R.G. Manabat & Co. (RGM&Co.) hosted a welcome luncheon for Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines Jan Top Christensen at the Tower Club in Makati City.
In attendance during the luncheon were members of the Danish business community in the Philippines and RGM&Co. executives. These include Arla Foods Country Manager Jens Christian Krog Nielsen, Arla Foods Vice President for Southeast Asia Patrick Hanson, Danfoss Inc. Country Manager Allan Almendrala, Global Process Manager Inc. President Erik Nielsen, Grundfos Holding A/S General Manager Hans Ole Steensig, ISS Facility Services Phils. Inc. CEO Peter Lund, Scan Global Logistics Inc. Managing Director Klaus Rasmussen, SEMCO Maritime A/S Global Service Manager Jens Kristian Mygent, Skandinavian Solar Corp. President Leo Sørensen, TORM Shipping Philippines, Inc. Senior Finance Manager Crisalde Julaton, Nordic Business Council Philippines Project Manager Joni Koro and Royal Danish Consulate General Honorary Consul General Perry Pe.
RGM&Co. executives present were Chairman and CEO Roberto Manabat, Vice Chairman and Head of Tax, Chief Operating Officer Emmanuel Bonoan, Chief Finance Officer Pacifico Castañeda, Audit Partner Emy Bagnes, Tax Principal Carmela Peralta and Advisory Partner Michael Guarin.
During the luncheon, RGM&Co.Vice Chairman and Head of Tax, Chief Operating Officer Emmanuel Bonoan introduced KPMG’s Thought Leadership publication entitled 2015 Change Readiness Index, a report which evaluates the ability of 127 countries to prepare for, manage and respond to change.
He cited the Philippines’ strong performance in the survey report where it ranks first in the lower-middle income nations and 33rd in the overall index, above high-income countries like Spain and Italy.
Ambassador Christensen expressed his appreciation for the luncheon hosted by the Firm and acknowledged RGM&Co. and KPMG International’s important role in bringing more Danish businesses to the country while addressing barriers to investments with the support of the Royal Danish Embassy.
“We look forward to deepen our strong relationship with the Royal Danish Embassy and the Danish business community in further attracting foreign direct investments in order to sustain our country’s strong economic performance,” said Roberto Manabat, Chairman and CEO of RGM&Co.