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Nomination of new Executive Director of the ICCC

Dear Members, Partners and Friends of the ICCC,

Following a rigorous selection process, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Francesco Biondi Morra di Belforte as Executive Director of the ICCC, effective January 1st.

With considerable international experience, gained in his role as Director at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, as advisor to Canada’s Minister of Finance, and consultant in a lobbying firm, Francesco is accustomed to navigating complex economic and political environments.

Action and results-oriented, with an in-depth understanding of global issues, strategic planning and a strong network on both sides of the ocean, Francesco is the ideal person to pursue our objectives and vision, which is to strengthen business relations between Italy, Quebec and Canada, and to listen to your needs as a Member, Partner and Client.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Nomination Committee, made up of Mina Farinacci, Ida Teoli, Mackie Vadacchino and Gaspare Colletti, for their commitment and diligence in this nomination process.

Finally, I would like to pay tribute to Danielle Virone, first and foremost, for her unwavering commitment and dedication to the ICCC over the past 18 years.  Under her strong leadership, and with the support of the entire team, the ICCC shines among the leading Italian Chambers abroad at the global level.  Danielle has always had the success of the clients at heart.  Her desire to continuously innovate the offer of personalized services to Canadian and Italian companies looking to penetrate international markets is unquestionably the key of the ICCC’s success.

I would also like to thank Danielle for ensuring an effective and stabilizing transition period for the team, clients, and members over the past few months, as well as for the support she provides to Francesco.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish her all the very best in her future personal and professional endeavours.

Please join me in welcoming Francesco in his new role and in thanking Danielle for her significant contributions to the ICCC.

Best regards,

Carmine D’Argenio

Chairman of the Board and President of the ICCC |