Amin Salam

MENA Economic and Policy Expert

General Information

Washington, DC
Weekdays, Evenings, and Weekends by Appointment
Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Amin G. Salam is the Vice President of the National-U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC). His focus is on building sustainable bridges and bilateral business and economic relations between the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining NUSACC, Mr. Salam served as an international lawyer at the offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, where he started his career as a corporate lawyer.

Salam has over 15 years of Business Development, and International Affairs experience in more than 30 countries with demonstrated expertise in nurturing excellent public and private sector relations around the world, with emphasis on the MENA region. His diverse professional experience in the MENA region and the United States, and his combined expertise in business development and legal practice has provided the necessary background to develop complex business development models, and expand strategic partnerships with diverse industries around the world.

Salam has extensive International Relations and International Affairs experience dealing with foreign governments, and major private sector stakeholders across the MENA region. He developed and maintains international networks and alliances with all of the countries in the Arab World, and is in regular direct contact with ministries, investment authorities, tender boards, chambers of commerce, embassies, and business communities.

In his current position Salam has established critical partnerships with high-level industry leaders of Fortune 500 companies in sectors including energy, aviation, defense, technology, telecommunications, health Care, and education. He also advises U.S. global companies on business development strategy, government relations, corporate social responsibility, political risk, and legal frameworks.

Salam advises and works closely with U.S. government agencies responsible for trade and investment promotion including OPIC, USTDA, EX-IM Bank, World Bank Group, and U.S. trade industry associations. He has often been recognized by U.S. Government agencies for his work to strengthen and develop economic and trade relations with the MENA region.

Salam was appointed in 2011 by then-Governor O'Malley of the State of Maryland to serve on the Governor's Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs. In that capacity, Mr. Salam is working closely with the Governor's office and the Department of Business and Economic Development to strengthen commercial and economic ties between the State of Maryland and the Middle East and North Africa.

Salam holds a Masters in International & Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. and a Bachelors in Law from University La Sagesse ( School of Law and Political Sciences) Beirut - Lebanon.