Malta Chamber Vice President elected to Eurochambres board of directors
Stefano Mallia, Vice President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Eurochambres.
Eurochambres, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry represents over 45 national Chambers of Commerce spread throughout Europe and aims to strengthen the voice and position of European Chambers as significant and respected influencers of EU affairs on all major economic issues.
Commenting on his two-year appointment, Stefano Mallia said that it was important that Malta actively participates in such fora. Mallia said “as representatives of the private sector it is vital that we take up the interests of our members also at a European level.
Eurochambres is very active at this level and regularly influences key decisions taken by the European Commission and the European Council. We need to be there to participate in this process.” As a member of the board of directors, Stefano Mallia will be participating in the general affairs of the organization however he confirmed that he will be taking an active interest in the working groups concerned with issues of competitiveness of SMEs and the development of maritime policy.
During the same Plenary Assembly , Alessandro Barberis, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce, was unanimously elected as the new President of Eurochambres. He will take over his new function on 1 January 2010, succeeding to Pierre Simon who holds the Presidency since 2006 and who was in turn elected Honorary President.