Ordinary General Assembly minutes

CCI France Ghana held its 1st Ordinary General Assembly on the 9th of March at the Kempinski Hotel. The General Assembly brought members of the CCIFG together to have a discussion on what the CCIFG has done in the last two and a half years, the strategy for the next two years and to vote for the new board members for a term of two years.


Patrick PRADO

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email:  delphine.adenot-owusu@ccifranceghana.com

1.   Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm by meeting chair and Board President, Patrick PRADO.


2.   Welcome/Introductions and Agenda Items

Ø  The meeting was facilitated by the Chair. Attendees were welcomed to the Ordinary General Assembly. The Agenda, sent to members prior the meeting via email was then followed. The chair begun with a discussion of the business support services offered to members and the progress made in the past two years, since the official inauguration. Light was thrown on the increase of business support services to foreign companies from 7 in 2015 to 20 in 2016. The contribution of the Chamber which promoted trade agreements between France and Ghana was also discussed. Was also highlighted is the constant increment of members of the CCIFG.


Ø  He continued then to speak on the strategy for the next two years. He emphasized on the focus of CCIFG which will be on increasing Ghanaian participation at CCIFG and its activities. Sectorial committees will be set up to improve business support services to member companies. These committees which will be centred around having a strong Ghanaian presence, will identify, recommend and address needs so as to provide more tailored services to suit the member companies. The strategy for 2017/2018 introduced to members new services which included trade missions from Ghana to other countries, the development of a training catalog in Ghana or abroad to promote capacity building amongst businesses, and commencing an Employment Service which will assist members find the perfect match for their businesses. The objective is also to reach 150 members by 2018.



3.    Voting

The new board members for a term of two years were elected. The vote was done by show of hands. The board members reelected each won unanimously. The current board of directors, elected for a second term of two years, is composed as follows:

Ø  Patrick PRADO, President in charge of strategic orientations, in charge of the action plan 2017-2018, and in charge of relationship management with Business France

Ø  Gauthier POURCELLE, 1st Vice-President in charge of communication and relationship management with members

Ø Jean-Louis CHANEL, 2nd Vice-President in charge of relationship development and management with Ghanaian companies

Ø  Olivier VAN-PARYS, 3rd Vice-President in charge of organizing and facilitating events

Ø  Sionle YEO, Treasurer

Ø  Mathieu CASTRE, Deputy Treasurer

Ø  Celestino ALVAREZ-NEIRA, Secretary-General

Ø  Lionel ODEYER, Assistant Secretary-General

Ø  Francois BACCI, Board member

Ø  Olivier CHASSANG, Board member

Ø  Edouard ROCHET, Board Member

4.   Convene to Closed Session

The meeting was brought to a close at 7:00 PM by the Meeting Chair. 



  • Air France/KLM
  • Alliance Française d’Accra
  • Allianz
  • BAJ Freight
  • Bank of Africa
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Bollore Africa Logistics Ghana Ltd
  • Bouygues Construction Ghana Ltd
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Bush & Associates
  • CAL Bank
  • CFAO
  • Consolidated Shipping Agencies Ltd (Conship)
  • CTA Investments
  • EIB Network
  • Empyreal Design & Build
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Greentime Group
  • Japan Motors       
  • JK Horgle Transport & Co. Ltd
  • JSOKY Co Ltd
  • Kempinski
  • LogiPlus
  • Louis Dreyfus Commodities
  • Movis Ghana
  • MPS
  • Newrest
  • OJEYZ Security
  • Orion Advertising
  • Pioneer Food Cannery
  • Powertel
  • Seven Log
  • SMT
  • Societe Generale
  • Sylva Spare Plus
  • TechnipFMC
  • Total
  • The Power Station
  • WATS

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