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.
Ma. Virginia Ongkiko Eala
Vice President - Human Resources
Ma. Virginia Ongkiko Eala, 48, 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.
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.
Roberto Martin Javier
Vice President - Commercial
Roberto Martin Javier, 42, 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 currently serves as our Vice President for Commercial (Cement), a position he has held since February 29, 2016.
Michael Martin Teotico
Vice President – Logistics
Michael Martin Teotico, 41, 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 is currently our Vice President of Logistics, a position he has held since February 29, 2016.
Adrian V. Bancoro
Adrian V. Bancoro, 38, 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.
Elvira Oquendo, 49, Filipino, holds a double degree in Physics and Computer Science from the Ateneo de Manila University, where she also later went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree. After graduation from law school in 1992, she joined Carpio Villaraza & Cruz law offices as an associate where she specialized in Litigation, Commercial and Banking Law, Intellectual Property Law, Telecommunications Law and Labor Law. In 2001, she joined the government as Solicitor under the Office of the Solicitor General, and in 2002, she became the Chief of Staff/Head Executive Assistant of the Office of the Ombudsman. Ms. Oquendo joined CEMEX in 2003 as a Senior Legal Manager, and was appointed as head of the Legal Department by 2009. Ms. Oquendo has participated in CEMEX’s Achieve Leadership Program and the Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management. Ms. Oquendo is also a Board member of the CEMEX Philippines Foundation. In 2009, Ms. Oquendo became the Legal Director of the CEMEX Philippines group of companies. Ms. Oquendo currently serves as our Legal Director and Assistant Corporate Secretary, a position she has held since September 22, 2015.
Rolando S. Valentino
Rolando S. Valentino, 42, 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.