Charles Kenneth Co, assistant to the president of Cebu Steel Corp., has been elected as the 50th president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI).
He will serve a two-year term. He succeeds Felix Taguiam, who assumed the chamber's top position in 2020.
He is the second member of the Co family to assume leadership of CCCI. His father, Carlos G. Co, served as president from 2003 to 2004.
Prior to his election as president, Co served as vice president for membership development / chamber growth in 2020, vice president for the external affairs and relations division in 2018, and overall chair of the Cebu Business Month in 2017. He also served as a trustee in 2016.
Co had served as the assistant to the president of the Cebu Oversea Hardware Co., Inc. He was also a former treasurer of the Cebu Contractors Association.
Others elected during the meeting on March 1, 2022:
Melita Ramos, president and finance manager of Cebu Supergro Products Corp. - vice president for finance and administrative services;
Alice Queblatin, president of Cebu Alliance of Tour Operators Specialists - vice president for external affairs and relations / business advocacy and policy;
Tomas A. Riveral, chairman and CEO of Oriental Port & Allied Services Corp. - vice president for membership development;
Jay Y. Yuvallos, president of Interior Basic Export Corp. - vice president for business development;
Aaron Jeremy Que, executive vice president of Golden Prince Hotel & Suites and Golden Valley Hotel - vice president for Cebu business mobilization;
Ma. Aleta dela Calzada, designer, managing proprietor and founder of ATE by Tatah Clothier - board secretary;
Joyce So, first vice president and head of Visayas Banking Center I of Security Bank Corp. - treasurer; and
Joseph Tanco, founder and senior partner of Tanco & Partners Law Offices - legal counsel.