Eleanor M. Hilado, Filipino, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines. A former banker by profession, Ms. Hilado’s 32-year banking career had its beginnings at the Far East Bank and Trust Company. Thereafter, Ms. Hilado joined the Development Bank of the Philippines as Sector Head of its Institutional Banking Group and was primarily responsible for professionalizing and revitalizing the corporate lending business of the institution immediately following its financial rehabilitation. In 1991, she joined the Corporate Banking Group of PCIBank and in October 1997, Ms. Hilado’s banking career was further broadened when she assumed senior management positions at PCI Capital Corporation. In June 2007, she became First Vice President of BDO Capital & Investment Corporation (BDO Capital), and was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President in February 2009, a position she held until February 2018. Concurrent with her position and responsibilities at BDO Capital, Ms. Hilado also served as President of Armstrong Securities, Inc. and a member of its Board of Directors, a member broker of the Philippine Stock Exchange and one of three stock brokerage firms of the BDO Unibank Group from 2008-2018. Ms. Hilado is affiliated with the Canadian American School Manila, being a member of its Board of Advisors since 2016. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Home for Alternative Learning and Motivational Strategies (a division of the Birthright Educators Foundation). Ms. Hilado was elected as an independent director of CHP during the annual stockholders’ meeting of CHP held on June 6, 2019.
Alfredo S. Panlilio, Filipino, holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1984 from San Francisco State University in California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA and from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2009. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Panlilio worked at IBM as an executive lead in various industries, including manufacturing, transportation, travel, and utilities. He then spent two years with ABS CBN, the Philippines’ biggest TV network, where he marshaled synergies among the network’s various subsidiaries. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Panlilio was the Senior Vice President and head of the Corporate Business Group of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (“PLDT”). In 2003, he was appointed to lead PLDT’s Carrier Business Group, where he managed the formulation and implementation of domestic and international inter-carrier requirements. In 2004, Mr. Panlilio became the President and CEO of PLDT Global Corporation to grow the international retail business and maximize revenue potential of the PLDT Group of Companies. From September 2010 to June 2019, Mr. Panlilio was the Senior Vice President of Manila Electric Company (“Meralco”) and head of Meralco’s Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications group. Beginning July 1, 2019, Mr. Panlilio assumed the role of Chief Revenue Officer of PLDT. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of various subsidiaries and affiliates of Meralco, including CIS Bayad Center, Inc., Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation , e-Meralco Ventures, Inc., and PowerSource First Bulacan Solar, Inc. Mr. Panlilio also serves as president of the MVP Sports Foundation, the umbrella sports advocacy organization of the Metro Pacific Group, President of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, PBA Governor for the Meralco Bolts, and the Treasurer of the National Golf Association of the Philippines. Mr. Panlilio was a Governor for the Management Association of the Philippines (January 2015 to December 2016). Mr. Panlilio is an independent director of CHP. He was initially elected to the Board of Directors on June 3, 2016 and assumed office effective from July 14, 2016. He was re-elected as independent director during the annual stockholders’ meetings of CHP held on June 7, 2017, June 6, 2018 and on June 6, 2019.
Pedro Roxas, Filipino, holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Since 1978, Mr. Roxas has been a member of the board of directors of Roxas Holdings Inc. (“RHI”), the largest integrated sugar business in the Philippines. In 1995, he was appointed as Chairman of both the board of directors and executive committee of RHI. Mr. Roxas later became the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Roxas and Company, Inc., the holding company of RHI. In addition to his leadership at RHI, Mr. Roxas has extensive experience serving as an independent director for companies such the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Manila Electric Co., BDO Private Bank, Brightnote Assets Corporation and Mapfre Insular Insurance Corporation. He is Chairman of the board of directors of Hawaiian-Phil Co., the President of Philippine Sugar Millers Association, and a member of the board of directors & the President of Fundacion Santiago. Mr. Roxas is a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Philippine Business for Social Progress, and Trustee of the Roxas Foundation, Inc. Mr. Roxas serves as an independent director of CHP. He was initially elected to the Board of Directors on June 3, 2016 and assumed office effective from July 14, 2016. He was re-elected as independent director during the annual stockholders’ meetings of CHP held on June 7, 2017, June 6, 2018 and June 6, 2019.
Mr. Sergio Mauricio Menéndez Medina, Mexican, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and a degree in Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He joined CEMEX in 1993 and has held various key management positions. Mr. Menéndez was the President of CEMEX’s operations in the Philippines from 2008 to 2009, the Vice President for Strategic Planning for CEMEX’s operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia region from 2009 to 2011 and, thereafter, the President for CEMEX’s operations in Egypt until 2014. He subsequently assumed senior Vice President positions in the commercial department for CEMEX Mexico until 2019, when he was appointed as the President for CEMEX’s operations in Europe and became a member of the Executive Committee of CEMEX, S.A.B.de C.V. Mr. Menéndez is currently the President of CEMEX’s operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia region. In view of the resignation of Mr. Joaquin Miguel Estrada Suarez from the Board of Directors of the Company, our Board of Directors on April 2, 2020, at a meeting during which all incumbent board members were present, elected Mr. Menéndez as a member and the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Ignacio Alejandro Mijares Elizondo, Mexican, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000. He joined CEMEX in 2001 and has held several management positions, including President of CEMEX Puerto Rico (2010 – 2011) and Vice President for Planning and Administration for CEMEX Mexico (2011 – 2017). He also served as a member of the Executive Committee and Board member of ABC Capital (2011 - 20017) and was a member of the Executive Committee and Board member of Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (2013 - 2017). Mr. Mijares was appointed as country head for CEMEX in the Philippines effective from 1 July 2017. On 4 July 2017, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company and elected as President & Chief Executive Officer. He is also a Director of the following subsidiaries: APO Cement Corporation, SOLID Cement Corporation, Triple Dime Holdings, Inc., Edgewater Ventures Corporation, Sandstone Strategic Holdings, Inc., Bedrock Holdings, Inc., Ecocrete, Inc., Enerhiya Central Inc., Ecocast Builders, Inc., Ecopavements, Inc., and Newcrete Management, Inc.
Antonio Ivan Sanchez Ugarte, Spanish, holds a law degree from Deusto University (Bilbao, Spain) and obtained a Master of Laws (Executive LLM) degree with honors from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (Chicago, USA). After several years of private law practice, he joined CEMEX as International Legal Counsel in 2001 based in Madrid, Spain. In September 2017, he was appointed as the Head of CEMEX Legal for Asia, Middle East and Africa Region. On December 6, 2017, he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, in view of the retirement of Mr. Vincent Paul Piedad from the organization. The election of Mr. Sanchez as Director of the Company was effective on January 1, 2018.
Alejandro Garcia Cogollos, Spanish, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Business Administration from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and obtained an MBA from Escuela de Administración de Empresas (EAE) (Barcelona). Mr. Garcia joined CEMEX Spain in 1999. He became the Controllership Manager of various subsidiaries of the CEMEX Group based in the Netherlands in 2001, a position he held until 2006 when he was assigned to assume the position of Controllership Manager of the CEMEX operations in the United Arab Emirates. Since 2011, he was the Planning & Administration Director for CEMEX UAE. In view of the retirement of Mr. Hugo Losada from the organization and his resignation from the Board of Directors and as an executive officer of the Corporation, the Board of Directors of the Corporation on April 25, 2018, at a meeting during which a majority of the members were present, elected Mr. Garcia as a new member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee vice Mr. Losada and as Vice President for Planning and Administration.
Ms. Maria García Villán, Spanish, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Navarra (Barcelona, Spain) and degrees in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Universite de Technologie de Compiegne (Compiegne, France) and University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain). She joined CEMEX in 1998 and has held various management positions. She is currently Strategic Planning Director (CEMEX Corporate Strategic Planning), a position she has held since July 2017. Ms. García was Vice President for Strategic Planning of the CEMEX’s operations in Egypt from 2006 to 2008, Strategic Planning-Sustainability Director for CEMEX’s operations in Spain & Mediterranean and the Sustainability Construction Director for CEMEX’s operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia region from 2009 to 2011. Ms. García also held positions in the CEMEX Global Trading group from 2012 to 2017.
In view of the resignation of Mr. Larry Jose Zea Betancourt from the Board of Directors of the Company, our Board of Directors on December 2, 2020, at a meeting during which all incumbent board members were present, elected Ms. Garcia as a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee.