During the Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting of the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers on the 24th of February, EUEW members adopted important changes to the bylaws of the federation. The most important modification brought by this extraordinary vote is the reduction of the number of Board Members from the historical number of 17 members, equal to the number of members of the General Assembly Meeting of EUEW, to a maximum of 6 members along the EUEW Presidium.
EUEW leaders and members consider this a major step into the present and a very important first action taken for a more dynamic decision-making process. The EUEW is acquiring an increasingly more important role in its ecosystem and as the industry is becoming more fast paced and requires faster reactions, the instruments of EUEW had to be adapted for achieving such results. The members of the current Board of Directors of EUEW are important leaders of the electrical wholesalers’ industry in their countries and cover several international roles, all requiring their input and participation. Therefore, during past years it has become progressively more difficult to align the agendas of representatives of members from 17 countries. Recognizing this difficulty and the impact this has on the activity of the federation, the EUEW members decided to opt for a more robust solution.
As per the recently adopted bylaws, the new Board of Directors, should now have between 3 and 6 members along the EUEW Presidium – President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary General. A very strict rule of rotation will make sure that, over the years, all EUEW members who desire to take on this role, will be offered a fair opportunity. The new board is expected to be elected in June and start functioning immediately after. For the EUEW, a Board of Directors with a more manageable number of members, involved deeper in the daily management of the federation, means that the EUEW will be able to move forward with all its projects and plans more efficiently. This new way of working with a reduced Board does not mean that the organisation will not meet and debate with all its members about major issues and opportunities that our industry is facing. On the contrary, it is complementary and much appreciated continuous support.
The past two pandemic years as well as the beginning of this year, with the war in Ukraine, brought several unprecedented challenges for most generations living in the world today. Same as for many other entities all over the world, this had an impact on the EUEW as well. The need to change and adapt to the fast-paced world of today became more pressing, therefore, the EUEW acted accordingly. The voice of electrical wholesalers in Europe intends to become an even strong actor at the centre of its ecosystem and to reinforce the collaboration with its peers and other partners.
Through these tough times and with a positive outlook for the future, the EUEW continues to keep a firm stand for peace and freedom for all.