Leading French businessman, Jean Rene Fourtou has been elected chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation.

Fourtou, the chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal, will serve for two years at the head of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce). He assumes the office of ICC Chairman from January 1, 2003.

With more than 8,000 member companies in over 140 countries, the ICC is the largest, most representative private sector association in the world.