Gabor Fluit, CEO of De Heus Asia, has been elected as the new chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham Vietnam).
At the annual general meeting of the EuroCham in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City last week, Fluit was picked to replace his predecessor Alain Cany, chairman of Jardine Matheson Vietnam Group.
Fluit will lead a new board of directors including 17 members.
They will continue boosting and strengthening the economic ties between Europe and Vietnam.
Fluit began working in Vietnam in 2008 when he was named CEO of De Heus Vietnam, which specializes in animal feed. In 2015, he became CEO of De Heus Asia.
He was named vice-chairman of EuroCham Vietnam in March 2021. His wife is Vietnamese.
The new EuroCham Vietnam chairman said, “Vietnam is opening up many business opportunities, so I want to work with members and partners of EuroCham to exploit the potential in the Vietnamese market.
“With the foundation and the large network of EuroCham, I believe that EuroCham can make business breakthroughs in the country."
He said he will prioritize the green growth, renewable energy, and circular economy models to deal with waste issues and the shortage of water.
The EuroCham chairman also stressed the acceleration of the access to medicines and medical equipment.
With more than 1,300 members, EuroCham is one of the largest foreign business associations in Vietnam.
Its members currently employ 150,000 workers.