Lunes, Setyembre 10, 2018

Top container operator is a Go Negosyo Big Brother

Ricky Razon at the infrastructure forum Build Build Build during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held last November 2017. The forum was moderated by Maria Ressa

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) is the undisputed top container operation in the country, with port projects and terminal concessions located in different regions across the globe. It maintains its position as a powerful economic player, further expanding its reach and influence to other parts of the world.

ICTSI has been a Big Brother of Go Negosyo for the past two years now, ever since we hosted ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. Ricky Razon, ICTSI’s chairman and president, has been an ally in promoting inclusive growth and prosperity for all.  Last year, he even joined our infrastructure forum entitled “Build, Build, Build” during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, together with Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala of the Ayala Corporation, Tony Fernandes  of AirAsia and other panelists.

Ricky Razon joined the discussion on infrastructure together with Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, CEO of Ayala Corporation and Shinya Ejima, Senior Vice- President of Japan International Cooperation Agency.

ICTSI goes beyond adopting a more inclusive business model that enables them to ensure that as the organization grows, the people grow along with them — allowing them to be part of the success and progress of the company. Since 1987, it has managed and operated container ports and terminals worldwide, which has enabled more active trade and commerce globally.

I commend corporations like ICTSI that have shown that an inclusive business model is not only possible, but has proven how it is, indeed, the better approach to achieve sustainable business. The efforts of our Big Brother advocate the same inclusive economic principle that I have always adhered to.

I’ve always believed that helping our fellow Filipinos should go beyond mere charity. As a nation, we must strive to build institutions that promote and ensure inclusive growth, where all stakeholders — from the executive levels to the rank-and-file employees, from suppliers to partners — can benefit.

Together, we must push for inclusive growth as this is the means to ensure prosperity for all.

Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), ICTSI’s flagship operations at the Port of Manila.

ICTSI's Makar Wharf in General Santos City.
ICTSI's New Container Terminal-2 in Subic, Zambales


It is not every day that you get to listen to wisdom and insights from an ASEAN leader like Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. At his age of 93, he is still as sharp as he was when he was first sworn in as prime minister in 1981.


It has been an eventful week as we have brought mentorship not only here in our country, but also to the international field. Mentorship is an asset to growth and acceleration of a country’s economy and the advancement of its MSMEs’ budding industry.
Catch Mr. Joey Concepcion's column on The Philippine Star every Monday and Thursday.

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