Bernardo Chua wanted to become a doctor when he grew up. Although he fell short of that dream, his accomplishments have not been far off as he helps people lead healthier lives. A citizen of the Philippines, he was the youngest of 14 children. He had his first taste in business through the family business where he acted as the purchasing manager in their garment manufacturing plant. His next step in the corporate staircase was managing a travel agency. His role was to institute programs that saw the agency’s growth in Southeast Asia. Later, Bernardo Chua, or Bernie on Twitter, was approached by a direct selling company which had set up a regional office in the Philippines and they wanted him to manage it. He went on to increase the company’s market share and helped gain recognition in Asia. When the company decided to set up camp in North America, he was the man trusted with managing the Canadian business. Read more about Bernardo Chua on Caja Mediterraneo
Six years into moving into Canada with his family, he set up his own company, Organo Gold, now known as ORGANO. The company majored in selling varieties of teas, coffees and dietary supplements. The company was stationed at Vancouver, British Columbia and its aim was to popularize the use of Ganoderma, a herb staple that is an ingredient in traditional Asian medicines, to the Western World. It did this by infusing the herb into the Western World’s popular beverages- tea and coffee.
In addition to helping people lead healthy lives, Bernardo ensures that the consumers and distributors are educated on the ganoderma lucidium herb and the health benefits that result from its use. He is also a sponsor in the OG Cares Foundation. This foundation provides mentorship to young men and women so as to grow their leadership skills.
Bernardo Chua has been recognized for his role in business. At an award ceremony held by the National Consumer Affairs Foundation in Manila, Philippines, he was the recipient of two Dangal ng Bayan awards and an award for Outstanding Global Entrepreneur.