The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) was established as a non-profit organization in 1993. For 25 years of continuous operation, the USSABC has contributed to hundreds of millions of dollars in cross-border trade and investment in the forms of contracts, memoranda of understanding, and letters of intent between U.S. and Saudi companies. The US SABC also plays an advocacy role by working with the American and Saudi public and private sectors on issues affecting trade and investment.

Over the years the Council has organized and convened formal discussions between senior executives of Saudi and American companies and government officials. The opinions and commentary from these gatherings have informed both governments through policy papers and recommendations from business.

The Council is governed by a bilateral Board of Directors, co-chaired by Abdallah S. Jum’ah, Chairman of Saudi Investment Bank, and Peter J. Robertson, Former Vice Chairman of Chevron. With offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., the USSABC effectively utilizes its strong U.S. and Saudi Government support, deep-seated market knowledge and business contacts to advance U.S. and Saudi commercial ties.

German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) is part of the German Chamber Network. With 130 locations in 90 countries around the world, the members of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) offer their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries of particular importance to German companies.

Close Connection to Germany

AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. Together, they support German companies with strengthening and extending their business relations to foreign countries.

The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which also coordinates and supports the AHKs.

Furthermore, the cooperation with various German trade associations strengthens the link from AHKs to business and markets.