• More help for entrepreneurs seen from new DTI secretary


    There will be a stronger support for all entrepreneurs, especially the micro and small entrepreneurs, with the appointment of Ramon “Mon” Lopez as secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said.

    “It is a great development for the business community to have Mon Lopez as the department secretary. It is a pleasure to know that the Duterte administration and other people have recognized Go Negosyo and Mon Lopez and our entrepreneurship advocacy to help Filipinos level up,” Concepcion noted.

    Lopez has been the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo’s executive director for the past 11 years.

    For 22 years, Lopez has served the business sector as a top executive of RFM Corporation and has handled strategic planning and business development; mergers and acquisitions; and equity investors group.

    He is reputed to have earned the respect of the business, financial and investment communities here and abroad.

    Lopez obtained his AB Economics degree from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, and his master’s degree in Development Economics at Williams College in Massachusetts.

    He formerly worked with DTI and the National Economic and Development Authority and has experience in trade and industry development planning.

    His active involvement in Go Negosyo, not only as its executive director, but also as one of the Angelpreneurs has resulted in the “admiration and respect of millions of small and medium entrepreneurs nationwide,” a statement said.


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