PBC Abu Dhabi – Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf

Philippine Business Council Abu Dhabi

Non-Profit Group

Photo by: Ace Reyes

The Philippine Business Council of Abu Dhabi, a non-profit organization registered with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, envisions a Filipino community of business leaders, constantly growing through supporting trade, commerce, and investment between the Philippines and the UAE.

Having done many projects over the years, one of their flagship events is InfoRoom, a series of talks aimed at strengthening the ecosystem of Filipino SME’s within Abu Dhabi. Another notable project is BizTalk, a series of lectures by established and successful entrepreneurs and resource speakers.

With the collective goal of linking Filipino entrepreneurs and partners, the PBC-AUH plays a key role in connecting entities to business opportunities whether in the Philippines through the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) or via the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and its attached service units and other supporting entrepreneurial organizations.

The group believes that, with the innate Filipino resourcefulness and resilience, success in business is there for the taking. According to Chairman Deborah Gay Dayrit, “We global Filipinos are known for our remarkable adaptability and ingenuity. If these traits are augmented and backed up with a proper support system, we will produce more Filipino owned SMEs that will outshine the rest. To rise from the status quo, one needs to dare fearlessly, and yes, the PBC is here to support and see them compete globally.”


Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf is Supported by: Kaya Skin Clinic,  Emirates Airline, and Unilever.

Special Thanks to Michael CincoEzra Couture , GiordanoDarcey FlowersIKON SolutionsVictors FreightMPQ Tourism, Asia Gulf Companies –La Carne & Filfood, WOL Water

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The Philippine Business Council – Abu Dhabi continues to grow and enables high quality business interactions among Filipino businessmen and professionals at par with international business/local community. Their work involves promoting private sector trade and investment between the Philippines and the UAE; providing assistance, advice and promotional support to all members and sponsors.


Being nonprofit organization, PBC – Abu Dhabi has established a reputation for providing service to Filipino and international business communities and has thereby positioned itself as an important member of Abu Dhabi’s private sector business community. , PBC – Abu Dhabi has been particularly active this year, with internal and external events designed to foster unity amongst its members and expand the groups local and regional footprint.


The PBC Abu Dhabi’s Execom and Coordinators for 2016.  In this photo (left to right): Elham Ali Al Tunaiji – Vice Chairman, Agnes Marelid – Membership Coordinator, Janet Tuano (member), Jan Barlow – Chairman, Yen AB (member), Ms. Agnes Stott-Briggs – Head of Special Projects, Angela Muir – Communications Coordinator, Jovy Tuaño – Director of Trade, Industry and Entrepreneurship, Ms. Teresa Keating – Director of Events/Sponsorship.  Not included in the picture are Atty. Michael Barney Almazar – Corporate Secretary, Dr. Joey Villanueva – Director of Healthcare and Well-being and Vicky Mikkelsen – Events Coordinator


Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.