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European Chamber Elects New Treasurer at Annual General Meeting

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022 took place online on Thursday, 26th May. A by-election was also held for members to elect a new treasurer to serve on the Chamber’s Executive Committee.

Ms Xiaobo Zhang from TotalEnergies was elected as treasurer and will serve until the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2023.

EU Ambassador to China and the Honourary President of the Chamber HE Nicolas Chapuis delivered a keynote speech on the latest EU-China developments. Ambassador Chapuis said "that is why the voice of the European Chamber, its advocacy role, its remarkable network across the country, reaching out on a regular basis with local and central Chinese officials, are a core asset of the EU-China relationship. In one year, the Chamber will have to take up the challenge to elect a new leadership. I call on you all, companies and member states alike, to put forward candidates that can fulfil this role, which is more vital now than ever."

European Commission Executive Vice President (EVP) Valdis Dombrovskis also sent his greetings via a video speech (Click here to watch). Notably, EVP Dombrovskis said that “not engaging with China is not an option”. He also spoke about “the departure of foreign business leaders from China [as] a worrying trend”, and highlighted “the important role of international business leaders as a bridge [between Europe and China]”. He also recognised the important role played by the European Chamber, saying, “Your Position Paper from last year, as well as the recently released survey on COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, provide valuable insights.”

Chamber President Jörg Wuttke presented the Annual Report 2021 and outlined the priorities that lie ahead. In 2021, the Chamber reached a record number of 38 Advisory Council members and over 1,800 members, and continued to provide strong advocacy on behalf of European business in China. President Wuttke noted that the Chamber was selected as the only foreign business delegation to meet with China’s Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao in person.

The chairs from the Chamber’s six local chapters also participated in the AGM, and presented the key achievements of their respective chapters in 2021.

The Chamber thanked outgoing treasurer, Marko Tulus from Sandvik, for his commitment and engagement as a member of the Executive Committee.


Please click here to download the Annual Report 2021 to review the Chamber's work.