EJB United alliance unveils campaign platform for 2017 elections

The EJB United alliance, running for the Egyptian Junior Business Association 2017 board member elections, announced Saturday its campaign platform.

The alliance comprises nine members of major investors as well as media and political figures namely; Mounir Gazayerli, Marketing Director at Unilever Mashreq; Mohamed Tarek, Business Development Manager – North Africa at Consolidated Contractors International Co (CCC); and Ahmed Abd El Gawad, CEO of Uni Trans Global Logistics.

It also includes Ahmed Sobh, Vice Chairman of Sobh for Food Industries and Coldstore; Ahmed Osman, CEO of Chrome; Nermine Abdel Fattah, Manager Director of Excellent Communications PR agency; and Moustafa Gabr, Vice President of Dominick Group.

May El Batran, Head of the Egyptian Parliament’s Information and Communications Technology Committee (ICT), and Mohamed El-Mehemly, EJB’s Alexandria Branch Office Manager, are also in the EJB United alliance.

As for the EJB United campaign platform, it covers multiple topics. First, it aims to develop the EJB’s services by using the business 2 business (B2B) mechanism among members.

Second, the alliance plans to conduct a yearly agenda involving at least two door-knock missions to various countries to showcase Egypt’s business opportunities.

Third, the platform also includes releasing quarterly sectoral reports on the Egyptian economy attached with macro-economic indicators, to be conducted by one of the investment banks or think tanks.

Fourth, the alliance aims to establish a Help Desk Office designated to provide administrative and logistics services for the EJB members.

Fifth, EJB alliance pledges to develop a mobile application to instantly connect members to each other and their association, while allowing association staff to easily reach members digitally. The application will make it easy for association members to interact with their professional or trade organisation through their mobile device.

Sixth, the alliance seeks to establish a recruitment and training unit, in cooperation with one of the specialised institutions, to help members train and hire calibres for their companies.

Seventh, it involves the establishment of a business support unit for the EJB members.

Eighth, the alliance will make studies on the possibility of launching two mutual funds, one to support small and medium-sized projects and another ‘Women Enterprise Development’ to support women empowerment.

Ninth, EJB United alliance will work on encouraging more youth cadres and small investors to join the association.

Tenth, the alliance would seek to establish a new committee for government relations that shall help connect members with various government entities.

Eleventh, the alliance aims to conduct two monthly meetings with government officials in various sector, including ministers, governors, and executives in investment authorities, banks, and financial institutions.

Twelfth, it plans to organize field visits for the EJB members to the country’s high-profile industrial zones in Suez Canal cities, Upper Egypt, and etc.

Thirteenth, the EJB United alliance also targets holding a semi-annual conference tackling the government’s reform policies and new initiatives.

Fourteenth, the alliance intends to launch new initiatives for youth employment, combat of corruption, and support of women rights.

Fifteenth, the EJB alliance aims to sign cooperation protocols with public and private sector entities, financial intuitions, and non-profit organisations.