Since 2014, the International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME) has enlisted the volunteer services and support of prominent personalities from the worlds of art, music, film, sport and literature to highlight key issues and to draw attention to its activities. Over the period, many persons of international stature have lent their names, talents and time to support ISSME programmes—a number of ISSME Secretariat sections and separately funded and administered Funds and Programmes of the ISSME have designated such individuals as Goodwill Ambassadors or celebrity advocates, who are working on behalf of the ISSME worldwide.
They articulate the ISSME development philosophy and programmes of self-reliant opportunities and motivate people to act in the interest of improving their own lives and those of their fellow citizens.
They give their time freely to help ISSME in its challenging mission, and travel often around the globe.
For more details, please contact:
Public Relations Section
International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises
PO box 4354, Kalkaji HPO, New Delhi – 110019, India
Tel: +91-11-29993844 | Helpline: +91-8587000190
Fax: +91-11-29993845 | Email: email@example.com
ISSME’s Goodwill Ambassadors
A C Jose
Mr. A. C. Jose, who was born in 1937, is a former parliamentarian from Kerala Province of India. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Jose has very rich experience of over 50 years and has held many important positions. He played a dominant role in the formation of Kerala Students Union. From 1969 to 1979 he was a Councillor in the Cochin City Corporation and in 1972 he was elected as Mayor of the Corporation. He was elected Member to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1980 and served as Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1982. He was elected as Member of Parliament in the 1996, 1998, 1999 general elections, serving in the 11th, 12th and 13th Lok Sabha of India. He was the Chairman of Coir Board and was member of various Government Committees. He was Member, Committee on External Affairs for two terms. While he was in the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, had nominated him as member of the Board of Trade, the ministry’s highest policy-making body. He was some time Chief Editor and is now the Managing Director of Veekshanam Daily. He was Chairperson of Inter-Governmental Group of FAO on Hard Fibres which functions under the United Nations Organisation and was the first Indian to hold this position. A voracious reader and well-known orator in English, he has led trade unions in almost all major industries in Kerala and was the Founder President of Building and Road Workers’ Federation.