By Ikechukwu Eze
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been appointed to the international advisory board of the European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle East, ECAM Council.
By this appointment, Jonathan becomes the first sub-Saharan African leader to serve on the board of the ECAM Council, a non-profit organisation established with the purpose of promoting and developing relations between the countries of Europe, Africa and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, with Italy playing a leading role.
Other members of the Advisory board are Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister, José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission, Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, Secretary General GCC Gulf Cooperation Council and Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission, AUC.
A letter from ECAM Council to the Office of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan; informing him of the appointment stated: “For your information, the Chairman of ECAM Council, Kamel Ghribi is well acquainted with Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. We are setting up an international advisory board of ECAM Council and Ghribi would be delighted to welcome him on board.”
It noted that the Council was “founded with the purpose of developing realistic, effective and long-lasting solutions for more sustainable healthcare systems, with a special focus on the common issues affecting the Southern hemisphere of the globe.”
Goodluck Jonathan will be attending this year’s ECAM Council’s high-level advisory board meeting holding in Italy on 30th May.
Every year in Italy, ECAM Council hosts a summit, in cooperation with The European House – Ambrosetti.
It brings together a selected group of heads of state, government ministers and heads of multi-lateral agencies and focuses on long-term investment and international partnerships in healthcare and infrastructure, as well as the contribution of the private sector in creating strategic hubs in the African continent.
@views exclusive rights: Ikechukwu Eze, Special Adviser to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, May 11, 2022.
Meanwhile, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is expected to lead, represent Africa interest and provide leadership in the European Corporate Council which its purpose is to promote long lasting solution for better healthcare and education in the Middle East and Africa countries.