ICC Qatar is proud to inform you that the ICC World Council 2020 has formally voted in new members of the ICC Chairmanship and Executive Board, making the composition of ICC’s leadership the most diverse to date with augmented geographic, ethnic and gender diversity.
The ICC are the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries with a mission to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.
Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, we promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services.
We are delighted to inform you that the Qatar Chamber of Commerce Chairman and the International Chamber of Commerce Qatar Chairman, Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al Thani was one of the newly elected ICC Executive Board members who will begin his two-year term on 1 July 2020 for the ICC Executive board. Sheikh Khalifa will participate vastly to this role due to his business environment understanding and years of experience in commercial and private business.
The ICC Executive Board plays a vital role in international trade and is responsible for developing and implementing ICC’s strategy, policy and programme of action and for overseeing the financial affairs of the organization.
The new elected members to serve on the ICC Executive Board alongside Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani include members from Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Ghana, Japan and China.
The ICC Headquarters based in Paris proudly published Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani credentials with the following information.
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 and is recognised widely for his efforts in promoting open trade and investment. In March 2017, he was awarded the ICC ‘Merchant of Peace’ award, in recognition of the role he played in the creation of the ICC and QCCI World Trade Agenda Initiative. HE Sheikh Khalifa also hosted the 8th World Chambers Congress in 2013 in Doha.
The ICC Qatar Secretary General, Dr Khalid Al Hajri stated ‘“I am delighted for the election of Sheikh Khalifa onto the ICC Executive Board. In these globally challenging times, Sheikh Khalifa can input immensely towards the organisation making him a valuable asset to the board. After being awarded the ICC Merchant of Peace award in 2017, I am certain he will continue to lead in promoting greater prosperity and opportunity for all within trade by being a crucial voice in the re-building of a sustainable and inclusive global economy.”
The ICC represents business interests at the highest levels of intergovernmental decision-making, whether at the World Trade Organization, the United Nations or the G20 – ensuring the voice of business is heard. It is this capacity to bridge the public and private sectors that sets us apart as a unique institution, responding to the needs of any stakeholder involved in international commerce.