THE national leaders of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) named Korean Sangyupsal owner Enunina Mangio as chair of the 46th Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC&E), making her only the second woman to steer the biggest gathering of businessmen, policymakers and thought leaders in the country.
Even before Korean Sangyupsal made its way to the Philippines and become popular, Enunina Mangio knew early on that it was going to be a big hit, so she invested in it and quietly built her chain of SangyupMasarap. Now, she operates 52 branches nationwide.
Nina, as she is fondly called by her colleagues in business, is this year’s Chair of the 46th Philippine Business Conference & Expo. She is the second woman in PCCI to chair the biggest business gathering in the country.
A licensed engineer by profession, Nina is Chairman of the Board and President of Choosers Choice Food & Dev. Corporation, Mawell Chemical Corporation, and Servcare Int’l Corporation, an international corporate organization engaged in mining, resorts, hotels and casinos and property management with subsidiaries in the US, Asia & Dubai.
PCCI President Benedicto V. Yujuico named Mangio as Conference Chair in February before Luzon was put on enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I am honored with the appointment. My chairmanship is exciting and challenging at the same time as it is happening while the country is in a health crisis. We aim to be able to impart innovative solutions to businesses especially on how they can navigate their ecosystems in this new normal,” Mangio said.
The PBC&E is a venue for policymakers and business and industry captains to meet and exchange ideas on current and pressing issues, as well as on potential business opportunities. One of the significant highlights of the PBC&E is an audience with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte where the business community will present a set of policy resolutions that resulted from national and regional consultations.
This year’s conference will have innovation@ph as its theme. It will look closely into the country’s innovation ecosystem and deep dive into how executives in government and across industries are leading digital transformation across different aspects of government and business operations.
A series of innovation webinars was launched last week to officially kick off the 46th PBC leading to the actual conference on Oct 7-8, 2020. Consultations with the regional chapters, which were presided over by PCCI President Yujuico, have also taken place. Inputs from the consultations will form the basis for the policy resolutions to be submitted to the President at the concluding session of the conference.
Mangio has been an active member of PCCI serving as Chair of the Philippines-Korea Business Council (PhilKorek) and Phil. USA Business Council (PUBC). She is an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Liberia in Manila and Charter President of Rotary Club of Fort Bonifacio West.