7 January 2016
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy names Vijey Ananda as Commercial Director
Vijey Ananda has been appointed Commercial Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy – ICC’s ground-breaking education initiative. His role will focus on the development of the Academy’s commercial functions – identifying new opportunities for growth through strategic planning and developing a vibrant commercial plan, as well as working to distribute ICC Academy services around the world by implementing new sales and marketing programmes.
With over 17 years of experience across the corporate banking industry – where he held positions at Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America and HSBC –Mr Ananda has a strong and diverse background perfectly suited to the ICC Academy’s broadening areas of operation. Outside banking, Mr Ananda worked with Singapore Airline’s International Relations division and with ADP (Automatic Data Processing) where he successfully developed their global payroll outsourcing business within the Asia financial services industry.
“The ICC Academy enables the world business organization to share its vast wealth of knowledge with members and customers in a way that is both convenient and effective,” said Mr Ananda. “It has the potential to create a new era in professional education and I am thrilled to become a part of its development.”
The ICC Academy is a professional education initiative that utilizes digital learning platforms to provide the highest quality business education to anyone, anywhere in the world. ICC Academy courses are developed and moderated by ICC’s unrivalled roster of senior business leaders and experts. Not only is the Academy convenient for those with busy schedules, it also allows students in remote regions to have equal access to world-class professional education. What is more, upon completion of courses, students receive globally-recognized certification of their professional skills.
“Vijey will play a vital role in the development of the ICC Academy,” said Thierry Senechal, Senior Director for the ICC Academy. “The successful launch of the Academy last year makes it crucial to have someone with his background and well-accomplished experience to lead its growth as we expand our course catalogue and venture into new areas of study.”
About ICC Academy
The ICC Academy provides rigorous, relevant and applicable business education – encouraging individuals to reach their highest potential with respect to professional competency and ethical conduct. Benefiting from ICC’s global network – reaching over 6.5 million businesses, chambers of commerce and enterprises in over 130 countries – the ICC Academy serves the global needs of business education, knowledge, professional development, connection, and inspiration.
The ICC Academy offers those in developing or remote regions equal access to world-class professional educational opportunities, therefore helping develop skills even in the most challenging environments.
About The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
ICC is the world business organization, whose mission is to promote open trade and investment and help business meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly integrated world economy.
With interests spanning every sector of private enterprise, ICC’s global network comprises over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries. ICC members work through national committees in their countries to address business concerns and convey ICC views to their respective governments.
ICC conveys international business views and priorities through active engagement with the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G20 and other intergovernmental forums.
Close to 3,000 experts drawn from ICC member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues.