12th April 2018, Dubai
Last Sunday was published the first interview of Guillemo Cobelo, as Chairman of the Spanish Business Council, in the newspaper El Correo del Golfo.
During the conversation he commented his motivation, illusion and eager to continue the great job that has been done in the past years in the council. “The Spanish Business Council is an organization by and for the Emirati and Spanish companies that are willing to do business together” said Guillermo.
After all these years, the Spanish Business Council has been consolidated but to keep growing has to look further. There are some challenges in front of it like Guillermo explained. First is to obtain more Emirati companies as members, for that is very important the full support of all the members. “We are nothing without the members, but the members are something without us, so this is the essential and only basis to operate” he said. Using this basis and the portfolio of the Spanish companies, it will be a good presentation to achieve the goal.
The other ambitious and dare objective is to become a Chamber of Commerce, an official link between the Spanish and Emirati companies. For the Spanish Business Council and its members, it would be great to achieve it. The benefits of becoming an official Chamber of Commerce are to be part of the net of the Spanish Chambers of Commerce worldwide, to be the first of its kind in the region, it will also give more credibility as we want to attract more members (especially Emirati companies) and have more recognizable image.
One step to follow, before that happen it will be calling for an Extraordinary General Assembly where all the members, with their votes, will decide if they want the Spanish Business Council to become a Spanish Chamber of Commerce.
“The priority of the SBC is just one, the members. The direction of the council will be just what the members want it to be” concluded the Chairman of the Spanish Business Council.
Full interview here