Peter Kolesár, Partner at CIVITTA, has been re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Slovakia. On the AmCham Board, CIVITTA Slovakia will join the ranks of companies such as HP, CISCO, AT&T, Microsoft or PwC.
Peter Kolesár envisions a critical role for AmCham in supporting tighter cooperation between the corporates and young technology companies and bridging the gap between industry and academia. “Corporates can scout for innovations among startups, test new technologies with less risk and costs and startups can benefit from corporates‘ distribution networks, knowledge, and economies of scale.”
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) was founded in 1993 in Bratislava as an independent and self-supporting organization, entirely dependant on contributions from its members. Today, it serves as one of the most active foreign Chambers of Commerce in Slovakia. Currently, its membership has reached more than 330 international and Slovak companies, including many of the largest and important firms in Slovakia. Of this amount, approximately 23 % are American companies, about 42 % are Slovak companies and about 35 % are other nationalities.