Officers of CanCham


The officers of CanCham authorized by the By Laws are:

  • The President
  • First Vice President
  • Second Vice President
  • Third Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Executive Director

The President, Vice Presidents, and Treasurer are elected by a majority of all elected Trustees from among themselves at the first organizational meeting of Trustees following the Annual General Meeting of the Members. They hold office for one (1) year or until their successors have been elected and taken office. Any vacancy in an elected office is filled by the Board from among themselves.

The Corporate Secretary is elected by the Board and the Executive Director is appointed by the Board.


(April 2015-2016)

  • Julian Payne, President & CEO
  • Mercedes Laurel-Marquez, First Vice President
  • Flora Naces, Second Vice President
  • Nilo Claudio, Third Vice President
  • Christopher Bell-Knight, Treasurer & CFO
  • Atty. Mermalyn Hannah Abalos, Corporate Secretary
  • Cora dela Cruz,  Executive Director


In addition to the Officers mandated by the Bylaws, the Board of Trustees under authority given it in the Bylaws also established as CanCham Officers Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons for each Chapter with these Chapter Officers appointed by the Board in consultation with members in the relevant Chapter. The established Chapter Officers and current incumbents are:

Felix Tiukinhoy Jr., Chairperson Cebu Chapter

Francis Fulache, Vice Chairperson Cebu Chapter

Robert Quinto, Chairperson Davao Chapter

Roberto “Robbie” P Alabado III, Vice Chairperson Davao Chapter