USCOC Luncheon with Lionel Johnson
May 17, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - USCOC Luncheon

AmCham Abu Dhabi                  U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

You are invited to join AmCham Abu Dhabi in welcoming Lionel Johnson, Vice President of Middle East Affairs of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for a luncheon on Thursday, May 17.  In recognition of the U.S. Chamber’s support of American exports and foreign direct investment in the MENA region, AmCham Abu Dhabi is hosting this luncheon to welcome Mr. Johnson to Abu Dhabi and discuss ways the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can continue to support AmCham Abu Dhabi’s mission of promoting commerce, investment, and goodwill between the U.S. and U.A.E. 

When :   Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Where :  Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Almas Suite 1 & 2 
Cost :     AED 150 (members); AED 250 (non-members) 
RSVP :   To register for this event, please  CLICK HERE .

In addition to the luncheon, Mr. Johnson will be available for meetings on May 17 with AmCham Abu Dhabi members and other business and government leaders.  To arrange a meeting, please contact Nathan Ulrich at


About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing in common—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, DC.

About Lionel Johnson:  
Lionel C. Johnson manages the Chamber’s overall engagement in the Middle East and North Africa and maintains relationships with American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) in the region.  Mr. Johnson has nearly three decades worth of experience working in diplomacy, international business, public policy, and economic development.  Johnson comes to the Chamber from Fleishman-Hillard where he served as senior vice president of Public Affairs from 2009 to 2010.  In his capacities, Johnson advised Fortune 500 corporate clients, trade associations, and foreign governments. He also represented clients before senior executive and legislative branch officials, regulatory agencies, and multilateral institutions in the United States and in markets abroad.  Before arriving at Fleishman, Johnson was vice president and director of International Government Affairs at Citigroup from 1996 to 2007.  He also served as deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury Department for International Development, Debt, and Environment Policy in the Clinton Administration. 

Johnson began his career as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, serving from 1982 to 1990 as a political officer in Kenya; executive secretariat staff officer; assistant to the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines; vice consul in Haiti; and special assistant to Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Secretary of State James A. Baker III. He received his B.A. in political science from Rutgers University in 1982.

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