Mangio elected as new PCCI president

Businesswoman Enunina “Nina” Mangio was elected as the new president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest business organization.

Mangio, who is currently the Vice President for Regional Affairs of the trade group, which now has a 30,000-strong membership, was unanimously elected by the incoming 20-member board of directors of the PCCI during its annual meeting held last Friday, Dec. 1.

“I am honored by the trust and confidence that my colleagues in PCCI have entrusted in me. I will do my best to serve the chamber movement and represent the organization in the local and global arena,” Mangio, who is also an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Liberia in West Africa, said.

As the third woman president of the PCCI since its inception in 1978, Mangio vowed to continue the works that her predecessor started and committed to proactively work with the national government in attracting local and foreign investors to the country.

She also aims to push for programs that will create more business and generate jobs across the country.

Being a licensed chemical engineer by profession, Mangio has been engaged in several businesses including Servcare International Corporation, an international holding company with subsidiaries in the US, Asia, and Dubai, where she sits as president.

She is also the Chairman of the Board of Mawell Chemical Corporation, a Triple-A Electrical & Mechanical Contractor, and Choosers Choice Food & Development Corporation—a chain of casual dining restaurants serving Korean and Japanese cuisines with a total of 56 branches all over the Philippines.

A graduate of the Mapua Institute of Technology, Mangio holds a double degree in mechanical and chemical engineering. She also earned her master's degree in business management from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

At present, Mangio is also a member of the Board Governor of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), a Board of Trustee for the Philippine Food Exporters Confederation (Philexport), Honorary Chair and Senior Adviser for Philippines-Korea Business Council.

Aside from Mangio, other newly-elected directors are Integrated Computer Systems president George T. Barcelon; William and Company Philippines, Inc. Chairman Dr. William S. Co; EMS Group of Companies Chairman/CEO Ferdinand A. Ferrer; CLMC Group Corp. Vice President Byan Ang; BLIMS Lifestyle Group, Inc. President Samie Lim; and Asia Brewery Inc. COO Michael Tan.

Du Baladad and Associates founding partner Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad; Benguet Corporation president Philip G. Romualdez; Electronic Payment Inc., (ECPay) President Jude Raymund Aguilar; MIS Maritime Corp. President Edgardo G. Lacson; Temps and Staffers Inc. President Arturo C. Guerrero III; Phoenix Publishing, Inc. Chairman Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco; Platinum Group Metals Inc President Joseph C. Sy; and Converge ICT Solutions President Anthony Dennis H. Uy were also elected as members of the board of directors.

PCCI directors also include NCR’s Clinica Manila CEO Dr. Hernando B. Delizo; North Luzon’s Centro Colegio de Tarlac President Atty. Maria Amalia T. Cayanan; South Luzon’s SC Lacson Enterprises President and General Manager Sallie Lacson; Visayas’ Ng Khai Development Corp. Executive Vice-President Melanie C. Ng; and Ms. Elena U. Haw of PCCI Mindanao.

The incoming PCCI officers will officially assume their posts in January 2024.

The PCCI has had the government’s ear and guidance in formulating policies that will spur businesses and economic growth.

Its members, especially the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), have also relied on the PCCI leadership to take on the cudgels for them, represent them on all fronts, and speak as a solid voice of business.