News Release entitled “MAP’s Top Priorities for 2018”


4 January 2018 

MAP’s Top Priorities for 2018

MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (MAP) President RAMONCITO “Mon” S. FERNANDEZ, President and CEO of Maynilad Water Services, announced that “COMPETING IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION” will be the MAP’s theme for 2018.

Mr. Fernandez said that “the MAP encourages collaborative and transformative programs that will help organizations face the massive disruptions caused by advancements in technology, innovations in business models, prominence of borderless competition, adaptation to climate change, and dynamism in geopolitics.”

“In pursuing its mission of promoting management excellence for nation-building, the MAP partners with the business community, the government, the academe and the civil society in pushing for reforms that will help the country improve its competitiveness, enable businesses to capitalize on disruptions, encourage the government to sustain a level-playing business environment, and inspire the citizenry to contribute to social progress,” added Mr. Fernandez.

He stressed that the MAP’s top three priority programs for 2018 are: (1) Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business, (2) Business Disruptions, and (3) Data Privacy and Cyber Security.

Mr. Fernandez will lead the MAP in 2018 along with other Board members including DONALD LIM, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) Philippines, as VP; RIZA MANTARING, CEO and Country Head of Sun Life Financial Philippines, as Treasurer; CESAR ROMERO, Country Chairman of Shell Companies in the Philippines, as Asst. Treasurer; and CAROL DOMINGUEZ, President and CEO of John Clements Consultants, as Secretary.

The other Board members are RENE ALMENDRAS, President and CEO of AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, ROMY BERNARDO, Managing Director of Lazaro Bernardo Tiu & Associates; FRED PASCUAL, Special Adviser of the University of the Philippines; and PETER WALLACE, Chair of Wallace Business Forum.

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