EuroCham Vietnam has new chairman

By Vien Thong   March 20, 2023 | 05:01 am PT
EuroCham Vietnam has new chairman
The new EuroCham Vietnam chairman Gabor Fluit. Photo by EuroCham
Gabor Fluit, Director of De Heus Asia, has been elected Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) in Vietnam.

Fluit took over the position from his predecessor Alain Cany, Chairman of Jardine Matheson Vietnam Group.

The new president of EuroCham has experience in retail banking after working at ABN AMRO Bank (Netherlands) from 2005 to 2008. In mid-2008, he switched from finance to agribusiness, and became the CEO of De Heus in Vietnam, a corporation specializing in animal feed.

Fluit was named president of the corporation in 2015 and has held the position ever since. He has also been Vice Chairman of EuroCham Vietnam since March 2021.

De Heus Asia's business is growing with manufacturing sites in Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia and India.

Upon his election, the new EuroCham chairman said that Vietnam is opening up many business opportunities for foreign companies. Fluit added that he looks forward to working with members and partners of the association to maximize market potentials.

"I believe EuroCham can make landmark business changes in this country," Fluit said.

With more than 1,300 members, EuroCham has been a voice representing the European business community in Vietnam since 1998. European firms currently employ some 150,000 people in Vietnam.

At a meeting held last weekend, EuroCharm also elected four vice presidents: Dominik Meichle (Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam, Torben Minko (CEO of B. Braun), Claudia Anselmi (Director of Hung Yen Knitting & Dyeing Co. Ltd & leader of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam), and Jean-Jacques Bouflet (French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam).

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