Franz Weiler, CEO

Romania’s rapidly developing insurance industry has attracted several European insurance leaders, including Austria’s UNIQA. Franz Weiler, CEO, discusses why his company chose to establish a presence in Romania. European Times: UNIQA is active in 19...

The Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIB), founded 150 years ago, is the oldest business chamber in Romania. The CCIB provides a range of essential services to the business sector and serves as...
Grigore Bernavschi, President of AITA

Asociatia Internationala a Transportatorilor Auto din Moldova (AITA), founded in 1992, provides essential services contributing to the development of Moldova’s transport industry. Grigore Bernavschi, President, explains that AITA’s mission is to unite transport companies...
Joseph Birori, RTTA's Chairman

The Rwanda Tours and Travel Association (RTTA) is working hard to make travellers around the world be more aware of Rwanda’s outstanding tourism attractions. Joseph Birori, Chairman, discusses the RTTA’s main goals.European Times: What...

Mukubu Nkusi Gerard, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda PSF (Private Sector Federation), details the organisation’s relationship with the business community and plans for the future. European Times: Please describe the PSF and its...

The Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association (BEMA) promotes the interests of exporters and manufacturers in Botswana and aims to serve as a catalyst for the growth and increasing competitiveness of Botswana’s private sector. Stembile...

The Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) was created in 1971 by a group of employers to support the interests of Botswana’s business community. Maria Machialo-Ellis, CEO for the past seven years,...

The Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatisation Agency (PEEPA), which oversees Botswana’s privatisation programme, is dedicated to transforming Botswana into a thriving market-oriented economy led by the private sector. In 2012, PEEPA handled the merger of...

Botswana, which will host the 35th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in August 2015, is an African success story and an important SADC member. Botswana is committed to SADC’s main objectives, which are...

Botswana’s Rural Development Council serves as the government’s watch dog for rural development. Its mission is to ensure that rural-development projects benefit local communities. Pearl N. Matome, Secretary, discusses the RDC’s activities. European Times: What...