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The Wellex Industries Incorporated believes in strong partnerships. Thus, we are constantly in search of companies who share our vision and with whom we can develop the opportunities that the Philippines has to offer.

THE WELLEX INDUSTRIES INC.
35th Floor, One Corporate Center
Julia Vargas Ave. corner Meralco Ave.
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605

Telephone:  (632) 706-7888
Facsimile:    (632) 706-5982
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Email: info@wellexindustries.com


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WELLEX INDUSTRIES INC.

35th Floor, One Corporate Center

Julia Vargas Ave. corner Meralco Ave.

Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605

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

64

Filipino

July 18, 2018

Oct. 26, 2018

Director

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

42

Filipino

Dec. 05, 2002

Oct. 26, 2018

Director

Elvira A. Ting

57

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 26, 2018

Director

Richard L. Ricardo

55

Filipino

Sept. 01, 2010

Oct. 26, 2018

Director

William T. Gatchalian

69

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 26, 2018

Director

Lamberto B. Mercado Jr.

53

Filipino

Dec. 16, 2005

Oct. 26, 2018

Director

James B. Palit-Ang

54

Filipino

Nov. 15, 2016

Oct. 26, 2018

Director

Omar M. Guinomla

46

Filipino

Sept. 01, 2010

Oct. 26, 2018

Independent Director

Ruben D. Torres

77

Filipino

July 19,2011

Oct. 26, 2018

Independent Director

Byoung Hyun Suh

61

Korean

July 08, 2011

Oct. 26, 2018

Independent Director

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr.

76

Filipino

Nov. 15, 2016

Oct. 26, 2018

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

42

Filipino

Sept. 13, 2012

Oct. 26, 2018

Vice President

Elvira A. Ting

57

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 26, 2018

Corporate Secretary

Mariel L. Francisco

36

Filipino

Sept. 13, 2012

Oct. 26, 2018

Asst. Corp. Secretary

Arianne Bonavente

31

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 26, 2018

Chief Risk Officer

Lauraine F. San Roque

56

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 26, 2018

Compliance Officer

Annabelle T. Abunda

42

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 26, 2018

Peter S. Salud


Mr. Salud is 64 years old, a Filipino and appointed as Chairman in 2018. He is also the Chairman/Director of Wellex Industries Inc., a publicly listed company, and Sands Mining Development Corp. In addition, he is the President/Director of Wellex Petroleum, 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 42 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 Chairman/President/Director of Wellex Mining Corp., Vice-Chairman/Director of Philippine Estates Corporation, a publicly listed company, and President/Director of The Wellex Group Inc., Waterfront Philippines Inc., Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc., Acesite (Hotels) Philippines and Orient Pacific Corp. He is also the Treasurer/Director of Westland Pacific Properties and Forum Pacific, Inc. and Corporate Secretary/Director of Wellex Petroleum, Inc.



Elvira A. Ting


Ms. Ting is 58 years old, a Filipino, and was the Vice-Chairman from 2013-2017 and later on was appointed as 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/Director of Philippine Estates Corporation and Forum Pacific, Inc., all publicly listed companies, Chairman/President/Director of Orient Pacific Corp. and Crisanta Realty Development Corp. She also seat as Treasurer/Director of Waterfront Philippines, Inc., Recovery Development Corp. and The Wellex Group, Inc.  She was also appointed as Vice-Chairman of Acesite (Hotel) Philippines, Inc., Corporate Secretary/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc. and lastly, Director of Plastic City Industrial Corp.


Richard L. Ricardo


Mr. Ricardo is 55 years old, Filipino and was elected as Director and Corporate Treasurer 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., both publicly listed companies, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Compliance Officer of Acesite (Hotels) Philippines Inc., Treasurer/Director of Forum Pacific, Inc., a publicly listed company, 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 54 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 PNCC. He is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary/Director 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 54 years old, Filipino and currently a Director of Wellex Industries, Inc. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor Science in Business Administration Major in Accountancy 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 46 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.


Ruben D. Torres


Mr. Torres is 77 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. Hi is also an Independent Director of Waterfront Philippines Inc., Forum Pacific, Inc., all listed companies and Acesite (Hotel) Philippines Corp.



Byoung Hyun Suh


Mr. Suh is a Korean National, 62 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 75 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.


Mariel L. Francisco

Ms. Francisco is 36 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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