The Britain Brunei Business Forum (BBBF) held its 21st annual general meeting (AGM) at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Kota Batu on March 8.
The AGM saw Laksamana College of Business Chief Operating Officer Siva Subramaniam re-elected as Chair of the new Committee, Ambrose Nathan elected as Honorary Treasurer and Yee-Man Cheng re-elected as Honorary Secretary of the forum.
Radisson Hotel General Manager Miriam Wolber and Standard Chartered Bank Head of Corporate Affairs Head, Brand and Marketing Marilyn Graeme were elected as the forum’s newest committee members.
Deputy British High Commissioner Catherine Pochkhanavala-Cleeve said 2021 was an important year for United Kingdom (UK)-Brunei and UK-ASEAN relations. The UK became a dialogue partner of ASEAN and launched a strategic conference with Brunei, paving the way for increased cooperation and economic ties.
“In 2022 we look forward to building on this as well as celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 75 years on the Throne. I would like to thank the BBBF for the role it plays in fostering business links between the UK and Brunei. The British High Commission is grateful for the support of the BBBF and looks forward to working together in the year to come.”
Subramaniam said, “I am delighted to be re-elected as BBBF Chairman. I am excited to continue this role as we celebrate BBBF’s 20th anniversary this year. I look forward to working with our committee and strategic partners to meet our goal of furthering trade between Brunei and the UK.“