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EEIG Appoints Malta Representative

The “European Economic Chamber of Trade Commerce and Industry” has appointed as President Mr. Joe Gauci, Managing Partner at KSi Malta as President to represent the island on its council.

The European Economic Chamber of Trade Commerce and Industry ( is an international operating non-governmental organization registered at the Commercial Court in Brussels in the form of a “European Economic Interest Grouping” (EEIG) in accordance with the Council of European Communities Regulation No.2137/85 of 25th July 1985.

The establishment of this organization by European business executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and corporations is to promote and contribute to EU harmonization. EEIG was formed in 1998 with the aims and objectives including the support of the political, economic, social, scientific, cultural and environmental aims and objectives of the EU Governments through the private sector. Some of the work of EEIG includes support efforts and resources to innovation and new technologies, support selected projects by providing interdisciplinary solutions, and promote and reward excellence in commerce, trade, industry, education, training, science and arts.

On his part Mr Gauci said “ I will use my professional experience to assist Maltese businesses to become aware of the services offered by this EU organization. My main aim will be to give my contribution in any harmonization process and also bring to the attention of the Council any matters which may affect Malta adversely by this process. “

Mr Gauci has been in the accounting profession for the past 34 years. He has worked in various positions with both local and international renowned companies including Enemalta, Malta Drydocks, Cadbury, Weetabix, and TSC Offshore Group Limited.

For more information on EEIG, kindly contact Mr. Joe Gauci at

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