MANILA – Water concessionaire Maynilad Water Services President and CEO Ramoncito “Mon” Saldua Fernandez is the president of the Management Association of the Philippines for 2018, the MAP announced Tuesday. He is the 69th President of the MAP since its inception in 1950.
Fernandez holds directorships in Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Metropac Water Investments Corporation, and some subsidiaries of PLDT including Pacific Global One Aviation Company, Tahanan Mutual Building and Loan Association, and First Pacific Leadership Academy.
He has been the President and CEO of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), Tollways Management Corporation and MPCALA Holdings. He has been with the First Pacific/MVP Group since 1994, first under the packaging business and later under the Telecoms Group. He has led the tollways group in its expansion projects, and championed strategies and programs on customer service satisfaction, innovation and a performance-driven culture that has promoted profitability and growth of the organization. Under his term, the total length of toll roads owned by MPTC has increased from 90 kms to 350 kms with profitability increasing nearly threefold.
He has varied experiences in industrial marketing, controllership, materials management, logistics, administration and international carrier business.
He is the 2009 PISM GAWAD SINOP Awardee, an award conferred by the Foundation of the Society of Fellows in Supply Management and the Philippine Institute for Supply Management (PISM) to outstanding achievers in the field of supply management.
He is a BS Industrial Management Engineering graduate of De La Salle University and holds an MBM from the Asian Institute of Management. He completed his Advanced Management Program of IESE (Spain)/University of Asia and the Pacific in 2014.
Fernandez will lead the MAP in 2018 along with other Board members: Dr. Donald Lim, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) Philippines, as VP; Rizalina Mantaring, CEO and Country Head of Sun Life Financial Philippines, as Treasurer; Cesar Romero, Country Chairman of Shell Companies in the Philippines, as Asst. Treasurer; and Maria Carolina Dominguez, President and CEO of John Clements Consultants, Inc., as Secretary.
The other Board members are Rene Almendras, President and CEO of AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Romeo Bernardo, Managing Director of Lazaro Bernardo Tiu & Associates; Alfredo Pascual, Special Adviser of the University of the Philippines; and Peter Wallace, Chair of Wallace Business Forum.