Roberto G Manabat is the Founder and former Chairman/CEO of KPMG R. G. Manabat & Co., a member firm of KPMG International. He was formerly a member of KPMG International’s global council, as well as the Asia-Pacific Board of KPMG International. He was also a former chairman of the Auditing & Assurance Standards Council, the auditing standard-setter in the Philippines. […]

At the recently concluded 12th Mansmith Market Masters Conference, we asked three seasoned marketers about growing and expanding amidst crisis. They are Greg Banzon, COO and EVP of Century Pacific Food; Harvey Ong, COO of Alfamart Philippines; and Alvin So, Regional Head for ASEAN of Bayer Consumer Health. Here is a 4-point summary of what they shared. Q1: How do you spot and […]

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Edgar ‘Injap’ Sia II is Chairman and CEO of Double Dragon Properties Corporation. His company’s four pillars of growth are: provincial retail leasing (City Mall), hotels (Hotel 101, Jinjiang Inn), office leasing (Double Dragon Plaza / DD Meridian Park, Jollibee Tower) and industrial warehouse leasing (Central Hub) – – all projected to double their leasable space from some 600,000 square […]

Global Foodsolutions, Inc. (GFSI) is engaged in manufacturing and processing of various quality food products such as Nata de Coco, Tropical Fruit Preserves, Frozen Fruits and Vegetables, Smoked and Dried Fish as well as Sauteed Shrimp Paste and Salted Shrimp Fry and which is currently distributed in over 35 countries.. It also manufactures and distributes its DANI’s Frozen Desserts in […]

Harvard and IMD-trained Ric Abadesco is senior consultant of Corporate Achievers Institute (Coach). He was formerly SVP of San Miguel Corporation and Organizational Effectiveness and Total Quality Manager of Exxon Chemical (USA). He shares his insights about the importance of creating a company vision. Q1 : Why should a company create a vision? A: A company needs a vision: 1) […]

Goldilocks is celebrating its 50th anniversary this 2016. Founded by sisters, Milagros Leelin Yee and Clarita Leelin Go, and their sister-in-law Doris Wilson Leelin, they were baking delicacies in their Makati City apartment to serve doctors, nurses and, eventually, hospital patients. The business grew and led to the opening of the first Goldilocks store, on a humble 70 square meter […]

Robina Gokongwei-Pe is the President and COO of listed Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., the second biggest multi-format retail group in the Philippines with revenue expected to be over P100-billion in 2016 from approximately 1,500 stores, complemented by the 1,900 store network of the recently-acquired chain TGP (The Generics Pharmacy). She has recently been identified by Forbes Asia as one of […]

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