Organiser/Source: The Secretariat
05.05.1924 - 03.02.2011
It is with enormous regret that we learned of the passing of Edmond Israel. The British Chamber owes, one might say, its very existence to this remarkable man. Twenty years ago, Luxembourg did not have its own British Chamber, but shared it with Brussels. Edmond decided Luxembourg deserved its own British Chamber and once he decided to put his energies to something, it was as good as done. As a result, the British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg was formed and we have never looked back, other than with pride and gratitude to the founding members who, none more than Edmond, ensured the success story that is the British Chamber here in Luxembourg.
Edmond’s invaluable contributions to the Chamber continued throughout the 20 years of its history to date. He virtually never missed an event or a Council meeting and, even if he had to leave early (his schedule would have exhausted nearly everyone else!), he would never go without putting forward at least one and usually more ideas for new ways of doing things, new ways of thinking or new proposals for future events, always thought-provoking and always valuable.
We have been blessed with his contribution and support and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Edmond’s wife, Renée, and his family.