After years of helping one business expand, Bernardo Chua started a business of his own, one that has also gone on to have great success. This native of the Philippines started his business career in marketing, and before long became an executive with Gano Excel in his native country. Specializing in unique beverages and personal care items, Chua helped Gano expand beyond The Philippines, to Hong Kong, Canada, and ultimately, the United States. He was rewarded by being named Gano’s president of its USA office. Read more about Bernardo Chua at oldcurmudgeoncomics.com
With his Chinese heritage, Bernardo Chua knew of the benefits of the fungi ganoderma. Used in traditional medicines throughout Asia for years, Chua successfully marketed this ingredient in coffee, capsules, and food products outsid of Asia. This led to more success for Gano Excel.
In 2008, Bernardo Chua struck out on his own and founded Organo Gold. This company specializes in healthy coffee and tea products. It was a struggle to get the new company off the ground as Chua opened it just at the start of The Great Recession, but he was able to successfully promote the health benefits of his ganoderma beverages throughout the world. In just five years, Direct Selling News listed Organo Gold as the 55th largest direct selling company in the world. Based in Canada, Organo Gold boasts one million distributors. Chua himself also spends a great deal of time speaking and giving interviews on the benefits of ganoderma.
Considered one of the most successful businessmen in the Pacific Rim, Bernardo Chua has received the Dangal ng Bayan Award for Business and Industry in 2014. He is also a five time winner of the Direct Sales Company of the Year award. Along with coffees and tea, Organo Gold offers other consumables.