By Hilary Mare
RENOWNED local businessman, owner and founder of The Chicco Group of Companies, Dr Erastus Chicco Shapumba was awarded an International Award for Leadership in Image and Quality by the Global Trade Leaders Club in Spain. The award ceremony took place on November 28 at the Madrid-based Hotel Intercontinental.
The International Award for Leadership in image and quality is awarded to businesspersons worldwide from different sectors, who have shown exemplary displays of leadership and continue to maintain the highest quality of work within their respective markets.
Dr Shapumba becomes the second Namibian to receive this award, the first being awarded to Fysal Brenner of Fysal Fresh Produce Namibia in Paris, France on the 24th October 2016. The event brought together businessmen from all continents and from many different industrial and commercial sectors. Twelve companies worldwide were awarded with this prize during this year´s edition. “I am delighted to have been recognised internationally and I hope this only reflects on the work that we have been doing to try and move the nation forward. I am happy and thankful for this and would like to pay special recognition to everyone who made this achievement possible,” Shapumba said.
The Global Trade Leaders´ Club was created with a clear purpose to maintain the close relationship and the promotion of business values and recognition of outstanding business personalities lies within the club´s main aims.
“Indeed, we wish to stimulate companies in their difficult path against regular challenges within their activities. We expect this event to be the beginning of long and fruitful relationships between all of us. We wish to promote relationships between enterprises and organisms working worldwide without any geographical or political distinction. We are awarding our prizes to men and women who represent hard work. As you all know, work produces wealth, which explains how you are all, in a way, contributing to the progress of mankind. “With the Global Trade Leaders´ Club, we expect to achieve something which is essential and is becoming a necessity for active people: the idea that commercial relations go hand-in-hand with human relations. We would like to establish a friendly exchange of services. We are sure that friendship exists among all members of the club and that all business/commercial ideas will be welcomed by others,” Ricardo Roso Lopez, secretary general of the club said. The Chicco Group of Companies emerged from humble beginnings to become a front runner in the property development market, while also owning the largest local building supplies company. The company remains focused on Corporate Social Responsibility through the Shapumba Foundation, that has made it possible for 100s of children the opportunity to attend school. Dr Shapumba is a holder of a Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration conferred to him by the International University of Managemen
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