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ICCPI 2nd Annual Celebration of Leadership

The 2nd edition of the annual ICCPI Leadership Awards was held last Friday, November 18, 2022, 6:00PM at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel. The event epitomized the definition of leadership celebrating those who have demonstrated exemplary contributions, outstanding practices and global excellence in their respective fields.

Sec. Benjamin Diokno, Department of Finance, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The ICCPI Leadership Awards remains the organization's most prime and prestigious event of the year. The tagline that was set for this event was "Empowering and Inspiring Others" not only honoring individuals that have exhibited excellence in leadership but also serves as an inspiration and encouragement for young and upcoming academics, thinkers, entrepreneurs and managers.


Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The event keynote speakers included the Honorable Italian Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency, Marco Clemente and the Secretary of the Department of Finance of the Government of the Philippines Sec. Benjamin Diokno.


Arch. Romolo Nati, CEO of ItalPinas together with Sergio Boero, ICCPI President, Lorens Ziller, ICCPI Executive Director and the Italian Consul in the Philippines Antonio Gallo, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


Among the panel of judges for the event included Sergio Boero the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Eduardo Francisco the President of BDO Capital and Investments, Hermod Allertsen the CEO of Proactive Resources, Stanley Lo the Managing Director of Dusit Thani Manila and the Italian Consul to the Philippines Antonio Gallo.


Anya Evangelista- Opera Singer, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The attendees of the ceremony witnessed the performance of theater performer and award winning opera singer Anya Evangelista who serenaded guests with classic Italian melodies from La Pastorella dell’Alpi to Nel Cor più non mi sento.


Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines with Gabrielle Lopez, Marketing and Events Manager at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines presented ten (10) awards of the following categories including (1) Sustainability Business/Entrepreneur Award, (2) Restaurateur of the Year, (3) Emerging Entrepreneur Award, (4) Italian Executive of the Year, (5) "ItalPinoy" of the Year, (6) Young Business Leader Award, (7) Innovation Champion of the Year, (8) Woman in Business of the Year Award, (9) Exceptional Entrepreneur Award, and (10) Outstanding Leadership Award


Arch. Romolo Nati, CEO of ItalPinas together with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Sustainability Business/Entrepreneur of the Year was given to Arch. Romolo Nati the Chairman/CEO of ItalPinas. This award recognizes Nati as an individual who has demonstrated best practices for environmental protection and sustainable development. The nominees for this award include Sylvester Wong- Vice-President, Liza Morales- CEO of Philippine GeoGreen.


Paolo Nesi of L'Opera Ristorante Italiano together with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Restaurateur of the Year was given to Paolo Nesi of L'Opera Ristorante Italiano. This award was given to an individual who consistently demonstrated exceptional hospitality, creativity, culture and service throughout the year. The Restaurateur of the Year nominees are Emilio Mina of Caruso Ristorante Italiano, and Paolo Durante of the European Diner.


Sandro Bruni of Total Philippines together with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Italian Executive of the Year was awarded to Sandro Bruni the Business Development Director of Total Philippines. This award was given to an individual who significantly proved his value within his organization through his expertise, performance and decisiveness, productivity and teamwork. The Italian Executive of the Year nominees for this Italian Executive of the Year include Alessandro Milani- General Manager of the Philippine Italian Association, Paolo Borgiallo Store Manager of Bulgari.


Tuesday Angliongto, Managing Director of Pocofino together with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Young Business Leader Award was given to Tuesday Angliongto the Managing Director of Pocofino. Angliongto has proven to be one of the most promising leaders of the year in the Philippines. This award is given to an innovative young business leader whose enterprise inspires others to launch their own ventures. The nominees for this award include Claudette Canta the General Manager of Contact Logistics at Airspeed and Zeanne Michele Bello the Managing Partner of Zec Logistics Transport, Co.


Florence Ko, Managing Director of Pocofino together with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The ItalPinoy of the Year was awarded to Florence Ko the co-founder and President of Gruppo Mobili Philippines, Inc. This award was given to an individual who has proven their capacity and contribution to create business opportunity for the love of Italy and the promotion of Italian/Filipino relations.


Marjorey Rubio, CEO of Bexcs Logistics Solutions, Inc. together with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Innovation Champion of the Year was awarded to Marjorey Rubio the President of Bexcs Logistics Solutions, Inc. This award was given to an individual who tirelessly moves the industry forward, pushing existing boundaries and establishes new foundations, building upon those that are both equitable and sustainable.


Francisco "Paco" Magsaysay , CEO of Carmen's Best Dairy Products with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Emerging Entrepreneur Award was given to Francisco "Paco" Magsaysay the CEO of Carmen's Best Dairy Products. Magsaysay was recognized as a rising star and up-and-coming entrepreneur and is now expanding his operation with great flair and professionalism. The nominees for the Emerging Entrepreneur Award are Renato Franciamore the Founder/CEO of Blue Pacific Global Logistics, Inc. and Arch. Michele Suria the Founder and CEO of Woke Co-Living.


Rosemarie Rafael, President of Women's Business Council together with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Woman in Business of the Year Award was given to Rosemarie Rafael representing the Women's Business Council in the Philippines. The Women's Business Council (WomenBizPH) was presented this award for acting as the leading voice of women in commerce, inspiring and empowering women in the Philippines. The Woman in Business of the Year Nominees include Jannette Jakosalem the Market Managing Director at Zuellig Pharma and Dr. Leah Yolo- President of Kaiser International Health Group.


Stefano Fazzini, CEO of Metromart with his daughter together with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Exceptional Entrepreneur of the Year was given to Stefano Fazzini the CEO of Metromart. This award is given to an individual with vision, strategy, business capacity, and outstanding commitment to his company. The nominees for the Exceptional Entrepreneur Award include Will Decena the President of Will Decena and Associates, Inc. and Raymund Magdaluyo the President of Red Crab Group of Restaurants.


Emiliano Romano, Executive Director of Operation Smile Philippines with Sergio Boero, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, ICCPI Leadership Awards 2022


The Champion of the Outstanding Leadership Award of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines was given to Emiliano Romano the Executive Director of Operation Smile Philippines. Romano has demonstrated exceptional leadership with his passion, integrity, authenticity, vision, perseverance and commitment. Operation Smile Philippines provides safe and free reconstructive cleft surgeries to hundreds of children yearly throughout the country. The nominees for this award include Devid Guibiani the President of Soriano Projects and Ventures and Mary Lou T. Estrada the President of All Transport Network, Inc.


Bea Leosala, Business Relations Manager at the Italian Chamber of Commerce with Patrick Lawrence Tan of GlobalLink-MP and Lorens Ziller, Executive Director of ICCPI

Patrick Lawrence Tan the CEO and President of GlobalLink-MP was given a special award and certificate of appreciation.


From Left to Right: Bea Leosala, Gabrielle Hahn, Stefano Fazzini with his daughter, Marjorey Rubio, Sandro Bruni, Rosemarie Rafael, Tuesday Angliongto, Consul Antonio Gallo, Hermod Allertsen, Sergio Boero, Eduardo Francisco, Paco Magsaysay, Lorens Ziller, Patrick Lawrence Tan, and Emiliano Romano.


The exclusive ICCPI Leadership Awards was sponsored by Lazada, Essilor Luxottica, Dusit Thani, Stratbase, Crif, Blue Pacific Global (BPG), Fedrigoni, Bottega di Anna Maria Luisa BDO, and Pocofino .


To learn more about the 2nd edition of the ICCPI Leadership Awards visit: https://www.iccpi.org.ph/post/iccpi-leadership-awards-2022-1