About Amcham Senegal

American Chamber of Commerce in Senegal

For Business we stand!

Senegal, a country of « Teranga » (welcome) by tradition, has much to win in favoring foreign investment on its land and the development of business relations with our neighbors.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Senegal (AmCham) aims to promote business relationships between the United States of America and Senegal and also to improve the business environment for the American companies in Senegal.

AmCham Senegal is a platform of exchange and dialogue between companies; our aim is to lobby on behalf of our members and to act in such a way that the business environment becomes more attractive. By nature, AmCham Senegal addresses American companies which are already set up in Senegal, and those wishing to do so or which are interested in the Senegalese market.

All the activities of the Chamber are financed by the contributions of its members and the chamber does not accept any subsidies from any government entity.

AMCHAM Mission is :

1- Guide and support the programs of American firms in investing in Senegal through extensive local knowledge and 1st hand experience

2- Offer ongoing opportunities for practical exchange between members companies in their pursuit of business in Senegal to sustain their success.

3- Coordinate positions common to American business interests through regular information exchange between members.

4- Highlight the resulting impact of these positions to key opinion formers and decision makers in the Senegalese government, administration, and media.

AmCham Senegal was founded in 2005, after the great success of the first forum of U.S. companies organized in 2003 by American businesses in Senegal with the support of the U.S. Embassy. Founded to promote U.S. investment in Senegal, AmCham currently has almost 125 members comprised diverse group of representatives from business and organization. The Chamber’s first mission is to increase trade and investment between the U.S. and Senegal by helping American companies succeed in Senegal through advocacy, information, networking and business support services. AmCham Senegal strives to become the most trusted and respected organization recognized by the U.S. and Senegalese voices for representing American business in Senegal and contributing to improve the business climate.

As an independent and non-profit organization, not dependent on any political and governmental organization, the Chamber’s activities are financed by membership fees and donations. The activities revolve around 3 axes:

  • Networking and information: AmCham host several events throughout the year for its members, all planned to help members’ business develop. Events provide extensive networking opportunities, allowing members and guests to listen of to the views of prominent investment and business figures and facilitate the building of sector specifics platforms.
  • Business Support Services
  • Advocacy and Lobbying: AmCham identifies, represents, and voices its members’ interests, help them gain access to public representatives, and support members to find solutions to business challenges.

As non-profit organization, AmCham could not operate effectively without the participation of the Board members and the uncountable hours they put towards the Chamber’s activities.

Except representatives of the U.S. Commercial Service, all of the 15 members of the Board of Directors are elected in General assembly. Most of them are managing director of U.S. companies. They offer outstanding support to the Chamber by meeting regularly in council to discuss issues and the program of activities.

As non-profit organization, AmCham could not operate effectively without the participation of the Board members and the uncountable hours they put towards the Chamber’s activities.

Except representatives of the U.S. Commercial Service, all of the 15 members of the Board of Directors are elected in General assembly. Most of them are managing director of U.S. companies. They offer outstanding support to the Chamber by meeting regularly in council to discuss issues and the program of activities.

Alexandre SENE

Deputy General Secretary

General Manager , HERTZ SENEGAL

Ndiaga SARR

Treasurer

General Manager, KPMG SENEGAL

Randa FILFILI

Deputy of Treasurer

General Manager, ZENA EXOTIC FRUITS

Randa El Haddad Filfilli has been the CEO of Zena Exotic Fruits since 2004. She has turned Zena from a

Simplice NICOUE

Membership Chair

General Manager, UPS SENEGAL

Pape Alioune NDAO

Members at Large

Chairman of the board, ASKIA ASSURANCES

Makha Racine SY

Members at Large

Managing Director, EY SENEGAL 

Makha SY is the EY Country Leader in Senegal (since 1998) and Regional Managing Partner of the Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

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How to contact us

 Lot 130 Sotrac Mermoz, Immeuble Global Santé   |  Dakar - Sénégal
 +221 77 656 59 48
 +221 33 860 83 00