President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has picked Ramon M. Lopez as his Trade and Industry Secretary.
The 55-year old is the right hand man of billionaire Joey Concepcion, president and CEO of RFM Corp.
Lopez is Concepcion’s executive assistant and head of RFM’s corporate planning. He joined RFM in 1994.
He also served as Executive Director of Philippinde Center for Entrepreneurship or “GoNegosyo.”
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from U.P School of Economics and a Masters Degree in Economics at Williams College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Concepcion’s father, Joecon, used to head the Department Trade and Industry under the Cory Aquino administration.