AmCham Update: AmCham Abu Dhabi Appoints New Board Members

AmCham Abu Dhabi Appoints New Board Members 

Dear AmCham Members and Supporters,

With the departure of Christopher J. Davis from the AmCham Abu Dhabi Board due to his promotion at Raytheon and relocation to the U.S., the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Maurice Wingo, who serves on the Board as a Member-at-Large, has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board.Mr. Wingo is Vice President Marketing of Dolphin, Occidental Petroleum and has served on the Board of AmCham Abu Dhabi for many years. He is also Chair of the Membership Committee and Chair of the Energy, Water, Oil and Gas Roundtable. 

Elissar Farah Antonios has been appointed to the Board as a Member-at-Large. Ms. Antonios is Chief Executive Officer of Citibank - UAE. She is also Chair of the Banking and Finance Roundtable. 

Mr. Wingo and Ms. Antonios will serve for the remainder of the 2017-2018 Director's term, which concludes June 30, 2018.

Background on Mr. Maurice Wingo and Ms. Elissar Farah Antonios is included below.


Sharief Fahmy 
AmCham Abu Dhabi 

About Maurice Wingo

Maurice Wingo 
Vice President Marketing 
Dolphin, Occidental Petroleum

Maurice "Maury" Wingo has more than 30 years experience in the international and domestic U.S. oil & gas industry and currently supports the gas and hydrocarbon liquids marketing, sales, logistics and negotiations for Dolphin Energy. He has been with Dolphin for 15 years since its corporate inception in 2002. Maury is the lead secondee for Occidental Petroleum as a partner with Mubadala and Total in the Dolphin project. Dolphin is a strategic project linking gas between Qatar, U.A.E. and Oman. Prior to Dolphin he worked on numerous international projects in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, and Argentina. His domestic U.S. work has included Texas, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Alaska. Maury has a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He currently serves on the Board of AmCham Abu Dhabi and chairs the Membership Committee. He also leads the Energy, Water, Oil & Gas Roundtable and is a member of the Arts and Culture Committee.

About Elissar Farah Antonios 

Elissar Farah Antonios 
Chief Executive Officer 
Citibank - UAE 

Elissar Farah Antonios is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi UAE. A seasoned international banker, with 25 plus years of experience in the financial industry and the region, Elissar leads Citis largest and most diverse franchise in Middle East and Africa. Her responsibilities are across the Institutional Client Group and Global Consumer Bank in the UAE, she is also the Senior Executive Officer for Citi DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center) entities. Elissar joined Citi in 2005 as Head of Citi Private Bank in Abu Dhabi and later served as CEO for Citibank Lebanon. Her banking career started in 1990 in the London office of Republic National Bank of New York. She has a Bachelor in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut, MBA from Imperial College in London and completed Executive Education Programs from UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Elissar is not a stranger to Abu Dhabi as her parents relocated in 1966 and she has maintained a residency in the UAE since. Elissar is involved in several community and business development organizations. Currently she is an active member of the UAE Banks Federation and whilst on the Board of AmCham Lebanon was a key contributor to the finance committee. At AmCham Abu Dhabi, Elissar leads the Banking and Finance Roundtable. 

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