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WELLEX INDUSTRIES INC.

35th Floor, One Corporate Center

Julia Vargas Ave. corner Meralco Ave.

Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605

Wellex

Industries Incorporated

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The members of the Board of Directors of Wellex Industries, Inc. are elected at the annual stockholders’ meeting to hold office until the next succeeding annual meeting and until their respective successors have been elected and qualified.



Position

Name

Age

Nationality

Date First

Elected

Date Last

Elected

Independent Director

Ruben D. Torres

80

Filipino

July 18,2018

Oct. 26, 2021

Director

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

46

Filipino

Dec. 05, 2002

Oct. 26, 2021

Director

Elvira A. Ting

61

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 26, 2021

Director

Richard L. Ricardo

58

Filipino

Oct. 28, 2011

Oct. 26, 2021

Director

William T. Gatchalian

73

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 26, 2021

Director

Lamberto B. Mercado Jr.

57

Filipino

Dec. 16, 2005

Oct. 26, 2021

Director

Omar M. Guinomla

49

Filipino

Oct. 28, 2011

Oct. 26, 2021

Independent Director

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr.

79

Filipino

Nov. 15, 2016

Oct. 26, 2021

Independent Director

Aristeo R. Cruz

55

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

Independent Director

Josaias T. Dela Cruz

60

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

Independent Director

Renato C. Francisco

73

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

Management and Key Officers


Management and officers normally come from within the organizations with qualifications known to the Board.



Position

Name

Age

Nationality

Date First

Appointed

Date Last

Appointed

Chairman

Ruben D. Torres

80

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

President

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

46

Filipino

Sept. 27, 2010

Oct. 26, 2021

Vice President

Elvira A. Ting

61

Filipino

Jan. 07,  2008

Oct. 26, 2021

Corporate Secretary

Mariel L. Francisco

40

Filipino

Sep. 27, 2010

Oct. 26, 2021

Asst. Corp. Secretary

Allen F. Geronimo

64

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

Chief Risk Officer

Lauraine F. San Roque

58

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 26, 2021

Compliance Officer

Annabelle T. Abunda

45

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 26, 2021

Compliance Officer for Anti Money      Laundering Council

Mariel L. Francisco

40

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

Data Protection Officer

Mariel L. Francisco

40

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

Data Protection Officer

Amando J. Ponsaran, Jr.

51

Filipino

Oct-26

Oct. 26, 2021

Ruben D. Torres

Atty. Torres is 80 years old, Filipino and was elected as Chairman and Independent Directors of Forum Pacific, Inc and Wellex Industries, Inc. He obtained his Degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws in University of the Philippines. He is currently the Chairman/CEO of Services Exporters Risk Management & Consultancy Co., Chairman/President of Pacific Concorde Corp, Chairman of  Alliance Energy Power and Development Inc, Taguig Lake City Dev't Corp, Triton Construction and Dev't Corp and Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc. He is also President of BPO Workers Association of the Philippines, and Aristocrat Manila City Holdings, Inc.,  VP-International Affairs of Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Senior Partner of Torres Caparas Torres Law Offices, Director of Acesite Phils Hotel Corp and Waterfront Philippines, Independent Director of Philippine Estates Corp and Corporate Secretary of Wellex Mining  Corp.


Kenneth T. Gatchalian

Mr. Gatchalian is 45 years old, youngest among the directors, a Filipino and was elected as President and Director of the Company. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas, USA. Mr. Gatchalian was trained at very young age to handle family business ranging from hotel, real estate and mining. Also a licensed real estate broker like her aunt, Ms. Ting, he is currently the President of Wellex Industries, Inc., Vice-Chairman of Phil. Estates Corp., President of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Waterfront Phils., Inc. and Acesite (Hotels) Phils., Chairman/President of Wellex Mining Corp., The Wellex Group Inc., Orient Pacific Corp. and Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc.  He is also the Treasurer of Westland Pacific Properties and Corporate Secretary of Wellex Petroleum, Inc.


Elvira A. Ting

Ms. Ting is 61 years old, a Filipino, was appointed as Vice President/Director of the Company. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Major in Management from Philippine School of Business Administration. Her experience encompasses a wide spectrum of industries from hotel, banks all the way to real estate business. A licensed real estate broker, she is currently the President of Philippine Estates Corp., President of Wellex Indsutries, Inc., Chairman of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Crop, Chairman/President of Orient Pacific Corp. and Crisanta Realty Dev't Corp. She seat also as Treasurer of Waterfront Phils, Inc., Acesite (Hotel)Phils, Recovery Dev't Corp. and The Wellex Group, Inc.  She was also appointed as Corporate Secretary/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc. and Director of Plastic City Industrial Corp.


Richard L. Ricardo

Mr. Ricardo is 58 years old, Filipino and was elected as Director of the Company. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Economics at Ateneo De Manila University.  He is currently the Investor Relations Officer/Treasurer of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp. Treasurer/Investor Relations Officer/Director of Phil. Estates Corp. and Wellex Industries, Inc., Corporate Affairs Officer/Compliance Officer of Waterfront Phils. Inc., Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Compliance Officer of Acesite (Hotels) Philippines Inc., all publicly listed companies. He is also the Corporate Secretary/Director of The Wellex Group, Inc, Westland Pacific Properties, Bocaue Prime Estate Corp., Taguig Lake City Dev't Corp., Shangrila Global Estate Ventures Corp. and Bulacan Country Garden Dev't Corp. He is appointed as Vice President/Director of Rexlon Realty Corp.. President of Alliance Energy Power & Dev't Corp., Chairman/President of Dubai Gold Mining Corp.., Treasurer/Director of Wellex Petroleum, Inc. and Sand Mining Corp., and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Wellex Mining Corp.


William T. Gatchalian

Mr. Gatchalian has become widely known as the “Plastic King” and is currently the Chairman of The Wellex Group and one of the incorporator of the Wellex Industries, Inc. The company he founded in 1969 in Valenzuela City starts as a small, family-owned business in the plastic industry. With only four machines and a minimal workforce, the company under Gatchalian’s astute management became a preferred supplier for pelletized plastic raw materials. It has since firmly established its leadership in the local plastic industry with the acquisition of several plastic plants and continued expansion from a modest warehouse into a 60-hectare industrial estate with a workforce of 1,000 people.  The late 1980’s saw Mr. Gatchalian’s long-held vision of a diversified group of companies gradually being realized, as he established a real estate development company, a bank, an airline, an oil exploration company, a newspaper publication, various hotels and casinos, a stock brokerage and a petrochemical plant. He is also appointed as Chairman/President of Wellex Petroleum, Inc., Manila Sands Hotel and Casino, Inc. and Bulacan Harbour Dev't Corp. and Director of Phil. Int'l Airways.


Lamberto B. Mercado, Jr.

Atty. Mercado, Jr. is 57 years old, Filipino and was elected as director. He is a lawyer and Certified Public Accountant by profession. He took up Bachelor of Laws at Ateneo De Manila University and Bachelor of Commerce Major in Accounting at University of Sto. Tomas. He seats on board of various companies ranging from hotels, manufacturing, mining and real estate. He is currently the Director of Forum Pacific, Inc., Wellex Industries, Inc., Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp. and Waterfront Phils., Inc., all publicly listed companies, CPDSI, AHI, FEZ, FDI, and Phil. Nat'l Construction Corp. He is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Rexlon Realty Group, Inc. and Corporate Secretary of Wellex Mining Corp. He served as Deputy Administrator of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) from 1997 to 1998.


Omar M. Guinomla

Mr. Guinomla is 49 years old, Filipino and was elected as director of the Company.  He graduated with Degree in Bachelor of Science in Management at De La Salle University and Masters in Business Administration at Ateneo De Manila University.  His is currently the Chairman/President of Recovery Real Estate Corp., Vice-President of Pacific Rehouse Corp., Director of Forum Pacific, Inc., a listed company, and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Orient Pacific Corp. and Recovery Development Corp.


Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.

Mr. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. is 78 years old, Filipino and was elected as Independent Director of Forum Pacific, Inc. and Wellex Industries, Inc. He obtained his Degree and Masters in Business Administration at De La Salle University. He earned his PhD in Humanities at Central Luzon State University and Phd in Business Technology in EARIST. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Acesite Phils. Hotel Corp., Export Dev't Council, Jardeli Club Foundation and VC Securities Corp, Chairman of Aristocrat Manila City Holdings Corp, Country Garden Agri-Tourism Dev't Inc., Integrated Concept and Solutions, Inc., National Center for Mediation, Phil. Int'l Airways, Rotary Club of Greenmeadows Foundation and Waterfront Phils, Inc. He is also an Independent Director of Alliance Global, Inc., B.A. Securities, Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc., Jolliville Holdings Corp., Phil. Estates Corp. and SPC Power Corp. He was appointed as President of Asia Pacific Chinese Media, Inc., Employer's Confederation of the Phils., Ong Phil. Foundation, Inc., Phil. Exporters Confederation, Inc., and Phil. Foundation, Inc. He is one of the directors of Drug Abuse Resistance Education Phils., Lasal Tech Academy, LikeCash Asia & Pacific Corp., Manila Exposition Complex, Inc., MREIT, Inc., Rural Bank of Baguio and Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc. He is also the director/treasurer of Alliance Energy Power & Dev't. Inc. and Bayanihan Pulis Foundation, Founding Director of GS1 Phils. and Int'l Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Trustee/Treasurer of Human Resource Dev't Foundation, Member of Industry Dev't Council and Phil. Nat'l Police - Regional Adviser Council, Commissioner of Patrol 117, Chairman/Treasurer of Phil. Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Senator of Phil. Jaycee Senate and Private Sector Representative of The Phil. Bamboo Council.


Aristeo  R.  Cruz

Atty. Cruz is 55 years old, Filipino and currently the Independent Director of Wellex Industries, Inc., Metro Alliance & Equities Holdings Corp., Forum Pacific, Inc. and Waterfront Phils., Inc. He is a CPA Lawyer and graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accountancy at De La Salle University and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in New Era University. He is currently Vice-Chairman/Director/Dean, College Department of Meycauayan College, Inc., Founding and Managing Partner of Cruz Altares & Association Law Office, Vice-President/Complier of Liberty Bank (A Rural Bank), Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Idealland Realty & Dev't Corp and Statosphere Realty & Development Inc, Director and Corporate Secretary of Philstar Innovation Realty Corp., President of Jose & Luz Locsin Foundation and Waterstreet Realty Corp, Corporate Secretary of Justino Emilia Realty Corp and Director of Acesite Phils. Hotel Corp.


Renato C. Francisco

Mr. Francisco is a 73 yrs old, Filipino and a retired Judge. He was elected as Independent Director of Forum Pacific, Inc. and Wellex Industries, Inc. He obtained his Degree in Bachelor of Laws in year 1969-1973 at Ateneo de Manila University, Makati. He worked as an Associate Justice in Court of Appeals in 2012-2018 at Ermita, Manila. and a Presiding Judge in Malolos Bulacan, Regional Trial Court. He is currently director of  Waterfront Phils., Inc. and Phil. Estates Corp., all publicly listed companies.


Josaias T. Dela Cruz

Mr. Dela Cruz is 60 years old, Filipino and was the newly appointed independent director of Forum Pacific, Inc., Wellex Industries, Inc. and Phil. Estates Corp. He obtained his Master in Business Management in Asian Institute of Management. He graduated in Ateneo de Manila University with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He is currently the Treasurer/Vice President for Investor Relations and Financial Planning at Wegen Distributed Energy Phils. Holdings Corp and Sole Proprietor of JTDC Spinmaster Laundry Service.


Amando J. Ponsaran, Jr.


Mr. Ponsaran is 51 years old, Filipino and a Data Protection Officer of the Company. In February 2022, he was appointed as Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer for Anti-Money Laundering Council. Mr. Ponsaran is a graduate of the University of San Agustin- Major in Finance/Marketing and Bachelor of Laws in Arellano Law School/Philippine Christian University. He is currently a Senior Manager – corporate Services Group in Corporate Counsels Philippines Law Offices. He is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Philippine Estates Corp, a listed public company



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