MARIO P. GAPUD – Vice President for Finance and Administration

Mr. Mario P. Gapud, is a highly regarded operations and financial management expert. He has a solid background in marketing which he acquired through various positions he held in various firms  engaged in petroleum, agriculture machinery and other inputs, housing materials and broadcast services. His involvement in marketing started in 1966, when he joined Shell Philippines, Inc. as Sales Representative, and later as Network Development Supervisor.

In 1975, he became a part-owner and General Manager of Jell Marketing Inc., a fertilizer and agricultural chemicals dealer in Cebu City. He established a Planters Products dealership for agricultural inputs and supervised the day-to-day sales and operations of the firm.

He held a number of directorship and trusteeship posts in various organizations such as: GV Broadcast Services, Inc., Foundation for Rural Institutions, Economics and Development, Inc. (FRIENDS) and as Assistant Vice-President and Regional Sales Manager of GA Machineries, Inc. (GAMI). As distributor of Ford tractors and Agricultural Machineries, he supervised the sales, servicing and administrative operations of branches in several provinces of South Luzon and Bicol.

Through these experiences, Mr. Gapud, gained his expertise in finance and administration and how it  works to achieve the firm’s objectives. He has also developed an efficient fund management systems and procedures for projects under USAID grants.

In addition, he is also a Board  Trustee of the UP Alpha Sigma Fraternity Alumni Foundation. He has been serving in this capacity since 1996 and actively involved in its fund raising and donation activities.

Mr. Gapud, holds a BS Business Administration degree, Marketing Major with Accounting Management as his Minor from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.