If you’d managed to miss it, the British Chamber of Commerce is one of Europe’s most successful chambers of commerce, growing consistently and doubling in the last 5 years. Now we’re looking for two new leaders to help us take the next step.
Most of our work is organised through our three committees – the EU Committee, Business Development Group and Brussels New Generation. Leading these is a major opportunity to share in our success and build your own career.
Our Business Development Group runs our programme on strategic and political issues, trade, training and practical help for companies on doing business here. Current chair, Olivier Van Horenbeeck, has led a big expansion of our work on strategic issues and we frequently welcome high level decision makers from governments and business. We’re now working on our London visit (last year’s programme here) and a new initiative working with investors.
Amélie Coulet of APCO Worldwide is the current chair of the Brussels New Generation – our young professionals group (under 35s). It’s known for its mix of professional development, engaging with political and business leaders, and fun events like the Great Brussels Charity Bake-Off. November’s exclusive breakfast with BNP Paribas CEO, Max Jadot, was a big success.
The term of each chairing role is two years, with effect from our AGM on 25 May. Each committee chair is a member of the chamber’s Executive Committee driving the delivery of our work for member companies. The time commitment is real, but so are the benefits.
We will be seeking nominations soon. If you’d like to find out a little more, contact me for an informal chat on Glenn@britishchamber.be .