Home / Knowledge / News / New ICA President and board elected
New ICA President and board elected
09
Nov '12
The results of the elections for International Cotton Association Ltd’s (ICA) new leadership team have been announced at International Cotton Association Ltd’s recent Annual General Meeting. Mr Ahmed Elbosaty (Chairman & Managing Director, Modern Nile Cotton Company) takes on the role of ICA President. 

Ahmed will be supported by Mr Mohit Shah (Director, Gill & Co) as First Vice President and Mr Jean-Marc Derossis (Managing Director, Plexus Cotton Ltd) as Second Vice President, who re-joins the board this year. Also re-joining the board is Mr Jamie Welsh (Owner, DJ Welsh Consulting) and new to the board is Mr Richard Pollard (Senior Trader, Ecom Agroindustrial Asia Ltd).
 
Now consisting of 22 members, representing 14 countries, the new board line-up continues to represent global membership across all sectors of the supply chain and builds on goal to engage the entire cotton community.
 
On accepting the role of President, Ahmed said: "ICA's fate and direction is not about its president, it is about a common vision shared by its entire board, its past presidents, its management and, most importantly, its members. As president, I see myself as ‘captain', ready to sail a vessel with the destination set by common vision.
 
"ICA's ultimate goal is to provide a safer trading environment. One way we can do this is through membership, making sure it encompasses everyone along the value chain. Membership cannot be viewed as an exclusive club or a group of cotton merchants - it isn't, we now have membership categories for all firms. It cannot be viewed purely to serve the interests of the big merchants - it doesn't, I represent a small trading house out of Egypt. It is not about being English or European - I am African, the Vice President is Indian and our board is truly international. I know that my role as ICA President is not going to be easy, but I promise to follow in the footsteps of previous presidents and preserve the values of the ICA."
 
Ahmed joined the Board of Directors in 2007 and was nominated as ICA Second Vice President in 2010. Based in Egypt, he began his cotton career at Modern Nile Cotton Company, whilst studying for his BA in Economics and Political Science at Cairo's American University. Since then he has assumed several roles at Modern Nile - including Export Manager, Commercial Director, General Manager and Managing Director - and is now Chairman & Managing Director.
 
Ahmed is an active member of the cotton value chain and serves on the board of a number of companies. He is the current President of the Alexandria Cotton Exporters Association (ALCOTEXA) and a board member of several Egyptian foreign joint business councils, including the Indian-Egyptian, Chinese-Egyptian and Russian-Egyptian Council.

International Cotton Association Ltd (ICA)

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2017

Government considering 100% FDI in single brand retail

The Government of India is looking at allowing 100 per cent foreign...

Courtesy: Walmart

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2017

Walmart to create 34,000 new jobs in the US

The world’s biggest retailer and also the biggest US private sector...

Courtesy: UN Department of Public Information

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2017

World economy expanded by just 2.2% in 2016: UN

The world economy expanded by just 2.2 per cent in 2016, the slowest...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search