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Appointment of new President and Board of APCCI – Australia

The Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce (APCCI) in Australia is pleased to announce that in the Annual General Meeting held on May 29th, the following new Board was elected:

President: Elizabeth Castro

Secretary and PR: Claudia Rodriguez- Larrain

Director ACT: Roberto Persivale

Director VIC: David Grandez

Director WA: Flor Canning

Director NSW: Luis Melgar

Director NSW: Romulo Cuadros

Former President, Miguel Mudbidri, completed a 10-year period in APCCI, one year as a Committee Member, four as Vice President and five as President.  Mr. Mudbiidri said “ I leave as I believe it is time for change and for a new board to steer APCCI. As a member I will continue to work in the best interest of APCCI and the bilateral relations between our two great nations”.

The new Board led by Elizabeth will be responsible for enhancing the delivery of services to APCCI’s members and stakeholders, and to strengthen APCCI Australia promoting business links between Australia and Peru in an important moment in the bilateral relations with a Free Trade Agreement recently signed and expected to be in force in the coming months and when APCCI commemorates its 20th anniversary.

Elizabeth is a career diplomat and lawyer with 30 years of international experience in senior roles in government and private sector in areas as international policy making and advise, public relations, country representation, strategic planning, international trade, international business development.

Elizabeth served as Deputy Consul and as Consul General of Peru in Sydney. In recent years Elizabeth has worked as international business developer in her own consultancy and international trade company and possesses a deep understanding of bilateral relationships between Australia and Peru.

It’s expected that the strong leadership that will be provided by a highly-qualified and dedicated board of directors led by President-elect,  Elizabeth Castro, should ensure that APCCI’s members enjoy increased value and that the Chamber continues to grow.

Responding to her election, Elizabeth stated, “I feel honoured by this election and I’m committed to work with the Board, members and APCCI stakeholders to contribute to the growth of APCCI and look forward to provide members with added benefits and to expand business links between Australia and Peru. My gratitude to the former Board that had the vision of materialising a Chamber to the service of Peruvian and Australian business communities”

Sydney, June 2018

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