Bratislava, April 20 (TASR) – The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Slovakia at a general assembly at the Primatial Palace in Bratislava on Wednesday elected members of its board of directors, AmCham’s Natalia Spodniak told TASR on Thursday.
The assembly was attended by Economy Ministry State Secretary Rastislav Chovanec and US Ambassador to Slovakia Adam H. Sterling as guests.
AmCham was electing eight out of the 17 members of its board, while 13 representatives of the chamber’s member companies were running. The following nominees were elected to the board of directors for a two-year term: Michaela Benedigova (Seesame), Branislav Budke (Pfizer), Gabriel Galgoci (AT&T), Peter Kolesar (Neulogy), Stanislav Molnar (Oracle), Peter Skodny (Accenture), Veronika Spanarova (Citibank) and Biljana Weber (Microsoft).
The other members of the board of directors, elected last year, are: Santiago Aguado (Hewlett-Packard), Frantisek Baranec (CISCO), Todd Bradshaw (PwC), Scott D. Buckiso (U.S. Steel Kosice), Stephen Caulfield (DELL), Branislav Durajka (KPMG), Pavol Kopecny (ECENTER), Peter Laco (IBM) and Tatiana Prokopova (Squire Patton Boggs). Meanwhile, two places on the Board are always set aside for SMEs.
“AmCham is a reliable partner of the Economy Ministry, and it was the first one to draw attention to the significance of the shared services centres sector. This is the fastest-growing sector in Slovakia’s economy at the moment, employing more than 45,000 people. The Economy Ministry in cooperation with AmCham prepared a Strategy for Developing Shared Services Centres, and we’ll continue to cooperate on developing this sector. I’m grateful to AmCham for its cooperation and support. I’m looking forward to seeing this cooperation continue in other spheres, including in boosting the significance of unified methodology in impact evaluation, the shared economy, smart cities and smart industries,” said Chovanec in his speech.
“AmCham members are among the most significant business figures that help create a better future for this country. My embassy team and I look forward to cooperating with AmCham’s new Board of Directors and to active work aimed at boosting the business environment in Slovakia,” said Sterling.