Finland’s new Honorary Consul in Cebu, Mr. Franco Soberano is the Chief Operating Officer of Cebu Landmasters, Inc, the leading real estate developer in the Visayas-Mindanao (VisMin) region with over 100 projects across 16 key VisMin cities.
Their portfolio includes a wide array of residential, office, retail, hospitality, resort, mixed-use and township developments.
Franco graduated with a BS Management degree, minor in Financial Management from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also obtained a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York City. Franco is also an active member of the local community, being a founding member of the Global Shapers Cebu Hub (an initiative of the World Economic Forum).
The new Honorary Consul of Finland in Davao City, Mr. Antonio S. Peralta has degrees from Ateneo De Davao and Manila Universities, and from the University of Asia and the Pacific.
During his extensive career Mr. Peralta has been the Senior Country Officer at ASEAN Finance Corporation, Vice President of the Institutional Banking Group at the Development Bank of the Philippines, and concurrently served on the Boards of Directors of companies in which the Bank has interests.
He is currently the Executive Director of the Foundation for Rural Enterprise Ecology & Development of Mindanao (FREEDOM) Inc. Mr. Peralta is a member of various international organizations, and a Member and Chairman of Southern-Mindanao Business Council (SMBC), of the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Corporate Secretary of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Mindanao.
The contact information and opening hours of the Honorary Consulates are found on the Finnish Embassy in Manila FB page. You can also read more about the scope of work of the Honorary Consulates, augmenting Finland’s network of diplomatic missions. https://finlandabroad.fi/web/phl/honorary-consulates