Message from the Director-General for 2011
The crisis time we are living strengthened the ICPE position last year as an intergovernmentalorganization focused on the execution of the strategic plans approved by its Assembly and Council on efficiency and on the role Public sector enterprises (PSE)/ state-owned enterprises(SOE) play in development. States need an independent, highly professional partner organization in this field since the role of PSEs was reviewed over the recent years and it became much more substantial than in the past. Of a crucial importance are the PUBLIC PRIVATE DIALOGUE and the greater cooperation between the private and public sectors for countries’ better development. We fulfilled our mission under unusually difficult conditions.
The High Level Meeting of the State Ownership Authorities brought together G 20, BRICS and less developed countries to discuss the organization of the states in so far as the better management of the state owned assets is concerned. We started republishing the Public Enterprise Journal, a unique publication on PSE, and issued the first number of the Public Sector Enterprises World News Newsletter. We also established the embryo of an important database on PSEs and became an internationally recognized reference center in the field.
The relationship with our Member States significantly increased as well as the relationship with our new partners. We are closer to UN agencies and other partners such as multilateral financial agencies. We welcomed Angola as a new Member state which offers us a new quality in our relationship with Africa. The activities we undertook with Brazil reinforce our necessity to be active in Latin America. After 20 years of Slovenian independence we concluded all the negotiations on the management of the ICPE premises that are still far away from the ICPE standards. More importantly, ICPE signed the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and ICPE which has already been ratified and thus certain problems dragging on for twenty years between ICPE and the host country were basically solved. However, the rebuilding of the ICPE headquarters is still under way and there still exist some pending judicial problems. Given the memorandums ICPE signed with Slovenia and India which have been pillars of our past activities we are now strengthening our actions with other countries. ICPE became a more multilateral organization during 2011 than in any other year in its existence and the active role of the member states has to strengthen the organization and its activities.
In the field of education due to the insufficient office and headquarters building conditions combined with the strong competition among other reasons we did not manage to reorganize the traditional MBA we have offered for 21 years. Our initiative with the new Green industry MBA was academically very successful, 90 % of the students defending their M.Sc. theses. The entire program is accredited as offering the M. Sc. degree in Eco technology and we are currently working on the accreditation of the management part of the program.
Besides the excellent cooperation of the Slovenian authorities, namely with Ms. Tea Glažar, and of the Chairman of the ICPE Council,Mr. B. Chatterjee, we were forced to spend a high amount of time solving certain issues which disturbed the ICPE regular activities.
Mr Štefan Bogdan Šalej
Message from the Director-General for 2010
This year’s stronger relationship with all the Member States and the active role of the Council and his President Mr Chatterjee, together with full support of the host country’s government and ICPE employees led to excellent results. I have to thank all the Member States’ representatives and the Government of Slovenia for full support to our activities.
Mr Štefan Bogdan Šalej