The US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) hosted a “Summer Rooftop Reception” at USQBC’s office building in Washington, DC.
The Reception was hosted on the occasion of the newly appointed President of USQBC, Scott Taylor. The event was attended by USQBC members and partners, government representatives from both the US and Qatar, as well as the wider business community.
HE Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ambassador of Qatar to the United States; Mohammed Barakat, Managing Director and Treasurer of the Board of Directors, USQBC; Andrew Lundquist, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of USQBC, and Senior Vice President, Government Affairs of ConocoPhillips, and Scott Taylor, President of USQBC, addressed the event.
In his welcoming remarks, Mohammed Barakat, Managing Director and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of USQBC, said, “Former Congressman Scott Taylor brings with him incredible global experience which will benefit USQBC Members and also the wider US-Qatar business community. For over 25 years, USQBC has played a key role in the advancement of US-Qatar bilateral business relationship, and I look forward to Scott’s contribution to that legacy.”
The event’s guest of honour, HE Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States, said, “USQBC made an excellent choice in selecting Congressman Taylor as its next president. The Council has played an essential role in developing the tremendous commercial ties between Qatar and the United States that exist today, but even greater opportunities lie in front of us. With Scott as its President, I look forward to the Council’s support in realizing that potential and building on the extraordinary Qatar-US partnership.”
“Today’s reception presents an exciting opportunity to celebrate and continue the impactful legacy of USQBC with the appointment of Scott Taylor as USQBC’s President,” Andrew Lundquist, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs of ConocoPhillips and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of USQBC. “I look forward to the continued strength of the US-Qatar bilateral business relationship and how it will continue to expand.”
Scott Taylor, President of USQBC, said “It is an absolute honor to take the helm as the President of the US-Qatar Business Council. For fifty years our two nations have forged a friendship and an enduring partnership. As the go-to business organization between the two countries, the council is ready to take both bilateral trade and our growing relationship to the next level. The best of our partnership is yet to come, and I look forward to helping steer its success for many years to come.”
Scott Taylor is a former Congressman and US Navy SEAL. As a Congressman representing Virginia’s 2nd district, Scott Taylor served on the Appropriations Committee.
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