Home / Knowledge / News / New ICA President and board elected
New ICA President and board elected
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

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Indian govt plans roadshows to promote textile exports

The Indian government has planned to conduct roadshows to boost the...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

TPP may hit roadblock

The 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that was signed earlier ...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali to enter textile manufacturing

Patanjali Ayurved, an enterprise initiated by yoga guru Baba Ramdev,...

Interviews View All

Amrit Sethia

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search