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Corporate Governance & Leadership

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The overall management and supervision of the Company is undertaken by the Company's Board of Directors. Pursuant to the Company's articles of incorporation, the Board shall consist of seven members, of which two are independent directors.

Ricardo S. Po, Chairman Emeritus, is the founder and chairman of Century Pacific Group. A self-made entrepreneur, he founded the Century Group in 1978 growing it to become of one of the largest canned food companies in the Philippines. He is also Chairman of the CPG-RSP Foundation whose main advocacies include nutrition and hunger alleviation as well as education. Mr. Po was awarded a Masters in Business Administration by the University of Santo Tomas in 2005.

Christopher T. Po, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, graduated summa cum laude from Wharton School and College of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in Economics (finance concentration) and applied science (systems engineering) in 1991. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He was Managing Director for Guggenheim Partners, a US financial services firm, where he was in charge of the firm's Hong Kong office. He is also a member of the Board of Arthaland Corporation and Isla Gas, and a member of the Board of Trustees of WWF-Philippines.

Ricardo Gabriel T. Po, Vice Chairman, graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 1990. He took the Executive Program (Owner-President Management Program) at Harvard Business School in 2000. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Arthaland Corporation, a property developer listed on the PSE, and serves as Vice Chairman of IP E-Game Ventures, Inc., a consumer, new media, and gaming company.

Teodoro T. Po, Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer, graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering in 1990. Since 1990, he has held various positions in the Century Pacific Group. He also completed the Executive Education Program (Owner/ President Management Program) at Harvard Business School.

Leonardo Arthur T. Po, Director and Treasurer, graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in Business Administration in 2001. He has since acquired an extensive business experience in the marketing and operations of quick-serve restaurants, food service, and fast moving consumer goods. He also serves as an Independent Director of IPVG Corp.

Johnip Cua, Independent Director, has extensive experience in the consumer goods and marketing industries. He served as the President and General Manager of Procter & Gamble Philippines from 1995-2006. He currently serves as Chairman and President of Taibrews Corporation and is also a board member of BDO Private Bank, MacroAsia Corporation, STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc., among others. He has received a number of awards, including Agora Awards' Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management (1998) and Procter & Gamble Global Marketing Organization's Passionate Leadership Award (2006). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines.

Fernan Lukban, Lead Independent Director, is a well-recognized consultant in family business, strategy, entrepreneurship and governance. He holds undergraduate degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from De La Salle University, a MSc in Industrial Economics from the Center for Research & Communication, now University of Asia & the Pacific, and a MBA from IESE, Barcelona, Spain. He is also a founding fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, an International Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Independent Director of Arthaland Corporation.

Enrique A. Gomez, Jr. is Board Advisor of the Company and has been a Senior Adviser and Consultant of Century Pacific Group of companies since January 2007. He is currently Chairman of IdeaForma Asia Pacific Group, Inc. a management consultancy company. He was President of San Miguel Food and Beverage International, Inc. from 2004 to 2005. From 2001 to 2004, he was President of San Miguel Purefoods Company and Chairman and/or Director of food group subsidiaries. He also served as President of La Tondena Distillers, Inc. (now Ginebra San Miguel Inc.) and Destileria Bago, Inc. from March 2000 to April 2001.

Atty. Manuel Gonzalez, Corporate Secretary, is Senior Partner in the Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano Law Office since 2006. Atty. Gonzalez was formerly a partner with the Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Office until 2006. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from New York University and also received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines, College of Law.”

Atty. Gwyneth S. Ong, Assistant Corporate Secretary, is a Partner at Martinez Vergara Gonzalez and Serrano Law Office from 2015 up to the present, with extensive experience in a broad range of securities and capital market transactions. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management major in Legal Management from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines.

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Audit Committee
The Company's Audit Committee is responsible for assisting its Board in its fiduciary responsibilities by providing an independent and objective assurance to its management and shareholders of the continuous improvement of its risk management systems, business operations, and proper safeguarding and use of its resources and assets.

Members as of 06 March 2017

Fernan P. Lukban - Chairman
Johnip G. Cua
Ricardo Gabriel T. Po

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Corporate Governance Committee oversees the implementation of the corporate governance framework and periodically reviews the framework to ensure that it remains appropriate in light of material changes to the corporation’s size, complexity and business strategy, as well as its business and regulatory environments. It also determines the nomination and election process for the company’s directors and shall establish a formal and transparent procedure to develop a policy for determining the remuneration of directors and officers.

Members as of 06 March 2017

Fernan Victor P. Lukban - Chairman
Johnip G. Cua
Leonardo Arthur T. Po

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Board Risk Oversight Committee (BROC) is responsible for the oversight of the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) system to ensure its functionality and effectiveness. It provides oversight over Management’s activities in managing credit, market, liquidity, operational, legal and other risk exposures of the Company.

Members as of 06 March 2017
Johnip G. Cua - Chairman
Fernan Victor P. Lukban 
Leonardo Arthur T. Po

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Related Party Transaction Committee is tasked with reviewing all material related party transactions of the Company and ensures that appropriate disclosure is made, and/or information is provided to regulating and supervising authorities relating to the company’s RPT exposures, and policies on conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest. 

Members as of 06 March 2017
Fernan Victor P. Lukban - Chairman
Johnip G. Cua
Ricardo Gabriel T. Po

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Oscar A. Pobre, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, has served as Chief Financial Officer of Century Canning Corporation since August 2000. Previously, Mr. Pobre had 17 years of experience in finance, starting in Manila Electric Company. He was also Budget & Cost Department Manager for Dole Philippines, Inc., Corporate Planning Manager for RFM Corporation, and Corporate Controller for Cosmos Bottling Corporation. Mr. Pobre graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and holds a Master in Business Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management.

Gregory Banzon, Vice President - General Manager (Canned and Processed Fish, Tuna Division), has served three years as General Manager and Business Unit Head of the Century Pacific Group. Prior to that, he had 22 years of experience in various general management, marketing and sales roles including Vice President - Marketing of Johnson & Johnson ASEAN, Country General Manager of Johnson & Johnson Indonesia, and General Manager at RFM. He graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Marketing).

Edwin Africa, Vice President - General Manager (Dairy and Mixes), recently joined the Company on April 1, 2011. Prior to that, he had 22 years of experience in various general management, marketing and brand management roles both in the Philippines and in various Asian countries such as Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and China. He started his career with Procter & Gamble from 1991 to 2001, Nippon Paint from 2001 to 2004, and at Pepsico from 2005-2012. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 1991 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering.

Rex Agarrado, Vice President - General Manager (Canned Meat), joined the Century Pacific Group in 1998 and served seven years as General Manager of Pacific Meat. Prior to that, he had 18 years of experience in various technical and manufacturing roles at San Miguel, RFM, Quaker and California Manufacturing Corporation. He also serves as Director of the Philippine Association of Meat Processors, Inc., for which he was previously President. He graduated from the University of Philippines Los Baños with a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and holds a Management Development Program from the Asian Institute of Management.


Teddy Kho, Vice President - General Manager (Tuna Export), served three years as Business Unit Head of General Tuna Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Kho had 21 years of experience in various management, operations and technical roles including President and General Manager of San Miguel Foods Vietnam and Plant Manager of San Miguel Hoecheong. Mr. Kho graduated from Adamson University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and completed the Management Development Program from the Asian Institute of Management.

Ronald Agoncillo, Vice President - Head of Sales, Trade Marketing and Demand Planning, joined the Century Pacific Group in 2008 and served four years as Head of Sales Division. Prior to that, he had eight years of experience in sales management roles at National Sales and Cadbury. He also has experience in various customer development roles at Unilever Indonesia and Philippines and engineering and logistics roles at 3M, Shell and San Miguel. He graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management Engineering.

Cezar Cruz, Jr., Vice President - General Manager (Canned and Processed Fish, Sardines Division), joined the Century Pacific Group in 2006 and served 3 years as Business Unit Head - Sardines Business. Prior to that, he had 29 years of experience in various technical, operations and business development roles at San Miguel and RFM. He currently serves as the President of the Sardine Association of the Philippines. He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Emerson Villarante, Vice President - Human Resources and Corporate of Affairs, served seven years as Head of Human Resources and Organizational Development at the Century Pacific Group. Prior to that, he held various roles in human resources management including Vice President of Human Resources for Bechtel and Alan. He graduated from University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science and holds a Masters in Management from the Asian Institute of Management.

Noel M. Tempongko, Jr., Vice President - General Manager (Integrated Coconut Operations). He also served as the General Manager of The Pacific Meat Company (Refrigerated Meats business of CPG) for two years. Prior to that, he had over 25 years of experience in various general management and sales management roles in both fast-moving consumer goods companies (The Purefoods-Hormel Company Inc., Frabelle Corporation, Magnolia, Inc.) and business-to-business companies such San Miguel Pure Foods - Great Food Solutions and San Miguel Packaging Products. He graduated with a B.S. Industrial Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines and is a recipient of the distinguished alumnus award from the UP Alumni Engineers. He also took up advanced management courses from the Asian Institute of Management and has MBA units from UP. He is currently a member of the Management Association of the Philippines.


COMPLIANCE OFFICER

The Compliance Officer is responsible for determining and measuring compliance with the Company's Manual on Corporate Governance, relevant laws, the Code of Corporate Governance for Publicly Listed Companies, SEC rules and regulations and all governance issuances of regulatory agencies.

Genevieve U. Yu, Compliance Officer, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University and has a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. Atty. Yu has been involved in the practice of corporate and intellectual property laws. She served as the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company from June 2015 to March 2017.


INVESTOR RELATIONS OFFICER

The Investor Relations Officer is tasked with establishing an Investor Relations program that (i) ensures constant engagement with its shareholders, (ii) sets up an avenue to receive feedback, complaints and queries from shareholders to assure their active participation with regard to activities and policies of the company, and (iii) ensures that all information regarding the activities of the company are properly and timely communicated to shareholders.

Giovanna M. Vera, Investor Relations Officer, has served four years as the investor relations officer of Century Pacific Food, Inc.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University and is also a CFA Charterholder. She concurrently serves as the Investor Relations Officer of Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures, Inc and is involved in the function of corporate finance, corporate planning, and treasury for the Century Pacific Group.


CHIEF RISK OFFICER
The Chief Risk Officer (“CRO”) is the main proponent of enterprise risk management (“ERM”) and spearheads the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of ERM processes and documentation. 

Oscar A. Pobre, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, concurrently serves as its Chief Risk Officer.


CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE

The Chief Audit Executive (“CAE”) shall oversee and be responsible for the internal audit activities of the Company. He shall establish a risk-based internal audit plan, including policies and procedures, to determine the priorities of the internal audit activity, consistent with the Company's goals.

Samuel V. Santillan, Chief Audit Executive, joined Century Pacific Group in 2008 as Corporate Internal Audit Manager.  Prior to that, he had 24 years of experience in auditing, finance and accounting management roles at various manufacturing, shipping, trading and retail businesses, such as SGV & Co., Pepsico Inc., Baliwag Navigation Inc., Universal Food Corporation (now NutriAsia), Marsman Drysdale Inc. and Pilipinas Makro, Inc. as Systems and Audit Manager  in the Philippines  and as Finance Director in Beijing, China. Mr. Santillan graduated from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila  with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting degree and has MBA units from De La Salle University.

 

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