ABOUT WCCT

Our VISION is to enhance international trade, by fostering businesses, educational, cultural & humanitarian exchanges to build prosperous and stronger communities around the world.

Our MISSION is to provide local, state, & international opportunities to connect, educate & network among various local/bi-lateral chambers, trade organizations, government entities, educational establishments, humanitarian associations, businesses, & individuals.

What Differs WCCT from other likewise organizations?

➢ WCCT is a new 501C3 nonprofit organization
➢ Mission: To foster international trade, cultural exchanges, humanitarian efforts, and government relations hopes to develop economic opportunity worldwide.
➢ WCCT’s main objective is to expand opportunities for leaders and members of WCCT and existing chambers of commerce.
➢ WCCT seeks to create opportunities within and across regions, which will benefit all chambers representing a single country, or a region.
➢ WCCT works to collaborate with organizations outside of the US in the areas of education, humanitarian, business and government.
➢ WCCT is building relationships with local/bilateral chambers of commerce as well as with chambers of commerce worldwide.
➢ WCCT welcomes and encourages leaders of each existing organization to join and serve on the advisory board of WCCT.
➢ WCCT seeks to bring opportunities for organizations in Texas – outward crossing all boarders and regions, with a focus on G-20 countries, small to medium size businesses
➢ There are pan regional and regional organizations in Houston. But they do not cover the globe and do not provide opportunities cross regional or into regions. WCCT seeks to build those bridges that can expand opportunities for all existing members, local chambers and organizations.

2023 - 2024 TERM EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

WILLY VERBRUGGHE

Chairman

RICK CELIK

Co-Chair and Founder, Interim President

ENES SONMEZ

SAMI KHALEEQ

MARYUM KHAN

NEETA SANE

IVAN SANCHEZ

BLANCA ARBOUR

EDDIE ZUNIGA 

JOHN STURGEON

JIM NARVIOS

CHRISTINA ZHOU

ABIER ALKHOURI

2023 - 2024 TERM BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE

JANIS BURKE

CEO, Houston Sports Authority

PETE GARCIA

President, US Mexico Chamber of Commerce

POSSO GANAME

President, West Africa Chamber of Commerce

ELLEN GOLDBERG

President Emeritus and board member at Sister Cities Association

NEETA SANE

Chair Emeritus, HCC - Business Consultant and Career Coach

ROOPA GIR

Founder, IEDUCATE

FARIDA ABJANI

CEO, of Health Institution

DR. NOEMI FRIAS

President, Filipino Chamber of Commerce

CLAUDIA ROJAS

President Emeritus, Columbia Chamber of Commerce

DR. IRFAN AMIN

Ibni Sina Foundation

Sunny Zhang

President, ZLAB

MARANNE MALDONADO

Director, World Affairs Council

2023 - 2024 ADVISORY BOARD

DR. MUDASSIR SIDDIQI

HCC Downtown President

SIJIOLLIE BRAHAM

President, Caribbean Chamber of Commerce 

NIKE LOKMAN

Consular Affairs and international partnership manager, City of Houston

ZAKI MIRZA

Pakistan Chamber of Commerce

PERCY PELAEZ - CONTTI

President, Camara de Comercio Centroamericana

DR. BEVERLY BARRETT

Professor at UH International relations 

LOLOY REYES

VP for International trade of Flippion Chamber of commerce

JILL YAZIJI

President, Yaziji Law Group

INGRID ROBINSON

President, HMSDC