ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

Annual General Meeting


Being a Business Membership Organisation (BMO), the AGM is the supreme policy-making organ of the East African Business Council (EABC). The AGM meets once a year to elect the Executive Committee headed by the Chairperson and to give overall direction to the Secretariat in line with the Strategic Plan and interests of the business community

Executive Committee


EABC is managed by a 22 member Executive Committee, headed by a Chairperson, elected from the Partner States on an annual rotational basis and 4 Vice-Chairs from each of the Partner States not holding the Chair. Each Partner States nominates 4 Members to the Executive Committee. The Past Chair and the Executive Director (who is also the Secretary to the Board) are the other 2 members.

Board Sub-Committees


EABC has various Board Sub-Committees appointed to assist in implementing the EABC mandate by offering advice on matters that would need consideration of the Executive Committee. Each sub-committee has members drawn from each of the Partner States, meets quarterly and presents reports to the Executive Committee. The Sub- Committees are:
• Finance & Administration Committee: advice on all financial, administration and personnel-related matters.
• Policy & Advocacy Committee: advice on matters related to policy, organizational mission and advocacy. The committee guides on various policies, strategies, programmers, initiatives, lobby and advocacy campaigns that aim at shaping and influencing various integration issues aiming at improving the trade, industry and investment in the EAC region and beyond.
• Resource Mobilization Committee: advice on all matters related to resource mobilization to enable achievement of organizational financial sustainability.
Board Sub-Committees – EABC has various Board Sub-Committees appointed to assist in implementing the EABC mandate by offering advice on matters that would need consideration of the Executive Committee. Each sub-committee has members drawn from each of the Partner States, meets quarterly and presents reports to the Executive Committee. The Sub- Committees are:
• Finance & Administration Committee: advice on all financial, administration and personnel-related matters.
• Policy & Advocacy Committee: advice on matters related to policy, organizational mission and advocacy. The committee guides on various policies, strategies, programmers, initiatives, lobby and advocacy campaigns that aim at shaping and influencing various integration issues aiming at improving the trade, industry and investment in the EAC region and beyond.
• Resource Mobilization Committee: advice on all matters related to resource mobilization to enable achievement of organizational financial sustainability.

Secretariat


A secretariat based in Arusha, Tanzania manages the day to day activities of EABC and is headed by an Executive Director with five departments:- Trade & Policy, Communications, Membership, Finance & Administration and Business Development. EABC also has liaison officers in each of the EAC Partner States.

National EABC Focal Points


At the national level, EABC activities are coordinated through the EABC National Focal Points / Chapters, who are also the national Private Sector umbrella bodies. These are:

 

Burundi Federal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Burundi (CFCIB)
Kenya Kenya Private Sector   Alliance (KEPSA)
Rwanda Private Sector   Federation Rwanda (PSF)
Tanzania Tanzania Private Sector   Foundation (TPSF)
Uganda Private Sector   Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
South Sudan South Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture

 

Through the National Focal Points, EABC aims to reach a wide cross-section of the Private Sector. The National Focal Points also play a critical role in harmonizing positions for regional issues.