The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Qatar) has announced that Chairman of Qatar Chamber and ICC Qatar HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani was elected a member of the ICC Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) based in Paris.
The election came during the meeting of the ICC World Council held on June 23.
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.
The ICC Qatar said that the election came during a meeting of the ICC World Council, noting that the term of the new board will start from July 1.
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 coincides with a host of global challenges.
He assured that HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani was elected due to his years of experience in business.
Dr. Al Hajri expressed his trust in HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani to continue his leading role in the global trade, noting that his membership in the board would enable him to play greater role in the leading organization, especially that HE was awarded the ICC “Merchant of Peace” award in 2017 in recognition for his leading role in enhancing values of business prosperity and building of a sustainable and inclusive global economy.
On its formal website, the 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. It also paid tribute to his tireless efforts in promoting open trade and investment and the host of 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha in 2013.
The ICC also said that HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani has been Chair of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry since May 2006. HE is Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Qatar. In March 2017, he was awarded the ICC ‘Merchant of Peace’ award, in recognition of the role he played in the field of business.
The ICC, based in Paris, is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries.