Jose Ma. "Joey" A. Concepcion III is appointed as Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship by President Rodrigo Duterte to help in MSME development. He is also the Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council in the 2017 Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN.
Joey is also the founder of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo . It aims to alleviate poverty by empowering entrepreneurs and eventually transform the country into an enterprising nation. Go Negosyo has become an inspiring and motivational movement that also empowers the Filipino with entrepreneurship education as the way to succeed in life and business. For PCE, this is the lasting solution to poverty.
He is also the President and CEO of RFM Corporation, the Chairman of the RFM Unilever Ice Cream Corporation, and Director and Executive Committee member of Concepcion Industries, Inc. Joey was also one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) in 1995, recognized in the Time Global 100 List of Young Leaders of the Millennium, given the Anvil Award of Excellence for Advocacy by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines and the CEO Excel Award by the International Association of Business Communications.
He was also hailed by Forbes Asia as one of the 48 Heroes of Philanthropy this 2011.
SM Investments Corporation
Teresita Sy-Coson is the Vice Chairperson of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), one of the Philippines’ leading groups with interests in retail, banking, and property development.
With over four decades of retail experience, Ms. Sy-Coson has helped transform the group’s retail business, which includes the flagship SM Department Stores under THE SM STORE, and SM Markets which consist of SM Supermarket and other retail affiliates.
She also works closely in the Group’s property business via SM Prime Holdings, Inc., where she sits as an Adviser to the Board of Directors. SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia with interests in malls, residences, commercial buildings, leisure and tourism development.
In banking, Ms. Sy-Coson is the Chairperson of BDO Unibank (BDO), the Philippines’ leading bank to date in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, capital and trust funds under management. BDO was recently named the Best Bank in the Philippines by various international publications.
She serves as the Vice Chairperson of SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI), which takes the lead in implementing a community impact template that improves the quality of life of its host communities. It makes targeted social investments in education, healthcare, livelihood and shelter to help underserved Filipinos and promotes initiatives to enhance the sustainability of the environment.
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
George T. Barcelon is the current president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the largest business organization in the country. He represents the private sector in the Industry Development Council and National Competitive Council.
He is the President of the Integrated Computer Systems, a pioneer in computer systems and peripherals. An affiliate of ICS is the ICS-ICT Corporation, an IT-logistics company that operates out of Clark Special Zone and Cebu.
He is the President of Paramount Vinyl Products, a producer of rubber expanded sheets for soling and sport mattings and, Interpolymer Corporation, which is PVC Sheeting manufacturers in the country that makes book covers, table cloths, shower curtains and packaging materials.
He is also the President of Realty Corporations, a realty development company that provides office space, commercial outlets, warehouse offices for ecozone locators and BPOs.
He is Trustee & Treasurer of Philippines Exporters Confederation, Director of Cardinal Santos Hospital Foundation, Member of Rotary Club of Makati and President of Manila Golden Lions Club Foundation.