Mr Rolando C Gapud has over 45 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 Foods, Inc, DMPL’s US subsidiary, and Executive Chairman of Del Monte Philippines, Inc, DMPL’s Philippine 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 of 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 Godfrey E Scotchbrook is an independent practitioner in corporate communications, issues management and investor relations with more than 50 years of experience in Asia. In 1990, he founded Scotchbrook Communications and his prior appointments included being an executive director of the then publicly listed Shui On Group. A proponent of good corporate governance, he is an Independent Director of Boustead Singapore Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong-listed Convenience Retail Asia. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Management Association and also of the British Chartered Institute of Public Relations. He is also a Director of Del Monte Foods, Inc, DMPL’s US subsidiary. Mr Scotchbrook earned his DipCam PR having studied Media and Communications at City University, London.
Dr Emil Q Javier is a Filipino agronomist with a broad understanding of developing country agriculture. 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), a global consortium led by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He was Director General of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) based in Taiwan and has served as Chairman of the Board of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and as Chairman and Acting Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). In the Philippines at various periods, he had been President of the University of the Philippines, Minister for Science and Technology and President of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL). In May 2019, he was elected by his peers in NAST as a National Scientist, the highest honour conferred by the President of the Philippines to a Filipino in the field of science and technology. Dr Javier is an Independent Director of Del Monte Foods, Inc, DMPL’s US subsidiary, and of Del Monte Philippines, Inc, DMPL’s Philippine subsidiary, and is an Independent Director of Philippine-listed Centro Escolar University. He holds doctorate and master’s degrees in plant breeding and agronomy from Cornell University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively. He completed his bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
|MR JOSELITO D CAMPOS, JR||Director of Philippine-listed San Miguel Corporation (since 2010)|
|DR EMIL Q JAVIER||Independent Director of Philippine-listed Centro Escolar University (since 2002)|
|MR GODFREY E SCOTCHBROOK||Independent Director of Singapore-listed Boustead Singapore Ltd (since 2000) and Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong-listed Convenience Retail Asia (since 2002)|
Mr Ignacio C O Sison is DMPL’s Chief Corporate Officer responsible for strategic planning, sustainability, risk management and investor relations. He has been with DMPL since 1999 and was the group’s Chief Financial Officer for nine years. Mr Sison has 30 years of experience spanning corporate and strategic planning, financial planning, treasury, controllership, corporate sustainability, risk management and investor relations. Before joining Del Monte Pacific, he was CFO of Macondray and Company, Inc, then DMPL’s parent company, for three years. Amongst others, he also worked for Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines and SGV & Co, the largest audit firm in the Philippines. Mr Sison holds an MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from Oxford University; an MA, Major in Economics, from the International University of Japan; a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines; and an International Baccalaureate from the Lester B Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Canada. In 2010, Mr Sison received the Best CFO award from the Singapore Corporate Awards. In 2019, DMPL’s sustainability initiatives were recognised through Mr Sison’s invitation to speak at the summits of the Philippines Climate Change Commission, the Global Reporting Initiative and The Asset.
Mr Parag Sachdeva has 25 years of management and finance experience spanning planning and controllership, performance management, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, IT and human resources. Before joining DMPL, he was with Carlsberg Asia for more than a year and supported efficiency and effectiveness programmes 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 is the Chief Legal Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary of the Company. He is also Head of the Legal Department of Del Monte Philippines, Inc since March 2007. Prior to joining the Group in 2006, Mr Antonio E S 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 is a Human Resources and Organisation 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, organisation 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 Organisation 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 has almost 40 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 Group. She is driving the Technology Development roadmap for the Company, including plantation research programmes 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.