AMCHAM VISAYAS

AmCham Cebu was initiated by AmCham Makati Executive Director Marsh Thomson in 1987. At that time, Donald M. Moraza of Pillsbury-Mindanao Flour Milling Co. (now Pilmico Foods Corporation) was a member of AmCham Philippines’ Board of Directors as Vice-President (Cebu). On December 8, 1988, a charter was granted to the Cebu Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. 

The Chapter started full operation in 1989-1990 with 34 firms and 15 individuals in its membership base, under the leadership of the late Darrell Conine of Cebu Plaza Hotel (now the edifice of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu). He was succeeded by furniture manufacturer and exporter, Knox Booth (1990-1991), U.S. Consular Agent John Domingo (1991-1993), and John Taylor (1993-1995), to name a few.

To answer the calls for membership outside the province of Cebu, AmCham – Cebu was rebranded to AmCham Visayas Chapter in 2017. At present, it has 95 active members, a majority of which are engaged in manufacturing, IT/BPO, and hospitality industries.

2024 CHAPTER OFFICERS AND GOVERNORS

GLENN IVAN LOOP

Chapter President
U.S. Consular Agency, Cebu

JOSEPH EMMANUEL LIWAG

Chapter Vice President
Knowles Electronics Philippines Corporation
VP & Managing Director

WILSON P. NG

Treasurer
Ng Khai Development Corp.
President

JONAH P. LAFUENTE

Chapter Secretary
A3 Facility Management and Services Solutions Corporation
President & CEO

ROGER Q. LIM

Governor
RQLim Resources, Inc.
President

RODIN G. MANGUBAT

Governor
Northern Lights Technology Development (Phils.) Corp.
General Manager

STEPHAN BILY

Governor
Lexmark Research & Dev’t. Corporation
General Manager

EDMUN H. LIU

Governor
Oakridge Realty Development Corp.
Chief Executive Officer, LH Paragon

JOMAR B. COLAO

Governor
CoInspect Philippines Inc (dba THERMA)
Director of Asia Pacific Operations

CYRIL NATAD

Governor
Good Job General Manpower And Management Services Corporation
General Manager

IRA JON KIENER

Governor
Dealogikal Corporation
CEO

BRIAN CONNELLY

Ex Officio Board Member
Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu
VP-Operations & General Manager

AMCHAM VISAYAS CHAPTER

Unit 303, Clotilde Commercial Center, M.L. Quezon Street, Casuntingan, Mandaue City 6014 

Tel: +63 (32) 316 1093
Fax: (032) 232 2373
Mobile: +63 (917) 323 1972

 

JOIN AMCHAM VISAYAS

Corporate - A (Non NCR Member)

Non NCR Member means the member does not have any branch, or affiliate office located in the NCR that is already a bonafide member of Amcham Phils.  In this classification, the firm shall be represented by an accredited representative who must rank as a senior executive but may not necessarily be an American citizen.

Corporate - B (Existing NCR Member)

This membership is available to corporations, partnerships, proprietorships, and other business organizations and enterprises, which are registered and qualified to do business in the Philippines. In this classification, the firm should be represented by an accredited individual who must rank as a senior executive but may not necessarily be an american citizen.

Regular Individual Membership

Available to any Individual, employed or not, residing in the Philippines, who wants to be recognized as an official member of the Chapter.

Non-Profit & Government Membership

This membership is available to: non-profit, charitable, civic, educational, religious and eleemosynary organizations, associations and institutions in the Philippines. Under this classification, an individual accredited by the organization shall serve as a representative. Employees of the U.S. Federal Government can also avail of this membership category.