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.
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 was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company effective from January 1, 2018.
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.
Michael Martin Teotico, Filipino holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the De La Salle University. Mr. Teotico has acquired expertise in Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation, having held various positions in these fields for more than ten years. He also has held positions in Sales and Marketing. Mr. Teotico has received management trainings from the Asian Institute of Management, and CEMEX’s global leadership programs. In 2014, Mr. Teotico became the Vice President of Logistics for the CEMEX Philippines group of companies. Mr. Teotico has served as the Company’s Vice President of Logistics and is Vice President for Commercial – Distribution Segment since October 24, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Benette B. Mamañgun, Filipino, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Master’s degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University. He spent more than a decade of his career in the capital markets industry having been part of the executive management of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) He served as head of the Corporate Planning and Investor Relations Division and was also in charge of the Capital Markets Development Division of the PSE, and was also appointed as PSE’s first Investor Relations Officer. He also served as a civil servant having worked for various government agencies prior to his work at the PSE. He was appointed by the Board of Directors as Investor Relations Director of the Company effective on April 2, 2018.
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.
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.
Antonio Desmay Jimenez, Mexican, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidada de Zaragoza, Spain and obtained an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Desmay joined CEMEX Spain in 1990 and since 2003 occupied the senior position of Procurement Director overseeing several key regions in the CEMEX organization, including Mexico and South America. On December 6, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Corporation appointed Mr. Desmay as Procurement Director of the Corporation effective on January 1, 2018.
Arturo Manrique Ramos, Mexican, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico and obtained an MBA from the Cetys University, Mexico. He began his career with CEMEX in 1996 as an Operations Manager of CEMEX USA and since 2002 he has fulfilled key management positions overseeing cement operations in Mexico of various cement plants with different capacities and technologies. On September 27, 2017 Mr. Manrique was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Corporation as Vice President for Cement Operations and Technical.