Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, former President of Nigeria, has been appointed to the international advisory board of the European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle East (ECAM Council).
In a statement on Wednesday, Jonathan’s Special Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, explained that with the appointment, the former president becomes the first Sub-Saharan African leader to serve on the board of the ECAM Council, a non-profit organization established to promote and develop relations between Europe, Africa, and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, with Italy playing a leading role.
Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister, José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission, Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission are also members of the Advisory Board (AUC).
Jonathan will attend this year’s ECAM Council’s high-level advisory board meeting, which will be held in Italy on May 30.
Every year, in collaboration with The European House – Ambrosetti, the ECAM Council hosts a summit in Italy.
It brings together a select group of heads of state, government ministers, and multilateral agency heads to focus on long-term investment and international partnerships in healthcare and infrastructure, as well as the private sector’s contribution to the creation of strategic hubs across the African continent.