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The Principals of Chalre Associates are well known in their industries of focus throughout the region of South East Asia.  Their editorials and interviews have been published by international media organizations throughout the world.  For an exhaustive listing of their articles and speeches, go to the Publications section of the Chalre Associates website. 




Asia CEO Forum - Largest regular business event in Philippines.


Asia CEO Forum


Asia CEO Forum is the largest regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the most important in Southeast Asia.

The forum is organized by Chalre Associates for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers active in the region. 


See www.asia-ceo.org  

for details.



Asia CEO Awards - the largest business awards event in Philippines


Asia CEO Awards


Asia CEO Awards is the largest business awards events in Philippines with major sponsors like American Express, PLDT Alpha Enterprise, Ford, Accenture, Teleperformance, KPMG, Jones Lang LaSalle, NorthgateArinso and others.  


Asia CEO Awards highlights business achievement in Philippines and promotes the nation as a premier business destination. 


See www.asia-ceo.org/awards for details.





 Media Publication: GMA News TV

Pinoys Move Up 

By Rebecca Bustamante, President

Chalre Associates

Download article: AsiaMiner magazineFilipino managers are taking their rightful place at the top of the international business community. 

It used to be that executive positions of top multinational organizations were tightly controlled in a top-down manner. International managers would be sent from the home office to country offices throughout the world. They would then spend the next three or four years dictating company operating policies to local staff, whose performance was measured by how well they complied. There was little opportunity for Filipinos and other "locals" to aspire for a senior management post within their own country, let alone outside it.

A revolution in leadership democracy has overthrown this cozy dictatorship. Localization is all the rage and most global companies now desire to promote local managers to the most senior positions, including the once-untouchable ones like Head of Finance. Global managers have concluded that Asians are well suited to lead other Asians.

Long live the expat

Despite the clear trend toward localization of most senior roles in the Philippines and
throughout Asia, there continues to be strong demand for expatriate managers. This
is especially so in high-growth sectors such as engineering, hospitality, mining, and
business process outsourcing. Employment growth rates in many industries have been so strong that senior managers from abroad are still needed to top up local supply. In certain sectors, expatriates still deliver a perception of prestige that seems to be in never-ending demand.

Despite the continuing demand, the nature of the expatriate relationship has changed
drastically. Traditional expat packages that provided for luxurious housing, expensive
schooling for kids and flybacks to the home country are being eroded. Absolutely everything is negotiable.

 The trend has created a fast-growing class of people called "local expats." These are defined as non-Asians who choose to live and work in Asia for the simple reason that they like it here. Local expats work at close to international incomes but pay most of their own personal costs. 

Most people in Asia, and especially Philippines, still think expatriates earn more than they do but the fact is that most of these differences have been minimized. In locations like Singapore and Hong Kong, equal-pay-for-equal-work has been a reality. In countries like ours, the situation is still evolving. Across Asia, senior local managers in high growth sectors like business process outsourcing and engineering have seen relentless salary increases and many now earn as much as any expatriate could ever hope for.

Moving up, moving out

At the same time that Filipinos and other Asians can now run operations in their own country, they are also being asked to run operations in other countries as well. Indians, Filipinos and Malaysians all have the same opportunities to gain experience that only expatriates used to have.

Going one step further, some multinationals are expanding the country manager’s job
to handle more than one country. The reason behind this is that most countries in Southeast Asia are economically small. Dividing time among two or three countries
provides a realistic return to the employer and a much bigger opportunity to the

So, it seems the day has finally arrived when expatriates are no longer an absolute necessity. But, we shouldn’t worry about them too much. They will still be around for
a long time to come — if only to keep the seats warm until us locals show we really want their jobs.

Rebecca Bustamante is president of Chalre Associates, an executive search and management consulting firm active throughout Asia-Pacific.


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Chalre Associates provides its Executive Search & Management Consulting services throughout the Asia Pacific region.  We are proactive and well known in our sectors of focus.  Regional Managers use us to help bridge the gap between local environments and the world-class requirements of multinational corporations.   


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