The Company’s Board of Directors, Management Team and Executive Officers
Following is the list of incumbent directors and executive officers of the Company. The members of the Company’s Board of Directors shall hold office for one (1) year from election and until their successors are elected and qualified. Any director elected to fill a vacancy shall serve only for the unexpired term of his predecessor in office.
Ferdinand B. Masi
Mr. Masi, 53 years old, Filipino, is currently the Chairman and the President of the Company. He was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 09 November 2007 and has served as President since 09 February 2001. Mr. Masi is currently with Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc., a position he has held since 1983 as Accounting Staff, Plant Accountant/Auditor, Chief Accountant, Finance & Administrative Manager and as General Manager. He is concurrently the Chairman and President of Good Earth Technologies International, Inc. and Corporate Secretary of First Centro, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also finished his MBA from Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
Evelyn G. Cacho
Ms. Cacho, 53 years old, Filipino, is currently the Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 29 August 2005. Ms. Cacho is concurrently a director of Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. (“EELHI”), a position she has occupied since February 2009. She joined EELHI in February 1995 and has served as its Vice President for Finance since February 2001. She also currently serves as director of Empire East Communities, Inc., Laguna Bel Air School, Inc., Sonoma Premier Land, Inc., Valle Verde Properties, Inc. and Sherman Oak Holdings, Inc. She holds the position of Treasurer of Megaworld Central Properties, Inc., and Megaworld Newport Property Holdings, Inc. and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Gilmore Property Marketing Associates, Inc. Prior to joining EELHI, she had extensive experience in the fields of financial/operations audit, treasury, and general accounting from banks, manufacturing and trading companies. Ms. Cacho has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Accounting.
Giancarlo C. Ng
Mr. Ng, 37 years old, Filipino, has served in the Company’s Board of Directors since 23 October 2007. He is currently the Finance and Office Manager of Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc. (“Condis”). He is a graduate of the University of Asia and the Pacific with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Humanities, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his batch. He also obtained his Masters of Science in Information Technology from the same university. Mr. Ng was at various times from 2003 to 2006 an account officer, sales manager, and inter-team coordinator of Condis. Mr. Ng has handled Customer Relations Management, Sales and Delivery Logistics, and Information Technology Planning and Tactical Coordination for Condis and has extensive experience in work involving business processes and information technology solutions.
He was the project manager for the email and internet connectivity infrastructure project and inventory system database of Condis. Prior to joining Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc., he was a member of the Systems Technology Support of Meralco MTP-CSPT from 1998-1999, where he participated in the company’s Y2K compliance project. Mr. Ng then joined the Software Services Department of the Orient Overseas Container Line Phils., Inc. as a software programmer from 2000- 2003, where he developed web applications and also served as customer EDI programmer and trainer of new recruits. Mr. Ng has attended trainings and seminars on several software languages, Customer Relations Management, Business Orientation for Marketing and Sales, Business Writing, Information Strategy Planning, and on the New Digital Economy and Emerging Technologies for the Philippines in 2020.
Elmer P. Pineda
Mr. Pineda, 57 years old, Filipino, was first elected to the Board on 03 February 2012. Mr. Pineda was likewise appointed Assistant Corporate Secretary and Assistant Corporate Information Officer of the Corporation. He is currently the vice president of the Corporation’s property management subsidiary, First Oceanic Property Management, Inc. Mr. Pineda has been with the property management firm since 1998 and was responsible for the management of a number of real estate developments. A licensed civil engineer, Mr. Pineda has over a decade of experience in project and construction management with various companies and firms such as Farm System Development Corporation and Megaworld Corporation.
Felizardo T. Sapno
Mr. Sapno, 57 years old, Filipino, has served as Director of the Company since 03 July 2006. He is currently the Plant Manager of the Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc. since August 1990. Mr. Sapno is a licensed Chemical Engineer and a graduate of the Mapua Institute of Technology with a degree in BS Chemical Engineering. He was previously employed with the Philippine Allied Leatherette, Inc. as Production Supervisor from October 1981 to October 1982 and the Central Azucarera de Tarlac as Shift Supervisor from November 1982 to November 1985. He is a member of various professional and socio-civic associations such as the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers, Center for Alcohol and Research Development Foundation, Inc., Philippine Association of Alcohol and Fermentation Technologies, Inc., Kiwanis International, Philippine Luzon District and the Knights of Columbus, Council 4668.
Alejo L. Villanueva, Jr.
Mr. Villanueva, 73 years old, Filipino was first elected as Independent Director on 29 October 2012. He currently serves as Independent Director of Alliance Global Group, Inc. and Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. He is also Chairman of Ruru Courier Systems, Inc. and Vice Chairman of Public Relations Counselors Foundations of the Philippines, Inc. He is a professional consultant who has more than twenty years of experience in the fields of training and development, public relations, community relations, institutional communication, and policy advocacy, among others. He has done consulting work with the Office of the Vice President, the Office of the Senate President, the Commission on Appointments, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Home Development Mutual Fund, the Home Insurance Guaranty Corporation, Department of Agriculture, Philippine National Railways, International Rice Research Institute, Rustan’s Supermarkets, Louis Berger International (USAID-funded projects on Mindanao growth), World Bank (Subic Conversion Program), Ernst & Young (an agricultural productivity project), Chemonics (an agribusiness project of USAID), Price Waterhouse (BOT program, a USAID project), Andersen Consulting (Mindanao 2000, a USAID project), Renardet S.A. (a project on the Privatization of MWSS, with World Bank funding support), Western Mining Corporation, Phelps Dodge Exploration, and Marubeni Corporation. Mr. Villanueva obtained his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from San Beda College, summa cum laude. He has a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii under an East-West Center Fellowship. He also took up special studies in the Humanities at Harvard University. He studied Organizational Behavior at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He taught at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, the UST Graduate School, and the Asian Institute of Journalism.
Amelia A. Austria
Ms. Austria, 60 years old, Filipino, was elected an Independent Director on 09 November 2007. She is currently the Corporate Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of Zenith Synergy Realty and Development Corporation. She is a licensed Chemist and placed second in the Chemistry Licensure Examination in 1976. Ms. Austria is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas with a Degree in BS Chemistry and is an undergraduate of the Masteral Program-MS Chemistry from the same university. Prior to joining Good Earth Technologies, Ms. Austria had extensive experience in work involving research and development and quality control.
Rolando D. Siatela
Mr. Siatela, 54 years old, Filipino, has served as Corporate Secretary and Corporate Information Officer of the Company since 23 May 2006. He concurrently serves in PSE- listed companies, Alliance Global Group, Inc., Megaworld Corporation, and Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (formerly Fil-Estate Land, Inc.) as Assistant Corporate Secretary. He is also the Assistant Vice President for Corporate Management of Megaworld Corporation. Prior to joining Megaworld Corporation, he was employed as Administrative and Personnel Officer with Batarasa Consolidated, Inc. He is a member of the board of Asia Finest Cuisine, Inc. and the Corporate Secretary of ERA Real Estate Exchange, Inc., Oceanic Realty Group International, Inc. and Documentation Officer of Megaworld Foundation.
Maria Cristina D. Gonzales
Ms. Gonzales, 51 years old, Filipino, is the Compliance Officer of the Company. She is presently a First Vice President for Management Services, Asset Management and Administration of Megaworld Corporation, a position she has held since 2007. Previously, she was a Vice President for Audit of Megaworld from 1993 to 2007, Audit Manager for Shoemart, Inc. from 1988 to 1993 and Auditor with Sycip, Gorres & Velayo from 1984 to 1987. She is a Certified Public Accountant since 1984 and graduated with a Business Administration degree, Major in Accounting (graduated magna cum laude) from the University of the East.