ECCT's 2023 chair and boards announced
The ECCT held its 2022 Annual General Meeting where members voted in new boards of directors and supervisors for 2023 and annual reports were delivered by 2022 ECCT Chairman H Henry Chang and Executive Supervisor Mike Jewell. The 2023 boards of 15 directors and 5 supervisors will serve a one-year term, starting from 1 January 2023 (please see below for a full list of directors and supervisors).
After the votes were tallied, the first meetings of the 2023 boards of directors and supervisors were held. At the meeting of the board of directors, Giuseppe Izzo, Managing Director, Taiwan & Vice President, Asia Pacific Region for STMicroelectronics Ltd., was elected by directors to serve as chairman, while Tudor Pascu, Managing Director of Melchers Trading GmbH, Taiwan Branch, was elected by the new board of supervisors to serve as Executive Supervisor in 2023.
In its annual report to members at today’s AGM, outgoing Chairman H Henry Chang reported that 2022 was successful year for the chamber, despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The chamber engaged frequently with government ministries and agencies throughout the year, helping to further promote members’ business interests. Membership continued to increase to a new record high of over 1,040 individuals and the quality and participation at events remained exceptionally high. A number of successful events were held and, in terms of advocacy, the chamber achieved progress on over 21% of the issues raised in its 2022 Position Papers.
The ECCT was extremely active during the year, holding its flagship Europe Day Dinner with President Tsai and several high profile events featuring prominent local and international speakers, including the 2022 Europe-Taiwan Financial Services Forum, the 2022 EU-Taiwan Electric Vehicle Conference and the 2022 Global Offshore Wind Summit. All events received positive reviews from members. ECCT members and the secretariat also arranged or participated in numerous conferences, seminars, and forums in conjunction with government agencies.
2023 Board of Directors
Giuseppe Izzo, Managing Director, Taiwan & Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, STMicroelectronics Ltd.
Other Directors (in alphabetical order)
Michaela Boye, Managing Director, Griffin Automotive Ltd. - Scania Taiwan
Manon Breuvart, General Manager, BNP Paribas Taipei Branch
H Henry Chang, Principal, Baker McKenzie
Kathy Chen, General Manager, Clarins PTE Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Laurent Chevalier, General Representative, Gas Renewables & Power, TotalEnergies Marketing Taiwan Ltd.
Frederic Chevallier, Managing Director, Kuehne + Nagel Ltd.
David Chou, President, Ericsson Taiwan Ltd.
John Eastwood, Attorney-at-Law (U.S.), Eiger
Boonhuey EE, General Manager, Merck Healthcare Merck Group Taiwan
Erdal Elver, President & CEO, Siemens Limited Taiwan
Irene Feng, Executive Counselor, Fresenius Kidney Care Taiwan, Fresenius Medical Care Group
Bart Linssen, Managing Director, Enercon Taiwan Ltd.
Alex Robertson, Country Manager & Vice President, Vestas Offshore Wind Taiwan Ltd.
Elvin Sng, General Manager, Taiwan and APAC Regional Director, Boskalis Offshore International B.V.
Alternate Directors (in order of election)
Rahil Ansari, CEO & Chairman, Volkswagen Group Taiwan
John Winter, Country Manager, Robert Walters
Lawrence Wang, CEO, Carrefour Taiwan
Jackson Lee, Chairman, Head of Taiwan, FIL Securities Investment Trust Co. (Taiwan) Limited
2023 Board of Supervisors
Tudor Pascu, Managing Director, Melchers Trading GmbH, Taiwan Branch
Other Supervisors (in alphabetical order)
Antoine Bouin, Vice President, Head of Area Taiwan, Schenker (HK) Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Martin Lindström, Group Director, DFI Home Furnishings Taiwan Limited - IKEA Taiwan
Bart van Schooten, Branch Manager, Van Oord Offshore Wind BV - Taiwan Branch
Achim v. Hake, Hotel & Hospitality Professional
Mike Jewell, Freelance Consultant