Bilal B. Sabouni
Mr. Bilal B. Sabouni is an active and well-respected member of the local and international business community. For over 17 years, Bilal has been based in Dubai, working in roles that have had him manage territories and staff from Africa to Asia, with a special focus on the Middle East and Gulf territories. Today, Bilal leads the US Chamber of Commerce’s affiliate office in Dubai (the American Business Council) as the organization’s Executive Director. He brings a wealth of past experience to the role as he has previously held several leadership positions on the organization’s Board of Directors since 2006. Today he strives to ensure the ABC maintains, and continuously improves upon, its position as a leading international affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
In 2008, Bilal also began working with the American Chamber umbrella organization, the Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce (MECACC). Bilal is Vice Chairman of MECACC and works to advocate on US Public Policy issues by liaising with American and Middle Eastern governments on issues of vital importance to overseas American individuals and corporations.
Bilal pursued an Associate’s degree in Business Management from the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut, and gained a Bachelor’s degree in IT from the American University in Dubai (AUD). He later went on and earned his Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Melbourne’s executive education graduate program and U21Global, a consortium of 21 universities representing the University of Virginia, McGill University, and others.
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