Located in more than 90 countries worldwide, national committees work with ICC members in their countries to voice the interests of business to national governments and provide input to ICC’s policy work.
“ICC Albania and ICC Kenya are important additions to the ICC global network and will help us, as the world business organization, to promote entrepreneurship, international trade and investment, and the market economy in the respective regions,” said ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier.
ICC national committees and groups form the global network that makes ICC unique among business organizations. The inauguration of offices in Albania and Kenya highlights the growing importance of these countries in the global economy.
“The creation of an ICC office in Albania is in line with the country’s efforts to attract more foreign investment” said Mr Seyhan Pencabligil, Chairman of ICC-Albania. “ICC Albania will bolster these efforts and ensure that the voice of Albanian business is heard at a regional and international level.”
ICC Kenya Chairman David Kinyua said: “The establishment of an ICC office in Kenya is not only a positive move for Kenyan businesses, but also strengthens ICC’s presence in East Africa.”
ICC’s global network of national committees ensures influence at the national level while ICC’s privileged links with major intergovernmental organizations, including the World Trade Organization, enable the voice of business to be heard at the international level.