Honorary Chairman and COO, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dee is a prominent and well-respected figure in the trade and industry sector. He is currently the honorary chairman and COO of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). He is also the chairman and chief executive officer of the Universal Access to Competitiveness and Trade (U-ACT), an affiliate think-tank of PCCI.

As a business figure, he serves as the president of Phoenix Resource and Management Corporation. He is also a director of the Manila Exposition Complex, Inc. and chairman of Seoul Air Co., Ltd.

His other affiliates include: chairman of the Confederation of Garments Exporters of the Philippines, Inc. (CONGEP), vice-chairman of the Philippine Exporters Confederation (PHILEXPORT), governor of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), member of the executive committee of the Export Development Council (EDC) and a co-champion of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) for Education and Human Resource.

He previously served as the special envoy for Trade Negotiations under the Arroyo administration, commissioner social security system (SSS) in 2001- 2010, and director of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).