AUZLC Board takes possession

The Colon Free Zone Users’ Association (AUZLC) celebrated the installation of Lic. Usha Mayani as President of the AU and the inauguration of the new Board for the period 2016-2017.

Mayani will be accompanied during this period by First Vice-president, Giovanni Ferrari and Second Vice-president, Severo Sousa. Both have been presidents of the AUZLC on several occasions.

Usha Mayani, AUZLC’s new president.

Usha Mayani, AUZLC’s new president.

The celebration took place within the framework of the General Assembly, according to the statutes of the AUZLC and the presentation of the “Don Dominador Kaiser Bazan Award” to the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Augusto Arosemena, for the valuable support provided to the Colon Free Zone by the ministry, such as the new law of the Colon Free Zone. In addition, the “Don Alberto Motta Cardoze Award” was presented to Erasmo Orillac, a businessman who has demonstrated a high sense of corporate social responsibility and community support for Colon.

After the awards ceremony, the outgoing president, Licdo. Marco Tellez, summarized with a video the achievements of the AUZLC during his year in office (2015-2016), in the midst of a situation considered critical, caused by domestic and international factors.

The free zone businesswoman Mayani reaffirmed her stance to ensure the interests of the association that brings together the largest number of companies within and outside of the Colon Free Zone, as well as ensuring the strengthening of one of the pillars of the national economy, which is the Colon Free Zone.

It corresponded to Minister Augusto Arosemena to make the ceremonial toast and address the public on behalf of the government.

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