The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) led by the Chamber 1st Vice President Dr. Erick Rutto officially formed a Kenya- Turkey Joint Business Council comprising of KNCCI members in various sectors such as energy, academia, finance, tourism, healthcare, agriculture and Investment.
The main aim of the formation of the Joint Business Council will be to act as a focal point for bilateral relations and investment opportunities between Kenya and Turkey. Turkish Ambassador to Kenya His Excellency Ahmet Cemil Miroğlu endorsed The Joint Business Council stating that the council will play a crucial role in promoting business and developing economic cooperation between the two countries.
The Joint Business Council will take up the role of promoting exports, exchange of goods and services through exhibitions, act as an interface with leading authorities in both countries to eliminate trade barriers, settling any commercial disputes that may arise amongst traders in both countries and provide access to knowledge programs.
The Council will play the key role in bridging the trade gap between Kenya and Turkey, through support and guidance in trade expansion of products currently exported into the Turkey market and also diversifying of new products.
The Joint Business Council will hold a virtual Joint Meeting with Turkish Council Members by April and organize an official business forum to Turkey in May 2022.
Council Members: The academia sector will be represented by Prof H.K Kiplangat (Kabarak University),Energy sector represented by Mr. Kennedy Onditi (Contemporary Engineering Company Limited),finance sector represented by Ms.Betty Korir (Credit Bank PLC), tourism sector represented by Mr.James Mwaura (Holiday Cars and Tours), agriculture represented by Ms.Caroline Ambetsa (NNN Growers), the Investment sector representatives Mr. Wallace Atim (Wallukat Investment) and Kevin Kangugo( Sovereign Group)