The ECAM Council was born with the primary objective of promoting constructive dialogue, new partnerships and strong cooperation between Europe, Africa and the MENA region.
ABOUT ECAM COUNCIL
The European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle East (ECAM Council) is a private, non-profit and non-partisan association, founded on the direct initiative of Kamel Ghribi (President of GKSD Investment Holding) and Paolo Rotelli (President of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University). The purpose of the ECAM Council is to promote and develop relations between the countries of Europe, Africa and the MENA region, with Italy playing a leading role.
Mission driven, with a strong focus on long-term investments and partnerships in health services, infrastructure, education, research and training, the ECAM Council promotes authoritative and intellectual exchanges across borders, cultures and languages. The focus of our forums is to pursue constructive analysis and examination of the complex challenges facing the Middle East and Africa today, while also promoting a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical legacies that influence how business relations are developed among nations.
The ECAM Council believes that access to affordable healthcare and education is a human and moral imperative. Therefore, we support education programmes and healthcare models where governments, private investment and charitable foundations can join forces to form a framework of incentives that create robust and innovative healthcare systems.
ABOUT ECAM COUNCIL SUMMIT
The ECAM Council was born with the primary objective of promoting constructive dialogue, new partnerships and strong cooperation between Europe, Africa and the MENA region. It aims to contribute to the improvement of international relations among countries through a high-level annual Summit in Rome where top government officials gather to discuss a range of vital issues that will lead to common strategies and best practices being shared. Special focus is given to healthcare in all of its facets and players from the private sector in Europe, Africa and the MENA region come together to find ways to fund the most interesting investment projects advanced during discussions.
The Forum is promoted by Gruppo San Donato (GSD) and GKSD Investment Holding in collaboration with The European House – Ambrosetti.
The ECAM Council seeks to make its contribution to a better world by working through governments, institutions and business and will target forums to specific areas such as investment in healthcare, education and training.
Our events will act as a conduit that offers philanthropic, governmental and business support to selected projects committed to developing the foundation’s core values of access to healthcare and education. ECAM promotes cultural understanding and acceptance in the form of real-life exchanges and knowledge sharing of best practices.
Our network includes the most influential experts and leaders across many fields and by working together, we can achieve change and a more stable and prosperous future in Africa and the MENA Region.
Our mission is to share concepts, opinions, and facts so that we can work together to improve and revolutionise sectors of critical importance such as healthcare, education and training.
As a non-partisan not-profit council, we guarantee transparency in our approach to all of our projects. Just as the world is becoming less global and more regional; so institutional pillars such as education, training and healthcare will also become more regionalised.