Flying start for ECAM-CEO-platform Flying start for ECAM-CEO-platform

Flying start for ECAM-CEO-platform

Jannes van der Velde Country manager View profile

A newly formed platform of CEO’s of leading Malawian companies had a flying start in its efforts to create a better business climate. Immediately after its formation the CEO-platform was influential in limiting the economic damage as a result of measures against the coronavirus.

The ECAM-CEO-platform was formed following a new strategy for Malawi’s leading employers’ organisation that focusses on advocacy. Bringing on board business leaders to work closely with the regular board – that consists of HR-managers – should lead to ECAM having more impact in talks with government, other politicians and labour unions.

Members of the initial CEO-platform are CEO’s of TNM (the leading telecom company), MyBucks (a bank), Britam (an insurance company) and RAB (a major food manufacturer). The CEO-platform is strictly political neutral, not affiliated to any political party.

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‘Once again election time in Malawi. New elections to be held on May 19th 2020 may create an opportunity for ECAM’s newly formed CEO-platform to bring forward the importance of a good business climate for society as a whole.’