The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Phils. Inc. (FICCI) is one of the pioneer ethnic foreign Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines, engaged in promoting the business and social interests of the Filipino – Indian Business Community in the Philippines. Founded in 1951 it has continuously worked towards the enhancement of relations between the Indian and Filipino communities as well as the integration of Indian business interests with that of the Philippines. The Chamber is part of an alliance of different Business groups in the Philippines and is committed to help the Philippine Government and other business organisations achieve inclusive growth.
The FICCI started from a group of Indian businessmen drawn together in the spirit of brotherhood to establish ties with their homeland with the sincere desire to help integrate Filipino Indian businessmen with their Philippine counterparts. It was formerly organized and registered in 1951 under the then American regime in the Philippines. It is one of the oldest Indian Chambers outside of India.
The nine pioneering businessmen who founded the Chamber were Mr. Navalrai Jethmal, Mr. Genomal T. Verhomal, Mr. Hashumal Gianchand, Mr. Hemandas Vaswani, Mr. Gagoomal Assanmal, Mr. Chandumal Mirani, Mr.Bhojraj Hiranand, Mr. Ramchand Gopaldas and Mr. Kotumal Chelaram.
Today, as a formal organization, it represents the major business interests of the Filipino – Indian business sector and is held in high esteem for its active involvement in the Philippine private sector.