Prof. Ho Quoc Nam (left) and Dejan Stancer (right)

The Global Chamber of Business Leaders (GCBL) has as part of efforts to open up the world to trade and economic partnerships, entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with one of the leading learning institutions in Vietnam, the Institute for Economic and Financial Studies (IEFS).

Both IEFS and the Global Chamber of Business Leaders have through their strategic partnership established the “CEO Club – GCBL”.

Under the partnership, IEFS will serve as the representative unit of the Global Chamber of Business Leaders in Vietnam.

Also as part of its mandate under the cooperation, IEFS will run the GCBL CEO Club as the focal point to gather CEOs, Entrepreneurs of successful businesses and startups in Vietnam. IEFS will also work on encouraging business owners or entrepreneurs in the Asian nation to join GCBL as members.

Benefits of becoming a member of the CEO Club

Members of the CEO Club, will among other things, have access to GCBL’s resource database to promote trade and investment opportunities between Vietnamese GCBL members and worldwide GCBL members.

Commenting on the partnership, Chairman of IEFS, Prof. Ho Quoc Nam, explained that enterprises that are members of GCBL Vietnam CEO Club could participate in summits and trade conferences to be organized by GCBL to connect GCBL members from different countries to their Vietnamese counterparts.

In addition to the numerous business opportunities, IEFS is expected to further cooperate with GCBL to provide global GCBL members with short-term corporate training and coaching programs as well as Bachelor and Master and PhD programs to receive internationally-recognized French, UK and USA Degrees.

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Such educational programs are to be conducted online through specific learning software of Education Partners of IEFS or at training workshops to be organized by affiliated universities of IEFS. Additionally, IEFS is to build an online coaching and learning platform for global GCBL members.

On his part, the Chairman of GCBL, Dejan Stancer, said the cooperation between GCBL and IEFS was timely, saying such partnerships are needed to help promote global trade and link business owners from around the world to one another.

About GCBL

The Global Chamber of Business Leaders is a coalition of governmental leaders, CEOs and executives, entrepreneurs, investors and business and industry leaders who share a common vision: the sustainable well-being and growth of business in a disruptive and ever-evolving global economy.

Global Chamber of Business Leaders prioritizes activities that align with the UN-declared Decade of Action, promoting the importance of the inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goals in the business models of the future, allowing our partners, members, and participants to prepare their businesses to be vanguards of the future.

The GCBL fosters a vibrant and interconnected business community, encouraging resiliency, growth and market expansion in a progressive business environment where collaboration spurs growth; education enhances the ability and promotes opportunity; and advocacy influences authority.

About IEFS

IEFS is a research institution established in Vietnam in 2007.

The main objective of IEFS is to provide comprehensive economic and financial research services to various stakeholders including policymakers, business leaders, academics, and the general public.

Also, the Institute, representative of ASIC, a renowned global Accreditation organization, is also involved in promoting and developing international trades and investment projects among countries.

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IEFS offers educational programs such as: Risk Management In Banking, Financial Management and Auditing, Credit Recovery Strategies, Credit Risk Management, Fraud Detection and Investigation for Internal Auditors, Banking Operations, Credit Control and Debt Management, among others.

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