.. Nana Addo Pledges Full State Support
President Nana Akufo-Addo, on his own behalf and on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana has congratulated Valentina Mintah, founder of West Blue Consulting for her appointment to the Seven Member Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Ms. Mintah, is proudly Ghanaian and she becomes the first black female to be elected to the ICC Executive Board over the last 100 years.
The President of Ghana, in his signed congratulatory message addressed to Valentina Mintah noted: “I write to congratulate you warmly, on behalf of the Government of the people of Ghana, and my behalf, on this outstanding achievement. It is a tribute to black women the world over, particularly to Ghanaians and African women.
“I am glad to note that your personal mandate for this role will be to use ICT platform to drive the promotion of trade between Ghana and international economies, further cementing Ghana’s economic potential among global partners”, Nana Addo stated
Nana Addo, in his letter, gave an assurance to Ms. Mintah of the full support of the Government of Ghana in all her endeavors.
He wrote: “this is very laudable, and you can be assured of the full support of Government to this end.
“Do not hesitate to contact any agency of the government for any assistance you may require. I wish you the best of luck.”
The Executive Board, to which Valentina Mintah has been elected, shall be responsible for developing and implementing ICC’s strategy, policy and program of action, and for overseeing the financial affairs of the world business organization.
ICC Secretary General, John W.H. Denton AO in his congratulations message said “ICC is delighted to welcome Valentina Mintah to its global Executive Board. Throughout her career, Valentina has championed international trade facilitation both in her home region of West Africa and in several transitional economies across the world. With her additional role as Vice-Chair of ICC Ghana, she is uniquely placed to support the strengthening of commercial and trade ties between several key, high growth global markets.”
ICC Ghana Secretary-General, Emmanuel Doni-Kwame said: “ICC Ghana has one of its own on the Executive Board; this is not only well deserved by a qualified professional but an honor to a blessed nation and a continent whose time has come. Valentina’s experience in Africa is an asset to the new Board as we strive to make the business work for everyone, every day and everywhere.
The Seven Member Executive Board was announced at the 2020 meeting of the ICC World Council and Ms. Mintah would be on the board with some of the world’s most renowned giants including Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani from Qatar, Sebastian Escarrer from Spain, Dario Gallina from Italy, Shinta Kamdani from Indonesia, Takeshi Niinami from Japan and Jane Sun from China.