EuroCham Holds First Annual General Meeting

The European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) held its first annual general meeting Thursday at the Sofitel Hotel in Phnom Penh where a board of directors was elected and the French and German chambers merged with EuroCham in order to reinforce the interests of European companies in Cambodia. EuroCham Cambodia was inaugurated in June 2011 with the support of the three founding bodies: the Chambre de Commerce Franco-Cambodgienne, the British Business Association in Cambodia and Arbeitskreis Deutsche Wirtschaft. … The main objective of EuroCham is to create a better relationship between the government and European firms, an area in which [French Chamber founding member] Mr. [Dominic] Catry said the chamber could do much better. “We should in the future be able to better mobilize our members to be effective and to do more,” he said, adding that a number of internal committees would develop recommendations for improvements and work toward producing EuroCham’s White Book, which will summarize for the Cambodian government the key issues affecting the business climate for European businesses in Cambodia. … Foreigners elected to the chamber included Mr. Catry, who was elected to the board with 88 votes alongside compatriot Emmanuel Menanteau, CEO of Cambodia Airports. David Parrot from ANZ Royal, Alexandra Herbel of TUV Rhineland and Martin Desautels from DFDL Legal and Tax Services were also elected to the board.