The Liberia Chamber of Commerce Gets New Leadership

Cllr. N. Oswald Tweh LCC new President delivering his acceptance speech after his election

The Liberia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has elected new leaders of its Executive Council that will lead the organization in its mission to serve as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities in fiscal year 2021.  Cllr. N. Oswald Tweh, the Managing Director of Pierre Tweh & Associates, Inc. was elected to serve as the 2021 President of the Chamber during its 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 27, 2020.  Cllr. Tweh succeeds Mr. Wendell Addy.

Mr. Monie R. Captan (left) administers the oath of office to Cllr. Oswald Tweh, the new president of Liberia Chamber of Commerce.

Following the elections, the new council hosted its first Executive Council meeting on Tuesday December 1, 2020.  In attendance were the Minister of Labour, Cllr. Charles Gibson, and former Minister of Commerce & Industry Prof. Wilson Tarpeh. The Minister of Labour and Prof. Tarpeh, who presently serves as the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, in separate remarks acknowledged the role of the LCC and assured the new administration of the government’s fullest support and cooperation.

The 2021 Executive Council will focus on the recovery of the Liberian business community following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council also pledged to provide insights and guidance to the Chamber’s work in public policy, economic development, and arbitration services.  The sixteen (16) new Council members represents a wide range of industries, bringing together a wealth of experience to effectively respond to our current economic challenges.

Various committees and the President elect being sworn in.

The Chamber also welcomes the following business leaders to its Executive Council:

  1. Tony Hage, (Consolidated African Trading Company (CATCO) – 1st Vice President
  2. Nelson Oniyama (Monrovia Breweries/Club Beer) – 2nd Vice President
  3. Charles Collins (Jafain Consortium Inc.) – Treasurer
  4. Oliver Rogers (Abi Jaoudi) – Auditor
  5. O. Natty B. Davis (Devin Corporation) – Arbitration Committee
  6. Benedict Sannoh (Sannoh & Partners) – Arbitration Committee
  7. Nathaniel E. Kevin (Norfolk Group of Companies) – Arbitration Committee
  8. Veda Simpson (Quidiyou) – Council Member
  9. Laureine Guilao (TIPME) – Council Member
  10. Rabih Charif (Charif Pharmacy) – Council Member
  11. Ahmed Wazni (African Motors) – Council Member
  12. T. Nelson Williams (Conex Group) – Council Member
  13. Abraham Karsie (Prestige Motors) – Council Member
  14. Jaspal Singh (Supreme Liberia) – Council Member
  15. Maulik Shah (SkyTech) – Council Member

The newly appointed board leaders and members officially assume their duties on November 27, 2020. 

About the Liberia Chamber of Commerce
The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) has been an influential force for businesses in the Republic of Liberia since 1951, created by an Act of Legislation.  LCC is Liberia’s oldest and most representative institution advocating the business interest of a very diverse private sector, representing over 300 companies and business associations.  LCC is also the representative of Employers under the tripartite arrangement with the Government of Liberia.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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