Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. was elected president of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) for 2019 during the organizational meeting of the ECOP Board of Governors on 14 December 2018. He will hold the position concurrently as ECOP Honorary Chairman. Ortiz-Luis previously served as ECOP president in 2007-2009. Ortiz-Luis is also president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport) and Honorary Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
Meanwhile, the ECOP Board of Governors also designated Roberto Amores as Governor of ECOP to take the place of Donald G. Dee until the latter’s term expires in December 2019. Dee passed away on 2 December 2018 following a long battle with cancer. Amores is president of Hi-Las Inc. and President of the Philippine Food Exporters Inc. (Philfoodex).