The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) recently welcomed a new set of Board of Directors for the term 2021-2023 during its annual meeting and first ever virtual elections via Zoom on June 24, 2021.
This term’s Board consists of 12 re-elected directors and 3 new additions to the Board. The 3 newly elected directors are Socorro Reyes-Bautista, President of Blooming Ventures, Inc., Susan Sy-Thai , Corporate Adviser of Primer Group of Companies, and Raymond Alimurung, CEO of Lazada E-Services Philippines, Inc.
The rest of the PRA Board of Directors that will continue their term for the next 2 years include Ace Hardware Philippines Board Adviser Lorenzo C. Formoso, Central Books Director Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco, CMG Retail, Inc. Chairman Chan Kok Bin, Golden ABC,Inc. CEO Bernido H. Liu, Mercury Drug Corp. President Vivian Q. Azcona, Picture City President Atty. Paul A. Santos, Quorum International (Toby’s Sports) Chairman Roberto S. Claudio Sr., Robinsons Recreation Corp. President Frederick D. Go, Rustan Commercial Corp. President Bienvenido V. Tantoco III, SM Retail, Inc. Director Jorge T. Mendiola, Sportshouse Int’l. Leisure, Inc. President Mars C. Chua, and Wilcon Depot, Inc. SEVP-COO Rosemarie B. Ong.
In view of the unique and serious concerns brought about by the pandemic to the industry, the new set of PRA Board of Directors during their Board meeting on 29 June 2021, have decided to re-elect and retain the incumbent officers – Rosemarie B. Ong as President, and Atty. Paul A. Santos as PRA Chairman- for an initial and limited period of six (6) months, from 1 July to 31 December 2021 to allow more time for a more thorough and deliberative process to elect new set of PRA officers for the term 2021-2023.