ECCT announces 2019 chairman, boards of directors and supervisors
ECCT members voted in new boards of directors and supervisors for 2019 at the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Giuseppe Izzo, Managing Director, Taiwan & Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, for STMicroelectronics was elected to serve as chairman in 2019 by the new board of directors at their first meeting, held on the same afternoon as the AGM. Izzo was ECCT Vice Chairman in 2018 and previously served as chairman from 2013-2014.
At the AGM, outgoing (2018) ECCT Chairman Håkan Cervell delivered an annual report to members. Besides the chairman’s report, ECCT Vice Chairman & Treasurer Olivier Rousselet presented a summary of the chamber’s financials while a report was also presented by ECCT Executive Supervisor, Mike Jewell.
In his presentation to members, outgoing Chairman 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.
He added that the ECCT had been 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.
In his remarks, Executive Supervisor Mike Jewell, highlighted the ECCT’s excellent relations with the government at all levels, which had resulted in resolving issues such as the ARC number format issue after 10 years of advocacy.
He also congratulated the board and secretariat for surpassing the milestone of 900 individual members, which he said was testament to the chamber’s ability to remain relevant and attractive to companies in both existing and new industry sectors.
He concluded that these developments all highlight the growing recognition and effectiveness of the ECCT as an organization.
At the event remarks were also made by Madeleine Majorenko, Head of the European Economic and Trade Office.
The AGM was followed immediately by the ECCT’s annual Christmas lunch.
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
Mike Jewell, Freelance Consultant, Chief Client Officer, Kantar Taiwan - retired
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
Marc Dancer, Chairman & President, Thales Taiwan Ltd.