William T. Belo, 72, Filipino, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Belo is the founder of the Wilcon business and brand. He was Chairman and/or President of all Wilcon companies established and/or acquired from 1977 to 2016 including Wilcon Corporation (WC), the parent company of WDI. He remains to be Chairman of WC to date. He also established and held executive positions in various businesses in real property holdings and development, agriculture and farming, and crocodile breeding. For bringing Wilcon into the forefront of the home improvement and construction supplies retail industry, Mr. Belo won various awards such as the 2013 MVP Bossing Award, a distinction given to the outstanding entrepreneurs of the country and the 2017 Retailer of the Year Award, the top honor given by the Philippine Retailers Association. Mr. Belo graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
Bertram B. Lim, 80, Filipino, Chairman
Mr. Lim is an independent director of the Company since May 2017. He is the Chairman of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the United Neon Advertising, Inc., the largest outdoor advertising company in the Philippines and the Chairman of the Center for Community Transformation, a Christian non-government organization, ministering to the poor, with half a million beneficiaries. He is the Board Treasurer of the Trinity University/St. Luke’s Health Sciences Consortium and a Bestselling Author. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree (Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines and Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, 39, Filipino, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Belo-Cincochan is also a Director of Wilcon Corporation (WC). She has held various positions in the business starting out as a trainee to the President of Wilcon Builders Supply, Inc. in 2000, headed the IT department in 2002 before being assigned to manage the daily operations of a branch as a Depot Manager-trainee from 2003 to 2005 under WC. She was then appointed as Executive Vice President for Operations in 2005 and in 2006 was named Chief Finance Officer, holding the position until March, 2016. Ms. Belo-Cincochan graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing.
Mark Andrew Y. Belo, 36, Filipino, Director, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Belo is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wilcon Corporation (WC) from March 2016 to the present. Under WC, he was Assistant Vice-President for Business Development from 2015 to March, 2016 and Executive Project Management Head from January 2013 to March 2015. He was also assigned in various positions under Wilcon Builders Supply, Inc. from July 2004 to August 2007. He graduated from the University of Asia & the Pacific in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Economics.
Careen Y. Belo, 34, Filipino, Director and Chief Product Officer
Ms. Belo is concurrently a Director of Wilcon Corporation (WC) and holds executive positions in family-owned businesses involved in agriculture and farming, crocodile breeding and food service. She held various positions in the retail business having been a Business Development Manager from 2004 to 2007 under WC, Marketing and Sales Assistant from 2007 to 2014 and Executive Financial Audit Manager from 2014 to March, 2016. Ms. Belo obtained her Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Asia & the Pacific in 2005.
Ricardo S. Pascua, 69, Filipino, Independent Director
Mr. Pascua is an Independent Director of the Company since September 2016. He was Vice Chairman of the Board and President and CEO of Metro Pacific Corporation from January 2000 until his retirement in December 2001, a position he held also from January 1993 to July 1995. In between, he was Vice Chairman and CEO of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation. He was concurrently an Executive Director of First Pacific Company Ltd. from 1982 to 2001 and as such served in the boards of companies such as Smart Communications, Inc., United Commercial Bank in San Francisco, California, First Pacific Bank in Hong Kong and 1st eBank in Manila. Mr. Pascua started his career in Bancom Development Corporation as Asst. Vice President in 1972 and was assigned in Bancom International Ltd. in Hong Kong as Senior Manager in 1975. Currently, Mr. Pascua serves as an independent director in various corporations and foundations. He is likewise involved in several businesses as Chairman of the Board of Caelum Developers Inc., Facilities & Property Management Technologies, Inc., Ascension Phildevelopers, Inc.; Chairman of the Executive Committee of Phoenix Land Inc. and a Director in Boulevard Holdings, Inc., Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital, Costa de Madera Corp. and Quicksilver Satcom Ventures, Inc.; and the President of Bancom II Consultants, Inc. Mr. Pascua has a Master of Business Management from Asian Institute of Management obtained in 1971 and he finished his bachelor’s degree majoring in Economics (Cum Laude) from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1969.
Rolando S. Narciso, 72, Filipino, Independent Director
Mr. Narciso is an Independent Director of the Company since September 2016. He was formerly a Director and Officer of New Kanlaon Construction, Inc. from 2004 to 2014. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Steel Corporation of the Philippines from 1998 to 2004 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Asia Multi-Properties, Inc. from 1996 to 1997. Before National Steel Corporation was privatized, Mr. Narciso was its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1989 to 1995 and concurrently from 1989 was a Director of Refractories Corp. of the Phils. And Semirara Coal Corp. up to 1994; and Integrated Air Corp. up to 1993. From 1974 to 1988, he held various positions in National Steel and other subsidiaries of the National Development Company. He also held various positions in the Esso Group of Companies from 1967 to 1974. He is a member of professional organizations such as the Financial Executives, Inc. and the Management Association of the Philippines. He obtained his Master in Business Management and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1967 and 1965, respectively.
Delfin “Jing” L. Warren, 68, Filipino, Independent Director
Mr. Warren is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the founder, principal and current Chairman of One Incentive Systems Advocates (1ISA) Group and the Warren and Nolasco Realty Corp. He also held various positions in prestigious companies such as First Pacific Commodities Holdings, Ltd., The Hibernia Bank of San Francisco, PT Indo Ayala Leasing Corp., Indonesia and Bancom Philippine Holdings, Inc. He is a licensed Chemical Engineer and he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at De La Salle College, Manila in 1971. He was also a consistent dean’s lister and a recipient of Jose Rizal Scholarship.
Arthur R. Ponsaran, 75, Filipino, Corporate Secretary
Mr. Ponsaran is the Corporate Secretary of the Company and of WC. He is a CPA-Lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in corporate law, taxation, finance and related fields. He is the Managing Partner of Corporate Counsels, Philippines - Law Office and Director/Corporate Secretary of various corporate clients. He obtained his LLB from the University of the Philippines, BSBA from the University of the East and completed the MDP Program at the AIM. He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Philippine Bar Association and the New York (USA) Bar.
Sheila P. Pasicolan-Camerino, 31, Filipino, Asst. Corporate Secretary
Ms. Pasicolan-Camerino is the in-house legal counsel of the Company and the Asst. Corporate Secretary of the Company and WC. She joined the Company in January 2016 after serving as a Senior Associate in Sycip Gorres Velayo and Co. from November 2014 to December 2015. Prior to her admission to the Philippine Bar in 2015, she served as a legal intern at the Office of the Solicitor General in 2013 and a technical assistant in the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Education of the Office of the President of the Philippines from 2009 to 2010. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of the Philippines, Cum Laude and obtained her Master’s degree in Philippine Studies in the same university. Ms. Pasicolan-Camerino completed her Bachelor of Laws in San Beda College in 2014.
Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, 59, Filipino, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
She held this position since 2007 initially under WC, immediately prior, she was Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing, which she held from 1988 to 2007. She started out in the business as a Purchasing Manager from 1983 to 1988. She is also the President of the Wilcon Builders Foundation Inc., which she has headed since 2008. She is a Director of the Philippine Contractors Association and the Philippine Retailers Association and a former Treasurer of the Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) Foundation. Ms. Bosch-Ong has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from De La Salle University obtained in 2010 and she graduated from the University of the East in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
Eden M. Godino, 41, Filipino, Vice President of Product Development
She joined the department in 2007, initially as the Asst. Vice President and was appointed in her present position in 2011. Ms. Godino joined Wilcon in 1997 and was assigned in Accounting, Purchasing and later went on to become a Depot Manager in 2004, a position she held for three years prior to her promotion to AVP in Product Development in 2007. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of the Assumption in 1997 and obtained a short course diploma program from De La Salle College of St. Benilde on Supply Chain Management major in Purchasing and Logistics Operations in 2015.
Grace A. Tiong, 44, Fiilpino, Vice President for Human Resources
She has been the head of Human Resources as VP since 2008. She joined Wilcon in 1995 and was assigned in Accounting. She was promoted to various positions within the branch and eventually became a Branch Manager in 2005. She joined the Human Resources department as an Asst. HR Manager after her stint in Operations in 2005. Ms. Tiong graduated from New Era University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and obtained diploma courses in Human Capital Management and Organizational Development from the School of Professional and Continuing Education of the De La Salle College of St. Benilde from 2014 to 2016.
Michael D. Tiong, 44, Filipino, Vice President for Global Operations
Prior to his appointment as Vice President in July, 2016, he handled Sales and Operations as an Asst. Vice President since January 2011. Mr. Tiong joined Wilcon as a Salesman in 2000 and became Depot Manager in 2007 until 2009, when he was promoted to Asst. Vice President for Operations. Mr. Tiong took up Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the Far Eastern University in 1993.