Puerto Rican becomes a new member of the International Chamber of Commerce based in Paris
By The Star Staff
The President of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), María Fernanda Garza, announced the election of Puerto Rican entrepreneur and investor Cameron McKenzie (former President of the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico) as one of the five new members who will join the Executive Board of the Chamber, composed of twenty-seven (27) members.
The institution, founded in France in 1919, represents over 1,200 Chambers of Commerce in 170 countries and conducted the election of these new directors during the annual meeting of the ICC World Council at the end of last month. Each elected member will serve a three-year term. This is the only business institution that holds consultative status with the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Importantly, the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce.
“I feel deeply honored by this election and appointment to be part of the board of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), presided over by businesswoman María Fernanda Garza. The importance of my participation in this international organization will be to promote and position the island in the investor market, where we will showcase Puerto Rico’s potential for doing business and promoting the manufacturing of goods and products for the global market. Being a member of the ICC Board will help support business organizations in the island to establish business relationships with over 170 countries,” expressed Cameron McKenzie.
“I believe this is a great opportunity to expand our horizons and maximize the island’s commercial potential in such a varied, changing, and demanding international market. There is no doubt that we have a great challenge, which I need to share with my fellow chamber members from Puerto Rico and with any merchant or industrialist who wishes to connect with global market initiatives,” he added.
Cameron McKenzie, has a background in investment banking, strategic consulting, and corporate financial advisory services, having founded McKenzie & Associates LLC, an investment banking and advisory firm. He has been involved in numerous confidential mergers and acquisitions, capital increases, and financial transactions in Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America. McKenzie holds multiple certifications and licenses and has been recognized by industry associations for his achievements. He was recently honored with recognition for his participation in the Empowering Our Communities Conversation held as part of Puerto Rican Week in New York, where he discussed the need to expand the discussion of the benefits and application of health care laws and regulations for Puerto Rican workers and entrepreneurs.
The newly elected members are: Arancha González (Spain), Dean of the School of International Affairs at Science Po Paris, Patricia Nzolantima (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Founder and President of Bizzoly Holdings, Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu (Turkey), President of TOBB, President of ICC Türkiye, and Omolara Ololade Akanji (Nigeria), former Director General of Trade and Exchange at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Independent Director on the Board of Sterling Bank Plc, and Interswitch, along with Puerto Rican Cameron McKenzie.