Dubai Chamber head Buamim is World Chambers Fed chairman

DUBAI 25 November 2018: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and industry has announced that its President and CEO Hamad Buamim has been appointed to the coveted post of Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation (WCF).

WCF unites a global network of 12,000 chambers and their respective business communities.

The announcement came during a high-level WCF General Council meeting which was recently held at Dubai Chamber’s headquarters. Buamim, who previously served as Deputy Chair of WCF, will assume his new position at the beginning of 2019 for a period of three years, during which he will preside over meetings and activities of the WCF Chairmanship, WCF Executive Committee, and WCF General Council.

In his new role, Buamim will supervise the WCF’s efforts to foster and facilitate collaboration and cooperation between chamber leaders and their members worldwide. The WCF actively promotes chambers of commerce as essential intermediaries between business and government, and between business and the general public. In addition, the organisation addresses common challenges and help its members benefit from new opportunities.

Buamim succeeds Peter Mihok, President of Slovakia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who held the position of WCF Chairman for the last six years. The appointment marked the second time that an official from the Middle East is elected as WCF Chairman after Adnan Kassar, President of Beirut Chamber of Commerce and President of General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce & Industry, held the position between 1991 and 1996.

Hamad Buamim
Dubai Gazette