Pre-election campaign of Caspian European Club starts
- 06 June 2018
The start of the pre-election campaign of the members of the Board and heads of branch committees of the Caspian European Club has been launched at www.caspianenergy.org. It was said by the First Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Caspian European Club Telman Aliyev.
Telman Aliyev emphasized that only the officials or representatives of companies possessing platinum and golden status in the Caspian European Club can nominate themselves. “Heads or representatives of public companies and companies possessing silver and bronze status in the Club, can’t nominate themselves for the elections”, he added.
“It has already become a tradition when candidates for the board membership and heads of branch committees tell about their business activity in video shot within the framework of the pre-election campaign. This is why we will continue this tradition”, Telman Aliyev said.
Telman Aliyev noted that a preliminary online voting would be held for several months at www.caspianenergy.org where a biography and a photo of every candidate to be placed.
He added that this online voting is of a PR nature and does not influence the results of the main elections. Besides, it provides more detailed information about candidates and companies they are working for.
According to him, any registered user can vote for a candidate who they think will properly represent business interests, deliver problems and proposals of entrepreneurs to representatives of government agencies, as well as promote much broader development of the government-to-business dialogue.
Apart from this, Telman Aliyev noted that each voter will be given an application in which he/she can select a nominee for the Board and a head of the branch committees. He also added that 9 members of the board would be elected in the end, who can also head branch committees in parallel. “Meanwhile, not all heads of branch companies can be elected as members of the Board of the Caspian European Club. According to the conditions of the membership, 12 people from the platinum members of the Club, 6 people from the golden members, 3 people from silver members and 1 person from bronze members can vote”, he noted.
The Caspian European Club, which brings together more than 5,000 member companies and organizations from 70 countries around the world, was established in June 2002 with the support of the largest oil and gas companies working in the Caspian-Black Sea region and with the active involvement of the Caspian Energy International Media Group.
The Caspian American Club (established on 24 December 2016) and Caspian Asian Club (26 January 2018) will be managed by the Members of the Board of the Caspian European Club for 2 years. All companies that join the Caspian European Club as members get an automatic membership within the Caspian American Club, Caspian Asian Club and vice-versa.
His Excellency President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is the Chairman of the Caspian European Club.