The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Qatar) announced that the chairman of Qatar Chamber and ICC Qatar, HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, has also been elected as member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Executive Board based in Paris.
The election was made during the meeting of the ICC World Council held last week, 23 June.
The ICC Executive Board plays a vital role in the international trade in terms of developing policies and strategies related to global trade, in terms of developing policies and strategies for international trade, facilitating trade around the world, and introducing and reviewing ideas and views that promote international trade and global economic openness.
ICC Qatar said that the term of the new board will start on 1 July.
The ICC Qatar Secretary General and QC Board Member, Dr Khalid bin Klefeekh Al Hajri welcomed the election of HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani onto the new ICC Executive Board, which also coincides with a host of global challenges. He assured that the election of HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani was mainly because of his years of experience in business.
Dr Al Hajri expressed his trust in Al Thani and his leading role in global trade, noting that his membership in the board would enable him to play greater role in the organisation, especially as HE Al Thani was awarded the ICC ‘Merchant of Peace’ award in 2017 in recognition of his leading role in enhancing values of business prosperity and building of a sustainable and inclusive global economy.
On their website, ICC praised the role played by HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jaasim Al Thani in facilitating global trade and launching the World Trade Agenda, which is a joint initiative between Qatar Chamber and ICC. They also paid tribute to Al Thani’s tireless efforts in promoting open trade and investment and for successfully hosting the 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha in 2013.
HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani has been chairman of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry since May 2006. The ICC, which is based in Paris, France, is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries.