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Rebecca Bustamante is President of Asia CEO Forum and Asia CEO Awards, the 2 largest regular business events of their kind in Philippines. She is also founder of Chalre Associates and responsible for operations of the company. She is considered one of the most accomplished female entrepreneurs currently working in Philippines.
Rebecca Bustamante’s business achievements have been the subject of articles in the Philippine Enquirer, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin (Panorama), MOD magazine, Woman’s magazine, Baby magazine, Philippine Mirror, He & She magazine and TV4. She is a former Vice President of the Canadian Club of the Philippines and has played a key role on the organizing committee of the “Canadian Snow Ball,” one of the largest annual social events in Philippines.
Rebecca began her 20-year career in Canada. Her most recent position was Senior Sales Director for a large international cosmetics organization. Some of the many awards she received from the company over a period of years included: Top Rookie Sales Director for North America, Top 10 Unit Sales Award Canada (for each year of service), Top 10 Personal Sales Award Canada (for each year of service). Because of her success, Rebecca was regularly asked to provide training presentations for up to 500 people at national company functions.
Richard is a featured presenter for Asia region conferences and provided Keynote Addresses for the following international expositions: HR Shared Services & BPO (Singapore), Successful Shared Services (Singapore), Executive Compensation & Benefits EXPO (Singapore).
He is a columnist and thought leader for a host of international publications. Some of these include: ComputerWorld, AsiaTimes, TelecomAsia, YahooNews, AsiaMiner and IndiaDaily. He is an Expert Panelist for CIO magazine (US) and the Offshore Offsourcing Best Practices association in New York. He is co-founder and current chairman of the International ICT Awards, one of the largest gala events in the Asia Pacific region.
Richard’s extensive career in Executive Search & Management Consulting includes 6 years working throughout Asia and 9 years in Toronto. His clients are multinational corporations for senior management positions. Of the many international recruitment projects he worked on in the Asia Pacific region, one was particularly noteworthy as it was reported on national Korean television as the largest technical recruiting venture in Korean history. The project was also a cover story for ComputerWorld magazine throughout North America.
Richard has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada’s most prominent technical post-secondary institution. He possesses the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute with its world headquarters in Charlottesville, VA, USA.