Elections are a time to consider the issues that you care about and decide which candidate you support.
Now on its 120th year as the voice of business, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold its annual elections via online in partnership with Isla Lipana Co. a Pwc Company.
For the past five (5) years, your chamber is strongly advocating on the lowered cost and ease of doing business in Cebu to create an enabling ecosystem so business will thrive and prosper.
Below are the official candidates to the Trade Sector.
Bernard Chioson is a highly respected leader in the business community, with a career spanning over three decades. Currently serving as the President of Puresteel Manufacturing Corporation, Chioson has held senior positions in several prominent companies, including Chioson Development Corporation, Hong Kong International Co. Ltd, and Puresteel Manufacturing Corporation.
A long-standing member of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chioson has been involved with the organization since 1986. Chioson’s extensive experience in sales and operations, combined with his passion for the chamber and its members, has made him a highly sought-after leader in the business community. In 2011, Chioson graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of San Carlos, further solidifying his credentials as a leader in the business world.
Bernard Chioson is a dedicated and visionary leader, who is committed to supporting the business community and promoting economic growth in Cebu. His extensive experience, passion for the chamber, and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset to any organization.
Francis DY is a well-known business leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist in the Philippines. With a career spanning several decades, he has made a name for himself as a visionary in the field of LED solutions, marketing, and security. His passion for innovation, combined with his drive and dedication, has made him one of the most respected names in the business community.
DY is the President & Managing Director of Greenworld LED Solutions, Inc., where he leads the company’s efforts to provide sustainable and energy-efficient lighting solutions to clients around the world. He is also the Proprietor of Hello Marketing, where he offers his expertise in strategic marketing and branding to clients in various industries. In addition, he is the President of GKB-Hello Security Solutions Inc., where he provides cutting-edge security solutions to clients in the Philippines and abroad.
Throughout his career, DY has been an active member of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he has held several leadership positions over the years. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Water in 2016, the CSR Committee Chair in 2015, and the Overall Chairman of the Cebu Business Month in 2015. He also served as a Board of Trustee for the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2014 to 2017 and was the Chairman of the Committee on Utilities in 2018. In 2016, he became the Chairman of the Unified Communication Alert Response System (UCAReS), a role he still holds today.
DY is not just a business leader but also an innovator. He is the owner of Patent Invention No. 1-2005-000597, which is a web-based interactive virtual education system that has been granted protection until 2025. His passion for education and technology is further reflected in his educational background, where he holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Management from the University of San Carlos and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the same institution. He is also a licensed Civil Engineer, having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of San Carlos Technological Center in 1983.
In addition to his business and technology interests, DY is also a philanthropist and community leader. He is the Vice President of the Cebu Long Se Dy Association since 2012 and a member of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2003. Through his leadership and advocacy, he has made a positive impact on the lives of many people in the community.
With his drive to constantly push the boundaries and his commitment to making a positive impact, he is sure to continue to make waves through CCCI in the years to come.
Ira Jon Kiener is a man of many hats, and a true visionary in the world of business and entrepreneurship. With a diverse background in business administration, finance, and commodities trading, Kiener has founded and successfully led multiple companies to great heights. From his first company, Pacific Commodities, co-founded in 2003, to his latest venture, Ekonomika Ventures Finance Inc, Kiener has been making waves in the business world for the past two decades.
One of Kiener’s most notable achievements is the creation of Dealogikal Corp, a global commodity trading platform that has revolutionized the way that businesses buy and sell goods. Kiener serves as the founder, chairman, and CEO of Dealogikal Corp, and his leadership and expertise have been instrumental in the company’s success. He has also been the driving force behind Kiener Land Corp, Aero-Knottical, and Petrol K, each of which has made a significant impact in their respective industries.
In addition to his business ventures, Kiener also obtained multiple certifications from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. He holds an MBA from The London School of Economics and Political Science and has completed executive education programs at both The Wharton School and Yale School of Management. Kiener has also been a member of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2021 and was a part of the 2020 cohort for Endeavor.
Ira Jon Kiener is a true leader in the world of business and entrepreneurship. He is always at the forefront of change, making him a true force to be reckoned with in the 2023 CCCI BOT Election.
Regan Rex King is a seasoned business leader who has made a name for himself in the corporate and social world. He is the Chief Operating Officer of 6R Mercantile Inc., an importer of Japanese trucks and heavy equipment, and holds multiple leadership positions in various companies including RDAK Transport Inc., Trinity Insurance Brokers, Tactical Security Agency, Jolli Traders International Inc., RDAK Global Motors Inc., and D’ Limitless Vehicle Ventures Inc.
King’s passion for community service and his commitment to making a difference are evident in his long list of affiliations and volunteer work. He has served as the Vice President of the Cebu Basketball League, held multiple leadership positions in the Sacred Heart School for Boys Alumni Association and the Sacred Heart School Jesuit Alumni Association, served as the Ways and Means Committee Chairman and Assistant Finance Committee Chairman for the Cebu Business Month, and held various positions in organizations such as the Boys Scouts of the Philippines Cebu Council, Philippine Red Cross, Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation, and Rotary Metro Mandaue.
King’s achievements and contributions have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades including the Ave Maria Cross Award and Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, the Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award from the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2014, the Corporate Excellence Award in Transportation and Logistics from the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019, the Paul Harris Fellow from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 2020, the Most Exceptional Business Leader of the Year from Asia’s Pinnacle Awards 2022, and many more.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ateneo de Manila University and has taken various courses such as the AIM Entrepreneurial Finance Course for SMEs, the SMU Executive Development from the Singapore Institute of Directors 2021, and the Corporate Governance Course for Rural Bank Directors and Officers 2021.
His commitment to excellence, passion for community service, and leadership skills makes him a valuable asset to CCCI.