Kenya’s prominent businessman Richard Ngatia consolidated his powerbase and presence in the region’s leadership following his appointment as the new president of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA).
Ngatia, replaced Zanzibar Chamber of Commerce president Toufiq S. Turky whose tenure came to an end earlier this month, to yet add another feather on his hat, four years after attaining the chairmanship of the General Assembly of the Great Lakes Region Private Sector Forum.
“I am happy to pass on the baton to Ngatia so that he can facilitate the creation of an atmosphere in which our regional chamber can contribute effectively and efficiently in realising the objective of a trade-led regional integration of East Africa in order to further strengthen our unity,” Turky said after the handing over the baton to Ngatia in a ceremony.
The EACCIA serves as the apex chamber for all the countries that compose the East African Community (EAC) member states.
Ngatia who is also the former Chamber President at Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is not new in the regional and global business community.
He is a member of the World Chamber Federation Council, a forum that connects various chambers, in a bid to create a better environment for businesses and Micro Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).