Press Release

Vladimír Dlouhý is re-elected as President of Eurochambres


Mr. Vladimír Dlouhý was re-elected as President of Eurochambres during today’s General Assembly of the association of European chambers of commerce and industry. Mr Dlouhý, head of delegation to Eurochambres for the Czech Chamber of Commerce, will continue as President for the 2024-2025 term.

Vladimir Dlouhý took over the role of President following the resignation of Luc Frieden in March 2023, having previously been a Deputy-President of Eurochambres since 2020.

Dlouhý played a pivotal role in the Czech economic transformation during his eight-year tenure in the government. Serving as the Czechoslovak Minister of Economy until 1992 and subsequently as the Czech Minister of Industry and Trade, he navigated critical periods of economic change.

As President of Eurochambres, Mr Dlouhý will advocate strongly for a renewed EU competitiveness agenda. "My exchanges with EU policy-makers and national chambers since I became President in March confirm that there is a huge amount of work to be done to get Europe back on a track to growth and global competitiveness. With a new EU term starting next year, I will leave no stone unturned in pushing for a more business-friendly approach. The emphasis must shift from regulating first and then dealing with the consequences later; the needs of business must come first if our entrepreneurs are going to be able to move on from survival mode to success ", added Mr Dlouhý.

Eurochambres Deputy Presidents

The Eurochambres General Assembly also elected three new Deputy Presidents for the 2024-2025 term:

  • Wouter Van Gulck, General Manager of Belgian Chambers
  • Juho Romakkaniemi, CEO of Finland Chamber of Commerce
  • Aigars Rostovskis, President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry