Olivier Marquette, President of AES Bulgaria and Head of Business Development for AES Eurasia, is the new President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria. He was elected on the first Board of Directors’ meeting held today.
Mr. Marquette served as a Board Member in the previous term (2015-2018), and was elected at the 2018 General Assembly Meeting for another term. In this position he succeeds Dr. Krassimira Chemishanska, Country Manager, AmGen Bulgaria, who served between 2013-2018.
“I am proud and happy to receive this honour to serve as the AmCham Bulgaria President. I take this position in a very interesting and dynamic period when we see every day the changes that most of the economic sectors are undertaking in order to be more agile, client-oriented and ready to embrace the innovations that will transform businesses. The relations between the US business and Bulgaria are a showcase of the benefits that reputable international companies could bring to the local economy. With the support of my colleagues in the Board, the AmCham Team, I will work for the further enhancement of the Bulgarian-American relations,” said Mr. Marquette in his new capacity.
New Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the Chamber was elected at the first meeting of the Board too. Apart from the President who chairs the work of both the Board and the Executive Committee, three Board Members take more responsibilities in the Chamber:
- for First Vice President was elected Ms. Stanislava Taneva, Citi Country Officer and Corporate & Investment Banking Head, Citibank Europe Plc, Bulgaria Branch;
- for Second Vice President was elected Borislav Dimitrov, General Manager, Cisco Balkans;
- and the Treasurer is Konstantinos Papagiannis, Managing Director, Merck, Sharp and Dohme Bulgaria (MSD).
Who is Olivier Marquette
Olivier Marquette assumed the responsibilities of a President of the business of AES in Bulgaria in January 2015. Prior to joining AES Bulgaria, he was a VP Business Development in AES Dominican Republic. His career in the energy sector began in 1995 with the French company “Electricité de France“(EDF) where he worked for 9 years prior to joining the AES Corporation.
Preceding his relocation to Bulgaria, Olivier Marquette has been a Manager Business Development for AES in the United States, Director Business Development for AES Singapore and VP Business Development for AES Brazil and Dominican Republic.
Mr. Marquette has graduated from “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris”- Paris, France. He has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University- USA, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Marquette speaks French, English and Spanish and has a working proficiency in Portuguese and Bulgarian.