Manilad's Mon Fernandez is MAP president for 2018
Ramoncito "Mon" Saldua Fernandez is the president of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) for 2018. He is the 69th president of MAP since its inception in 1950.
Fernandez is the president and CEO of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. He holds directorships in Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, and some subsidiaries of PLDT, including Pacific Global One Aviation Company,Tahanan Mutual Building andLoan Association, and First Pacific Leadership Academy.
He has been the president and CEO of Metro Pacific Tollway 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 which has promoted profitability and growth of the organization.
Under his term, the total length of toll roads owned by MPTC has increased from 90 kilometers to 350 kilometers 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 has an MBM from the Asian Institute of Management. He completed his AdvancedManagement Program of IESE (Spain)/University of Asia andthe Pacific in 2014.
This article was originally published on January 23, 2018 on The Philippine Star (print)