Our program professionals bring a broad range of private sector, government, international development and NGO experience in support of member business objectives. We have built strong relationships at the highest levels of business and government throughout the Middle East and Turkey. Our staff is uniquely positioned to provide strategic counsel to member companies to help them advance their long-term business agendas. For more about the leaders that comprise our team, please click on the biographies below.

Our Staff


Senior Vice President, Middle East and Turkey Affairs
Vice President, Middle East Affairs
Director, U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative
Executive Director, U.S.-Egypt Business Council
Office: (202) 463-5830
Josh Kram  |  bio
Senior Director, Middle East Affairs
Office: (202) 463-5823
Executive Director, U.S.-Bahrain Business Council
Executive Director, U.S.-Turkey Business Council 
Senior Director, Middle East Affairs
Office: (202) 463-5852
Carín Rising
Senior Manager, U.S.-Egypt Business Council & U.S.-GCC Business Initiative
Office: (202) 463-5734  
Liz Clark
Manager, U.S.-Israel Business Initiative & U.S.-Turkey Business Council
Office: (202) 463-5484
Anna Burress
Associate Manager, U.S.-Egypt Business Council & U.S.-GCC Business Initiative 
Office: (202) 463-5719


Zeynep Güven