BelCCI appoints representatives in Austria, Belgium, Russia (Lipetsk region)

Date: 26 September 2019

The Presidium of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appointed new representatives of the BelCCI in the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium and the Russian Federation (Lipetsk region).

Dr. Michael Angerer, the representative of the BelCCI in Austria.

Dr. Angerer has been working for the Chamber of Commerce of Austria for many years, for five years he has been holding the position of the Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Actively promoting the establishment of contacts between Belarusian and Austrian companies, he has provided support to large bilateral projects, taken part in the arrangement of Belarusian-Austrian business events (forums, business missions, Business Council sessions, etc.). Has established relations with Belarusian public authorities and business community representatives.

Jeroom Joos, the representative of the BelCCI in Belgium.

Mr. Joos is a Belgian lawyer with more than 10 years of professional experience in Belarus. Since 2005, he has been working for the law firm Van Hoorebeke Lawyers. Besides, since 2013 he has been a Director of the Flemish Chamber of Commerce for Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. He takes active part in the organization of trade and economic events, business meetings and business missions, Belarusian companies presentations, provides assistance to Belarusian enterprises in entering the market of Belgium, arranges image events that promote the distribution of information about Belarus among the Belgian businessmen. Jeroom Joos has arranged a number of Belarusian business delegation visits to Belgium and study tours for Belgian businessmen to Belarus.

Valery Zolotarev, the representative of the BelCCI in the Lipetsk region of Russia.

Valery Zolotarev has been making great contribution to the fruitful cooperation of Belarusian and Russian enterprises and organizations. Since 2010, he has been taking part in the activities of the Working Group for cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the Lipetsk region of the Russian Federation. With his direct involvement, the Elets State University named after I.A.Bunin has established cooperation with the Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University, MTW, Gomselmash, AMKODOR, Lidagroprom enterprises on the study of Belarusian machinery samples; the seminars for agricultural enterprises are held regularly with the participation of Belarusian experts.


BelCCI representatives are individuals that are not employed by the BelCCI and instructed to act in the interests of the BelCCI on a voluntary basis.

The main tasks of BelCCI representatives are as follows:

  • to support the creation of favorable conditions for the export of Belarusian goods and services within the country of residence;
  • to assist the Belarusian business entities (members of the BelCCI) in conducting foreign trade operations and the developing of new trade and economic cooperation models;
  • to promote the establishment and development of business contacts between the BelCCI and chambers of commerce and industry, government bodies, businesses and non-profit organizations and other partner organizations of the country of residence in the field of foreign trade, as well as to attract foreign investment into the economy of the Republic of Belarus;
  • to represent the interests of the BelCCI and member enterprises in the country of residence.