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ABOUT US
CESARE TREVISANI
Chairman
Joint Italian Arab Chamber
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In the past few decades, Arab countries have become one of the most attractive areas attraction of foreign investments, and offered unprecedented opportunities for Italian companies. In the past few decades, Arab countries have become increasingly attractive areas for foreign investors, and have offered unprecedented opportunities for Italian companies. The potential for business growth between Italy and the Arab world has not yet been fully realized; however, and the strengthening of trade cooperation with our Arab counterparts plays a key role in the development of foreign investments in Italy. For this reason, prominent members of the Italian manufacturing sector, banking industry and public sector, thanks to the support of prestigious members of the entrepreneurial and public sector of the Arab world, established the Joint Italian Arab Chamber (JIAC). A non-profit association, JIAC aims to serve as a bridge between Italian firms and the Arab world by boosting the internationalization process while supporting Italy - Arab relations and promoting Italy as a whole. I am honored to chair the Joint Italian Arab Chamber and am grateful for the enthusiastic response this initiative has had.
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VISION & MISSION
Building Bridges between the Arab World and Italy.
The Joint Arab Italian Chamber (JIAC) promotes and seeks to enhance the development of economic and trade relations with Arab countries. JIAC provides support to companies that are interested in, or have already begun the process of internationalization in these markets and contributes to the promotion of Italy as a whole.
As a complement to other associations with similar goals, JIAC offers companies the tools they need to properly enter into the Arab world and to efficiently manage their daily activities by creating orientation and educational services, as well as coordinating follow-up activities.
Organization
The Joint Arab Italian Chamber operates through the Board of Directors and six Executive Committees, assisted by the Secretary General. The Chairman of the Board of Directors is Mr. Cesare Trevisani, Vice Presidents of the Arab side are Mr. Yousef Maimani (Saudi Arabia) and Mr. Ahmed Al Midfa (UAE), while Mr. Pietro Rampino (responsible for the treasury) and Mr. Alessandro Vescovini are the Vice Presidents of the Italian side. Ambassador Azouz Ennifar is the designated Secretary General. The Executive Committees, made up of members of the Board or the General Assembly, present proposals and programs that outline the necessary steps needed to reach the goals defined in the strategic areas of intervention, and provide support in accordance with the goals of integration and cooperation in trade pursued by the Association.
The Executive Committees cover several sectors and are divided into the following categories: Technology, Food and Agriculture, Trade, Small and Medium Enterprises, Industry, Energy.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cesare Trevisani
Chairman
Chairman, Trevi SpA
Amb. Azouz Ennifar
Secretary General
Diplomat, Tunisia
Yousef El Maimani
First Deputy Chairman
Chairman, Al Maimani Group KSA
Pietro Paolo Rampino
Second Deputy Chairman
& Treasurer
Chartered Accountant & Independent Auditor
Ahmed Al Midfa
Third Deputy
Chairman
Chairman, Al Manarah Investment Co
Alessandro Vescovini
Fourth Deputy
Chairman
CEO, Vescovini Group
AMB. HASSAN
ABOUYOUB
Dean of Arab Corps
in Italy
MUSTAFA AHMAL
President, Fédération Chambres
Marocaines de Commerce,
d’Industrie et de Services
MOHAMED ALTOWAGIRI
Ass. Secretary for General
Economic Affairs. -
League of the Arab States
GIANDOMENICO AURICCHIO
Owner, Auricchio Group
Chairman, Cremona Chamber
of Commerce
ANTONIO
BARAVALLE
CEO,
Lavazza
FRANCESCO
BETTONI
Chairman,
BreBeMi Motorways
ABDULRAHMAN ATTAR
Representative,
Federation of
the Syrian Chambers
of Commerce
WALID AL SHOAIBI
Representative,
Council of
Saudi
Chambers
MOHAMAD ABDALLAH
AL-HAMRANI
Representative, Federation
of UAE Chambers of Commerce
& Industry
LEONARDO BLANDA
Head of GCC Countries,
Salini - Impregilo Group
ALDO BONOMI
Deputy Chairman, Confindustria
Chairman, Reti d’Impresa
GIOVANNI CAMPOLO
CEO,
Private Equity Partners
SAID BIN SALEH AL-KIUMY
Chairman,
Oman Chamber
of Commerce and Industry
KHALED AL-MOUAYED
Chairman,
Bahrain Chamber
of Commerce and Industry
SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN JASSEM
BIN MOHAMED AL-THANI
Chairman, Qatar Chamber
of Commerce and Industry
EMILIO CASCO
Director,
Banca AKROS
ALESSANDRO DECIO
CEO,
SACE
DOMENICO FAVUZZI
Chairman,
Confindustria Puglia
YOUSIF OMER BAKRI
Secretary General,
Sudanese Businessmen
& Employers
Federation
MOHAMED CHAMI
General Director,
Chambre Algérienne
de Commerce
et d'Industrie
RAPHAEL DEBBANE
Representative, Federation
of Lebanese Chambers
of Commerce, Industry
and Agriculture
DANIEL
KRAUS
Confindustria
ANDREA LOVATO
CEO, Tenova - Techint Gruoup
MASSIMO MALVAGNA
CEO, Itinera SpA –
Gavio Group
ALAA DIRANIEH
Representative,
Jordan Chamber
of Commerce
JAAFAR RASSOUL EL-HAMADANI
Chairman, Federation of Iraqi
Chambers of Commerce
CHEKIB NOUIRA
Representative, Tunisian Union
for Commerce, Industry
and Handicrafts
PAOLO
MARAI
CEO, Timex
Group
FEDERICA MIGLIETTA
Docente di Economia
e Finanza, Università
di Bari
MASSIMILIANO MUSMECI
General Director,
Confindustria Arezzo; Siena;
Grosseto
MOHAMED ABDO SAID
Chairman, Federation
of Yemeni Chambers
of Commerce and Industry
IMAD SHEHAB
Secretary General, Union
of Arab Chambers of Commerce,
Industry and Agriculture
ABD-SALAM M SULTAN
Representative, Federation
of Egyptian Chambers
of Commerce
ZOUHEIR ZOUARI
Diplomatic Mission
of the Arab League in Italy
ANDREA NOVELLI
CEO,
SIMEST
VITTORIO OGLIENGO
Head of Corporate
& Investment, Banca UniCredit
PIERGIORGIO
ROMITI
CEO,
Bona Dea Srl
Name to be determined
ICE –
Italian Trade Agency
ANDREA TOMAT
CEO, Lotto – Chairman, Stonefly
Chairman, Intl. Chamber
of Commerce
MARCO TREVISAN
Head of MENA & Turkey Hub,
Banca Intesa Sanpaolo
MICHELE VINCI
Owner, Masmec Technology
Deputy Chairman, Italian
Biomedical Ass.