New Board of Directors Elected at the 2018 AmCham Annual General Meeting, Announces New Leadership for 2019

December 17, 2018 – Four new candidates were elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors at AmCham Philippines’ 2018 Annual General Meeting at Marquis Events Place, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig last November 21, 2018.

The newly elected directors are as follows:

  • Ariel Lacsamana, President and Managing Director, 3M Philippines
  • Philip Soliven, President, Cargill Philippines Inc.
  • Belinda Carandang-Racela, President and Asset Manager, Chevron Group of Companies in the Philippines
  • Varinia Elero-Tinga, Director for External Affairs, PMFTC Inc.

The event also featured a speech from the AmCham’s Honorary Chairman, His Excellency Sung Y. Kim, who shared warm statements by thanking the chamber’s untiring efforts to enhance the relationship of the Philippine-American business community. Ambassador Kim also promised that the Embassy shall continue to deepen partnership with Chamber by being more active in their activities in the coming years.

Leadership Updates for 2019 

Following the election of new members of the board, the chamber proudly announces the new leadership roles for 2019.

President: James Wilkins – General Manager, Flour Daniel

1st Vice President: Rick Santos – Chairman, CEO and Founder, Santos – Knight Frank

2nd Vice President: Bruce Winton – General Manager, Marriott Hotel

Treasurer: Philip Soliven – President, Cargill Philippines Inc.

Corporate Secretary: Atty. Aileen Tolosa-Lerma – Partner, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc De los Angeles Law Office

About AmCham Philippines 

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. is a private, independent and non-profit association incorporated under Philippines laws in July 1920. It is the oldest Chamber outside the United States celebrating its 115th year in 2017. It is affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A. (COCUSA) and the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers (APCAC). It has over 700 members representing businesses from different parts of the country.