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Ruto lauds Chamber boss Richard Ngatia on international appointment

By Mercy Simiyu December 23rd, 2022 2 min read

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) president Richard Ngatia has been appointed as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Following the appointment, Kenya’s president Dr William Ruto led Kenyans in congratulating Ngatia.

“We congratulate the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its chairman Richard Ngatia for the appointment co-option into the International Chamber of Commerce. This is instrumental as we prepare to host the Kenya International Conference in March 2023,” tweeted president Ruto who is the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry patron.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC; French: Chambre de commerce internationale) is the largest, most representative business organization in the world.

It has over 45 million members in more than 100 countries who has interests spanning every sector of private enterprise.

ICC is currently chaired by Indian-American business executive Ajaypal Singh Banga, also a global business leader and international advisor on policy and a legal expert on international trade and investment Australian John W.H. Denton AO is the current Secretary General.

ICC has three main activities: rule setting, dispute resolution, and policy advocacy. Because its member companies and associations are themselves engaged in international business, ICC has unrivalled authority in making rules that govern the conduct of business across borders.

ICC supports the work of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and many other intergovernmental bodies, both international and regional, such as G20 on behalf of international business. ICC was the first organization granted general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and UN Observer Status.

Three years ago, Ngatia was elected as the Great Lakes Region Private Sector Forum first chairman.

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