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EuroCham elects new Chairman

Released at: 20:32, 04/04/2016

EuroCham elects new Chairman

Mr. Michael Behrens elected to post for 2016-2017 term.

by Thu Hoang

Mr. Michael Behrens, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, has been elected as the new Chairman of EuroCham for the 2016-2017 term.

He follows Ms. Nicola Connolly, who held the post for the last two years.

“Nicola did an excellent job putting Eurocham back on its feet,” said Mr. Behrens. “Now we need to concentrate on the implementation of the new EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). We will strengthen ties with all stakeholders. We stand for openness, transparency and fairness.”

Mr. Behrens will be supported by Vice Chairs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, who are also in charge of different Executive Committee (ExCo) working groups. The role of the ExCo is to provide guidance and oversee the activities of the Chamber as well as represent the interests of all EuroCham member companies and Business Associations. 

Beside aiming at further growth in membership and strengthening collaboration with authorities, EuroCham is heading towards EVFTA implementation through its Sector Committees and events and will have a deepened cooperation with the EU Delegation in 2016.

2015 was a year of growth for EuroCham regarding membership, advocacy and projects. Membership grew by 5 per cent from 876 in December 2015 to 920 in March 2016.


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