Deputy Secretary General and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Mrs. Alikie Perera has been appointed to the prestigious General Council of the World Chambers Federation (WCF) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Counting over 30 years of service at the Ceylon Chamber Secretariat, Mrs. Perera is a veteran of the national and international Chamber community. She is a member of the senior management team deciding on policy and strategic direction of the Chamber. She also leads several key initiatives of the Ceylon Chamber, including the implementation of key donor funded projects. As the COO she carries the lead responsibility in the financial management and funding of the Chamber and its subsidiary projects. In addition, she has vast experience in establishing industry level trade relationships between local and overseas organisations.

Representing more than 1,400 Chambers across the globe, WCF is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries, playing an instrumental role in connecting Chambers worldwide to reinforce the Chamber community.

‘It is an honour to be appointed to the ICC WCF General Council. I look forward to working with such a diverse and inclusive Council to strengthen the world Chamber community and leverage this strength to ensure more empowered businesses that will contribute positively to the national and global economy’ Mrs. Perera said.

Established in 1839, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is Sri Lanka’s oldest and leading Business Chamber, delivering a spectrum of services to the private sector and acting as a unifying voice for the country’s business community.