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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

Ruben D. Torres

81

Filipino

July 18,2018

Oct. 4, 2023

Director

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

47

Filipino

Dec. 05, 2002

Oct. 4, 2023

Director

Elvira A. Ting

62

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 4, 2023

Director

Richard L. Ricardo

60

Filipino

Oct. 28, 2011

Oct. 4, 2023

Director

William T. Gatchalian

73

Filipino

Dec. 28, 1999

Oct. 4, 2023

Director

Lamberto B. Mercado Jr.

58

Filipino

Dec. 16, 2005

Oct. 4, 2023

Director

Omar M. Guinomla

51

Filipino

Oct. 28, 2011

Oct. 4, 2023

Director

Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr.

80

Filipino

Nov. 15, 2016

Oct. 4, 2023

Independent Director

Aristeo R. Cruz

57

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 4, 2023

Independent Director

Josaias T. Dela Cruz

62

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 4, 2023

Independent Director

Renato C. Francisco

75

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 4, 2023

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

81

Filipino

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 4, 2023

President

Kenneth T. Gatchalian

47

Filipino

Sept. 27, 2010

Oct. 4, 2023

Vice President

Elvira A. Ting

62

Filipino

Jan. 07,  2008

Oct. 4, 2023

Corporate Secretary

Amando J. Ponsaran, Jr.

53

Filipino

Feb. 18, 2022

Oct. 4, 2023

Treasurer

Richard L. Ricardo

60

Filipino

Nov. 12, 2013

Oct. 4, 2023

Chief Risk Officer

Lauraine F. San Roque

59

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 4, 2023

Compliance Officer

Annabelle T. Abunda

47

Filipino

Nov. 14, 2017

Oct. 4, 2023

Compliance Officer for Anti Money Laundering Council

Amando J. Ponsaran, Jr.

53

Filipino

Feb. 18, 2022

Oct. 4, 2023

Data Protection Officer

Omar M. Guinomla

51

Filipino

Oct. 4, 2022

Oct. 4, 2023

Lead Independent Director

Renato C. Francisco

74

Filipino

Oct. 26,  2021

Oct. 4, 2023

Chief Audit Executive

Aristeo R. Cruz

57

Filipino

Oct. 4, 2022

Oct. 4, 2023

Finance Officer

Annabelle T. Abunda

47

Filipino

Oct. 4, 2022

Oct. 4, 2023

Ruben D. Torres


Atty. Torres is 81 years old, Filipino and was elected as Chairman and Director of 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., President of BPO Workers Association of the Phils., President/Director of Forum Pacific, Inc., President/Director of Pacific Concorde Corp, VP-International Affairs of Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Senior Partner of Torres Caparas Torres Law Offices, Director of Waterfront Phils, Inc, Acesite Phils Hotel Corp. and Philippine Estates Corp., Chairman/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc., Alliance Energy Power and Development Inc, Aristocrat Manila City Holdings, Inc., Taguig Lake City Dev't Corp and Triton Construction and Dev't Corp. and Corporate Secretary/Director of Wellex Mining  Corp.


Kenneth T. Gatchalian


Mr. Gatchalian is 47 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/Director of The Wellex Group Inc, Waterfront Phils, Inc, Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc., Acesite (Hotels) Phils., Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Orient Pacific Corp., Poly Premier Property Dev’t Corp and Shanghai Global Estate Ventures Corp. He is also the Chairman/President/Director of Wellex Mining Corp., Recovery Dev’t Corp, Pacific Rehouse Corp, Philfoods Asia, Forum holdings Inc, Seabrook Resources & Dev’t Corp, Recovery Real Estate Corp and Bulacan Country Garden Dev’t Corp., Director of Altai Philippines Mining Corp, Treasurer/Director of Forum Pacific, Inc and Novateknika Land Corp, Corporate Secretary/Director of Wellex Petroleum, Inc., Crisanta Realty Dev’t Corp, Palawan Estate Corp, Philippine International Airways and Rexlon Realty Group Inc, Asst. Corp Sec of Heritage Pacific Corp and Bulacan Harbour Dev’t Corp, Chairman/Director of Manila Bay Front Hotels Inc, Wanda Prime Property Dev’t Inc, North Luzon Premier Dev’t Corp and Pacific Concorde Corp, Vice-Chairman of Phil. Estates Corp. and Treasuer/Director of Westland Pacific Properties Corp and Souternpec Phils, Inc.



Elvira A. Ting


Ms. Ting is 62 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/Director of Philippine Estates Corp., Forum Pacific, Inc., Wanda Prime Property Dev’t Inc., Bocaue Prime Estate Corp., Taguig Lake City Dev’t Corp., North Luzon Premier Dev’t Corp. and Aristocrat Manila City Holdings, Inc., Treasurer/Director of Waterfront Phils, Inc, Acesite (Phils) Hotel Corp., Recovery Dev’t Corp, The Wellex Group Inc, Plastic City Industrial Corp., Pacific Rehouse Corp., Poly Premier Property Dev’t Corp., Country Garden Agri-Tourism Dev’t Inc. and Seabrook Resources & Dev’t Corp., Chairman/Director of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Crop, Orient Pacific Corp. and Shangrila Global Estate Ventures Corp, Chairman/President/Director of Crisanta Realty Dev't Corp., Rexlon Realty Group, Inc., Heritage Pacific Corp. and Bulacan Fortune Land Dev’t Corp. She’s also the Assistant Corp Secretary of Westland Pacific Properties Corp. and Palawan Estate Corp. and Corporate Secretary/Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc. and Alliance Energy Power & Dev’t Corp.



Richard L. Ricardo


Mr. Ricardo is 60 years old, Filipino and was elected as Treasurer/Director/Investor Relations Officer of Wellex Industries, Inc and Philippine Estates Corp. He graduated with a degree of BS in Management Economics and AB in Economics at Ateneo De Manila University.  He is currently the Investor Relations Officer/Treasurer of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp. He is also the Chairman/President/Director of Dubai Gold Mining Corp, 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., Treasurer/Director of Wellex Petroleum, Inc, Pacific Wide Holdings Inc, Sands Mining & Dev’t Corp, Manila Bay Front Hotels, Inc. He is appointed as Vice President/Director of Rexlon Realty Corp., Corporate Affairs Officer/Compliance Officer of Waterfront Philippines, Inc. and Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Compliance Officer of Acesite (Hotels) Philippines Inc., Assist Corporate Secretary/Director of Wellex Mining Corp,President of Alliance Energy Power & Dev't Corp. and Director of Forum Pacific Inc.



William T. Gatchalian


Mr. Gatchalian is 73 years old and has become widely known as the “Plastic King” and is currently the Chairman of The Wellex Group and one of the Director of 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 appointed as Chairman/Director of The Wellex Group Inc, Wellex Petroleum Inc, Manila Sands Hotel & Casino, Inc and Bulacan Harbour Dev’t Corp. and Director of Philippine International Airways.



Lamberto B. Mercado, Jr.


Atty. Mercado, Jr. is 58 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 served as Deputy Administrator of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) from 1997 to 1998. He seats on board of various companies ranging from hotels, manufacturing, mining and real estate. He is currently the Director of Forum Pacific, Inc., Philippine National Construction Corp, Sand Mining & Dev’t Corp, Wanda Prime Property Dev’t Inc, CPDSI, Asia Healthcare Inc, FEZ-EAC and Bulacan Country Garden Dev’t Corp. He was also appointed as Compliance Officer/Director of Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Chief Risk Officer/ Director of Acesite (Phils) Hotels Corp, Assist Corporate Secretary of Rexlon Realty Group, Inc, Corporate Secretary/Director of Wellex Mining Corp, Southernpec Phils, Inc, Dubai Gold Mining Corp, Bulacan Harbour Dev’t Corp and Seabrook Resources & Dev’t Corp.


 

Omar M. Guinomla


Mr. Guinomla is 51 years old, Filipino and was elected as Director of the Company.  He graduated with Degree in AB Management at De La Salle University and Masters in Business Administration at Ateneo De Manila University.  His is currently the Director of Forum Pacific, Inc., Recovery Real Estate Corp, Pacific Rehouse Corp, Continental Wire & Cable Corp, Calinan Star Mining Inc, Dubai Gold Mining Corp. He was also appointed as Assist. Corporate Secretary of Orient Pacific Corp and Recovery Dev’t Corp, Treasurer/Director of Philippine International Airways and Silverquest Mining Resources Inc, Chairman/President/Director of Shanghai Resources Corp., Corporate Secretary/Director of Sands Mining & Dev’t Corp, Manila Bay Front Hotels Inc, Bulacan Fortune Land Dev’t Corp and Triton Construction & Dev’t Corp.



Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.


Mr. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. is 80 years old, Filipino and was elected as 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 was appointed as Chairman/Director of Waterfront Phils, Inc., Country Garden Agri-Tourism Dev't Inc., Phil. Int'l Airways, National Center for Mediation, Integrated Concept and Solutions, Inc. and Rotary Club of Greenmeadows Foundation, Director of Waterfront Manila Premier Dev't Inc., Philippine Foundation, Inc (Team Phils), Manila Exposition Complex, Inc., Lasal Tech Academy, Alliance Energy Power & Dev't. Inc., Rural Bank of Baguio, H2O (Formerly Calapan Ventures Inc), LikeCash Asia & Pacific Corp., SPC Power Corp., Drug Abuse Resistance Education Phils. and Aristocrat Manila City Holdings Corp. He is also an Independent Director of Phil. Estates Corp., B.A. Securities, MREIT, Inc., Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. and Jolliville Holdings Corp. He is currently the Vice Chairman/Director of Acesite Phils. Hotel Corp., Export Dev’t Council, Alliance Global, Inc. and Jardeli Club Foundation, Chairman/Treasurer of Phil. Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Vice-Chairman/Independent Director of VC Securities Corp, President of Phil. Exporters Confederation, Inc., Employer's Confederation of the Phils., Phil. Foundation, Inc. and Asia Pacific Chinese Media, Inc., Founder Director of GS1 Phils and International Chamber of Commerce Phils., Trustee/Treasurer of Human Resource Dev't Foundation, Consul General of Consulate of Romania in the Phils, Treasurer of Consular Corps of the Phils, Honorary Adviser of International Association of Educators for World Peace, Private Sector Representative of the Philippine Bamboo Council, Commissioner of Patrol 117 (Foundation for Crime Prevention), Member of Industry Development Council and Senator of Phil. Jaycee Senate


 

Aristeo  R.  Cruz


Atty. Cruz is 57 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 75 yrs old, Filipino and a retired Judge. He was elected as Independent Director of Forum Pacific, Inc., Wellex Industries, Inc, Waterfront Phils, Inc, Philippine Estates Corp and Acesite (Phils) Hotel Corp. 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.

 


Josaias T. Dela Cruz


Mr. Dela Cruz is 62 years old, Filipino and was 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, Jr. is 53 years old, Filipino and currently the Corporate Secretary/AMLA Compliance Officer of the Company. He 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 was appointed as Senior Manager – Corporate Services Group of Corporate Counsels, Phils Law Office, Assistant Corporate Secretary of Forum Pacific, Inc and Philippine Estates Corp.  




 


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