bb-march2010.pdf - Vol.18 No 7 FORMER AMBASSADOR JOHN DANILOVICH ELECTED ICC SECRETARY GENERAL A global business leader and international diplomat John

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Vol.18 No. 7 JULY 2014 IN THIS ISSUE FORMER AMBASSADOR JOHN DANILOVICH ELECTED ICC SECRETARY GENERAL A global business leader and international diplomat, John Danilovich, has been appointed Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). ICC’s World Council voted unanimously to approve Mr Danilovich’s appointment in Geneva on June 27, following a recommendation by the ICC Executive Board. TRADE FACILITATION 2 IMPLEMENTATION OFF TO GOOD START, WCO DIRECTOR TELLS ICC ICC RELEASES GLOBAL 3 SURVEY 2014: RETHINKING TRADE AND FINANCE IMPLEMENTING TFA NOT A 4 ‘WALK IN THE PARK’, WTO D-G AZEVEDO TELLS ICC ICC BANKING COMMISSION 5 WINS BEST NON-BANK TRADE SERVICES PROVIDER FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR NEW PUBLICATIONS 6 FORTHCOMING EVENTS 7 DOCDEX DECISION NO. 281 7 QUERIES ANSWERED BY ICC 9 BANKING COMMISSION NEWS ROUNDUP 12 INDIA’S FOREIGN TRADE: 14 MAY, 2014 A selection committee appointed by the Board reviewed the qualifications of more than 300 candidates before selecting Mr Danilovich based on his impressive credentials in the international arena and extensive experience of trade related issues. “John will be an outstanding Secretary General,” said ICC Chairman Harold (Terry) McGraw III, who is Chairman of McGraw Hill Financial. “His experience and deep understanding of global markets as a business leader will be incredibly important to ensure public- private sector engagement in driving economic growth, creating jobs and raising standards of living around the world. We are pleased he will be taking the lead of the world’s business organization.” Mr Danilovich has been active in the international maritime industry for several decades, holding executive board positions in a number of companies. He served as the US Ambassador to Brazil and to Costa Rica, and from 2005-2009 was the chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an innovative and successful foreign aid programme. His current positions include Board Member of the International Advisory Council for the Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, DC); Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York); Member of the North American Advisory Council of Chatham House (United Kingdom); and Member of the Board of Directors at d’Amico International Shipping. “John is experienced with working in a multilingual and multicultural environment and possesses a keen understanding of ICC’s unique value as a provider of business standards, policies, dispute resolution services, and practical training and tools for business,” stated Mr McGraw. “He has both the personal qualities and the professional experience needed to take the organization to another level in its ability to mobilize business and influence policy decisions on the world economy.” As US Ambassador to Costa Rica, Mr Danilovich played a significant role in driving the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). He is skilled at building international partnerships
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