pleased to be positioned to serve on AmCham’s Board. My objectives are to deepen the ties between business leaders from both of our great countries and to seek to expand our reach and build stronger relationships both within and beyond our community, particularly among the individual members.”
Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt added, “I would like to thank Mr. Zu’bi and the Board for my nomination. Using my many years of experience in assisting organizations and private investors in structuring cross-border transactions, technology transfers, and direct investments to the Middle East, I will similarly work to help bolster the initiatives of AmCham and add value to the Board. In doing so, I look forward to assisting my home country, the Kingdom of Bahrain and our many members in their mission to attract and build successful businesses.”
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