On the second day of the 5th Borderless Annual Conference held in Cotonou, Benin, on May 18 – 20, 2016 the Borderless Alliance elected new Executive Committee members to steer the affairs of the Alliance for the next two years (2016 – 2018).
The members include: Mr. Ousmane Babalaye Daou, Director General of the Mali Shippers’ Council (CMC), elected as President; Mr. Souley Maman Yacoubou, Chief Executive Officer of Travco SARL Benin, elected as 1stVice President; and Mr. Olatayo Omidji, Head of Strategic Planning at NEXIM Bank of Nigeria, elected as 2ndVice President. Others are: Mr. Roland Riboux, Chief Executive Officer of Fludor Benin SA, elected as Member; Mr. Frank Tony Eshun, Chief Commercial Officer of Damco Logistics West Africa, based in Ghana, elected as Member; and Mr. Drepoba Leandre Sery, Director of Trade and Marketing at Abidjan Port, Côte d’Ivoire. The rest are: Hervé Sebastien Ilboudo, President of the Association of Transport Sector Actors in Landlocked Countries in West and Central Africa, based in Burkina Faso, elected as Member; and Mr. Aminou Kadiri, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of West Africa Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FEWACCI), based in Nigeria, elected as Member.
In his acceptance speech, the newly-elected President, Ousmane Babalaye Daou, thanked the outgoing Executive Committee members for their contributions to the activities of the Alliance. While congratulating the newly elected executive members, Mr. Daou also called for unity and close collaboration to ensure a successful mandate.
“I urge you all to work together to continue to build the Alliance in order to address the trade challenges in the region,” he said.