The MCCI has been elected as the Chair organization of the COMESA Business Council during the 8th Annual General Meeting held today, Wednesday 28 November 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia.
Mr. Marday Venkatasamy, MCCI President, who represented the institution during the election, will now serve as Chairperson of COMESA Business Council for a mandate of two years.
Established in 2005, under the Treaty of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the COMESA Business Council (CBC) is a business member organization and a private sector institution of the COMESA. The membership of the CBC is mainly composed of private sector national associations representing various sectors of national economies of member States.
Constitutionally managed by a Board of Directors, the main objectives of the CBC are to promote private sector representation through facilitation of business interests to all levels of policymaking in the region and to ensure private sector development in growth sectors that contribute to the overall competitiveness of businesses in regional and global markets.
Legend: Sitting second from the right is Mr. Marday Venkatasamy, beside Mrs. Chileshe Kapwepwe, Secretary General of the COMESA Secretariat (Third from the right).