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(MENAFN - Arab News) The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (JCCI) 21st board elections saw Salem Al-Otaibi, the oldest Saudi businessman, casting his vote on Wednesday.

Ahmed Said Al-Ghamdi, head of the JCCI media center, noted that the elderly Otaibi came to cast his vote himself instead of giving someone the power of attorney

Al-Ghamdi also said that it was an honor for the JCCI to have Otaibi cast his vote as his act would motivate young Saudi businessmen and women to understand the concept of responsible voting, teach them the importance of their participation in the elections and how their decision can make a difference

He explained that the JCCI board elections are very important as those who are elected will have a four-year term to serve the city

Al-Ghamdi stressed on the importance of the JCCI's role in the private sector's leadership and to keep up the train of comprehensive development in the Kingdom in its era of prosperity

Al-Ghamdi also said that this year's JCCI elections saw a large participation from businessmen and women, with around 3,700 businessmen voting on Tuesday

A total of 48 candidates including 8 women are vying for 12 board seats. Each voter can cast only one vote. The Ministry of Commerce will appoint six members, raising the board to 18 members. It also selects 6 well-known figures to fill their economic efficiency quorum.

The JCCI has 70,000 members, of which 47,000 are eligible to vote in the elections. Only valid members of the JCCI can participate in the elections. Heads of law firms and consulting companies are not permitted to vote.

The JCCI board elections kicked off on Sunday and will end on Thursday


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