Mangio takes helm of PCCI, vows to strengthen chamber under her leadership

Newly-elected PCCI president Consul Eunina “Nina” MangioContributed photo

MANILA – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has elected Consul Enunina “Nina” Mangio as the new president of the country’s most prominent business organization.

Mangio, owner of several large businesses including the SamgyeopMasarap chain of restaurants, was unanimously elected by the incoming 20-member board of directors of the PCCI during its annual meeting held on Friday, December 1, 2023.

Mangio is the third woman president of the PCCI since its inception in 1978. She is currently the Vice President for Regional Affairs of the trade group, which now has a 30,000-strong membership.

“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.

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.

Aside from Mangio, other newly-elected directors are George T. Barcelon, president of the Integrated Computer Systems; Dr. William S. Co, chairman of William and Company Philippines, Inc.; Ferdinand A. Ferrer, Chairman/CEO of EMS Group of Companies; Byan Ang, vice president of CLMC Group Corp.; Samie Lim, president of BLIMS Lifestyle Group, Inc.; Michael Tan, COO of Asia Brewery Inc.; Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad, founding partner of Du Baladad and Associates; Philip G. Romualdez, president of Benguet Corporation; Jude Raymund Aguilar, president of Electronic Payment Inc., (ECPay); Edgardo G. Lacson, president of MIS  Maritime Corp.; Arturo C.  Guerrero III, president of Temps and Staffers Inc.; Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco, chairman of Phoenix Publishing, Inc.; Joseph C. Sy, president of Platinum Group Metals Inc; and Anthony Dennis H. Uy, president of Converge ICT Solutions; Dr. Hernando B. Delizo, CEO of Clinica Manila (PCCI NCR); Atty. Maria Amalia T. Cayanan, president of Centro Colegio de Tarlac (PCCI North Luzon); Sallie Lacson, president and general manager of SC Lacson Enterprises (PCCI South Luzon); Melanie C. Ng, president of Ng Khai Development Corp. (PCCI Visayas); and Elena U. Haw (PCCI Mindanao).

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

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 U.S., 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.

She is a graduate of the Mapua Institute of Technology, holding 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 the Board Governor of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), a Board of Trustee for the Philippine Food Exporters Confederation (Philexport), and Honorary Chair and Senior Adviser for Philippines-Korea Business Council.

The PCCI has had the Philippine government’s ear and guidance in formulating policies that will spur businesses and economic growth. Its members, especially the MSMEs, have also relied on PCCI leadership to take on the cudgels for them, represent them on all fronts, and speak as a solid voice of business.

 

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