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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

Chairman

Peter S. Salud

66

Filipino

July 18, 2018

Oct. 27, 2020

Director

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

45

Filipino

Dec. 05, 2002

Oct. 27, 2020

Director

Elvira A. Ting

60

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 27, 2020

Director

Richard L. Ricardo

57

Filipino

Sept. 01, 2010

Oct. 27, 2020

Director

William T. Gatchalian

72

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 27, 2020

Director

Lamberto B. Mercado Jr.

56

Filipino

Dec. 16, 2005

Oct. 27, 2020

Director

James B. Palit-Ang

57

Filipino

Nov. 15, 2016

Oct. 27, 2020

Director

Omar M. Guinomla

48

Filipino

Sept. 01, 2010

Oct. 27, 2020

Independent Director

Ruben D. Torres

79

Filipino

July 19,2011

Oct. 27, 2020

Independent Director

Byoung Hyun Suh

64

Korean

July 08, 2011

Oct. 27, 2020

Independent Director

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr.

77

Filipino

Nov. 15, 2016

Oct. 27, 2020

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

President

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

45

Filipino

Sept. 13, 2012

Oct. 27, 2020

Vice President

Elvira A. Ting

60

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 27, 2020

Corporate Secretary

Mariel L. Francisco

39

Filipino

Sept. 13, 2012

Oct. 27, 2020

Asst. Corp. Secretary

Arianne Bonavente

33

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 27, 2020

Chief Risk Officer

Lauraine F. San Roque

57

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 27, 2020

Compliance Officer

Annabelle T. Abunda

44

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 27, 2020

Peter S. Salud

Mr. Salud is 66 years old, a Filipino and had been the President since 1996 and later on appointed as Chairman in year 2018. He is also the Chairman/Director of Forum Pacific Inc., a publicly listed company, Southern Phils Inc., Vista Buena Mining Corp. and Sands Mining Development Corp. In addition, he is the President/Director of Wellex Petroleum, Inc., Phil. Int'l Airways and Country Garden Agri-Tourism Dev't Inc., and Manila Sands Hotel and Casino, Inc. He started his career as senior manager in Metrobank and Trust Corp. from 1978 to 1989. He became the President of New Philippine China Corp. from 1990 to 1997 and Air Philippines International Corp. from 1995 to 1996. He headed the company to exploration of oil and gas and is currently the Vice Chairman of Forum Exploration, Inc.


 

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

Mr. Gatchalian is 45 years old, youngest among the directors, a Filipino and was elected as Director and President of the Company last 2012. 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 Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Vice-Chairman of Philippine Estates Corporation, a publicly listed company, and Corporate Treasurer of Forum Pacific, Inc., Waterfront Philippines Inc.,  Acesite (Hotels) Philippines, all publicly listed companies, Chairman/President of Wellex Mining Corp., The Wellex Group Inc., Orient Pacific Corp. and Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc.  He is also the Treasurer of Westland Pacific Properties and Corporate Secretary of Wellex Petroleum, Inc.



Elvira A. Ting

Ms. Ting is 60 years old, a Filipino, and was the Vice-Chairman from 2013-2017 and later on was appointed as Vice President/Director of the company in 2018. 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 Forum Pacific, Inc. and Philippine Estates Corporation, publicly listed companies, Chairman of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp, a publicly listed company, Chairman/President of Orient Pacific Corp. and Crisanta Realty Development Corp. She seat also as Treasurer of Waterfront Philippines, Inc., Acesite (Hotel)Phils, Recovery Development Corp. and The Wellex Group, Inc.  She was also appointed as Vice-President of Wellex Industries, Inc., a publicly listed company, Corporate Secretary/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc. and Director of Plastic City Industrial Corp.


 

Richard L. Ricardo

Mr. Ricardo is 57 years old, Filipino and was elected as and Corporate Treasurer and Investor Relations Officer of the Company last 2013. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Economics at Ateneo De Manila University.  He is currently the Treasurer/Investor Relations Officer/Director of Philippine Estate Corp., Corporate Affairs Officer/Compliance Officer of Waterfront Philippines Inc., Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Compliance Officer of Acesite (Hotels) Philippines Inc., Treasurer/Director of Wellex Industries, Inc., all publicly listed companies, and Wellex Petroleum, Inc. He is also the Corporate Secretary of The Wellex Group, Inc. and Westland Pacific Properties, 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 Development Corp.


 

Lamberto B. Mercado, Jr.

Mr. Mercado, Jr. is 56 years old, Filipino and was elected as director and appointed as Compliance Officer of the company last 2013. 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., Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp. and Waterfront Philippines, Inc., all publicly listed companies, CPDSI, AHI, FEZ, FDI, and Phil Natl Constn 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.


 

James Palit-Ang

Mr. Palit-Ang is 57 years old, Filipino and currently a Director of Wellex Industries, Inc. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor Science in Business Administration Major in ccountancy in Philippine School of Business Administration. He is the Chairman/President of Pacific Concorde Corp., Recovery Real Estate Corp. and Noble Arch Realty & Construction. He is also the Vice-President of Crisanta Realty and Development Corp., Treasurer of Metro Alliance Holdings and Equities Corp., a listed company, and Director of Rexlon Realty Group, Inc., Orient Pacific Corp., Pacific Rehouse Corp. and Philippine Estate Corp., a listed company.


 

Omar M. Guinomla

Mr. Guinomla is 48 years old, Filipino and was elected as director of the Company last 2013.  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.


 

Byoung Hyun Suh

Mr. Suh is a Korean National, 64 years old and was elected as Independent Director of the Company last 2013. He obtained his Degree in Business Administration at Korean University, Seoul Korea. He is currently the President of Pan Islands, Inc., Overseas Korean Traders Association and Bonamis Pharmacy Philippines Corp. He is also Independent Director of Forum Pacific, Inc., Philippine Estate Corp. and Metro Alliance Holdings and Equities Corp, all listed companies. Being in an executive position dwelling in extensive decision making, Mr. Suh is capable of giving independent view about the Company’s internal control processes.


 

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.

Mr. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. is 77 years old, Filipino and was elected as Independent Director of the Company last 2013. 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. Mr. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Alliance Global, Inc., Chairman/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc. and Independent Director of Waterfront Philippines, Philippine Estate Corp., Forum Pacific, Inc., all listed companies and Acesite (Hotel) Philippines Corp.



Ruben D. Torres

Mr. Torres is 79 years old, Filipino and was elected as Independent Director of the Company last 2018. 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., President of BPO Workers Association of the Philippines, VP-International Affairs of Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and Senior Partner of Torres Caparas Torres Law Offices. He is also an Independent Director of Waterfront Philippines Inc., Forum Pacific, Inc. and Acesite (Hotel) Philippines Corp., all publicly companies.


 

Mariel L. Francisco

Ms. Francisco is 39 years old, Filipino and was appointed as corporate secretary of the company last 2013. She earned her law degree at Arellano University. She is a young associate in Corporate Counsels, Philippines Law Office. She is also assistant corporate secretary of Philippine Estates Corporation and Forum Pacific, Inc., both listed public companies.


 




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