AGNES YEOW - FOURNIER
I have been a member since 2009. When I first joined EUMCCI, the impact on my business was more indirect. EUMCCI organises lots of events where I could network and expand my business contacts. What I like about EUMCCI is that it is a high profile chamber that provides us, especially those from smaller companies like mine, an excellent platform to network with Government agencies. On our own, we would not have the opportunity to meet such influential people. For this I am very thankful to EUMCCI.
For me personally, one of the best things to have happend was when the Aerospace Committee was formed. That's when I could feel the positive impact on my business. The Aerospace Committee is very active and I try to attend as many events and meetings of this committee. I have a chance to network and to look for business prospects.
I have been involved in other chambers and business association. In my opinion, EUMCCI is one of the better run chambers of commerce. The networking opportunities offered by the EUMCCI help us to build business relationships which eventually lead to finding the right business partners and securing deals. This is what I am experiencing now for my business. In my book, EUMCCI is number one!
I am in the logistics and transportation business and EUMCCI has a very active Logistics and Transportation (Supply Chain) Committee. There are many issues that affect this industry and my participation in EUMCCI helps me to voice out my concerns for this industry. EUMCCI is very well respected among the various government agencies, so I know that our concerns reach the right people in the government.
The many events organised by EUMCCI are also a great place to network and find new business opportunities. In short, being a member in EUMCCI has helped me and my business.
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia has been a long standing member of the EUMCCI and my predecessor also participated actively in many forums of the Chamber.
Although I have only been in Malaysia for about 20 months, I feel that I can positively contribute to the EUMCCI in terms of many important initiatives the Chamber will be driving forward. My role as the Head of the Wholesale Bank for Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia allows me to come across and interact with many key individual/players of the Malaysian corporate and government fields. I feel I could bring my diversified experience and knowledge of over 13 years in the Financial Sector space to the EUMCCI Exco.
Finally, I would like to conclude confirming my commitment to the efforts and initiatives which EUMCCI has led through the years and look forward to a successful year for the EUMCCI and its members.