Alfredo 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 marshalled synergies among the network’s various subsidiaries.
In 1999, Mr. Panlilio became the Senior Vice President and head of the Corporate Business Group of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (“PLDT”), the Philippines’ leading telecommunications firm, a role he served until 2002. 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. Ultimately this led to Mr. Panlilio starting up PLDT Global Corporation in Hong Kong in 2004 to grow the international retail business and maximize revenue potential of the PLDT Group of Companies.
In 2010, PLDT bought the Philippines’ largest distribution utility, and Mr. Panlilio was appointed to lead its Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications. Mr. Panlilio currently 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, Governor for the Management Association of the Philippines (Jan 2015 to Dec 2016) and the Treasurer of the National Golf Association of the Philippines. Mr. Panlilio serves as an independent director on our Board who was elected on June 3, 2016 and assumed office effective from July 14, 2016. He was re-elected as an independent director on June 7, 2017.
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, 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 and Brightnote Assets Corporation. Mr. Roxas is a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Philippine Business for Social Progress. Mr. Roxas serves as an independent director on our Board who was elected on June 3, 2016 and assumed office effective from July 14, 2016. He was re-elected as an independent director on June 7, 2017.
Joaquin Miguel Estrada Suarez, Spanish, holds a degree in economics from the Universidad de Zaragoza and holds an M.B.A. from the Instituto de Empresa. Mr. Estrada joined CEMEX in 1992 and has held several executive positions, including head of operations in Egypt and Spain, as well as head of trading for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is currently president of CEMEX Asia, Middle East and Africa and is also responsible for CEMEX global trading activities. From 2008 to 2011, he served as a member of the board of directors of COMAC (Comercial de Materiales de Construcción S.L.), president and member of the board of OFICEMEN (Agrupación de Fabricantes de Cemento de España), and member of the board of IECA (Instituto Español del Cemento y sus Aplicaciones), he was also the president of CEMA (Fundaciòn Laboral del Cemento y el Medioambiente) from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Estrada currently serves as Chairman of our Board of Directors, a position he has held since October 25, 2016. He was elected to the Board on February 29, 2016. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since February 29, 2016. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since October 25, 2016.
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.
Maria Virginia Ongkiko Eala, Filipino, holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, U.S.A. Ms. Ongkiko-Eala obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in Diliman where she also has a degree in Psychology (Cum Laude). She started her career in private practice by working as an associate for Carpio Villaraza & Cruz law firm from 1993-1997, and with the Ongkiko Kalaw Manhit & Acorda Law Offices from 1997-2000. She specialized in Litigation and Criminal Law. Ms. Ongkiko-Eala joined CEMEX in 2000 as a Senior Legal Manager and later was appointed as an Executive in Development. In 2004, she was appointed as Vice President for Human Resources of the CEMEX Philippines group of companies. Ms. Ongkiko-Eala currently serves as our Vice President for Human Resources, a position she has held since September 22, 2015. She 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., and Ecopavements, Inc.. On 6 December 2017, she was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, in view of the retirement of Mr. Paul Vincent Arcenas from the organization. Her election 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.