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ECCT announces 2019 chairman, boards of directors and supervisors

RELEASE DATE: 7 December 2018

CONTACT: Claire Lin

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ECCT announces 2019 chairman, boards of directors and supervisors

The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) has announced that Giuseppe Izzo, Managing Director, Taiwan & Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, for STMicroelectronics will serve as chairman of the ECCT’s board of directors in 2019. Izzo was elected by the new board of directors at their first meeting following the chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) today. The 2019 boards of 15 directors and 5 supervisors were voted into office at today’s AGM by ECCT members (please see p2 for a full list of directors and supervisors).

In its annual report to members at today’s AGM, outgoing (2018) Chairman Håkan Cervell reported that 2018 was a very successful year for the chamber with frequent engagement with government ministries and agencies throughout the year, helping to further promote members’ business interests. Membership rose to a record high of over 900 individual members and the quality and participation at events remained very high. A number of successful events were held and, in terms of advocacy, the chamber achieved the highest level of progress in four years with around 22% of the issues raised in its 2018 Position Paper either resolved or making progress towards resolution.

The ECCT was extremely active during the year, holding activities which included Premium Events, committee meetings and government visits. High profile activities included the ECCT’s 30th Anniversary Gala Ball, the annual Europe Day Dinner, Premium, Special and Committee events, which attracted high profile guest speakers from Taiwan, elsewhere in Asia and Europe. ECCT members and the secretariat also arranged or participated in numerous conferences, seminars and forums in conjunction with government agencies from both Taiwan and Europe.

About the ECCT and the annual position papers

With over US$49 billion in direct foreign investments, Europeans remain the largest group of foreign investors in Taiwan. The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan is the principal nationwide organisation promoting European business interests in Taiwan. The chamber represents over 900 members from 400 companies and organisations. Through a network of 30 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 and parliament as well as the governments of individual European countries informed about Taiwan’s business environment.

2019 Board of Directors


Giuseppe Izzo, Managing Director, Taiwan & Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, STMicroelectronics Ltd.


Other directors (in alphabetical order)

Reiner Allgeier, Managing Director, Schenker (HK) Ltd., Taiwan Branch

Håkan Cervell, President, Ericsson Taiwan

Kathy Chen, General Manager, Clarins PTE Ltd., Taiwan Branch

Chen Mei-lin, Chief Operating Officer, Richemont Asia Pacific Ltd., Taiwan Branch

H Henry Chang, Principal, Baker & McKenzie

Erdal Elver, President & CEO, Siemens Limited Taiwan

Irene Feng, Managing Director, Nephrocare Asia Pacific Taiwan Branch, Fresenius Medical Care Group

Jan Hollmann, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Taiwan Ltd.

Agatha Lee, Area Head Taiwan, Cathay Pacific Airways

Bart Linssen, Managing Director, Enercon Taiwan

Anjana Narain, Vice President & General Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Far East B.V. Taiwan Branch

Olivier Rousselet, Country Manager, BNP Paribas Taiwan

John Winter, Country Manager, Robert Walters

Francine Wu, CEO, Schroders Investment Management (Taiwan) Limited

Alternate Directors (in order of election)

Olivier Blachier, President, Air Liquide Far Eastern Ltd. & Greater China Cluster Electronics Head

Guillaume de Braquilanges, CFO, Carrefour Taiwan

Eric Yu, General Manager & Global VP, Philips Lighting Taiwan Ltd.

John Pien, General Manager, Grundfos Handels AG Taiwan Branch

Brandon Hsu, Country Manager, Regus Taiwan

2019 Board of Supervisors

Executive Supervisor

Mike Jewell, Freelance Consultant

Other Supervisors (in alphabetical order)

Nathan Kaiser, Attorney at Law (Switzerland), Eiger

Thomas Kuiper, Chief Operating Officer, Gandi Asia Ltd

Martin Lindström, Group Director, DFI Home Furnishings Taiwan Limited - IKEA Taiwan

Janne Schneider, CFO & Service Center Manager, The Swatch Group Far Eastern Distribution Ltd Taiwan Branch

Alternate Supervisor

Marc Dancer, Chairman & President, Thales Taiwan Ltd.