Ceremony to swear-in of the New President and Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce
(San Juan, Puerto Rico – July 16, 2021) The Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico (CCPR) carried out the swearing-in of its new president Luis A. Gierbolini Rodríguez, as well as the new Board of Directors for the period 2021-2022. The swearing-in was in charge of the director of Legal and Legislative Services of the CCPR the Lcda. Liza Garcia, and the event was held last Thursday, July 15 at the Caribbean Hilton. During his swearing-in message, Gierbolini Rodríguez highlighted the important role that the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico must assume to promote a true business culture in the country and promote its productivity at all levels; aspects to which you wish to give emphasis in your presidency.
“We need to unite Puerto Rico in a common vision of a country. At a time when Puerto Rico’s fiscal and economic situation has been aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic, we all need to do our part to tackle the loss of jobs and the growing contraction of our economy. The responsibility is shared,” said Gierbolini Rodriguez, who indicated that he intends to turn the Chamber into a uniting entity for the discussion of ideas that promote the country’s competitiveness among all sectors.
About thirty entrepreneurs make up the new Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico, whose Executive Committee will be composed of Ms. Georyanne Ríos of HR Unlimited Solutions LLC as first vice president; Ms. Teresita Santiago Lebrón of El Morro Technologies, Inc. as second vice president; Dr. Jeannette Vázquez Berríos of Creative Skills Enterprise, Inc. as third vice president; Ms. Juan Carlos Agosto Martínez of Supermercados Econo, immediate former president; Mr. Cameron McKenzie of McKensie & Associates, LLC, President-elect; Mr. Freddy Castejón of WorCaps Working Capital Solutions, LLC as treasurer; Ms. Alma Aldarondo Alfaro of the Cidreña Credit Union as secretary; Lcda. Margaret Ramírez Báez de Ramírez & Báez Law Offices as a member; on behalf of the Affiliated Associations, Ms. Aysha Issa, president of the Association Made in Puerto Rico; CPA David A. Rodríguez Ortiz of Sageza LLC and former president of CCPR, chairman of the Council of Former CCPR Presidents; as Advisors to the President the CPA Luis J. Torres Llompart of Alvarado Tax & Business Advisors; Ms. Joanellis Fernández de Kevane Grant Thornton LLP and former CCPR President José E. Ledesma Fuentes; and Ms. Sharon Ferrer, acting executive director of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce.
- Mr. Cameron Mckenzie of McKensie & Associates, LLC
- Waleska Rivera of Danosa Caribbean, Inc.
- Wilma Alejandro of Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
- Georyanne Rios of HR Unlimited Solutions LLC
- Eduardo Fernandez of Pan American Grain Mftg. Co., Inc.
- Omar Mejías of Advent-Morro Equity Partners, Inc.
- Affiliated Associations:
- Association Made in Puerto Rico, Inc.
- Puerto Rico Restaurant Association (ASORE)
- College of Certified Public Accountants of Puerto Rico (CCPA)
- Association of Community Pharmacies of Puerto Rico
- Retail Trade Association (ACDET)
- Entrepreneurs for Puerto Rico