Francis Kong

Francis Kong is one of the most respected business speakers in the country. He is a recipient of The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award 2014. Francis is a columnist. His column at the Philippine Star has been awarded best business column for the years 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and has been accorded Hall of Fame Awardee by the Catholic Mass Media Awards.

As an entrepreneur, Francis is versed in the field of manufacturing and retail. He founded
a famous garment brand and ran it successfully for 17 years. He also ventured into retail of an Italian
fashion brand and managed its marketing and operations for many years.

Francis formed Success Options Publishing Company and Consultancy and Funworks Inc. He also co-
founded Inspire Leadership consultancy Incorporated.

As a business consultant, Francis sits as an adviser in some of the country’s top business
corporations. He currently sits on the Board of Primer Holdings Incorporated.

As personal coach, Francis has mentored many of the top business leaders in the country.

As a broadcaster, Francis runs a radio program called Business Matters at DZFE-FM 98.7.

As a speaker and trainer, Francis averages more than 300 talks, seminars and training both here and
abroad yearly.

As a book author he has authored 19 books and more is to come.

He won the Anvil Award for Excellence for the staging of the Dr. John Maxwell Seminar Series, Gold Quill Award for Best Public Speech category given by the International Association Business Communicators.

He won The Dr. Jose Rizal Award for Excellence in the field of journalism.

He garnered the Communication and Leadership Award by Toastmasters International Philippines chapter.

His book called Famealy Matters was awarded the Anvil Award for Excellence.

His Business Matters radio program was given a special citation for Inspirational Programming by the Catholic Mass Media Awards of the Philippines.

Francis took up business while in college and graduated Magna Cum Laude and holds an MA Degree in Trinity College and Bible Seminar at Newburgh Indiana. He completed the Summer Course on Apologetics and Philosophy held in Oxford University and has also completed the Managing Yourself and Leading Others seminar in Harvard University's Continuous Education Program.

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