Supported by high-level senior advisors, our Philippines team provides a full suite of public affairs, government engagement, business advisory, and market entry services. The team is highly qualified and experienced in working with leading multinational companies, public sector agencies, and non-profit organizations in multiple industries.
Mr. Ramon “Ricky” A. Carandang supports Asia Group Advisors and its clients with strategic communications, regulatory advocacy, and crucial understanding of corporate and government relations in the Philippines.
Mr. Carandang was appointed Secretary of Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning by President Benigno S. Aquino III in July 2010. He served as President Aquino’s chief messaging strategist until leaving government in 2013.
He also joined ABS-CBN, the largest broadcast network in the Philippines, where he worked as a reporter, presenter, and commentator. During his stint in ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), he hosted his own news commentary shows The Rundown and The Big Picture. He also worked as field reporter for TV Patrol and Bandila, the largest local language news programs, as well as presenter for the current affairs program The Correspondents.
Before his career in communications, Mr. Carandang spent his early years as an investment professional, working as an analyst and sales executive for various brokerage houses including Pryce Securities, HG Asia Securities, and Kim Eng Securities.
Mr. Carandang is currently the chief executive officer of Ronin Consultancy Services’ (RCS). He and RCS assist Asia Group Advisors with building strategic relationships with key stakeholders and government officials and offering advisory services of on the ground developments in Philippines and beyond. Together, Asia Group Advisors is able to offer our clients unique and specialized expertise.