THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT PROMOTIONS GROUP
Bianca Pearl R. Sykimte
Export Marketing Bureau
Acts as the executive and technical agency of the national government for the establishment of the management systems for the trade in strategic goods, services and technologies to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. STMO will implement strategies, policies and guidelines of NSC-STMCom; establish and maintain a database on strategic goods and on persons engaged in strategic goods trade; issues authorizations or deny applications for authorizations; and undertake enforcement of provisions of the STMA, coordinate with industry, other government agencies and the public.
Export Marketing Bureau (EMB)
The Department of Trade and Industry – Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) is mandated to oversee the development, promotion, and monitoring of Philippine exports. The DTI-EMB provides exporters the enabling environment to make them globally competitive.
Bianca Pearl R. Sykimte
Ms. Sykimte is the Director of the DTI-Export Marketing Bureau and concurrent Executive Director of the Export Development Council. She oversees the drafting and implementation of export development and promotion strategies and initiatives, and the provision of exporter services such as trade facilitation, business matching, and information services.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Sykimte managed initiatives under the Industry Development Program of the DTI-Board of Investments. These included policy analysis and formulation, industry promotion, and capacity building programs.
Ms. Sykimte also served as Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist of the DTI-Bureau of International Trade Relations. Her work in the Bureau significantly contributed to the signing of the Philippines-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the inclusion of the Philippines in the European Union (EU) Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus list of beneficiaries.
As a former Associate Market Analyst in IDC Philippines, she authored/co-authored papers on: (1) Philippines Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise IT Buying Behavior and Adoption Plans; (2) Philippine Hardcopy Peripherals Industry: A Closer Look at End-User Segmentation; and (3) Philippines 2010 Top 10 Predictions: Year of Recovery and Transformation.
Ms. Sykimte obtained her master’s degree in applied business economics from the University of Asia & the Pacific (UA&P) and her bachelor’s degree in commerce major in Economics from the University of Santo Tomas (UST).