Brussels, March 13, 2020 – Philip Alliet, CEO of Aon Belgium and Luxembourg, was elected President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (AmCham Belgium) by the Chamber’s Board of Directors last night for a one-year renewable term starting immediately.
Alliet, a Belgian citizen, is the first non-American to hold this position in the Chamber’s 70-year history. This reflects the growing trend for local affiliates of US multinational companies to be managed by local executives rather than expats.
Alliet brings to this position his extensive leadership experience in international business, including senior management roles at General Electric, TNT (now FedEx) and Bpost, as well as his strong network and knowledge of Belgian business and politics. He has been an active member of the AmCham Belgium Board of Directors since 2014 and has served as Vice-President under outgoing President Howard Liebman since 2017.
In accepting his new role, Alliet expressed his gratitude to Howard who has been part of the AmCham Belgium community for 40-plus years, five of which he served as President.
“It is an honor for me to head such a prestigious organization, and I am grateful for the trust placed in me by the Board. I will continue the outstanding work of my predecessor and our other volunteer leaders in order to increase the influence and impact of AmCham Belgium in the public debate. Our goal is to make Belgium a better place to invest and do business for all our member companies,” said Philip Alliet.
In addition to AmCham Belgium, Alliet serves on a number of different supervisory boards. He holds a Master of Economics from the University of Antwerp and a post-graduate degree in business administration from Vlerick Business School.
Our heartfelt thanks to Howard Liebman for his inspiring leadership and his extraordinary commitment to the Chamber over many years.
About AmCham Belgium
The American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (AmCham Belgium) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to improving business and investment opportunities for the US-Belgian business community. Supported by around 450 member companies, AmCham Belgium plays a pivotal role in an evolving business environment by focusing on three key areas: advocacy, networking and knowledge-sharing. To learn more about AmCham Belgium, visit www.amcham.be.