Ishtiaq Hussain joined U.S. Saudi Arabian Business Council in October 2018. Prior to joining the Council Mr. Hussain worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Consulate General Dhahran for 16 years. Mr. Hussain counselled U.S. companies interested in working in Saudi Arabian and Bahraini markets on the key oil and gas, defense, aviation, petrochemical, power, mining and construction sectors. Mr. Hussain counselled several U.S. companies large and small on effective strategies for market entry, market expansion, and participation in major projects. He has been very successful in creating opportunities designed to facilitate exchanges between U.S. and Saudi business representatives.
Prior to joining U.S. Department of Commerce Mr. Hussain served for United Defense Systems, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for seven years as Business Development Analyst and for Synergy Integrated Communications, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for two years as Sr. Sales Coordinator. Mr. Hussain holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics.