The Nordic Business Council of the Philippines held its Annual General Membership (AGM) meeting on January 29, 2016 at the New World Hotel, Makati. Upon election of the presiding chairman and certification of a quorum and proof of the meeting notice, the incumbent President, Mr. Bo Lundqvist, reported on the activities of the council for fiscal year 2015. On his treasurer’s report, Mr. Uffe Henrichsen noted the positive financial position and growth in revenue from membership and consulting. The board of directors from 2015 were re-elected for another year of service in 2016:
Bo Lundqvist / Retail Software Associates Corp.
Erik Nielsen/ Global Process Manager, Inc.
Nicky Gemperle/ Poyry
Petteri Makitalo/ Veredium Energy Ventures Inc.
Uffe Henrichsen/ NNIT Philippines, Inc.
Following the AGM meeting was the 2016 economic briefing delivered by Dr. Dan Steinbock, Founder of Difference Group, and Dr. Cielito Habito, Professor of Ateneo de Manila University. Both distinguished economists presented the external and internal prospects for Philippine economic growth. Dr. Steinbock focused on the global and regional economic climate that may affect the country’s development while Dr. Habito discussed the essential yardsticks, which include price stability, jobs, and income. The forum ended with an engaging question and answer session.