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Board of Directors

Our Board is entrusted with the responsibility for our overall management and direction. The Board meets on a quarterly basis at least, or more frequently as required, to review and monitor our financial position and operations. Our articles of incorporation provide that our Board will consist of seven directors.


Alfredo Panlilio

Independent Director

Alfredo Panlilio, 53, 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.

 

Pedro Roxas

Independent Director

Pedro Roxas, 60, 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.

 


Joaquin Miguel Estrada Suarez

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Joaquin Miguel Estrada Suarez, 53, 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.

 

Pedro Jose Palomino

President and Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Jose Palomino, 53, Spanish, holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Mr. Palomino began his career working as an auditor for KPMG—Spain in 1988, where he became a member of the of the Instituto de Auditores Censores Jurados de Cuentas de España. Since joining the CEMEX group in 1995, Mr. Palomino has served in various management roles from 1995 until present day, including starting his career at CEMEX as Chief Financial Officer of an affiliate in Spain, as the Vice President for Administration and Finance for CEMEX Philippines (1999-2001), as Country Director for CEMEX’s operations in the Canary Islands (2001-2008), as Country Director for CEMEX’s operations in the United Arab Emirates (2008-2010). In August 2010 he became the head of CEMEX´s operations in the Philippines, serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CEMEX Strategic Philippines, Inc. His experience with various management roles and responsibilities within the CEMEX group of companies provide him with a high-degree of familiarity with the Company’s strategy, operations, finances and the CEMEX core values. Throughout his career with CEMEX, Mr. Palomino has also demonstrated his leadership through his participation in CEMEX’s International Management Program and Global Leadership Program. Currently he serves on our Board and is our President or chief executive officer, which are positions he has held since our incorporation and registration.

 

Paul Vincent Arcenas

Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Investor Relations

Paul Vincent Arcenas, 50, Filipino, holds a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird -American Graduate School of International Management which he obtained in 1993. Mr. Arcenas is also a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University in 1987 with a degree in Management Economics. Mr. Arcenas started his work experience with Andersen Consulting/SGV as Senior Staff Consultant in 1987. In 1995, Mr. Arcenas moved to San Miguel Corporation as Corporate Strategy Manager, and in 1998, he became the Director for Corporate Planning & Management Information Systems at Pepsi Cola Philippines, Inc. Mr. Arcenas joined CEMEX in 2001, and in 2010, he became held the position of Vice President for Commercial and Logistics of CEMEX Philippines. In 2011, he then became the Vice President for Strategic Planning for CEMEX Philippines and Asia. He is currently our Investor Relations Officer and is Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Investor Relations for the CEMEX Philippines group of companies. He has served on our Board since our incorporation and registration.

 

Vincent Paul Piedad

Treasurer and Business Services Organization & Procurement Director

Vincent Paul Piedad, 46, Filipino, holds an MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, U.S.A. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering (Honors) from the Ateneo de Manila University. Prior to joining CEMEX in 1999, Mr. Piedad worked in Citibank, N.A. under the bank’s Treasury group. In 2003, Mr. Piedad became the Planning and Integrated Areas Director of CEMEX Thailand. Mr. Piedad has participated in CEMEX’s International Management Program since 2003. In 2011, Mr. Piedad became the Regional Business Services Organization & Procurement Director of the CEMEX Philippines Group of Companies. Mr. Piedad currently serves on our Board of Directors and is the Treasurer, positions he has held since our incorporation and registration. He is also Regional Business Services Organization & Procurement Director.

 

Jannette Virata Sevilla

Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer

Jannette Virata Sevilla, 55, 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 currently serves on our Board and is the Corporate Secretary, positions she has held since our incorporation and registration. She is also our Compliance Officer.

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