Leadership

 

 
MR. ROLANDO C. GAPUD
Executive Chairman
Elected on 13 April 2018
Mr. Rolando C. Gapud has over 35 years of experience in banking, finance and general management, having worked as CEO of several Philippine companies, notably Security Bank and Trust Company, Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corp. and Greenfield Development Corp. He was also the COO of the joint venture operations of Bankers Trust and American Express in the Philippines. He has served in the Boards of various major Philippine companies, including the Development Bank of the Philippines, the development finance arm of the Philippine Government. Mr. Gapud is the Chairman of the Board of Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL), the Company’s parent, and Chairman of the Board of Del Monte Foods, Inc., DMPL’s US subsidiary. He is also a Director of FieldFresh Foods Private Ltd., a joint venture of DMPL with the Bharti Group of India. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Management degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Asian Executive Board of the Sloan School in MIT and the Board of Governors of the Asia School of Business, a joint venture between the Sloan School of MIT and Bank Negara, the Central Bank of Malaysia.
 
 
 
MR. JOSELITO D. CAMPOS, JR.
Executive Director
Elected on 16 March 2006
Mr. Joselito D. Campos, Jr. is Chairman and CEO of the NutriAsia Group of Companies, a major food conglomerate in the Philippines. He is also Chairman of Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. and Chairman of Ayala-Greenfield Development Corp., two major Philippines property developers. He is a Director of San Miguel Corporation, one of the largest and oldest business conglomerates in the Philippines. Mr. Campos is an Executive Director and CEO of Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL), the Company’s parent and Vice Chairman of Del Monte Foods, Inc., DMPL’s US subsidiary. He is also a Director of FieldFresh Foods Private Ltd., a joint venture of DMPL with the Bharti Group of India. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of United Laboratories, Inc. and its regional subsidiaries and affiliates. Unilab is the Philippines’ largest pharmaceutical company with substantial operations in the Asian region. Mr. Campos is the Consul General in the Philippines for the Republic of Seychelles. He is also Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Bonifacio Arts Foundation Inc., The Mind Museum and the Del Monte Foundation, Inc. He is a Trustee and Global Council Member of the Asia Society in the Philippines; a Trustee of the Philippines-China Business Council and the Philippines Center for Entrepreneurship; a National Advisory Council Member of the World Wildlife Fund-Philippines; and a Director of the Philippine Eagle Conservation Program Foundation, Inc. Mr. Campos holds an MBA from Cornell University.
 
 
 
MR. EDGARDO M. CRUZ, JR.
Executive Director
Elected on 2 May 2007
Mr. Edgardo M. Cruz, Jr. is a member of the Board of the NutriAsia Group of Companies. Mr. Cruz is a Director of Del Monte Foods, Inc., Del Monte Pacific Ltd.’s US subsidiary. He is the Chairman of the Board of Bonifacio Gas Corporation, Bonifacio Water Corporation and Bonifacio Transport Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Evergreen Holdings Inc., Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation and the BG Group of Companies. He is also a Board member and Chief Financial Officer of Bonifacio Land Corporation. He sits on the Boards of Ayala Greenfield Development Corporation and Ayala Greenfield Golf and Leisure Club Inc. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bonifacio Arts Foundation Inc., The Mind Museum and the Del Monte Foundation, Inc. Mr. Cruz earned his MBA degree from the Asian Institute of Management after graduating from De La Salle University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
 
 
 
MR. LUIS F. ALEJANDRO
Executive Director
Elected on 16 March 2006
Mr. Luis F. Alejandro has over 30 years of experience in consumer product operations and management. He started his career with Procter & Gamble where he spent 15 years in brand management before joining Kraft Foods Philippines Inc. as President and General Manager. Later, he joined Southeast Asia Food Inc. and Heinz UFC Philippines, Inc., two leading consumer packaged condiment companies of the NutriAsia Group, as President and Chief Operating Officer. He then became President and Chief Operating Officer of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, a leading media conglomerate in the Philippines. Mr. Alejandro is a Director of Del Monte Foods, Inc., Del Monte Pacific Ltd.’s (DMPL) US subsidiary. He is also a Director of FieldFresh Foods Private Ltd., a joint venture of DMPL with the Bharti Group of India. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.
 
 
 
MR. GENARO D. REYES
Non-Executive Director
Elected on 16 March 2006
Mr. Genaro D. Reyes has over 35 years of experience in treasury and financial roles in various companies. He is a member of the Board of NutriAsia Inc. and NutriAsia Pacific Limited. He was previously employed with Ford Philippines, Inc., 3M Philippines, Inc. and State Investment House (HK) Ltd. He has an AB-BSC Accounting degree from De La Salle University.
 
 
 
DR. EMIL Q. JAVIER
Independent Director
Elected effective 20 April 2018
Dr. Emil Q. Javier is a Filipino agronomist widely recognized in the international community for his academic leadership and profound understanding of developing country agriculture. He was until recently the President of the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines. He has served as Philippines Minister of Science and President of the University of the Philippines. He was the first and only developing country scientist to Chair the Technical Advisory Committee of the prestigious Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). He was Chairman of the Board of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); Chair and Acting Director of the Southeast Asia Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA); and Director General of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (Taiwan). Dr. Javier is a Director of Del Monte Foods, Inc., Del Monte Pacific Ltd.’s (DMPL) US subsidiary and is an Independent Director of Philippine-listed Centro Escolar University. He holds doctorate and masteral degrees in plant breeding and agronomy from Cornell University and the University of Illinois. He completed his bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños.
 
 
 
MRS. CORAZON S. DE LA PAZ-BERNARDO
Independent Director
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Corazon S. de la Paz-Bernardo is an independent director of the following publicly listed companies: Phinma Energy Corporation, Phinma Petroleum and Geothermal, Inc., D&L Industries, Republic Glass Holdings Corporation and Roxas & Co. She is Adviser to the Board and the Board Audit Committee of BDO Unibank, Inc. and Adviser to the Board Audit Committee of PLDT; Trustee of Miriam College, University of the East, UE Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Medical Doctors Inc. (Makati Medical Center), Philippine Center for Population and Development, Philippine Business for Education and Laura Vicuna Foundation for Street Children, Vice Chairperson of Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc. and the Shareholders Association of the Philippines, Chairman of Jaime V. Ongpin Microfinance Foundation and Trustee/Treasurer of MFI Polytechnic Institute, Inc. She was Chairman and Senior Partner of then Joaquin Cunanan & Co. (Price Waterhouse Philippines) from 1981 to 2001 and a member of the board of Price Waterhouse World Firm from 1992 to 1995. She was a board director of San Miguel Corporation, PLDT, Philex Mining, among others, from 2001 to 2008, Ayala Land (2006-April 2010), Chairman of the Board of Equitable PCI Bank (2006-2007) and Vice Chairman of Banco de Oro (BDO, Inc.) (2007-2012). She was President of the Social Security System from 2001 to 2008 and of the Geneva-based International Social Security Association from 2004 to 2010 and is currently its Honorary President. She had served as National President of the Philippine Institute of CPAs, the Management Association of the Philippines, the Financial Executive Institute of the Philippines, Cornell Club of the Philippines, The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS), and the Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association. She is an awardee of The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) in Public Accounting, and Outstanding Professional in Public Accounting by the Professional Regulatory Commission. She graduated Magna Cum Laude at the University of the East and ranked first place in the 1960 Certified Public Accountants Board Examination. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University in New York as a Fulbright grantee and University of the East Scholar. She is a life member of the Cornell University Council. She was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities (H.D.) honoris causa by the University of the Cordilleras (Baguio City) in 2017.
 
 
MR. JOSELITO D. CAMPOS, JR.
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Joselito D. Campos, Jr. is Chairman and CEO of the NutriAsia Group of Companies, a major food conglomerate in the Philippines. He is also Chairman of Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. and Chairman of Ayala-Greenfield Development Corp., two major Philippines property developers. He is a Director of San Miguel Corporation, one of the largest and oldest business conglomerates in the Philippines. Mr. Campos is an Executive Director and CEO of Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL), the Company's parent and Vice Chairman of Del Monte Foods, Inc., DMPL's US subsidiary. He is also a Director of FieldFresh Foods Private Ltd., a joint venture of DMPL with the Bharti Group of India. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of United Laboratories, Inc. and its regional subsidiaries and affiliates. Unilab is the Philippines' largest pharmaceutical company with substantial operations in the Asian region. Mr. Campos is the Consul General in the Philippines for the Republic of Seychelles. He is also Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Bonifacio Arts Foundation Inc., The Mind Museum and the Del Monte Foundation, Inc. He is a Trustee and Global Council Member of the Asia Society in the Philippines; a Trustee of the Philippines-China Business Council and the Philippines Center for Entrepreneurship; a National Advisory Council Member of the World Wildlife Fund-Philippines; and a Director of the Philippine Eagle Conservation Program Foundation, Inc. Mr. Campos holds an MBA from Cornell University.
 
 
 
MR. LUIS F. ALEJANDRO
General Manager and
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Luis F. Alejandro has over 30 years of experience in consumer product operations and management. He started his career with Procter & Gamble where he spent 15 years in brand management before joining Kraft Foods Philippines Inc. as President and General Manager. Later, he joined Southeast Asia Food Inc. and Heinz UFC Philippines, Inc., two leading consumer packaged condiment companies of the NutriAsia Group, as President and Chief Operating Officer. He then became President and Chief Operating Officer of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, a leading media conglomerate in the Philippines. Mr. Alejandro is a Director of Del Monte Foods, Inc., Del Monte Pacific Ltd.’s (DMPL) US subsidiary. He is also a Director of FieldFresh Foods Private Ltd., a joint venture of DMPL with the Bharti Group of India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.
 
 
 
MR. PARAG SACHDEVA
Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Parag Sachdeva has more than 20 years of management and finance experience spanning planning and controllership, performance management, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, IT and human resources. Before joining the Company, he was with Carlsberg Asia for more than a year and supported efficiency and effectiveness programs across the Asian and African regions. Prior to Carlsberg, he was with HJ Heinz for 20 years and held leadership positions in Asia Pacific regions in finance, IT and human resources. Mr. Sachdeva graduated from the Aligarh Muslim University in India, Major in Accounting and Commerce. He also has an MBA degree, Major in Finance from the same university.
 
 
 
MR. ANTONIO E. S. UNGSON
Chief Legal Counsel,
Chief Compliance Officer and
Corporate Secretary
Mr. Antonio E. S. Ungson is Chief Legal Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining the Group in 2006, Mr. Ungson was a Senior Associate in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan in Manila, where he served various clients for eight years in assignments consisting mainly of corporate and transactional work including mergers and acquisitions, securities and government infrastructure projects. He also performed litigation work and company secretarial services. Mr. Ungson was a lecturer on Obligations and Contracts and Business Law at the Ateneo de Manila University Loyola School of Management. He obtained his MBA from Kellogg HKUST, his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines College of Law and his undergraduate degree in Economics, cum laude and with a Departmental award at the Ateneo de Manila University.
 
 
 
MR. RUIZ G. SALAZAR
Chief Human Resource Officer
Mr. Ruiz G. Salazar is a Human Resources and Organization Development Leader with over 25 years of professional career focused on delivering strategic and effective solutions as a value-driven partner to business, most of which was spent with Johnson & Johnson (J&J). He was Regional Human Resources Director of J&J Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for talent management, organization transformation, succession pipelining and capability development covering mostly J&J's Consumer Division across the region. Prior to J&J, he was also Group Head - Human Resources and Organization Development of NutriAsia Food, Inc. Mr. Salazar completed the J&J's Senior Management Program at the Asian Institute of Management in 1996, and the J&J's Advanced Management Program at the University of California in 1995. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree (Major in Economics) from the University of Santo Tomas.
 
 
 
MS. MA. BELLA B. JAVIER
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Ms. Ma. Bella B. Javier has more than 30 years of experience in R&D from leading fast moving consumer goods in the food industry. She spent 20 years at Kraft Foods, with her last assignment as the Director for Asia Pacific Beverage Technology and Southeast Asia Development. In her present role, she heads the Consumer Product and Packaging Development and the Quality Assurance functions for the Company. She is driving the Technology Development roadmap for the Company, including plantation research programs that impact consumer product development. She is a Certified Food Scientist from the Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Ms. Javier is a Licensed Chemist with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines (UP). She sits in the Board of Trustees of UP's Chemistry Alumni Foundation. Ms. Javier was accorded the 2015 UP Distinguished Alumni in the field of Science and Technology.