President and Chief Executive Officer
Officer for Administrative Group, Production Group, Total Quality and Technology Improvement (TQTI)
Member, Board of Directors
Mr. Sumi is the President of Atlas Fertilizer Corporation since 2013 in concurrent with his position as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President for Administration, Plant Innovation Group and Board of Director. With more than 25 years of solid professional management experience he has firmly put the company to the highest level of improvement. He implemented total transformation of AFC bringing the company to a new level of organizational culture that created unprecedented results and setting new high records of profitability. Mr. Sumi is an advocate of high standards of excellence and persistent drive to implement radical changes for the company. Thus, in less than 2 years with AFC, he initiated diverse project portfolio and has created a 360 degree spin of changes toward success including stronger corporate governance, risk management, inventory control, plant innovation, marketing strategy, plant maintenance guidelines, administrative function and optimum human resource development. During AFC’s critical transition period, Mr. Sumi provides superior leadership to employees with the strong conviction of achieving Global Standard for which he embraces the complexity of tax compliance, plant productivity, old facility improvement, fertilizer quality and logistics capacity. Defying adversity in business, he pushed forward for innovations and lead the company to many areas of improvement and advancement that brought the Atlas brand now to different belts in the fertilizer industry. Mr. Sumi holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
Executive Vice President for Logistics Group, Procurement, Corporate Planning
Member, Board of Directors
Mr. Nakagawa joined AFC in September 2003, bringing with him over 12 years of extensive experience in the field of Fertilizer and Chemicals. Equipped with comprehensive management experience he managed to strategically plan and implement the company’s direction which includes budget review and forecasting, production cost, product output, logistics and marketing of raw material and finished good movement forecasting. He is now the appointed Vice Chairman for the Atlas 100 Steering Committee which is the core group responsible in one of the most ambitious Plant Innovation Project of AFC referred as “ Atlas 100” that is targeted to be realized in the year 2021. This plant innovation and rehabilitation project is estimated to be around Php 2. 2 Billion worth of investments and is being undertaken to ensure that Atlas Fertilizer Corporation will continue to operate and reach its 100th Operating year of business. Under his leadership and with focus on strategic solutions to further business goals, he also directed improvements in creating reliable supplier source ensuring all transactions such as shipment arrival and procurement of raw materials are on watch. Mr. Nakagawa holds a degree in Bachelor of Industrial Chemical from Kyoto University in Japan.
ROLANDO A. BASCO JR.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Systems and Productivity
Member, Board of Directors
Mr. Basco has been the Chief Finance Officer for over 12 years in Atlas Fertilizer Corporation providing a superior leadership during the critical path of the company. His presence in AFC maintains the company’s solid and very strong relationship with various banks in the country significant in maintaining as well the outstanding credit standing of the company in the industry for many years already. With strong knowledge in cash and funds management, Mr. Basco has been responsible for implementing expenses reductions, resource allocation, and fund management. He also implemented budget reductions and installed accounting systems which have resulted in improving confidence of the company’s business partners. In addition, he is responsible in helping departments effectively manage, store, and protect information technology asset in a more responsive, trusted and cost-efficient way. Mr. Basco had with him more than 25 years of solid experience in Finance, Treasury and He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Feati University.
MEDEL A. ENRIQUEZ
Senior Vice President for Marketing Group
Mr. Enriquez has been with Atlas Fertilizer Corporation (AFC) for over 20 years. During his stint in AFC he gained substantial professional experience in his area of specialization in Mr. Enriquez is no less than the brains behind the most powerful group in AFC, the Marketing Group. With his leadership and skills, AFC maintains its position as the No. 1 manufacturing of NP-NPK-NK compound fertilizer in the Philippines. He joined AFC in 1992 hired as Area Manager and was assigned in Central Visayas based in Dumaguete. He then was promoted as Junior Manager and eventually become the Senior As District Manager for Mindanao District in 2003, Mr. Enriquez was the first to undertook bold initiative and assumed the risk of possible failure, when he implemented a program that resulted a tremendous decrease of the finished goods inventory paving the way to establish a standard of excellent marketing management. Previously, Mr. Enriquez served as Product Development Manager for 2 years. Due to his undeniable hard work and determination Mr. Enriquez was endorsed to a higher position and served as Assistant Vice President for Marketing. After becoming a Vice President for more than a year only he eventually became the Senior Vice President for Marketing, for which position he takes strong hold with great influence in AFC until the Mr. Enriquez is a graduate of Bachelor in Agricultural Technology major in Agribusiness Management from Foundation University.
JOSE MIGUEL C. ABAD
Senior Vice President for Logistics Solution
Mr. Abad has been with Atlas Fertilizer Corporation for 23 years and was assigned in various management positions. Among his significant previous positions, Mr. Abad serves as the Area Manager in Chemical Division, Senior Manager in Materials Management Department, Assistant Vice President for Materials Management and as Vice President for Logistics. Mr. Abad’s decades of experience in materials management and logistics proves his worth and enables him to initiate strategic solutions and take mature judgments which significantly impact the success and growth to the company. With great leadership confidence and determination, he has generated a legacy that brought the company into a different level. In addition, Mr. Abad created and implemented production standards with optimum production output, cost efficient while ensuring the best He has been an active director of Rotary Club Cebu East, an organization for business and professional leaders who provide service to communities and held various high-level posts in the organization. Mr. Abad obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Carlos, Cebu.
ATTY. SWEET FAITH A. SECIO
Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, PMIRD, Legal
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Atty. Secio joined Atlas Fertilizer Corporation in 2011 initially as Corporate Lawyer and in charge of Legal and Compliance. Later on, she was elected as Assistant Corporate Secretary by the Board, which position she still holds until now. Thereafter, in 2013 she was already heavily involved in many administrative functions expanding key positions to support both the Marketing and Production Group of the company. Atty. Secio at present, oversees and directs the operations not only of Legal and Compliance, but more importantly taking an active role in the Human Resource Management of the company being in charge of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations Department, General Affairs and at the same time appointed as the Person In-Charge of Anti-Corruption Matter (PICAM) of AFC in concurrent with her position as Assistant Corporate Secretary for the board. While serving this position, Atty. Secio created a new system, critical in attaining the company’s goals in its long-range strategic plan. She has been part in leading the company’s transformations in the area of work force management, salary restructuring, benefits improvement, reconstruction of employee’s policy, talent acquisition, total rewards, performance management and strives to create the best working environment for the employees in keeping with the company’s aim to be a great place to work. Atty. Secio is a strategic change agent and passionate on transforming organizations and She earned her degree in Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences Major in Economics at the
University of the Philippines. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws from Manuel L. Quezon University School of Law and became a member of the Philippine Bar in 2004.
Vice President for Corporate Planning, Risk Management, Accounting
Mr. Mori joined Atlas Fertilizer Corporation in May 2013 as Assistant Vice President for Risk Management. He later on assigned as Assistant Vice President for Corporate Planning, Risk Management and concurrently the Assistant Vice President for Systems and Productivity and is then promoted to vice president. He has been with Sojitz Corporation for six years and two years of which is with Atlas Fertilizer Corporation, Philippines. Mr. Mori started his career in Sojitz Corporation in April 2009. He was initially assigned in Trade Finance Section under Finance Department. After the lapse of two years, he was transferred and re-assigned in Treasury Section under the same department in April 2011 and he acted as person-in-charge of corporate finance and global credit facility covering main subsidiaries worldwide. Committed to the advancement of corporate planning and risk management, Mr. Mori leads the credit risk management direction and its implementation. He has been involved in Corporate Planning where he introduced some enhancement in management reports in terms of numbers for better and faster company decisions. He implemented a credit facility agreement and cut-off system for collection. This year, Mr. Mori in view of his exemplary performance in risk management and dedicated workmanship in the field of administrative matters, he was elected as the Vice President for CPRM and Accounting being the youngest corporate officer in AFC at the age of 30. Mr. Mori earned his degree in Masters in English Education from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
EDICITO AUGUSTO L. VILLAGONZALO
Assistant Vice President for Logistics
Mr. Villagonzalo has more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Logistics, Shipping and Bagging. In 1984, he joined AFC as Process Engineer. He was promoted as Area Manager handling Industrial Chemicals for a period of time. Advanced with diligence and diplomatic ability, he was endorsed as Logistics Planning Manager which headed him forward to becoming Shipping Manager and Bagging Manager accordingly. Among his significant previous positions, Mr. Villagonzalo served as innovator, analytical thinker and good negotiator. He delivered system in warehousing by creating proper control of inventory, integrating logistic records and providing assistance on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in 2010. He has proven his passion and dedication in fertilization technology. Tons of products are cascaded to different warehouses and distributors with the pledge of promoting excellence in Logistics design. Mr. Villagonzalo earned units in Masters of Management, Business Management at University of the Philippines, with Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Cebu Institute of Technology. He is an active member of Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, one of the most prominent organizations that upholds and promotes growth and development of Cebu business.
MARIANO G. YANGCO JR.
Assistant Vice President for Manufacturing, Engineering and Construction, MEGS
Mr. Yangco has been with Atlas Fertilizer Corporation (AFC) for more than 25 years. During his stint in AFC, he was assigned to various positions where he gained substantial professional experience in the areas of plant operations and process and engineering. He joined AFC in 1989 as Technical Staff Engineer. He later became Bagging Supervisor in 1999 and was transferred to Granulation Plant No. 3 as GP3 Production Shift Supervisor. He was promoted to Process and Engineering Services Manager in 2008 and endorsed to a higher position later on May 2013. Guided by principle and spiritual intervention, he successfully obtained growth and maturity to becoming a great leader capable of being emulated. A naturally born achiever in the academe, he has demonstrated merits in the company. Mr. Yangco has been responsible in various capital projects and plant improvements from conceptualization to implementation in concurrent with his role to oversee the maintenance engineering and the company’s continuous production in the most cost-efficient way. He earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of San Carlos and passed eligibility test for Chemical Engineers.
OSCAR S. MELENCIO
President Consultant and Chairman of Atlas 100
Mr. Melencio recently joined Atlas Fertilizer Corporation last June 15, 2015 as the Consultant to the President & CEO and at the same time Chairman of Atlas 100 Innovation project of the management. He has with him more than 25 years of strong and solid experience in the fertilizer holding various critical positions from 1982 until 2007 such as Vice President, Manufacturing, Operations Support, Production, Maintenance, Process Engineering, Technical Services to mention a few at Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation ( PHILPHOS), the largest phosphate based fertilizer company in Southeast Asia. Additionally, in the years 2004 until September 2007 he was appointed as Vice Chairman of the following foreign subsidiary of PHILPHOS in Southeast Asia; Millennium Fertilizer Company (Thailand ), TCV Fertilizers Company ( Malaysia) , PT United Agro Indonesia ( Indonesia ). Mr. Melencio also served as Executive Director of Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika ( SPIK ) or Chemical Industries Association of the Philippines from July 2012 until June 2015. Mr. Melencio earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering for 4 years at Mapua Institute of Technology from 1968 to 1972 and later transferred to Feati University until he graduated. He took up the BS Chemical Engineering Board Examinations in January 1975 and finished it with flying colors by landing as a 7th placer nationwide. He earned his units of Masters in Business Administration in De La Salle University in 1978 and graduated with Management Development Program as well as Top Management Program at the Asian Institute of Management ( AIM ) in between the years of 1995 to 1998.