Rene has over four decades of experience in various leadership roles, eventually becoming Managing Director/President/CEO of two of the largest food companies—Purefoods Corp. and Universal Robina Corp.
Rene spent most of his career in Ayala Corp. (1974-2001). In the holding company, he worked in finance, corporate planning, and investments. In Ayala’s Purefoods subsidiary, he moved up from CFO, BU Head of the largest operations—processed meats and poultry, to eventually President/CEO, growing Purefoods into one of the most profitable companies in the Ayala Group. From Purefoods, he joined Universal Robina Corp. as Managing Director/EVP. While in URC, the company launched new products including C2, the dominant bottled tea drink. He also worked with his people in growing revenues and profits in the sugar and animal feeds businesses.
Today, in addition to being President of FranklinCovey Philippines, he facilitates workshops, particularly the 4 Disciplines of Execution, where he is the lead consultant. He is also the Vice-Chairman of General Milling Corp. and board member of Savvysherpa Asia.
Rene enjoys reading novels and listening to music. He occasionally serves as commentator at mass. When possible, he manages to sneak in a round of high handicap golf with former classmates.
Rene is married to Consy and they have three children: Caloy, Grace, and Mary—and seven grandchildren.
Advanced Management Program (AMP), Harvard Business School (1991)
Agribusiness Senior Management Seminar, Harvard Business School
MBM, Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Claude Wilson National Scholarship (1974)
B.S. Management Engineering (Honorable Mention), Ateneo de Manila University (1971)
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