Prishtina, January 18, 2018 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo held its annual General Assembly Meeting in which in addition to the approval of the Annual Program and Supporting Budget, it also elected 11 new members of the Board of Governors.
Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, Michael Gold said that the organization remains one of the most powerful business associations in the country, providing its special contribution to the improvement of the doing business environment, but also being active in corporate social responsibility. During the presentation of 2017 report of activities, AmCham Executive Director Arian Zeka, presented the achievements of the organization in the recent year, which rank AmCham Kosovo, among top ten AmChams in Europe.
The General Assembly, comprising of 100 delegates, elected the new Board of Governors, which shall comprise of: Ilir Ibrahimi (ProCon) as President of the Board, Hakif Gashi (Meridian Corporation) as Vice President, Visar Ramajli (KIVO LLC) as Secretary General, Ardiana Bunjaku (SCAAK) as Treasurer, and the untitled governors, Michael Gold (Crimson Finance Fund), Hysen Lajqi (HIB Petrol), Chris Thompson (Checchi and Company Consulting), Artan Lahaj (MER Group), Ramis Ahmetaj (Viva Fresh), Valon Basha (Birra Peja), dhe Neritan Tira (Coca Cola HBC). As per bylaws of the Chamber, the titled Governors shall serve a two-year term, whereas the untitled Governors shall serve a one-year term.
In his inauguration speech, Ilir Ibrahimi, President of the Board of Governors, thanked the previous Board for its excellent work and ensured the members that AmCham will remain a powerful voice of businesses, in service of their interests. He invited member of AmCham to be more active in addressing various issues they face with, in order for them to be addressed to the respective institutions. He also thanked the Executive Director Arian Zeka for his work in developing and growing the organization. He expressed his wish for this trend to continue in the future as well.
AmCham Kosovo is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, which counts 115 AmChams throughout the world. U.S. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.