On 6 December 2017, the European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar has the honour to welcome Mr. José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission (from 2004-2014) to deliver the first EuroCham Lecture in Myanmar.
The EuroCham Lecture is taking place in the form of a gala dinner to celebrate the remarkable achievements of European business world-wide. With the event EuroCham Myanmar wants to create an occasion to invite high-level VIPs to share their economic and political vision for Europe's role globally and with respect to its good relations with ASEAN.
EuroCham welcomes distinguished key representatives from the Myanmar government, CEOs and managing directors of major European and local companies, the diplomatic community, trade representatives, civil society and media.
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Mr. José Manuel Barroso
Former President of the European Commission (from 2004-2014)
Born in Lisbon, Mr. Barroso studied law and European studies, before writing a doctorate on the impact of European integration on Portuguese politics. He lectured at Lisbon and Geneva Universities, and in 1985 entered the Portuguese parliament for the centre‐right Social Democratic Party.
He advanced to become Minister for Foreign Affairs, and in 2002 he led his party to an election victory, becoming Prime Minister.
He was nominated by the European Council and elected by the European Parliament to the post of President of the European Commission. The European Council unanimously nominated him for a second term as President of the European Commission, and he was re-elected by an absolute majority in the European Parliament in September 2009.
Also, he has participated in several international missions including, among others, head of the IDEA delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996) and advisor to the United Nations in projects for Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.