President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has tapped Frederick Go, Robinsons Land President and Chief Executive Officer, as his Presidential Adviser on Investment and Economic Affairs.
In a statement on Friday, the Presidential Communications Office said Go will be assisted by Rafael Consing Jr., the chief finance officer of Razon-owned International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) who also accepted his appointment on Thursday.
A nephew of the late billionaire tycoon John Gokongwei, Go graduated from Ateneo de Manila University where he served as editor of The Guidon.
He worked as a business reporter covering the stock market and the corporate sector for the Manila Times, then owned by the Gokongwei family, in the early 1990s.
In 1992, he joined Robinsons Land Corp., the property unit of the Gokongwei Group, and oversaw its expansion over the past three decades.
Go was named Enterprise Asia’s Entrepreneur of the Year during the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019.
He also received the 2021 Prix d’Excellence Property Man of the Year for changing the game in the real estate industry.
On Thursday, ICTSI announced in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange that Consing was retiring from his role as Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer “with immediate effect.” Vince Lopez
”During his 15 years at ICTSI, the last seven of which as CFO, Joel Consing has made a very significant contribution to the success of the business, and we have accepted his retirement with regret,” Enrique K. Razon Jr., chairman and president of ICTSI, said.
“At the same time, we are happy that Joel will be moving on to an important role of national responsibility within the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. I congratulate Joel on this new role outside of ICTSI,” he added.
The company also announced that Emilio Manuel V. Pascua will replace Joel Consing as the company’s Chief Financial Officer effective immediately.