CCC launches 'thought leadership groups'
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in a pioneering move for a Sri Lankan
business grouping, is launching a set of premier thought-leadership
groups to represent the country's foremost insights on strategic
The 'National Agenda Committees' or NACs - will be a set of
multi-stakeholder groups functioning under the CCC, to challenge
conventional thinking, develop new insights, and put forward innovative
solutions for national economic challenges.
Chairman Samantha Ranatunga said, "The Sri Lankan economy is at an
inflection point and the private sector has an important role to play in
influencing the future trajectory. Some key challenges and bottlenecks
need to be tackled and we need to develop cutting-edge thinking. What
better way to do this than by bringing the best minds together to
develop new ideas and solutions?".
The first set of five NACs are: 'National Agenda Committee on
Investment Climate', 'National Agenda Committee on Infrastructure',
'National Agenda Committee on Finance and Capital', 'National Agenda
Committee on Logistics and Transport', and 'National Agenda Committee on
the Innovation Eco-system'.
Chief Economist of the CCC and curator of the NACs, Anushka Wijesinha
said, "The NACs will start as communities of interest, and move to
become communities of purpose and communities of action. Members for
each NAC are being carefully selected to represent the most relevant,
current and knowledgeable individuals from business, government,
academia and civil society."