Washington, DC (Vocus) April 11, 2009
With the recent official launch of the United States African Chamber of Commerce, the organization would like to recognize the achievements and dedication of its Founder and President, Martin Mohammed.
Martin Mohammed is a pioneer in economic development in the African immigrant community in the United States. With business degrees from Somalia, Mr. Mohammed came to the United States in the late nineties and re-completed his education, including a Bachelor's degree from National American University in Business Administration, with Emphasis in Financial Management, and an MBA in Business Management from ST.Thomas University & Stanford University Graduate of Business of. Mr. Mohammed holds special certifications in Financial Management, Credit Management, and Islamic Financial Management.
Martin is an Executive Member at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a member of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, an elected board member of the U.S. Department of Peace, and an Advisory Committee Member of the Office of Refugee Resettlement Agency in Washington, D.C. In 1999, he founded an economic development service organization in Minnesota for African immigrants that were reorganized in 2007 as the African Chamber of Commerce. He has provided key leadership, inspiration, and management for the organization since its inception.
After years of experience in crafting an organizational structure that both provides direct financial literacy services and offers a mechanism for advocacy on behalf of African immigrants, Mr. Mohammed is now carrying the model of the African Chamber of Commerce in Minnesota to the national scene. Over the past year, he has traveled extensively in the United States, meeting with economic development leaders, foundations, public officials, and other African community leaders and chambers, promoting his vision for a national organization to represent the African immigrant community and provide a unified response to issues affecting African immigrants across the country. He has forged important alliances with key organizations, including the African division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and 22 national chambers and partners, which will accelerate the development of African immigrant businesses, entrepreneurs, and families in the U.S.
The USACC is the leading advocacy organization for U.S. African relations and emerging African markets. The USACC is the umbrella organization for African chambers of commerce and professional trade and business associations throughout the United States and abroad.