Roles & Responsibility
Governing Council Members (ELECT)
The Governing Council is the governing body comprising of the members mentioned below and serve a 2nd fiscal term of 3 years from 1 Jan 2016 to Dec 2018. They determine policy, guidelines and statements on important issues and communicate these to the WLCC and Lin Chambers of Commerce of other countries/China Provinces. The overall responsibilities include vision and leadership, accountability, legal administration, and financial management, etc. Each country will be represented by 1 x Executive Vice President in WLCC but China will be represented by 2 x Executive Vice Presidents and they are entitled to vote.
Each Lin Chamber of Country and China Provinces has to be legally registered in their respective countries or China Provinces before it can be enrolled as a member to World Lin Chamber of Commerce (WLCC). The WLCC Constitution caters for 40 x Executive Council Members (Elect) – 6 from each country and 12 from China (1 Executive Vice President and 5 Executive Council Members and from China (2 Executive Vice Presidents and 10 Council Members). The World President can appoint Honorary Vice Presidents, Council Members, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen for the Sub-Committees as per WLCC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Selection Guidelines.
The role of the World President is of paramount significance to the effectiveness of both the World Lin Chamber of Commerce (WLCC) and the Governing Council. The World President is expected to be an effective Chair of the Governing Council and show leadership in discharging his/her duties and functions, guiding, advising, motivating and encouraging the Governing Council Members and its varous Sub-committes to ensure the attainment of goals.
Secretary-General, Asst. Secretary-General
The World Secretary General and the Assistant Secretary General shall prepare work plans, meeting, agenda, documents, etc. He/she is responsible for the implementation of WLCC initiatives, programmes, projects, etc and report to the World President and the Governing Council.
Treasurer, Assistant Treasurers
The World Treasurer and the Assistant Treasurer is expected to provide regular financial reports to the Governing Council and to ensure that the financial records are accurate. He/she is also responsible to prepare the treasurer reports, financial statements, etc to the Governing Council as and when appropriate.
Executive Vice President
The Executive Vice Presidents shall be appointed from each country. The Executive Vice Presidents shall assist the World President in the regional Governing Councils and in improving the Chamber's transparency and accountability. They shall also assist the World President on Inter-Council Members' matters if required. They can represent the Council Chairman of their Countries/China provinces.
The Vice Presidents shall assist the World President in the Governing Council and in improving the Chamber's transparency and accountability. They shall also assist the World President on Inter-Council Members' matters if required.
Executive Council Members
The Executive Council Members - 5 from each Country and China Provinces/Municipalities. They shall share and be responsible for their affairs and participate in decision making for WLCC.
Appointment of Honorary Position
The World President can appoint a Honorary Position to serve and assist the Governing Council Members and the Sub-Committee Chairmen on all matters concerning the objectives, vision and purpose of WLCC. The Honorary Positions are Honorary Founding Members, Honorary Executive Advisors and Advisors, Honorary President, Honorary Vice President, Honorary Council Members.
Honorary Founding Members
Honorary Founding Members will be appointed by the World President and they shall be from every country including China provinces. They will represent WLCC by attending formal occasions such as official functions and presentations, as may be necessary. They will also represent the WLCC as key ambassadors and officials of the Governing Council.
Honorary President/Executive Advisor
The Honorary President/Executive Advsior shall be appointed by the World President. He/She will serve as an advisor to the Office Bearers of WLCC on all matters concerning their objectives and work. He/she is also the key ambassador for the WLCC and the Governing Council.
The Honorary Advisors role are to support the World President and WLCC to serve as the key ambassador for WLCC and the Governing Council. They will represent WLCC by attending formal occasions such as official functions, presentations or assist in communicating with the Lin entrepreneurs or clans.
Honorary Vice Presidents
The Honorary Vice Presidents are appointed by the World President. They shall assist the World President in the Governing Council and in improving the Chamber's transparency and accountability. They shall also assist the World President on Inter-Council Members' matters, if required.
Honorary Council Members
The Honorary Council Members will be appointed by the World President and they will assist the Governing Council on the affairs of WLCC. They may also be involved in assisting the Chairmen of the Sub-Committees or the office bearers to participate in decision making, as and when relevant.