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ECCT announces 2015 vice chairmen and executive directors

Taipei, 21 January – The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) has announced which members of its board of directors will serve as executive directors in 2015. The announcement follows the election of executive directors at the ECCT's January board of directors' meeting held today. The chamber had previously announced that Bernd Barkey, Managing Director of Robert Bosch Taiwan would serve as chairman of the ECCT's board of directors in 2015. Barkey was elected by the new board of directors at their first meeting following the chamber's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 5 December 2015. Today, directors elected Giuseppe Izzo General Manager of STMicroelectronics and Olivier Rousselet, Country Manager of BNP Paribas Taiwan to serve as vice chairmen of the chamber. (Rousselet will also take on the role of Treasurer). In addition, the board elected Godwin Chang, Group Country Head, Societe Generale Taipei Branch and Erdal Elver, President & CEO, Siemens Limited Taiwan to serve as Executive Directors.

The 2015 boards of 15 directors and 5 supervisors will serve a one-year term (please see p2 for a full list of directors and supervisors).


About the ECCT
With over US$33 billion in direct foreign investments, European business remains the largest group of foreign investors in Taiwan. The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan is the only foreign nationwide business chamber in Taiwan and the principal organisation promoting European business interests in Taiwan. The chamber represents over 800 members from over 400 companies and organisations. Through a network of 28 industry and support committees, the ECCT has been successful in addressing specific concerns and providing concrete recommendations to all levels of government to facilitate improving the business environment. The ECCT annually publishes a series of position papers that comprise issues identified by its committees as hindering the further development of their respective industries and provide recommendations to the government of Taiwan for improvement of the business environment on general issues as well as industry-specific problems. They also serve to keep the European Commission, the European Parliament as well as the governments of individual European Union member states informed about Taiwan's business environment.

2015 Board of Directors

Bernd Barkey, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Taiwan

Vice Chairman and Treasurer
Olivier Rousselet, Country Manager, BNP Paribas Taiwan

Vice Chairman
Giuseppe Izzo, General Manager, STMicroelectronics

Executive Directors
Godwin Chang, Group Country Head, Société Générale Taipei Branch
Erdal Elver, President & CEO, Siemens Limited Taiwan

Other directors (in alphabetical order)
Helmut Bolt, Chief Representative, ThyssenKrupp AG Representative Office Taiwan
Derrick Chan, Deputy Chairman/Managing Director, Swire Group Taiwan / Taikoo Motors, Taiwan Branch
H Henry Chang, Principal, Baker & McKenzie
Eng Leong Goh, Managing Director, BASF Taiwan
Uwe Halstenbach, General Manager, TÜV Rheinland Taiwan
Gabriela Koehli, President & Chief Financial Officer, Bayer Taiwan
Daver Lau, General Manager, AMADEUS Taiwan
Eckart Mayer, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Taiwan
Rufus Parkinson, Managing Director, Moët Hennessy Taiwan
Francine Wu, CEO, Schroder Investment Management (Taiwan)

Alternate Directors (in order of election)
1st Peter Trampe, Country Manager, ISS Facility Services Taiwan
2nd Rene Jensen, VP & GM, GlaxoSmithKline Far East B.V. Taiwan Branch
3rd Bart Linssen, Service Manager, Solvent GmbH Taiwan Branch
4th Brandon Hsu, Country Manager, Taiwan, Regus

2015 Board of Supervisors (in alphabetical order)

Peter Huizing, General Manager, Heineken Brouwerijen BV Taiwan Branch
Mike Jewell, Senior Research Director, TNS Taiwan
Nathan Kaiser, Attorney at Law, Eiger
Martin Lindström, Group Director, DFI Home Furnishings Taiwan Limited - IKEA Taiwan
David Raymond, Managing Director, CHANEL, Taiwan

Alternate Supervisor
Thomas Kuiper, Chief Operating Officer, Gandi Asia