Appointment of Director for Development

Ateneo de Manila University
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT




28 September 2007


MEMO TO : THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

FROM : THE PRESIDENT

SUBJECT : APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT


I am happy to inform the Ateneo de Manila community of the appointment of Mr. Hector P. Guballa as Director for Development effective September 24, 2007. Mr. Guballa graduated from Ateneo College , A.B. Economics 1975, and also pursued his MBA at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He completed his elementary studies in Naga Parochial School , graduating as Valedictorian, and was a scholar at the Philippine Science High School.

Mr. Guballa comes to us with extensive business experience. Most recently, he was with San Miguel Corporation (1999-2007) where his last position was President and General Manager of Cosmos Bottling Corporation (2002-2007). He also had extensive experience in the East Asian Region, notably in Hong Kong and Korea , as Marketing Director for SC Johnson Hong Kong and Korea Johnson Co. (1981-1991). In April 2007, he took early retirement from San Miguel Corporation and joined the Ateneo John Gokongwei School of Management, teaching Strategic Management and is a member of the Board of Directors of the JGSOM Business Resources Center .

I would like to thank the Search Committee led by Dr. Regina Hechanova and Ms. Hilda Abola and the Screening Committee where I was joined by Mr. Edward Go and Mr. Jose Santos. We believe that Mr. Guballa brings to this position both great expertise and extensive experience and a deep love and commitment to the Ateneo. He is married to Cathy Babao-Guballa, BSBM 1986.

We look forward to his leadership at this critical juncture in the Ateneo de Manila’s life as we enter the final countdown for our 150th anniversary, our Sesquicentennial in December 2009.



BIENVENIDO F. NEBRES, S.J.
President