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2008

 

Annual Meeting of Members of the American
Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic

June 5, 2008

On June 5th, 2008 AmCham held the annual meeting of its members at the Hyatt Regency Bishkek.  The meeting was attended by 71 member-companies of AmCham.  Welcoming remarks were made by U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, H.E. Ms. Marie Iovanovitch and Chairman of the Board of Directors, President TFI Glen Lockwood.  Executive Director of AmCham, Ms. Ainura Cholponkulova spoke about the priorities, current work and plans of AmCham. According to set goals, AmCham promotes the elimination of trade barriers, protection of intellectual property rights, as well as promote bilateral business relations between the KR and the US and enhances public- private partnership. In addition, AmCham temporarily promotes initiatives and proposals of its members through established committees in accordance with profile interests. During the meeting chairs of the committees discussed the ongoing work. Chairpersons are:

Niyazbek Aldashev, Chair of U.S.-Kyrgyz Business Committee, General Director, Legal Company “Lorenz”;
 Andrey Krasnikov, Chair of the Tax, Accounting & Law Committee, Head of the Tax and Legal Department of the “Aiten Group” Company;
Muhammad Naeemulah Jan, Chair of the Banking and Finance Committee, General Manager, National Bank of Pakistan;
 Kubat Kartanbaev, Chair of the IT and Communication Committee, General Director, “TOKTOM”;
 Emil Sultanbaev, Deputy Chair of Social Affairs & Corporate Responsibility Committee, Director DCCA;
Nurlan Alymbaev, Chair, Business Integrity, Mediation Development, Arbitration and Court Practice Committee, Managing Partner of the “Partner” Law Firm

AmCham committees are working on simplification of obtaining permits for the construction of industrial facilities and acquisition of land; reforming the tax legislation, restoration of public confidence in banks and finally contributing to the preparation of professionals for the private sector.

An additional two new members from 6 candidates recommended by AmCham member - companies were elected to the Board of AmCham during the annual meeting: Ezel Agaoglu, Regional Director, "Coca-Cola Bishkek Bottlers", Rustam Khalikov, Managing Director "Aiten Group".
The first prize in the competition among AmCham members for the best slogan was awarded to "Creative Team Agency". Now AmCham in the KR has its own slogan "Through partnership to success"  

H.E. U.S. Ambassador to the KR Marie Yovanovitch had a reception at her residence on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of AmCham.











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