Mr. Sergio Boero
President and Co-Founder – Sunny Sonny Story
I am a Professional of Business Development, Marketing and Communication, Brand Strategy and Design Management. I have proven strong leadership in start-ups and expanding business with record-breaking revenues and profit gains in short time frames in highly competitive markets. Results were driven by a clear vision and direction, sharp entrepreneurial instincts, innovative and tactical problem-solving and incessant focus on bottom-line.
Mr. Giorgio Pascazio
Managing Director – Aminta Crew and Management
Giorgio Pascazio is a young entrepreneur. In 1991, he began an extensive career in the Maritime Industry on board Morfini S.P.A Shipping Company’s oil tanker vessels, which culminated with his becoming one of the youngest officers to be promoted as Master. In 2003 he moved on to become Crew and Vetting Manager and General Manager for prestigious international shipping companies, Medcare Shipping S.A., Millenia Maritime Inc. and C Transport Maritime SAM until 2012, wherein he also facilitated the establishment of said companies’ foreign branches. He then set out to undertake the start-up of Aminta Crew Management, Inc. in the Philippines, as Managing Director, which exclusively employs Filipino crew to go onboard international vessels. He most recently ventured into the Food and Beverage Industry with Ponte Rialto Ristorante Italiano, located in the Venice Grand Mall in McKinley Hill.
Mr. Andrea Mastellone
Senior Group General Manager, Seda Hotels
Italian born, 49 years old, he holds a Masters degree in Hospitality Management from the Italian University LUISS Guido Carli in Rome as well as a Swiss Diploma in Hospitality Management from the International School of Hotel Management “Cesar Ritz”. Furthermore, Andrea has attended significant high-profile courses with Cornell University – School of Hotel Administration in New York and Singapore including the General Manager Program and with the University of Hong Kong.
For more than 25 years, he has gained extensive hospitality work experience from assignment in countries including Italy, Switzerland, Germany, United States, Caribbean, Hong Kong, South Pacific, Fiji, India, and the Philippines. General Manager for various International Hotel Groups, including, Melia Hotels International and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the leading luxury hotel group in Asia. Presently he is in Manila as Senior Group General Manager for AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts heading the operations of the Seda Hotel Group. He is a freelance journalist and given his expertise in Hotel Operations, Andrea contributes to the leading Italian Magazine “Job in Tourism” and other International Hospitality Magazines.
Mr. Anthony Abad
Partner – Abad Alcantara Associates
Tony Abad specializes in international trade law and provides business enterprises, and international organizations, government, and academic institutions, on matters of international trade policy and regulation. Prior to TradeAdvisors, Mr. Abad was appointed by President Fidel Ramos as Tariff Commissioner and was responsible for the determination of the over-all tariff structure for the Philippines and the formulation of international trade policy. He also served as President and CEO of the Philippine International Trading Corporation, as Administrator of the National Food Authority as Chairman and President of the Food Terminal Inc. He also served as a consultant for special operations at the National Security Council, where his work included the trade policy reform program in preparation of the Philippines’ accession to the WTO. He is a professor of International Economic Law and International Commercial Law at the Ateneo Law School.
He is particularly focused on International Trade Law and Policy, International Investment, Government Relations, Regulation, Competition Law and Policy, International Commercial Law, Cross-border Transactions, Political Economy, Business Intelligence, and Strategy.
Mr. Marco Cargnelli
Owner – Dolce Vita Luxury Life
Ms. Marie Antoniette Mariano
Senior Assistant Vice President/Head Europe Help Desk – BDO Unibank Inc.
Marie Antoinette Mariano is a Senior Assistant Vice President and Head for Europe Desk in Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. She has served several committees in the Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines and is currently an elected Board of Director and Treasurer of the German Chamber of Commerce. She has a diploma in Bachelor of Arts with major in Human Resource Development and Psychology. With her vast knowledge and experience in the banking industry, she has successfully blends top level services and out of the box thinking in managing the portfolio of the European companies in the bank. She believes that serving on the board is a way of giving back and getting more involve in the total welfare of the members and it gives more meaning to ones life passion which is to serve.
Mr. Simone Martinelli
Business Development Coordinator – KMC Solutions Inc.
Born on the 26th of February 1995, Simone Martinelli was raised in Tuscany by an entrepreneurial family involved in both Tourism and Real Estate. After proactively participating into the family businesses from his early ages, he accomplished his education ahead of time in a Private Business School in Florence, graduating in Economics – Marketing & Sales. With a big passion for the languages, he is now fluent in English and Spanish due to overseas experiences and massive training with multiple certifications.
Short-term and formative internship opportunities brought Simone to join the leading tissue paper provider in Italy, called Lucart Group. There, Simone was able to grow his corporate attitude and knowledge working on International Fairs and Mass Distribution. Moved back to Manila, where he previously had the chance to be in charge of the Italian Chamber of Commerce’s Events, he became part of an American Company with operations throughout the Philippines. Thanks to a wide network and a skill-set acquired in his former experiences, Simone is now Head of Business Development of KMC Solutions, an Outsourcing Employees and Serviced Offices.
Mr. Ruben Maria Soriquez
President and CEO – See Thru Pictures Inc.
Born on August 2, 1971 from Italian mother and Filipino father my very first passion was Information Technology. But as I grew up I discovered Music and Cinema and got exposed to several fields, from Real Estate to Private Investigation, from Education to Showbiz, which gave me versatility, adaptability and interdisciplinary approach to things. In 2005 I married Lanie Gumarang, a Filipina who gave me an awesome son, Kim (2010). In Italy, from 2007 to 2013 I produced several short films, documentaries and three feature films for different purposes: educational, commercial and for the sake of Art. In December 2013 I felt the need to leave Italy to produce films in the Philippines. So I did and I founded SEE THRU PICTURES Inc. (to see the reality through films), with the aim of producing quality films yet with commercial appeal. In two years I became popular in the TV/Film industry thanks to (luck) but also to clear vision and unceasing strong focus in reaching my goals. Several Awards in International Film Festivals from 2015 till now are giving me even more commercial opportunities in the Philippines Entertainment industry. In 2015 I was able to sign contracts with iTunes, Google and Netflix to give worldwide exposure to my films.
Mr. Lorenzo Tang
General Manager – Belmont Hotels
A multi-lingual Italian citizen, with a Bachelor of Business & Tourism Management, specializing in Hospitality Management. A dynamic and passionate individual, with a sense of pride for the job well done. Embracing different cultures and capable to adapt to situational changes, maximizing the potential of all people around. With strong beliefs and principles based on work ethic, integrity and respect as a foundation for success in every new venture. Strong practical foundations in intense and international service environments with high profile clientele, supporting a culturally diverse workforce. Extensive Operational background leading to Service and Operational Excellence matured across a number of countries in Europe and Asia, primarily in global luxury groups ranging from large scale properties to boutique hotels, island resorts and business city hotels. Proven records of achievements in Quality Improvements, Revenue and Profitability Focus, Customer Satisfaction and Employee Engagement. With a natural sense of leadership and genuine care to all stakeholders to drive cultural and organizational changes for long term sustainability, with a close eye on short and middle term goals.
Ms. Maila de Castro
Mr. Lorens Ziller
Lorens Ziller is the Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines after serving as its Vice-President for Visayas and Mindanao in the past. He has a diploma in Business Administration, a degree in Tourism & Hotel Management and studied Philosophy at the University of Verona in Italy. His past work experiences include the roles of Export Manager of an IT consumable manufacturing company in Italy, Lead Consultant of an Export Consulting Firm in the UK and Managing Director of a channel distribution company in Italy. He later served as CEO of a real estate investment advisory and asset management company in Dubai with offices in London and Italy. In the Philippines he has served as International Marketing Director and then as the Director for Corporate Affairs of Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), an Italian-Filipino property development company listed at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). He is now dedicated to the Italian Chamber full time.
Ms. Chynna Louise Riego
Marketing and Events Manager
Ms. Fiona Zamudio
Mr. Leonardo Bruge
Deputy Director, Business Development and Special Projects