Harrisburg, Pa.-based AMP Inc., the world’s leading supplier of electrical and electronic connectors and interconnection systems has granted $150,000 to AIESEC, the international student-run organization, so that AIESEC chapters may be developed in China.
Heather Blahnik, AIESEC’s U.S. national committee president, announced AMP’s grant at a dinner of the Brussels-headquartered organization’s 49th international congress, held Aug. 28 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Atlanta.
Some 600 AIESEC members representing 87 countries roundly applauded the news. They will be attending the congress of university student leaders here through Sept. 4.
During an interview with GlobalFax following the dinner, Ms. Blahnik said that the grant would enable AIESEC to send a program manager to set up a national staff in China, an objective that the organization has been pursuing for the past three years. AIESEC chapters similar to those at Georgia Tech and Emory University will be established at Chinese universities, she added.
“AMP has had difficulty getting talent into their organization in China,” she added. “This way they will be able to identify and develop potential leaders with the business experience that they need.”
Ms. Blahnik said that the organization would appreciate support from other companies interested in developing a pool of future managerial talent in China.
AMP has 45,000 employees across 50 countries. Its sales reached nearly $5.5 billion in 1996.
Ms. Blahnik may reached by phone at (212) 757-3774; fax, (212) 757-4062, or send an e-mail to email@example.com