New President and Vice President
of the International
Chamber of Commerce
he ICC World Council elected Mr. Rhône-Poulenc SA Group in 1986, a post Permanent Vice-Chairman and former Presi-
Richard D. McCormick an American he held until Rhône-Poulenc's merger with dent of the General Union of Chamber of
and international business leader to Hoechst. He then assumed his current title Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for
serve a two-year term, beginning 1 January of Vice-Chairman and Group President of Arab countries. He co-founded ICC Lebanon
2001. Mr. McCormick is currently ICC Vice- the new merged company, Aventis, which is in 1973 and remains its Chairman.
President, a position he has held for two years. based in Strasbourg.
ICC Thailand would like to
McCormick will succeed Adnan Mr. Fourtou is a Board Member congratulate Mr. McCormick and welcome
Kassar, a Lebanese business leader and of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Mr. Fourtou who will follow up the
international banker, as ICC President. A Space Company), Pernod Ricard, Schneider outstanding works of Mr. Kassar together
French business leader, Jean-René Fourtou, and Axa. with more than 7,000 member companies
Vice-Chairman of the Management Board and and business associations in more than 130
Group President of Aventis, was elected to Mr. Kassar is Chairman and Chief countries and territories in order to promotes
succeed Mr. McCormick as ICC Vice-President. Executive Officer of Fransabank Group, a free and fair international trade and
Aventis, one of the world's largest life science based in Beirut. He is President of the investment system and the market economy
companies, was created a year ago with the Federation of Lebanese Chambers of for the benefit of all.
merger of Rhône-Poulenc SA of France and Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and
Hoechst AG of Germany.
retired as chief executive
officer of U S WEST, a major
company, in June 1998,
when the company split into
two, separately traded firms.
He continued to serve on the
board of U S WEST as non-
executive chairman until
May 1999, when he
retired and was named Prime Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina (5th from left), Dr. Supachai Panichpakdi, Deputy
chairman emeritus. Under Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand (4th from left), Mrs. Livanos Cattaui, Secretary
McCormick's leadership, US General of ICC HQ (2nd from left)
WEST was one of the most
aggressive Bell companies in
moving into international
markets, particularly in
ICC Asia Conference 2000.
wireless communications Dhaka, Bangladesh November 10-11, 2000.
and cable television.
CC Thailand joined ICC Asia Conference in Dhaka, Commerce Md Abdul Jalil, Secretary General of ICC HQ
Bangladesh. ICC Thailand actively participated in Mrs. Livanos Cattaui and Chairman of ICC Bangladesh
Mr. McCormick the event by Chairman of ICC Thailand Khun Pramon Mr. Mahbubur Rahman.
serves on the boards Sutivong, Khun Surapon Wongvadhanaroj executive board The conference participants tried to identify the
of United Airlines, Wells and Khun Suriyon Tuchinda Managing Director of ICC weaknesses of the developing world and devise their next
Fargo and Company, Thailand accompanied Dr. Supachai Panichpakdi, course of action. The conference was split into different
United Technologies Corp., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and business session which will cover investment outlook for
Concept Five Technologies Thai delegation to attend the 2 days conference hosted by the region, natural resources and in particularly oil and
and HealthTrio, Inc. He also ICC Bangladesh. gas, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, trade
serves on the board of The Conference was inaugurated by Prime liberalization and the concerns of developing countries,
Creighton University in Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina. The electronic commerce and multimodal transport in the region.
Omaha, and is a trustee of Inauguration was held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel
the Denver Art Museum.
where more than 400 business executives from 20 countries ICC Thailand would like to congratulate ICC
attended, speakers included the President of Asian Bangladesh and ICC Head quarter for their
Mr. Fourtou was
Development Bank Mr. Tadao Chino, ESCAP Executive successful conference.
appointed Chairman and
Secretary Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Bangladesh Minister of
Chief Executive Officer of
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