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Koraua back as SICCI chair, new vice elected

28 May 2014

Daltron country manager Tony Koraua has retained his seat as the chairman of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) board.

This is for the 4th consecutive year since his first election to the top post in 2011.

He was re-elected a recent extra-ordinary meeting held at Club HP last Thursday.

Mr Koraua first joined the SICCI board as an ordinary member in 2010.

Business development manager of Hatanga Limited, Jeremy Jay Bartlett was elected as the new vice chairman.

Mr Bartlett is the youngest board member serving his second year on the board, having been voted in as a board member for the first time last year.

Mr Koraua said he was delighted at his re-appointment and said that he would continue to work at improving the chamber so it is able to continue representing the needs of the Solomon Islands Business community effectively. 

Koraua noted that the chamber of commerce as an organization had made great improvements in recent times with a new office and a greater capacity to advocate for the needs of members as it continues to grow from strength to strength.

He also said that the chamber will continue to lobby for changes to improve our business environment and will endeavour to provide more tangible benefits to members.

“The chamber of commerce is regionally and internationally recognized as the national private sector organization within the Solomon Islands.

“Its membership base has now grown to 130 organizations and affiliates members representing around 30,000 employees”, he said.

In his victory remarks Mr Koraua sincerely thanked members for their vote of confidence and assured them that he would continue to give his best.

Meanwhile, new vice chairman Mr Bartlett also thanked SICCI members for their confidence in him, adding that he looks forward to working with the chamber team and members especially on infrastructure related issues as they affect the business environment.

He is currently the assistant team leader for the chamber’s transport and infrastructure sub-committee.

The extra-ordinary meeting followed SICCI’s annual general meeting end of March, where members elected their new board for 2014 comprising 7 board members.

The new board meets Thursday this week and will be co-opting additional members in accordance with provisions of the SICCI constitution —