AICC appoints new CEO

The Australian-Israel Chamber of Commerce NSW has announced the appointment of a new chief executive as the company pushes forward with new growth strategies.

Michelle Blum has been named the new CEO of the AICC NSW. Jillian Segal, AICC NSW Chair, said Ms Blum’s appointment has come at an exciting time for the Chamber.

“Michelle’s appointment will steer the Chamber into new and exciting territory that will benefit our members and wider network. With the Chamber’s Trade Missions a key focus area, I’m thrilled to continue to move this area of the business’ attention to further fostering the great patronage shared between our mutual countries.”

Effective from 5 September, the appointment will see current CEO, Charles Nightingale, step into the new role of chief customer Officer, a position that will allow him greater flexibility to meet family needs. Mr Nightingale will be focusing on developing closer relationships with the Chamber’s existing members and sponsors, driving the business agenda and growing annual Trade Missions to Israel.

“I’m very much looking forward to ushering one of this country’s most prominent and reputable Chamber’s into its next chapter of growth. The AICC’s valued partners, sponsors and members are going to be seeing a new direction of activity that will heighten corporate engagement and opportunities that we know are valued by our community,” Ms Blum said.

Formerly the general manager for national operations at the Australian Institute of Management, Ms Blum has previously held a number of senior roles in the education, financial services and not-for-profit sectors. Her significant experience in member-based and corporate roles will be reflected in the future management plans for the business.

The AICC is one of Australia’s leading corporate networking companies, driving the country’s innovation and technology agenda by directly promoting and encouraging learnings from Israel, one of the world’s most innovative countries.

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