Malta Chamber former President Stefano Mallia has been elected President of the European Employers Group within the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
The Employers' Group brings together entrepreneurs and representatives of entrepreneur associations from all the member States of the EU. The group promotes European integration by supporting the development of businesses, which play a key role in developing a prosperous society and creating jobs.
Mr Mallia, who was contested by the Romanian Laurentiu Plosceanu, won 87% of the eligible votes. He will occupy the post for the next two-and-a-half years.
Commenting following his election, Mallia said that being elected president of the group was "an incredible honour and responsibility" that he would gladly carry. He also said he was “very pleased from a Malta point of view, especially at this particular point in time”.
Mr Mallia was President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry in 2013.
The Malta Chamber proudly congratulates Mr Mallia on his successful election to one of the most important roles related to the promotion of entrepreneurship in the European Union. The Chamber is positive that Mr Mallia will make a glowing success of his new appointment, as he has done in the past in previous positions.