CWEIC a not for profit membership organization with a mandate from Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote intra-Commonwealth trade, investment and the role of the private sector across the 52 member countries. The group is chaired by Lord Marland of Odstock, the former Minister of Energy and Climate Change, as well as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy. The 52 CEOs that make this prestigious group include Rolls Royce, De La Rue, Crown Agents Bank, HSBC, Marine Platforms, Sandals Resorts International and others.
CWEIC’s CommonwealthFirst program encourages small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to trade and invest across the Commonwealth; a market comprising 53 English speaking countries with a combined population of 2.2 billion – at least 60% of whom are under the age of 30 – and a combined GDP of approximately US$9.6 trillion.
Direct Global / Direct Co-ops is extremely proud and honored to join the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council as the Canadian strategic partner.