An experienced management team of 10 members is in place to enable a strong track record of delivery.
Cesar G. Romero PRESIDENT (Filipino) - is the current President of the Corporation effective 1 November 2016.
He was appointed as the Vice President Global Retail Network effective 1 August 2013.
He is responsible for the management and capital investment associated with the Global Retail business’ physical assets worldwide. This includes network planning, real estate, petrol station construction, facilities maintenance, soil and groundwater services, HSSE, and Continuous Improvement. From September 2009 up to July 2013, he was the Vice President of Retail Sales and Operations East which is accountable for the Operating Profit and Loss of the Shell Retail Petrol stations in SE Asia, South Asia, and China. During his four-year tenure, the Shell Retail East’s operating profit grew by an average of 10% per annum with improved HSSE performance highlighted by a 3 fold reduction in station robberies. Cesar is a member of the Shell Global Retail Leadership team which sets policies, strategy, annual business targets, capital allocation, and operations for Shell’s Downstream Retail Business comprised of over 43,000 petrol stations in the world, the largest single branded retailer in the world. Prior to that role, he was the Vice President for Supply – East based in Singapore from July 2007 to July 2009. Before that, he was in London as the Vice President for Downstream Management Consultancy, which he held concurrently with the role of Business Assistant to the Executive Director for Shell’s Global Downstream Business.
He joined Shell Philippines in 1987 as a Refinery Engineer and has had further assignments in Supply Planning, Strategy, and Lubricants. In 1995, he was posted to Shell Centre, London to work in Shell’s Scenario Planning Team, and later in the Strategy and Portfolio Team of the East/Asian Regional Office. Immediately, prior to coming to the UK a second time, he was the General Manager for Retail for Shell Philippines & North Pacific Cluster.
Cesar holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, and a Masters in Business Administration (with High Distinction) from the University of Michigan. He has also attended a variety of management development courses at the London Business School and the Wharton Business School. He is married with 2 sons, 12 and 14 years old.
Reynaldo P. Abilo (Filipino) is a newly appointed Director of the Corporation since 01 January 2021. He is likewise the Vice President-Finance, Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer of the Corporation. He is also a director on the boards of other Shell-affiliated companies. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Corporate Assurance Manager that established the assurance and internal audit function of the company. Mr. Abilo joined Shell in 2009 as the Retail Economics Manager in the Philippines where he distinguished himself by winning the 2012 Global CFO award for site profitability analysis and 2013 Downstream Director Award for Dealer Operated platform strategy. From 2012 to 2016, he was the Global Planning & Appraisal Manager for Marine Lubricants as well as Project & Economics Lead for Downstream Global Commercial (“GC”) based in Singapore where he successfully managed the various planning, appraisal, and reporting processes for Marine and capital investments in GC. In addition, he was appointed as Special Projects Advisor supporting the Global Downstream Marketing Growth Strategy as the Finance Lead. Prior to Shell, he worked in Ernst & Young and Colgate-Palmolive for a number of years in various finance positions in supply chain, sales and marketing. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 16 years of experience in audit, accounting, economics, strategy development, business performance management, and commercial decision support. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accountancy. He placed 11th in the October 2004 CPA Board exams.
Randolph (Randy) T. Del Valle VICE PRESIDENT FOR RETAIL (Filipino-British). Randy is the newly appointed Vice-President for Retail Business in Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation effective 01 January 2020. He is responsible of the Downstream Marketing Retail Business that covers >1,000 sites serving ~1 million customers/day enabled by a strong team of 15,000 employees, retailers and service champions.Randy brings with him more than 20 years of experience across different businesses. In his recent role Global Head of Strategy & Planning for DS Retail Network based in Singapore, he helped shape a number of important Retail Growth Projects (Russia, Indonesia, China and the US), evolved Network Strategy & Planning processes and methodology towards a holistic value maximization approach with various Integrated Retail Offers (Fuels, NFR, New Fuels including EV) and prepared the business to test new ideas in line with Energy Transition through Innovation. Prior to this, he was in Group Strategy Consultancy based in London, UK /Hague, NL where he led various high-impact projects in Upstream, Integrated Gas, Shell Business Operations and Downstream. He was also part of the selected core team member that played a pivotal role to effectively plan and execute and Shell’s largest strategic acquisition of BG Group in 2015/2016. He has also held various local, regional and global roles Retail Marketing (Global On-Site Ops Excellence-PMTDR, Cards, Payment, Loyalty, Pricing, Fuels Marketing) as well as in Sales & Operations (as Territory Manager, District Manager and Operations Manager). Randy is passionate about people development, Innovation/Energy transition development, team success and puts customers first. Randy is a Chemical Engineer where heearned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of San Carlos (USC), Cebu. He also has an MBA degree from London Business School, UK.
Jan-Peter Groot Wassink VICE-PRESIDENT FOR MANUFACTURING (Dutch) - is the General Manager and Vice-President for Manufacturing of the Corporation since 13 August 2018. He served as: Production Unit Manager at Shell Pernis Refinery, Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 2012 to 2018; Assistant Operations Manager for Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis (SMDS), Bintulu, Malaysia from 2008 to 2012; Refinery Head of Technology for Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP), Brunei Negara Darussalam from 2005 to 2008; Senior Technologist for Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery (SASREF), Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia from 2004 to 2005; and Technologist Thermal Conversion Processes for Shell Global Solutions International BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 2000 to 2004.
He holds a Master’s degree with honors in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Dennis C. Javier VICE PRESIDENT FOR WHOLESALE COMMERCIAL FUELS (Filipino) - has been the Lubricants for Philippines and Thailand since April 2014.
He joined Shell in 1989, performing various assignments in Sales, Marketing, Process Engineering and Supply Chain Management. He was the Country Business Manager of Lubricants for the Philippines in 2012 and two years after, he also managed the Lubricants business of The Shell Company of Thailand Ltd. Prior to holding these positions, he served as the General Manager for Supply Philippines from 2009 to 2011 concurrent to being the Supply Operations Manager for Thailand and Hong Kong; Business Development and Pricing Manager for Commercial Fuels from 2004 to 2009; Regional Sales Manager from 1998 to 2003; Corporate Training Manager for the Learning and Development Program of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation from 1997 to 1998; and SAP Project Lead for Commercial from 1995 to 1997. In his early days in Shell, he worked as a Commercial Account Manager and Retail Territory Manager the Commercial and Retail businesses of the corporation.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines in 1987.
Erwin R. Orocio (Filipino) is the newly appointed Chief Compliance Officer and Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committees of the Corporation since 10 November 2020. He is likewise the Managing Counsel with over 24 years of legal experience. He was previously the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation and various Shell companies in the Philippines. He ensured the delivery of the 2016 Initial Public Offering of the Corporation and its evolution as a publicly listed company whose governance practices are now being recognized internationally. He is a director of Shell Energy Philippines, Inc., Shell Chemicals Philippines, Inc., and Shell Solar Philippines Corporation He is also a trustee of Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. He was a former trustee, Vice President and Treasurer of the Shell Employees’ Savings and Loan Association, Inc., a financial institution regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Erwin is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He joined the Legal department as a Legal Counsel in November 1997 and has since advised all businesses and functions. Prior to that, he served as managing partner of the Garcia Ines Villacarlos Garcia Reciña & Orocio Law Office. He first joined the Corporation as an accountant in 1991 and left in January 1996 to complete his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo De Manila School of Law. He graduated from the De La Salle University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Economics) and Bachelor of Science (Major in Accountancy). He placed 13th in the Accounting Board exams of May 1990.
Sergio C. Bernal, Jr. VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AND GOVERNMENT RELATION (Filipino) was appointed as the new Vice President-External Relations on 08 August 2019.
Serge graduated from De La Salle University in Manila with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management Engineering.
Mr. Bernal started his career in sales before taking up a few other roles including Business Development, Training and Marketing in local, regional and global posts. Serge was the JV General Manager for LPG from 2009-2011, when the JV achieved remarkable volume and revenue targets and HSSE performance. He then moved back to Shell Philippines, taking up sales and marketing leadership roles in lubricants, where Serge led teams to achieve over 110% sales growth and at same time built a strong high-performing team, winning global recognition. Serge himself was a recipient of 2 Global EVP awards for Project Pearl and Project Kindle. In his recent lubricant marketing role, he was in charge of both Philippines and Thailand.
Carlo D. Zandueta,VICE PRESIDENT FOR HUMAN RESOURCES (Filipino) - has been the Vice President for Human Resources since 01 October 2018. Prior to this role, he was based in Singapore as the Global HR Manager of Shell Aviation. He joined the Corporation in March 1999 as the Manufacturing Learning and Development Manager and has held a number of assignments since then: as HR Account Manager - B2B, Lubricants and Trading (Philippines, 2003-2006); Regional Skillpool Manager – APME (Singapore, 2006-2009); Global Learning Advisor – Commercial Fuels and Offer To Cash (Singapore, 2010-2012); and, Senior Talent Advisor – Global Commercial (Singapore, 2012-2016).
He studied at the University of Santo Tomas, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (1989-1993) and Master of Arts in Philosophy (1994-1996); and at the De La Salle University, Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with High Distinction (2001-2006).
Wesley Stewart, VICE PRESIDENT FOR SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION (American) was appointed Vice President – Supply and Distribution on 25 March 2021. Mr. Stewart is the Distribution Operations Manager for Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong since 01 January 2019. He was formerly Commercial Operations Manager for Main Fuels USA. In 2000, he joined Motiva Enterprises, a Shell joint venture, after receiving his degree from the University of Houston. In 2003, he obtained his MBA from the University of Miami. Over the last 18 years, he has held various roles spanning terminal & supply operations, business development, LNG supply chain planning & optimization, upstream gas master planning; and strategy consulting. In 2015, Wesley took on his current role in Trading & Supply Operations bringing with him a combination of commerciality, focus on End-to-End value delivery, an increased focus on operational excellence and contract management and strong people development/coaching skills.
Stephen D. Quila, VICE PRESIDENT FOR LUBRICANTS (Filipino) – was appointed Vice President – Lubricants on 25 March 2021.
He is the General Manager – Lubricants from 2018 to present. He is responsible for leading Shell’s Lubricants business in the Philippines. He is responsible for leading Shell’s Lubricants business in the Philippines. Prior to that, he was General Manager - Customer Operations of Shell Shared Services Asia, B.V. from 2012 to 2017. He led Shell’s largest Customer Operations & services in Manila covering the Americas, Global Marine & Aviation, Philippines & the United Kingdom. He first joined Shell in 1995 as Commercial Sales Account Manager and managed various B2B sales roles handing key sectors of Power, Mining, Transport, Marine, Construction, General Manufacturing, Up-stream exploration for both direct and indirect channels. In 2002, he became Country Manager SMP Malaysia of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. Thereafter, he became Country Manager SMP Indonesia of Shell Indonesia / PT. Kridapetra Graha. From 2006 to 2008, he was Global Marketing Manager Fuels & Lubricants SMP B2B & B2C of PSPC. From 2009 to 2011, he was Regional Manager - Southern Islands, Philippines of PSPC and managed its commercial fuels & lubricants sales staff in Visayas & Mindanao for all channels. He earned his A.B. Management Economics degree from the Ateneo De Manila University.
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An experienced Board of 11 independent and executive directors is in place to represent the interest of Pilipinas Shell’s shareholders.