Jose S. Concepcion, Jr.
Mr. Jose S. Concepcion, Jr. is a Director Emeritus of the Board of the Company. He concurrently serves as chairman of the board of RFM Corporation, chairman and president of RFM Foundation, Inc., chairman and CEO of SWIFT Foods Inc., vice chairman for Asia of the Non-Aligned Movement (“NAM”) Business Council, president for ASEAN Affairs of PCCI, barangay chairman of Barangay Forbes Park (since 1997), founding chairman of the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (“NAMFREL”), chairman of the Foundation for Lay Education on Heart Disease, special resource person of the United Coconut Planters Bank Finance Development (“UCPB CIIF”) on the utilization of the coco levy fund, president of the Gusi Peace Prize Awards Foundation, and a member of the steering committee of the Coalition Against Corruption, board of trustees of the CARITAS, Philippine Jaycees Senate, Preparatory Committee on Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chambers of Commerce and Industry (“ASEAN-CCI”) Re-engineering and ASEAN-CCI executive committee. Mr. Concepcion also held previously the following notable positions: founding organizer in 1975 and president of the ASEAN-CCI in from 2000 to 2001, chairman of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (“ABAC”) from 2005 to 2006, chairman of the East Asia Business Council (“EABC”) from 2006 to 2007, chairman of Philippine Township, Inc. from 2005-2009, delegate to the 1971 Constitutional Convention of the first district of Rizal, commissioner of the EDSA People Power Commission from 1998 to 2000, member of the task force for the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) agriculture re-negotiation, and national chairman of the Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference for Human Development (“BBC”) from 1992 to 2002. From 1986 to 1991, he concurrently held various positions in the government such as minister of the Department of Trade and Industry, chairman of the Board of Investments, and member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of the Philippines. He holds a B.S. Agriculture degree from Araneta Institute. Mr. Concepcion has also been conferred with the degrees of Doctor of Humane Letters (HonorisCausa) by De La Salle University, Doctor of Humane Letters (HonorisCausa) by Xavier University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Management by the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation.