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.
Steve Kuansheng Wu, Taiwanese, has an MBA (Finance) from Drexel University and an MBA (Accounting) from New South Wales University. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Mathematics from Soochow University. He has participated in CEMEX’s global leadership programs, and since 2001 has held positions in the accounting areas for several business units of CEMEX in Asia. In 2011 he became Asia Management Financial Service Manager based in CEMEX Philippines. On December 6, 2017, he was appointed as Treasurer & CFO and Business Services Organization Director of the Company, in view of the retirement of Mr. Vincent Paul Piedad from the organization.
Irma del Mundo Aure, Filipino, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science and a Master in Business Administration degree. She was the Asia Region Head – HR Services and Solutions of Procter & Gamble (P&G) from June 2017 until June 30, 2019, responsible for the organization’s HR technology and operations for the Asia region. Prior to assuming the regional position, Ms. Aure was the Country HR Head, Associate Director of P&G Philippines from August 2013 to May 2017. She was appointed by the Board of Directors as Vice President for Human Capital and Organization of the Company effective on July 15, 2019.
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.
Edwin P. Hufemia, Filipino, holds a degree in Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of the Philippines and Master of Engineering (Industrial Systems Engineering) from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He joined CEMEX Philippines in 2001 when he was appointed as Logistics Planning Manager and has since held several management positions, including Vice President for Commercial and Logistics for CEMEX Philippines from 2004 to 2010, and Managing Director for CEMEX Bangladesh. On October 24, 2017 he was appointed as the Company’s Vice President for Supply Chain.
Roberto Martin Javier, Filipino holds a degree in Bachelor of Science and Commerce, Major in Marketing Management, from the De La Salle University in Manila. Throughout his career of over 15 years with CEMEX, Mr. Javier has accumulated extensive experience in sales, marketing, commercial administration and commercial strategy. Mr. Javier has participated in the CEMEX global leadership programs and other executive programs from the Asian Institute of Management. In 2014, Mr. Javier became the Vice President for Commercial (Cement) for the CEMEX Philippines group of companies. Mr. Javier has served as the Company’s Vice President for Commercial (Cement) and is Vice President for Commercial – Institutional Segment since October 24, 2017.
Mr. Carlos Alberto Palero Castro, Mexican, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico and a degree in Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering from the Panamerican University, Mexico. Mr. Palero joined CEMEX in 1999 and has held positions in various areas including: Process Manager, Quality Manager and Plant Director in several plants in Mexico. In addition, Mr. Palero participated in multiple projects for CEMEX, including various due diligence processes in South America and efficiency increasing efforts in the region. From August 2014 until 2016, Mr. Palero was appointed to the Board of Trinidad Cement Limited. He was CEMEX’s Cement Operations Director for Panama and Cartagena, and he was also the Plant Director at Caracolito plant in Colombia. In October 2018, he was appointed as the Cement Operations & Technical Vice President for CEMEX Colombia. On February 10, 2020, Mr. Palero was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Company as Vice President for Cement Operations and Technical.
Everardo Sánchez Banuet, Mexican, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and Master's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications and obtained an MBA specializing in Global eManagement. Mr. Sánchez joined CEMEX in 1998 and assumed key positions in operations, planning and commercial areas. In 2011, he assumed the position of Director of Distribution Channel Development the operations of CEMEX in Mexico and after a few years, took on the role of Director of Commercial Development – Builders Segment. In 2016, he was promoted to Vice President for Commercial and Logistics of CEMEX Egypt. On 30 January 2019, the Corporation’s Board of Directors appointed Mr. Sanchez as Vice President for Commercial (Distribution Segment) effective on February 15, 2019.
Adrian V. Bancoro, Filipino, is a licensed attorney and a certified public accountant. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College and his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the De La Salle University. Prior to joining CEMEX, Mr. Bancoro worked as Tax Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers—Manila from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, he became the Tax and Corporate Counsel of Filinvest Land, Inc., a position he held until 2012. He has participated in CEMEX’s Achieve Leadership Program. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Tax Management Association of the Philippines. In 2012, Mr. Bancoro became the Tax Director of the CEMEX Philippines group of companies. Mr. Bancoro currently serves as our Tax Director, a position he has held since February 29, 2016.
Pierre Ignatius C. Co. , Filipino Citizen, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University. He joined CEMEX Philippines in 2011 as Executive Assistant to the Regional President for Asia, and, in 2014, assumed the role of Financial Planning Manager under the Strategic Planning Department. In 2016, he became Investor Relations Manager of the company. He completed the CEMEX Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management in 2017. On June 6, 2019, he was appointed by the Board of Directors as Investor Relations Director effective on June 7, 2019.
Jose Mauro Gallardo Valdes, Mexican, obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the Universidad Panamericana and a Diploma in International Marketing from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles (Madrid, Spain). In 2005, he joined operations of CEMEX in Mexico and assumed responsibilities in various areas in sales administration, information management, customer service, commercial strategy and development. In June 2014, he was Financial Planning Manager and supported the operations of CEMEX Mexico. On June 6, 2018, the Corporation’s Board of Directors appointed him as Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Manager.
Kristine G. Gayem, Filipino, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. She completed the Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management. She joined CEMEX Philippines in 2007 as a Planning Analyst and supported key projects of CEMEX Philippines and other operations in Asia. In 2013, she was promoted to Energy Manager. On July 24, 2018, she was appointed by the Board of Directors as the Corporation’s Energy Director.
Ma. Virginia Lacson - Del Rosario, Filipino, holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Business Management from De La Salle University and a Masters in Business Administration from De La Salle University Graduate School of Business. She completed the Management Development Programs of the Asian Institute of Management and Training Institute for Managerial Excellence, Inc. She joined CEMEX Philippines in 2001 as Commercial Administration Manager, and her major responsibilities since then included among others, the design and implementation of credit processes and procedure and managing the team of credit analysts responsible for evaluation transactional risks. On October 24, 2017, she was appointed as the Corporation’s Customer Experience Director.
Erlinda Cari Lizardo, Filipino, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from the University of Santo Tomas and took Masteral Units in Broadcast Journalism from the University of the Philippines. She joined CEMEX Philippines in 2003 as Corporate Communications Manager supporting the communication and reputation management requirements of CEMEX Philippines. She is also directly involved in the implementation of social responsibility initiatives of the company. She completed CEMEX’s Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management. Prior to joining CEMEX, she worked at the Office of the Press Secretary in Malacañang handling presidential coverages and media relations. She also served as Legislative Officer at the House of Representatives handling legislative research and government affairs. She was also part of the public relations team at USAID which handled communications requirements for energy and environmental projects. On June 24, 2020, she was appointed by the Board of Directors as Corporate Communications Director.
Dino Wilson Segundo, Filipino, is a practicing attorney with over twenty years of experience in the areas of Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1993 and, thereafter, his Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1998. After passing the 1999 Philippine bar exams, he immediately joined the Soo, Gutierrez, Leogardo & Lee Law Offices as Associate Attorney, focusing on Labor Law, Civil Law, and Criminal Law. Between 2001 and 2007, he was a Senior Associate Attorney at the Carag, Caballes, Jamora & Somera Law Offices, adding Intellectual Property Law and Maritime Law to his fields of specialization. Mr. Segundo joined CEMEX in 2007 as Senior Legal Manager and currently serves as the Company’s Legal Director. He participated in CEMEX’s Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management in 2017. Mr. Segundo is a member of the Board of Directors of the following subsidiaries of the Company: APO Cement Corporation, Solid Cement Corporation, Triple Dime Holdings, Inc., Edgewater Ventures Corporation, Sandstone Strategic Holdings, Inc., Bedrock Holdings, Inc., Enerhiya Central, Inc., Ecocast Builders, Inc., and Ecopavements, Inc.. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Company’s affiliates, Cemex Asian South East Corporation and Cemex Strategic Philippines, Inc..
Juan Carlos Soto Carbajal, Spaniard, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He joined CEMEX in the United Arab Emirates in 2007. From the operations area, Mr. Soto moved to the procurement area and eventually assumed the position of Procurement Manager in 2010. After a few years, he was promoted to Supply Chain Director heading the logistics and supply chain area. In January 2019, he was designated as the Procurement Director of CEMEX for the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. On 30 January 2019, the Corporation’s Board of Directors appointed Mr. Soto as Procurement Director of the Corporation effective on January 30, 2019.
Rolando S. Valentino, Filipino, is a certified public accountant and a certified enterprise-wide risk manager. He completed his MBA at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 2016 and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Wesleyan University - Philippines. In 1995, Mr. Valentino worked as an associate with Punongbayan and Auraullo (Grant Thornton International) before joining Solid Cement in 1997. Throughout his career of over 20 years with CEMEX, Mr. Valentino held various positions in Accounting, Process and Continuous Improvement, Logistics, Internal Control, and Risk Management. In 2011, he was appointed Regional Internal Control Manager for CEMEX Philippines group of companies. Mr. Valentino has received management training from the Asian Institute of Management (honorable mention) and in 2015, he obtained his CERM certification from Asia Risk Management Institute(ARiMI) - Singapore. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors - Philippines. In 2015, Mr. Valentino was appointed Regional Internal Control and Risk Manager for CEMEX Philippines group of companies. Mr. Valentino currently serves as our Internal Auditor, a position he has held since August 24, 2016.
Jannette Virata Sevilla, Filipino, obtained her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) degrees from the University of the Philippines. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1988 and the New York State Bar in 1996. She is currently engaged in the private practice of law, and is also an external legal consultant of CEMEX Asia Pte. Ltd.—Philippine Headquarters. She was previously employed as Regional Legal Counsel for Asia and Vice President for Legal for the CEMEX Philippines group of companies until November 2008. She was formerly a Senior Associate Attorney at Carpio Villaraza & Cruz Law Offices; a Director in the Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines; an associate attorney at Bautista Picazo Buyco Tan & Fider Law Offices; and a Law Clerk/Confidential Attorney, Office of Associate Justice Irene R. Cortes, Supreme Court of the Philippines. Ms. Sevilla is currently the Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Company.