Summit on public-private partnership

SPEAKERS from sports consumer brands Nestlé Philippines Inc.-Milo and Otsuka-Solar Philippines Inc. will grace the 16th session of the National Sports Summit 2021 on Wednesday.

Nestlé Philippines Inc. Assistant Vice President-Milo, Marketing Lester Castillo, Otsuka-Solar Philippines Inc. President and Managing Director Kohei Oyamada and Brand Development Manager Nelia Ramos will discuss their respective partnerships with government institutions and will highlight their collaboration with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

As known sports advocates, Nestlé Philippines Inc.- Milo and Otsuka-Solar Philippines Inc. have shown tremendous support to the Philippine national team through the years.

“We are elated with their willingness to share their partnership dynamics with our summit stakeholders since their support to the national athletes has always been a great help in improving the country’s sports,” PSC Chief of staff and NSS Project Director Marc Velasco said.

The speakers all have extensive experiences in the field of marketing and brand development.

Castillo has over 15 years accumulated in marketing, sales and business development. He was behind Above-The-Line and Below-The-Line marketing campaigns of their brand and the “Get Your Child Into Sports” campaign serving more than eight million children across the country.

Oyamada, prior to heading the nutraceutical brand in 2018, also served as Strategy and Planning Section Chief and Middle East  Egypt Area Manager at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Otsuka International Asia Arab and Strategy and Planning Specialist at the Human Resource Department Otsuka Pharmaceutical Tokyo Headquarters.

Ramos, on the other hand, served as Ethical Marketing Manager until 2019 and now leads the marketing and advertising projects of Pocari Sweat.

This batch’s past speakers include Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation president Alberto Agra, University of the Philippines Prof. Gerard Lico and University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigresses, and Enderun Lady Titans HeCd coach Haydee Ong.