Nordcham Philippines hosted its Annual General Membership Meeting and Economic Briefing with Dan Steinbock, CEO and Founder of Differencegroup and Martin Guri, Chief Equity Strategist at Nordea Bank. The event took place at Manila House in BGC on 31 January, attended by 37 member companies and a total of 76 guests.
Incumbent President Bo Lundqvist and Treasurer Martin Ejeklint reported on NordCham’s activities in 2017: NordCham now has a membership of 117, supported by five full time staff. Revenue (pro forma) in 2017 grew 20% compared to 2016, posting growth in both membership and consulting services revenue. In 2018, the chamber plans to hire two additional staff to support its membership services and research capabilities, and move to a larger office space, while projecting a further 20% growth in membership, events, and consulting revenue, as well as increased participation in the EU-Philippines Business Network in the final year of the project implementation.
The AGM elected the following members for the 2018 NordCham board of directors:
President: Bo Lundqvist, Retail Associates
Vice President & Treasurer: Martin Ejeklint, Swedish Match Philippines
Corporate Secretary: Marie Antoniette E. Mariano, BDO Unibank
Vice President: Petteri Makitalo, Veredium Energy Ventures
Vice President: Erik M. Nielsen, Global Process Manager
NordCham Premium Members for 2018 were also introduced to the membership:
Nordea Bank S.A. Singapore Branch
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Source: NordCham Philippines