New Board of Directors ACC ME

Dubai 11 May 2017 - The Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East, a chapter of more than 250 in-house lawyers from eight countries, announced their election of new leadership. ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson announced the new leadership for ACC Middle East at the Middle East Legal Awards 2017 hosted by LegalWeek and ACC. Sahia Ahmad, general counsel of Dubai Tourism, the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai, was elected president of ACC Middle East. She will serve through September 2018. Joining Sahia Ahmad as the chapter's new board of directors and officers are:
• Vice president - Ghada Qaisi Audi, General Counsel Seddiqi Holding LLC (UAE)
• Secretary - Maria Musika, Company Secretary Asteco Property Management (UAE)
• Treasurer - Firas Oggar, Group General Counsel Al Ghurair Investment
• Afshan Akhtar – FVP Legal, Arab Banking Corporation (Bahrain)
• Franklin Breckenridge - Associate Counsel Middle East, Operations Louis Berger International (UAE)
• Filippo Cossalter - Legal Director Johnson & Johnson Middle East (UAE)
• Emma Dickie - Group General Counsel Averda (UAE)
• Joanne Fischlin - Lead Counsel Microsoft (UAE)
• Varsha Gupta - Regional Counsel NAMET, Reckitt Benckiser (UAE)
• Rami Nahhas - Regional General Counsel MetLife (UAE)
• Laura Reynaud - Legal Advisor Qatar University (Qatar)
• Jason Taylor - Corporate Counsel Muntajat (Qatar)
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