Alessandro Barberis was re-elected for a second mandate as the president of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Eurochambres) at the organisation’s 110th plenary assembly in Brussels, on 25 October. Barberis was born in 1937 in Turin, Italy. Since 2004, he has been president of the Turin Chamber of Commerce and, since 2008, vice-president of the International Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, he was managing director and vice-chairman of Fiat. Barberis has been president of Eurochambres since 1 January 2010. The organisation’s assembly also elected three presidents: Martha Schultz (Austria), Pierre Gramegna (Luxembourg) and Rifat Hisarciklioglu (Turkey) and five vice-presidents: André Marcon (France), Richard Weber (Germany), Andrzej Arendarski (Poland), Miquel Valls i Maseda (Spain) and Martyn Thomas Pellew (United Kingdom). The vice-presidents have a one-year mandate (until 2012).