Pedram Soltani elected as WCF General Council member
15 December 2016 - Pedram Soltani, vice president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), has been elected as member of the General Council at the World Chambers Federation (WCF) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
ICC WCF members from more than 130 countries voted for their 20 preferred representatives at the General Council, using the online election platform from 1 to 30 November 2016.
Forty seven candidates stood for election in November 2016 to serve for a three-year period from 2017-2019. The new council members will begin their mandate on 1 January 2017. The first meeting is scheduled for 1 March.
The World Chambers Federation (WCF) is composed of the WCF Chairmanship, the WCF Executive Committee and 20 members of the WCF General Council. The WCF General Council is the backbone of the global chamber community, uniting the network of local, regional, national, and bilateral chambers.
Pedram Soltani is a renowned Iranian businessman, known for his courageous views and efforts for modernization of Iranian business communities. In 2011 he was elected as the vice president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, the youngest who has ever got to this position in the country. In 2015 he was re-elected as first vice president of ICCIMA.
Soltani is founder and director of several national level business associations and corporates, to name some of them, Iranian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical products Exporters’ Association, Oil Products Export Development Fund of Iran (OPEXFUND), Association of Iron ore producers and exporters of Iran, Association of Paper and Cellulosic products, etc.
Soltani is Chairman of Persol Corporation, an Iranian conglomerate among top 400 Iranian companies based on IMI evaluation, active in Energy, Oil and Gas, Mining, transportation, Agroindustry, Wood and Paper, etc.