Leadership

 

 
MR ROLANDO C GAPUD
Executive Chairman
Appointed on 20 January 2006 and last elected on 15 April 2014
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 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
Appointed on 20 January 2006 and last elected on 28 April 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 the 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 the Company 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
Appointed on 2 May 2006 and
last elected on 28 August 2015
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, DMPL’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 BENEDICT KWEK GIM SONG
Lead Independent Director
Appointed on 30 April 2007 and last elected on 15 April 2014
Appointed as Lead Independent Director on 11 September 2013
Mr Benedict Kwek Gim Song is a Director of Del Monte Foods, Inc, DMPL’s US subsidiary. Mr Kwek was Chairman of Pacific Shipping Trust from 2008 to 2012. He has over 30 years of banking experience, having served as the President and CEO of Keppel TatLee Bank. He has held various key positions at Citibank in the Philippines, Hong Kong, New York and Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) degree from the then University of Singapore and attended a management development programme at Columbia University in the United States.
 
 
 
MR GODFREY E SCOTCHBROOK
Independent Director
Appointed on 28 December 2000 and last elected on 28 August 2015
Mr Godfrey E Scotchbrook is an independent practitioner in corporate communications, issues management and investor relations with more than 40 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 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
Independent Director
Appointed on 30 April 2007 and last elected on 30 April 2013
Dr Emil Q Javier is a Filipino agronomist widely recognised 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, DMPL’s 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 YVONNE GOH
Independent Director
Appointed on 4 September 2015
Mrs Goh is a Director of UNLV Singapore Limited, the Singapore campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), USA. Mrs Goh is also a Director of EQUAL-ARK Singapore Ltd, a charity registered under the Charities Act and an Institution of Public Character (IPC), assisting at-risk-kids through equine-assisted learning. She was previously Managing Director of the KCS Group in Singapore, a professional services organisation and Managing Director of Boardroom Limited, a company listed on the SGX. Mrs Goh had served on the Board of WWF Singapore Limited, a registered charity and the Singapore chapter of WWF International, a leading global NGO. She had served as a Council Member and Vice Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors as well as Chairman of its Professional Development Committee. Mrs Goh was also a Director of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and a past Chairman of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Mrs Goh is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK.
 
 
 
Directorships in other listed companies, both current and in the past three years:
MR JOSELITO D CAMPOS, JR Independent 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 Hong Kong‑listed Convenience Retail Asia (since 2002)
 
None of DMPL’s Directors are Chairman in other listed companies.
 
MR JOSELITO D CAMPOS, JR
Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer
Joined the DMPL Group 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 De-velopment Corp, two major Philippines property developers. He is a Director of San Miguel Corporation, one of the largest and oldest business conglomer-ates in the Philippines. Mr Campos is the 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 the Company 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
Chief Operating Officer
Joined the DMPL Group 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, 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 Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.
 
 
 
MR IGNACIO C O SISON
Chief Corporate Officer
Joined the DMPL Group on 1 August 1999
Mr Ignacio C O Sison is DMPL’s Chief Corporate Officer, in charge of corporate strategy, 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 over 25 years of finance experience spanning corporate and strategic planning, financial planning, treasury, controllership and corporate sustainability. Before joining Del Monte Pacific in 1999, he was CFO of Macondray and Company, Inc, then DMPL’s parent company, for three years. He also worked for Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines and SGV & Co, the largest audit firm in the Philippines. Mr Sison holds a MSc in Agricultural Economics from Oxford University; a MA degree, 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.
 
 
 
MR PARAG SACHDEVA
Chief Financial Officer
Joined the DMPL Group on 21 September 2015
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 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 Economics. 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 Company Secretary
Joined the DMPL Group on 16 August 2006
Mr Antonio E S Ungson is 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.
 
 
 
RUIZ G SALAZAR
Chief Human Resource Officer
Joined the DMPL Group on 12 October 2016
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
Chief Scientific Officer
Joined the DMPL Group on 5 February 2007
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 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.