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.

BOARD GOVERNORS FOR CY-2022

BRIAN CONNELLY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT VP- Operations & General Manager, JPark Island Resort and Waterpark Cebu

Tel.no: (32) 494 5000 extension 5200
Mobile: 0908 866 2027
E-mail: brian.connelly@jparkislandresort.com

ZAIDEVIC M. ZAFRA

VICE-PRESIDENT Transformation and Process Excellence Lead, Optum Global Advantage

Tel. No. (032) 238-8922
Mobile: 0928-5596819
E-mail: Zaide.Zafra@optum.com

AMABEL MAGNOLOA T. ABELLA

TREASURER HR Director, Lear Automotive Services (Netherlands) B.V.Philippine Branch

Tel. No. (032) 340-0610, 340-0948
Mobile: 0998-5828867
E-mail: aabella@lear.com

THADDEUS R. ALVIZO

CHAPTER SECRETARY Partner, Sycip Salazar Hernandez Gatmaitan Law Office

Tel. No. (032) 233-1211 to 13
Mobile: 0917-3215818
E-mail: tralvizo@syciplaw.com

RODIN “DINDO” G. MANGUBAT

General Manager, Northern Lights Technology Development Corporation

Tel. No. (032) 238-6405
Mobile: 0920-9273291
E-mail: RGMangubat@taylorscitechphil.com

GENEVIEVE “JENNY” R. BARTE

Vice President, Barte Group, Inc

Tel. No. (032) 324-6297
Mobile: 0917-7226721
E-mail: bgi@bartegroupinc.com

EDMUN H. LIU

Chief Executive Officer, Oakridge Realty Development Corp.

Tel. No. (032) 343-8883
Mobile: 0917-6224205
E-mail: edmunliu@lhparagon.com

JOSEPH EMMANUEL LIWAG

VP and Managing Director, Knowles Electronics Philippines Corporation

Tel. No. (032) 230-4113
Mobile: 0917-7278561
E-mail: joseph.liwag@knowles.com

JOSE JAKE N. MARQUES

President, Transax Consultants OPC

Tel. No. (032) 345-1798
Mobile: 0917-3212321
E-mail: jakemarques@yahoo.com

EDGARDO C. TONGCO

COO, 8 Star Land Development and Real Estate Corporation

Mobile: 0956-3985005
E-mail: coo@8starland.com

JIMMY V. CHUA

AVP & Head, Corporate Relationship Management, PLDT Enterprise

Tel. No. (032) 231-6000
Mobile: 0918-9029403
E-mail: jvchua@pldt.com.ph

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

Emails:
brenda@amchamphilippines.com
ruthcel@amchamphilippines.com

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.