Alain Cany has been elected as the new chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham).
|The EuroCham Annual General Meeting (AGM) |
EuroCham has held its Extraordinary and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The event, gathering hundreds of members, featured special guest speaker Giorgio Aliberti, EU Ambassador to Vietnam, who updated business leaders on the progress of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the situation of COVID-19.
“I am delighted to return as chair of EuroCham at this critical time for European business, with the new government set to be in place soon following the recent Party Congress and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) now entered into force," Cany said.
“Ensuring the smooth and successful implementation of this agreement will be one of our key tasks. I intend to build upon the strong foundation created by the previous EuroCham board and use my energy and experience to ensure that the EVFTA lives up to its potential for our members and for Vietnam," he added.
“I look forward to working with the entire European business community – our Sector Committees, Business Associations, and wider membership – as well as the new government of Vietnam to help improve the trade and investment environment for the benefit of companies and consumers on both sides.”
EuroCham members met to approve changes to the chamber’s statutes, and to vote on the Minutes of the AGM 2020, the Auditor’s Report, the 2021 Auditor, and the 2021 Budget.
Moreover, a new 16-member Executive Committee has now been elected, consisting of nine members elected at the AGM and a further seven appointed from each of EuroCham’s affiliated business associations.