On September 18, 2015, Renato “Rene” Florencio speaks about Cultured Diamonds on the 12th regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Sta. Rosa Centro.
Renato “Rene” Florencio is the President of several corporations such as Golcondia Cultured Diamonds, Technomarine Phils., Inc., Moissanite Phils. Inc., Rafael Jewellery Co. Inc., My Diamond Co. Inc., to name a few. Jewelry is the core business of the Florencio family. One could say, the passion for jewelry making is in their blood because all of his three children are following their parents’ footsteps. Mr. Florencio is a graduate of BS Mechanical Engineering at the National University. To further his business skills, he took his MBA at the University of the Philippines and the Top Management Program at the Asian Institute of Management.
As a rotarian, he was the President of the Rotary Club of Marikina in RY 2006– 2007 and served as Deputy District Governor for RY 2011-2012.
Mr. Florencio’s wife began the business in the basement of their house with two plateros or goldsmiths. Initially, she sold to former classmates, co-parents in Ateneo and Mr. Florencio’s own personal network. He was then the president and general manager of Connell Bros. Co. Pilipinas, Inc. He decided to join the family business and quit from Connell Bros. after 15 years in the company.
At present, Mr. Florencio is the is the National Representative of the Asean Jewelry Association, the Vice President of the International Ambassador Club of the Philippines, and the Charter Chairman, Asean Jaycee Senate Foundation.