Philippines-United States Business Council

The Philippines-United States Business Council is composed of the top executives of leading corporations in the Philippines with close business ties to American corporations. It was organized in 1987 after President Corazon Aquino’s state visit to the US.

The council’s objectives are to enhance and promote Philippine-US business relations through its counterpart US-Philippine Business Committee, the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and individual companies and partners. Over the long term, the tangible results expected are increased trade and investments from the US.

Since 1987, the council has sponsored business missions to the US and hosted visiting US missions. In 1993, the council joined President Fidel Ramos in his trip to the US as part of the official business delegation. The council also actively promoted business in the Philippines during the October 1995 US visit of President Ramos, organizing a business seminar in New York.

The signing in 22 April 2002 of a Business Framework Agreement between the council and the US-Philippine Business Committee of the US-ASEAN Business Council is seen as a significant development in strengthening the two countries’ business ties. The agreement calls for dialogue and joint action in six areas: trade and investment, promoting the Philippines as a regional hub, developing human resources in e-commerce, energy sector development, agricultural development through technology, and tourism.


Executive Committee

Ramon R. del Rosario Jr., Chairman
President and CEO, PHINMA

Roberto F. de Ocampo, Vice Chairman
Chairman, Board of Advisors, RFO Center for Public Finance and Regional Economic Cooperation

Raul T. Concepcion
Chairman and CEO, Concepcion Industries

Rolando T. Dy
Executive Director, Center for Food and Agri Business

Guillermo D. Luchangco
Chairman and CEO, The ICCP Group

Bernardo M. Villegas
University Professor, University of Asia and the Pacific


David L. Balangue
President, DLB Realty Corporation

Alexander B. Cabrera
Chairman and Senior Partner, Isla Lipana & Co. (PwC)

Jocelyn Campos-Hess
Chairman, United Laboratories

Meneleo J. Carlos Jr.
President, RI Chemical Corp.

William Joseph B. Chiongbian II
President and CEO, Fast Logistics

Aloysius B. Colayco
Country Chairman, Jardine Matheson Group, Philippines

Oscar J. Hilado
Chairman, PHINMA

Pearl T. Liu
Partner, Quisumbing Torres

Ruy Y. Moreno
Vice Chairman, Center for Global Best Practices

Felino A. Palafox Jr.
Managing Partner, Palafox Associates

Oscar S. Reyes
President and CEO, Manila Electric Co.

Ma. Cherrylyn S. Rodolfo
Program Director, Industrial Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific

Peter Y. Rodriguez
President and CEO, Asian Aerospace Corporation

Scott Stravretis
General Manager, Acquire  BPO

Ambassador Jesus P. Tambunting
Chairman, PDB Properties Inc.

Ambassador Jesus P. Tambunting
Chairman and CEO, Planters Development Bank

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II
Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation


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