Questions and Answers

What is AmCham?
AmCham is a non-profit international business association, which aims to develop the business environment in the countries of its presence. In Kyrgyzstan, the organization has been working since 1997 and over that period, it has already implemented a number of successful projects. For the representatives of business associations, the Chamber of Commerce organizes a series of activities every year that are designed to improve the business climate in the country, to attract foreign investors, and to solve issues that are strategically important for businesses. The calendar of events can be found in Events section.

 

How many participants does AmCham-Kyrgyzstan have?
As of today, AmCham-Kyrgyzstan membership constitutes 60 member-companies. This figure increases every year. For comparison, as of the beginning of the year, the Chamber of Commerce counted 45 member-companies, and their number has grown by the third quarter of 2015.

 

How is AmCham business activity useful for the business structures of Kyrgyzstan?
A number of advantages described in each of the categories are open for the member-companies of the Chamber of Commerce. First of all, membership in AmCham offers vast opportunities for expending the network of partners around the world, business development, lobbying of business interests at the national level, access to international business practices and relevant information related to prospective business projects. Through active participation in AmCham, the member-companies of the Chamber make a significant contribution to the development of the country’s economy and a favorable business climate in Kyrgyzstan.

 

Who is on the Board of Directors?
Ulanbek Termechikov – Chairman of the Board – Kompanion Financial Group
Brad Brenneman Founder/General Director – Sierra Group
Yernar Nakisbekov – General Manager – Sky Mobile
Kai Ilm – FINCA Bank – Chief Operating Officer
Paul Murphy – General Manager – Hyatt Regency Bishkek
Sevki Sarilar – General Manager-Demir Kyrgyz International Bank
Erdinc Guzel – General Manager – Coca-Cola Bishkek Bottlers

 

How can I join AmCham?
To join the Chamber of Commerce, you need to select a membership category, fill out an application form, and send it by e-mail to memberservices@amcham.kg. Once the application is reviewed, the representatives of the Chamber of Commerce will send a response to the applicant regarding the possibility of joining the organization. After receiving a positive response, you will need to pay the membership fee as per the selected category and will be granted access to all the benefits that it offers.