The Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Iraq announced the appointment of Muhannad F. Haimour as its first executive director effective April 1, 2019.

Christian Ronnow, president of the board of AmCham Iraq, said that this appointment represents the Chamber’s strong commitment to develop into a dynamic organization that promotes trade and economic ties between the United States and Iraq. “We are excited to work with Muhannad in the coming years. His outstanding leadership skills; valuable expertise in Iraq and abroad; and extensive business network will be instrumental in advancing AmCham’s mission and vision,” added Ronnow.

In this role, Haimour will work closely with AmCham’s board of directors to foster commercial and investment partnerships between American and Iraqi companies. He will be responsible for AmCham’s programs and the execution of its mission and strategies to further AmCham members' business interests in Iraq, the U.S., and internationally.

Muhannad Haimour was formerly the executive director of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce in Michigan, United States. He is a performance-driven executive with over two decades of experience in management consulting, business development, trade and investment, and entrepreneurship capacity in the U.S. and the MENA region with a particular focus on the Iraqi market.