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Indian Chamber of Commerce Appoints Mr. Salah Alwaheb as Chief Representative for Saudi Arabia

Kolkata, 27th March 2024: The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) proudly announces the appointment of Mr. Salah Alwaheb as its Chief Representative for Saudi Arabia, marking a significant strategic move to strengthen economic ties between India and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Alwaheb is a highly skilled and motivated professional with over nine years of experience in developing and implementing successful business strategies. His extensive background includes a proven track record of success in Government-to-Government (G2G), Business-to-Business (B2B), and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) activities.

Mr. Salah Alwaheb

With a comprehensive understanding of international business dynamics, Mr. Alwaheb brings to the table a wealth of experience and a vast network of clients across various business verticals. His appointment underscores ICC’s commitment to fostering economic collaboration and trade partnerships between India and Saudi Arabia.

“Salah Alwaheb’s appointment as Chief Representative for Saudi Arabia is a strategic move to enhance our presence and strengthen economic bonds between our two nations,” said Ameya Prabhu, President at the Indian Chamber of Commerce. “His expertise and proven success in developing and implementing business strategies align seamlessly with our vision for expanding bilateral trade and investment opportunities. Under his leadership, we look forward to catalysing robust partnerships and bilateral investment, propelling India-Saudi Arabia trade beyond US$52.75 billion in the coming years.”

Mr. Alwaheb is recognized for his competitiveness, result-driven approach, and excellent communication skills, which will play a pivotal role in promoting ICC’s initiatives and facilitating collaboration between businesses in India and Saudi Arabia.

“I am honored to take on the role of Chief Representative for Saudi Arabia at the Indian Chamber of Commerce,” said Mr. Salah Alwaheb. “I look forward to contributing to the growth of economic ties between our countries and working closely with businesses to explore new avenues for cooperation and partnership.”

This appointment comes at a crucial juncture as both India and Saudi Arabia seek to strengthen economic collaboration. Saudi Arabia being the 19th largest foreign investor in India, has invested a total of $3.22 billion in India from April 2000 to September 2023, and both countries aim to diversify their trade routes and find new opportunities for mutual growth, diversify trade avenues, and explore new opportunities for mutual growth. The Indian Chamber of Commerce is confident that Mr. Alwaheb’s leadership will further elevate the relationship between the two nations and create a platform for sustained economic success.


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