Meet Our People

Passion drives career success at Aboitiz. But you don’t have to take our word for it, hook, line and sinker. Ask around. Read what some successful A‐People have to say.

  • farah

    What I like best about my job
    I get to immerse myself in numbers.

    What are the challenges of my job
    One challenge would probably be the early morning commute. Thankfully, I have a human alarm clock (my 1yr old daughter).

    What makes Aboitiz a great place to work
    The company does a good job of recruiting talent, so I enjoy the people I work with.

    What I’d say to a potential candidate
    The Aboitiz group will be good fit for you if you are…

    1. Open-minded
    2. Hard-Working
    3. A team-player
    Robin Sarmiento
    AVP – Strategy & Corporate Finance
    Aboitiz Equity Ventures
  • aev

    What I do
    I procure items for Davao Light and help other Aboitiz business units source out their procurement needs.

    I’m good at
    Numbers and negotiating with suppliers

    The best piece of advice given to me
    Everything can be learned, go take that risk.

    Fondest Aboitiz memory
    The fondest and shall I say the most fulfilling memory I have with Aboitiz is when I qualified for the Aboitiz scholarship.

    Adrian Po, Jr.
    Procurement and Logistics Manager
    Davao Light and Power Co.
  • alad

    What I do
    I handle organizational development & culture building programs to make sure that the right people stay on the bus.

    What I like best about my job
    I like it when I’m able to give inputs & recommendations that are listened to & become basis for management’s decision in making things better.

    What you should know about Aboitiz
    Aboitiz is a place to grow, and growth requires commitment. Commitment to the company, to the team & most of all to yourself to make things better.

    What makes Aboitiz a great place to work
    The culture is very family oriented & at the same time very professional and very driven. Our leaders care about us as people and are very concerned about growth as an individual both personally & professionally. Most importantly, all this seriousness is sprinkled with fun.

    Joann Opone Gumtang
    Talent Retention and HR Supervisor
    Pilmico Foods Corporation
  • farah

    What I do
    I provide support services to our sales team to strengthen our distribution channel, gain market share and ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

    Favorite Aboitiz CSR activity
    Environment related activities. It might not be a lot to counter global warming, but at least we’re doing something for our children’s future.

    What makes Aboitiz a great place to work
    Aboitiz encourages the contribution of employees at every level.

    What I’d say to a potential candidate
    Aboitiz will help you grow both as an individual and as a professional. Through your team leader’s guidance, you will be able to reach your full potential.

    Farah Curaza
    Sales Support Supervisor
    Pilmico Foods Corporation
  • farah

    What I do
    I’m responsible for designing and managing HR strategies in the attraction, retention and optimization of talents to support the achievement of business goals.

    What are the challenges of my job
    Ensuring that we continuously provide significant support and advice to management in relation to effectively managing our human resource.

    Favorite Aboitiz CSR activity
    TESDA’s Technical Institute, which we help build from scratch, has been producing (from zero experience) high quality skilled workers. To date, it has improved the lives of over 1,000 beneficiaries.

    What you should know about Aboitiz
    Aboitiz provides a working environment that is conducive for continuous learning and achievement.

    Christopher Camba
    Assistant Vice President, Special Projects
    CitySavings Bank
  • farah

    What I do
    I handle the sales and marketing of power supply for key accounts and manage the company’s relationship with them. I also handle the back-up power sourcing for our generating companies.

    What I like best about my job
    Allows me to meet, work with and learn from the decision makers in the power industry.

    Favorite work perk
    Working with the bosses. It allows me to see first-hand how they think, work and strategize.

    What makes Aboitiz a great place to work
    Aboitiz takes care of its people and encourages them to learn and grow both as professionals and as individuals.

    Sherrie Anne Jimenez
    Key Accounts Manager
    Aboitiz Power Corporation
  • farah

    What I do
    I market the electricity produced by APC’s power plants.

    What I like best about my job
    Working with some of the brightest people from the power industry.

    What makes Aboitiz a great place to work
    People work hard but also know how to have fun.

    What I’d say to a potential candidate
    This is not a place to just get a job but also a place to build a career.

    Juan Manuel J. Gatmaitan
    Assistant Vice President, Sales
    Aboitiz Power Corporation
  • farah

    What I do
    Ensure availability of business application systems in AEV and related subsidiaries.

    What I like best about my job
    I get to be creative in designing, developing and implementing application systems. In the process I get to learn about the non-IT areas of the organization (like Accounting, HR).

    Favorite work perk
    Numerous team bonding activities within the year.

    What makes Aboitiz a great place to work
    This is where real hard work pays off. Believe it.

    Kenneth Lim
    iCSD Applications Development Manager
    Aboitiz Equity Ventures
  • farah

    My ‘Inspired By Passion’ moment
    Brainstorming sessions with the team. When we are pushed to be creative,
    to be different. Then an idea comes. Eureka!

    Something I wish I could learn at the snap of my fingers
    Play an instrument. I’ve always dreamt of being a rockstar.

    Favorite Aboitiz CSR activity
    The relief operations for Ondoy victims. Racing against time, we came together and got really hands on in helping out. It was my proudest moment as an Aboitiz employee.

    Favorite work perk
    I get to laugh with the bosses.

    Ria Calleja
    Assistant Vice President, Corporate Branding and Communication
    Aboitiz Power Corporation
  • farah

    I’m good at
    Finding useful IT solutions for simple everyday problems to large-scale challenges.

    Something I wish I could learn at the snap of my fingers
    Wisdom. But then again, wisdom is best gained over the years.

    Favorite Aboitiz CSR activity
    The Annual Christmas Outreach. Nothing beats making kids smile.

    Favorite work perk
    Learning from great mentors.

    Christian Riconalla
    Marketing Services Manager
    Aboitiz Power Corporation
  • farah

    I’m good at
    Working under pressure.

    What I like best about working in Aboitiz
    Able interact with the executives up close and personal, be it at work or at company-related events, without going through red tape.

    Favorite Work Perk
    Travel! The miles, the miles.

    What you should know about Aboitiz
    You don’t need to move to Manila to experience world-class corporate centers. It’s here in Cebu.

    Iris Rosellosa-Dorado
    Vice President, Risk Management
    CitySavings Bank
  • alad

    What I do
    I supervise the day-to-day accounting operations of AboitizLand. On top of this, I manage the company’s tax exposure and audit activities.

    Favorite work perk
    The many fun activities organized by the company.

    Favorite Aboitiz CSR activity
    My favourite is the ‘You Too Can Be a Hero Program’ of AboitizLand. Every Friday, AboitizLand employees help transform the academic and out-of-classroom learning experience of public school kids.

    What you should know about Aboitiz
    Aboitiz invests in their people regardless of position.

    William P. Podot
    Assistant Manager – Accounting
    AboitizLand, Inc.