Corporate Governance & Leadership


BOARD OF DIRECTORS


RICARDO S. PO, SR.

Founder & Chairman Emeritus


Ricardo S. Po, Sr. is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Century Pacific Food, Inc. (CNPF). A self-made entrepreneur, he started his professional career as a journalist then moved on to advertising where he started and managed Cathay Promotions Advertising Co. and later became a stock broker. He founded CNPF in 1978 and grew it to become one of the largest branded food companies in the Philippines. He was awarded a Masters in Business Administration by the University of Santo Tomas in 2006. He is the father of Ricardo Gabriel T. Po, Teodoro Alexander T. Po, Christopher T. Po, and Leonardo Arthur T. Po.


CHRISTOPHER T. PO

Executive Chairman


Christopher T. Po was re-elected as the Company’s Executive Chairman on July 1, 2019. He concurrently serves as the Chairman of Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures, Inc. (PIZZA) and as a Director of Arthaland Corporation (ALCO), a property developer listed on the PSE. Prior to those roles, he was Managing Director for Guggenheim Partners, a U.S. financial services firm, where he was in charge of the firm’s Hong Kong office. Previously, he was a Management Consultant at McKinsey and Company working with companies in the Asian region. He also worked as the Head of Corporate Planning for JG Summit Holdings, a Philippine-based conglomerate with interests in food, real estate, telecom, airlines, and retail. He 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 (system engineering) in 1991. He holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of WWF-Philippines and is the President of the CPG-RSPo Foundation, the socio-civic arm of CNPF.


TEODORO ALEXANDER T. PO

Vice Chairman, President & CEO


Teodoro Alexander T. Po was re-elected as the Company’s Vice Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2019. He concurrently serves as the Vice Chairman of PIZZA. Since 1990, he has held various positions in CNPF. He graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering in 1990. He also completed the Executive Education Program (Owner-President Management Program) at Harvard Business School.


RICARDO GABRIEL T. PO

Vice Chairman


Ricardo Gabriel T. Po was re-elected as the Company’s Vice Chairman on July 1, 2019. He concurrently serves as a Vice Chairman of PIZZA and as a Vice Chairman of ALCO. He was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of CNPF from 1990 to 2006 and became the Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors in 2006. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 1990. He also completed the Executive Education Program (Owner-President Management Program) at Harvard Business School in 2000.


LEONARDO ARTHUR T. PO

Director & Treasurer


Leonardo Arthur T. Po was re-elected as the Company’s Director and Treasurer on July 1, 2019. He concurrently serves as the Director and Treasurer of PIZZA and as the Director, Executive Vice President, and Treasurer of ALCO. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in Business Administration and has extensive and solid business development experience in consumer marketing, finance and operations of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), foodservice, quick-serve restaurants, and real estate development.


FERNAN VICTOR P. LUKBAN

Lead Independent Director


Fernan Victor P. Lukban was re-elected as the Company’s Lead Independent Director on July 1, 2019. He concurrently serves as the Lead Independent Director of PIZZA and as a Director of PSE-listed company Central Azucarera de Tarlac, Inc. He is a well-recognized consultant in family business, strategy, entrepreneurship, and governance. He holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering (Industrial Management - Mechanical from De La Salle University, Manila) and graduate degrees in economics (MSc in Industrial Economics from the Center for Research & Communication, now University of Asia & the Pacific) and in business (MBA from IESE Barcelona, Spain). He spent much of his early professional years in academia, helping establish the University of Asia & the Pacific where he currently participates as a consultant, mentor, and guest lecturer. He is a founding fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He also served as an Independent Director of ALCO from 2011 to 2016.


JOHNIP G. CUA

Independent Director


Johnip G. Cua was re-elected as the Company’s Independent Director on July 1, 2019. He concurrently serves as the Chairman of Xavier School, Inc., as the Chairman and President of Taibrews Corporation, and as a Director of various corporations including BDO Private Bank, PAL Holdings, Inc., MacroAsia Corporation, and STI Education Systems Holdings, Inc., among others. He has extensive experience in the consumer goods and marketing industries, having served as the President and General Manager of Procter & Gamble Philippines from 1995 to 2006. Prior to this, he held a number of positions at Procter & Gamble, including Manager of Product Development and Project Supply at Procter & Gamble Taiwan and Category Manager of Procter & Gamble Philippines. He has received a number of awards, including the 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.


FRANCES J. YU

Independent Director


Frances J. Yu was re-elected as the Company’s Independent Director on July 1, 2019. She concurrently serves as an Independent Director of PIZZA and as the Chief Retail Strategist of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc., the largest marketing and sales training company in the Philippines. She was previously the Vice President and Business Unit Head of Rustan’s Supermarket and the Vice President and Head of Marketing Operations for Rustan’s Supercenters, Inc. She founded FJY Consulting, Inc., a corporate marketing and management consulting company which she managed as President. She was also the Vice President and General Manager of a marketing research and consulting firm catering to the top 500 corporations in several sectors. From 2003 to 2005, she served as the Chairperson for the National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE) Programs Committee of the Philippine Retailers Association. She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University, New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.


EILEEN GRACE Z. ARANETA

Independent Director


Eileen Grace Zshornack-Araneta was re-elected as the Company’s Independent Director on July 1, 2019. She concurrently serves as an Independent Director of PIZZA and as a consultant for brand and communications strategy to both multinational and local clients. Her professional experience spans 25 years as a marketing and advertising practitioner, having held senior positions at Unilever Philippines and J. Walter Thompson. At Unilever, she occupied a Southeast Asia regional post as Vice President of Brand Development for Knorr. Prior to this, she was Managing Director for Unilever Foods Philippines handling the Knorr, Lady’s Choice, Best Foods, and Lipton brands. She was also Marketing Director for the personal care division with an extensive portfolio of brands such as Sunsilk, Cream Silk, Rexona, Pond’s, Dove, Close Up, and Vaseline. Through her involvement with a wide range of brands, she has built up deep expertise in category strategy, consumer insight mining, and brand and advertising development. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines where she finished her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics as magna cum laude.


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